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    06 Dec 2016 Tue

    Japan's lower house passes long-awaited casino bill

    06 Dec 2016, Tue

    Japan's lower house of parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited bill to legalise casinos, in a major step toward opening up a market seen as a potential global gaming powerhouse.

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    06 Dec 2016 Tue

    Japan PM's Pearl Harbor visit won't be for apology: Spokesman

    06 Dec 2016, Tue

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor this month, the first by a Japanese leader, will not be to apologise for the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the United States into World War Two, Abe's top aide said on Tuesday.

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    29 Nov 2016 Tue

    IOC urges Tokyo to keep costs below US$20 billion

    29 Nov 2016, Tue

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged Tokyo to keep costs for the 2020 Summer Games below US$20 billion as the hosts continue to grapple with ballooning expenses for the multi-sports event.

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    22 Nov 2016 Tue

    Powerful quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami warning

    22 Nov 2016, Tue

    The epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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    18 Nov 2016 Fri

    Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market move on ice

    18 Nov 2016, Fri

    Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market - the world's largest - will stay where it is for at least a year, the city's governor said on Friday (Nov 18), in a move that could impact the 2020 Olympics.

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    18 Nov 2016 Fri

    Japan PM says 'great confidence' in Trump as leader

    18 Nov 2016, Fri

    Japan's Shinzo Abe sat down on Thursday with Donald Trump, becoming the first foreign leader to meet the US president-elect as he works to shape a cabinet that may include both staunch backers and former rivals.

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    17 Nov 2016 Thu

    Japan PM Abe seeks to build trust with Trump, stresses alliance vital

    17 Nov 2016, Thu

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that he wants to build a relationship of trust when he meets U.S. President-elect Donald Trump this week, stressing that the two-way alliance is the core of Tokyo's diplomacy and security.

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    16 Nov 2016 Wed

    Malaysia, Japan sign trade and defence agreements

    16 Nov 2016, Wed

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday (Nov 16) stepped up strategic agreement with Japan during his three-day visit with the signing of trade, investment and economic and defence agreements.

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    14 Nov 2016 Mon

    Japan posts forecast-beating growth in third quarter

    14 Nov 2016, Mon

    Japan's economy expanded more than expected in the third quarter as exports offset slack consumer spending, government data showed Monday, offering up some rare good news for the country's struggling growth project.

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    12 Nov 2016 Sat

    Japan, India sign controversial civil nuclear deal

    12 Nov 2016, Sat

    Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties.

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