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    Japan cyber security minister never used computer

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:00am on November 17, 2018

    A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing...

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    Japan economy shrinks in Q3 as natural disasters hit

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Japan’s economy shrank in the three months to September, official data showed Wednesday, after a string of natural disasters hit consumer spending and exports, and...

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    Japan transplants stem cells into brain

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:13am on November 10, 2018

    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure...

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    Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are earliest figurative art

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    The painting in Borneo, possibly depicting a native type of wild cattle, is among thousands of artworks discovered decades ago in the remote region....

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    Nissan first-half profit slumps on rising costs

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    Japanese automaker Nissan on Thursday logged a 10.9-per cent drop in net profit for the six months to September owing to a decline in global...

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    Toshiba slashes 7,000 jobs, pulls out of British nuke plant

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    Japan’s engineering giant Toshiba announced plans Thursday to slash 7,000 jobs and liquidate a unit building a UK nuclear power plant, leaving its fate in...

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    Turkey warns US its Iran sanctions are 'dangerous'

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:46am on November 06, 2018

    Turkey has warned Washington against its new sanctions on Iran, saying isolating the Islamic Republic is ‘dangerous’, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday. Washington...

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    Japan approves bill to accept foreign workers

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:55am on November 03, 2018

    Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved a draft bill to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour...

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    Karaoke office: Japan inc shifts to unusual workspaces

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    From tiny one-person cubicles in underground stations to camping tents under towering skyscrapers and even karaoke clubs: in workaholic Japan, salarymen are never short of...

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    Suu Kyi promises ‘transparency’ over Rohingya atrocities

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:29am on October 09, 2018

    Embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to increase transparency over her government’s handling of the Rohingya crisis while pitching for foreign investment in...

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