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    Abe offers $1b in aid to Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on November 15, 2017

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Myanmar in a meeting in Manila...

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    Japan considers detaining some asylum seekers

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 01:05am on July 02, 2017

    Japan is considering detaining some asylum seekers once their visas expire in an attempt to curb what it calls an abuse of its refugee system,...

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    Japan consumer prices rise for first time in year

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:40pm on March 03, 2017

    Japan’s core consumer prices rose for the first time in over a year in January thanks to a pickup in energy costs, but a slump...

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    Fewer workers, higher wages: Japan Inc feels demographic pinch

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:10pm on March 02, 2017

    Ask the president of Japan’s largest daycare chain what his biggest headache is, and Kazuhiro Ogita doesn’t hesitate: workers and wage costs. Not enough of...

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    Trump threatens Toyota over Mexican plant

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:33pm on January 06, 2017

    The Japanese government defended Toyota Motor Corp on Friday as an ‘important corporate citizen’ of the United States, after president-elect Donald Trump singled out the...

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    Japan may claim edge in overseas deals as China faces restraints

    Reuters . Tokyo/Singapore | Updated at 12:08am on December 29, 2016

    Japan Inc may become a more important force in dealmaking next year as its cashed-up companies seek to buy growth prospects elsewhere in the world...

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    Economy pays tab for Japan Inc’s free lunch on overtime

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:01am on December 19, 2016

    Japanese workers put up with long hours and unpaid overtime under pressure from cost-saving companies, and figures from government, which wants more money in workers’...

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    Myanmar not trying to hide anything in Rakhine: Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:49am on November 05, 2016

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday investigations were underway into the situation in Rakhine State, where many members of a Muslim minority...