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    Japan exits recession as GDP grows 5pc in Q3

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:25pm on November 16, 2020

    Japan’s economy exited recession in the third quarter, growing a better-than-expected 5.0 per cent, government data showed on Monday, following a record contraction. A rise...

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    Toyota ramps up full-year forecasts as sales recover

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:45pm on November 06, 2020

    Toyota on Friday almost doubled its full-year forecasts, saying sales and production were recovering quickly from the coronavirus pandemic, which has shredded the global auto...

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    Sony H1 net profit doubles

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:58pm on October 28, 2020

    Sony on Wednesday said that net profit doubled in the April-September period and revised up its full-year forecast, citing growth in key sectors including gaming,...

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    Japan PM sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:22pm on October 26, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday set a 2050 deadline for the world’s third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country’s...

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    Britain signs post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:38pm on October 23, 2020

    Britain hailed its first major post-Brexit trade deal on Friday after signing an agreement with Japan that it said showed it could stand alone on...

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    Japan PM Suga sends offering to controversial war shrine

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:12pm on October 17, 2020

    Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga sent a ritual offering Saturday to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, which is seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol...

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    Pompeo meets Asian ‘Quad’ allies in Tokyo with eyes on China

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:50pm on October 06, 2020

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo held talks on Tuesday with key Asia-Pacific allies in Tokyo, presenting a united front on the regional challenge posed...

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    Japan unemployment rises to highest rate since 2017

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:37pm on October 02, 2020

    Japan’s unemployment rate rose to 3.0 per cent in August, the highest figure since mid-2017, official data showed on Friday, illustrating the pandemic’s effect on...

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    All hail the King! Praise for Japan footballer Kazu, 53, after new record

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:16pm on September 24, 2020

    Japan's 53-year-old footballing golden oldie Kazuyoshi Miura, better known as King Kazu, won plaudits Thursday for his latest record-setting appearance, but said he was disappointed...

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    Tokyo Olympics consulting firm paid $370,000 to IOC official's son: media

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 07:18pm on September 21, 2020

    A consulting firm hired by Tokyo's Olympic bid committee paid some $370,000 to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before and after Japan...