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News Japan: Japan exports rise as U.S.-bound shipments grow amid trade war fears

News source: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/japan-exports-rise-u-bound-shipments-grow-amid-011807927--finance.html
Publicated on: uesday 18 September 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's export growth accelerated in August from the previous month supported by stronger shipments to the United States, a sign the escalating trade friction between the Washington ...

News Japan: Japan trade surplus with US shrinks for second month

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/japan-trade-surplus-us-shrinks-second-month-014210251--finance.html
Publicated on: uesday 18 September 2018

Japan's sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply for the second consecutive month, according to official data published Wednesday, as Tokyo nervously eyes Washington's trade war w...

News Japan: Trade war 'pushes rivals China and Japan closer' – on imports, talks and overseas infrastructure - South China Morning Post

News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164900/trade-war-pushes-rivals-china-and-japan-closer-imports-talks
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

South China Morning PostTrade war 'pushes rivals China and Japan closer' – on imports, talks and overseas infrastructureSouth China Morning PostJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to visit Beijing next month, where the agenda is expected to include cooperation on agriculture, innovation and infrastructure projects in other countries, particularly along Thailand's Eastern Economic ...and more »

News Japan: Aging Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-ageing-military-recruits/aging-japan-military-recruiters-struggle-as-applicant-pool-dries-up-idUSKCN1LZ14S
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki Matsumu...

News Japan: Wham-bam as Japan's Osaka roars into Tokyo quarters - Guardian (blog)

News source: https://guardian.ng/sport/wham-bam-as-japans-osaka-roars-into-tokyo-quarters/
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Guardian (blog)Wham-bam as Japan's Osaka roars into Tokyo quartersGuardian (blog)The 20-year-old, who stunned Serena Williams to become Japan's first grand slam singles champion earlier this month, fired down 10 aces in a fearsome display of wham-bam tennis in Tokyo. Osaka came out firing and ripped a fizzing forehand down the line ...and more »

News Japan: Japan FM urges clarity over Brexit

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/japan-fm-urges-clarity-over-brexit-111848810--finance.html
Publicated on: onday 17 September 2018

Japan's foreign minister on Tuesday urged his visiting British counterpart to ensure clarity over Brexit amid signs Japanese businesses are growing increasingly nervous about Britain's future outside ...

News Japan: Refinery news roundup: Autumn works starting in Japan - S&P Global Platts

News source: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/091918-refinery-news-roundup-autumn-works-starting-in-japan
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Refinery news roundup: Autumn works starting in JapanS&P Global PlattsJapan's largest refiner JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy said that it has shut the 150,000 b/d No. 4 crude distillation unit at its 270,000 b/d Negishi refinery for scheduled maintenance. The CDU was shut September 9 for scheduled maintenance until mid-October ...and more »

News Japan: Japan to develop hypersonic missile for 'defense purposes'

News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/09/19/Japan-to-develop-hypersonic-missile-for-defense-purposes/9911537361251/
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Sept. 19 (UPI) --Japan is developing a hypersonic missile that could reach speeds of Mach-5 or higher, according to local reports. Kyodo News reported Wednesday Tokyo has allocated more funds, or abou...

News Japan: Japan's Hayabusa2 Sees Its Shadow on Asteroid Ryugu in New Photos - Space.com

News source: https://www.space.com/41864-asteroid-ryugu-japan-hayabusa2-shadow-photos.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Space.comJapan's Hayabusa2 Sees Its Shadow on Asteroid Ryugu in New PhotosSpace.comHayabusa2's shadow is visible on asteroid Ryugu in new pictures, taken during a dress rehearsal to prepare the spacecraft for deploying a lander in October. In October, Hayabusa2 will deploy its Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) rover at a zone in ...

News Japan: Bank of Japan Maintains Promise to Keep Extremely Low Rates for ‘Extended Period’

News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bank-of-japan-maintains-promise-to-keep-extremely-low-rates-for-extended-period-1537327905
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

TOKYO—The Bank of Japan reiterated Wednesday that it would keep interest rates extremely low “for an extended period,” holding to forward guidance it first introduced in July. The central bank decided ...

News Japan: Naomi Osaka beats Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets at Pan Pacific Open - BBC Sport

News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/45572895
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

BBC SportNaomi Osaka beats Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets at Pan Pacific OpenBBC SportJapan's Naomi Osaka has beaten Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-1 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo - her first match since winning the US Open. The 20-year-old beat Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam earlier this month - a victory overshadowed by ...and more »

News Japan: Japan proving to be the hot ticket as official travel and hospitality package demand for RWC 2019 exceeds expectations

News source: https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/365927
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

With a year to go until Japan plays Russia in the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019, Asia’s first Rugby World Cup is capturing the imagination of a nation and the global rugby family with demand f...

News Japan: Aging Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up - Reuters

News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-ageing-military-recruits/aging-japan-military-recruiters-struggle-as-applicant-pool-dries-up-idUSKCN1LZ14S
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

ReutersAging Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries upReutersEmpty recruiting tables and disinterested audiences are becoming more common for the SDF as Japan's demographic troubles and robust economy have created what some defense insiders call a “silent crisis” for military recruiting. Amid a rock-bottom birth ...and more »

News Japan: Why Japan’s First Submarine Visit to Vietnam Matters

News source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/why-japans-first-submarine-visit-to-vietnam-matters/
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

This week, in a notable regional development, a Japanese submarine visited Vietnam for the first time. The move did not receive nearly as much attention as it should, perhaps because the ...

News Japan: Japan hopes for 'complete' nuke-free N. Korea after inter-Korea summit - The Mainichi

News source: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180919/p2g/00m/0fp/089000c
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

The MainichiJapan hopes for 'complete' nuke-free N. Korea after inter-Korea summitThe MainichiThe top Japanese government spokesman also said after South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a two-day summit through Wednesday in Pyongyang that Tokyo will continue to closely coordinate its policy on North ...and more »

News Japan: Trade war ‘pushes rivals China and Japan closer’ – on imports, talks and overseas infrastructure

News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164900/trade-war-pushes-rivals-china-and-japan-closer-imports-talks
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

China is expected to team up with Japan on infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia, a sign that Beijing’s escalating trade war with Washington is pushing the two Asian rivals closer, according to ...

News Japan: Japan proving to be the hot ticket as official travel and hospitality package demand for RWC 2019 exceeds expectations - Rugby World Cup 2019 (press release) (blog)

News source: https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/365927
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Rugby World Cup 2019 (press release) (blog)Japan proving to be the hot ticket as official travel and hospitality package demand for RWC 2019 exceeds expectationsRugby World Cup 2019 (press release) (blog)With a year to go until Japan plays Russia in the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019, Asia's first Rugby World Cup is capturing the imagination of a nation and the global rugby family with demand for official travel and hospitality packages ...and more »

News Japan: Japan proving to be the hot ticket as official travel and hospitality package demand for Rugby World Cup 2019 exceeds expectations

News source: https://www.usarugby.org/2018/09/rwc2019-sth-exceeds-demand/
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Japan 2019 proving popular with Japanese fans and businesses Sports hospitality being brought to Japan for the first time Official supporter tour sales expected to be 30 percent greater than projected ...

News Japan: Japan's Osaka Steel raises domestic section prices by $27/mt - S&P Global Platts

News source: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/metals/091918-japans-osaka-steel-raises-domestic-section-prices-by-27mt
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Japan's Osaka Steel raises domestic section prices by $27/mtS&P Global PlattsMeanwhile, Japan's leading electric arc furnace mill Tokyo Steel Manufacturing, will keep its list prices for all finished products, including sections, for October unchanged, a Tokyo-based construction steel trader said, adding it may be not easy for ...and more »

News Japan: Anti-Vaccine Japan Has World’s Lowest Child Death Rate & Highest Life Expectancy

News source: https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/anti-vaccine-japan-has-worlds-lowest-child-death-rate-highest-life-expectancy/
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Fact: Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate following ban on mandatory vaccinations, they urge other countries to follow this firm stance The citizens of Japan are statistically proven to be the ...

News Japan: Japan to assist MMDA craft 5-year traffic management action plan - Inquirer.net

News source: https://business.inquirer.net/257534/japan-to-assist-mmda-craft-5-year-traffic-management-action-plan
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Inquirer.netJapan to assist MMDA craft 5-year traffic management action planInquirer.netTo ease road congestion in the National Capital Region, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will assist the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in crafting a five-year traffic management action plan. In a statement Wednesday, ...and more »