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US And Japan Agree Initial Trade Deal Focusing On Agriculture

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BBC
 
The US and Japan have agreed an initial trade deal that will eliminate or lower tariffs on certain products traded between them.
Duties on some agricultural goods will be removed or lowered, while digital products will also benefit.
US President Donald Trump said the world's first and third...

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Japan Has A Plan To Challenge China’s Influence In Africa

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QUARTZ
 
Dozens of African leaders trooped into Yokohama city on Japan’s Pacific coast in late August and heard prime minister Shinzo Abe promise that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa.
What’s more, said Abe, Tokyo would offer “limitless support” for invest...

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Portable Fans A Breath Of Fresh Air In Sweltering Summer Heat

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - As Japan's unrelenting summer heat continues, people young and old are resorting to a creative way to stay cool: portable electric fans of various colors, sizes and functions that are becoming a hit item to beat the heat.
Stores selling the fans, some of which conveniently a...

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U.S., Japan Edge Closer to Limited Trade Pact

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WALL STREET
 
Accord would give Trump a modest win amid diminished expectations for a landmark deal with China
WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Japan are working to hammer out a limited trade pact that would pave the way for more U.S. farm exports to Japan, while dropping the threat of U.S. tariffs on Jap...

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How Japan's Trade Row With South Korea Could Hit Tech Supplies

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BBC
 
A trade spat between Japan and South Korea threatens to spill beyond their borders, posing potential risks to consumer electronics supplies around the world.
The row stems from export restrictions Tokyo imposed on certain industrial materials that Seoul needs to make semiconductors and disp...

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China May Be Courting Japan To Cooperate With Belt And Road To Allay Controversy After Yuan Clearing Deal

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SCMP
 
The People’s Bank of China last month named MUFG Bank as the first yuan clearing bank in Japan, and only the second non-Chinese bank after JPMorganPresident Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative has received criticism over the skyrocketing costs of many of its projects as well as claims of...

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Japan Trade Minister Blasts South Korea For 'Mistaken' Explanation

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THE STAR
 
TOKYO: Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday it was "regrettable" that the South Korean government had made what he said was an erroneous explanation after the two sides sat down for a working-level meeting over Japan's export controls.
The feud between the two deepene...

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Japan Promotes Business Jet Market Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

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NIKKEI ASIA
 
Airlines and trading houses to tap Asian VIPs as government adds airport facilities
TOKYO -- Public and private efforts are underway in Japan to promote the use of business jets ahead of the Summer Olympics, which Tokyo will host in 2020.
Trading house Sojitz plans to triple the siz...

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Japan And China Look To Strengthen Ties At G-20 Summit, Even As Trump Looms Large

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CNBC
 
Key PointsXi Jinping will be visiting Japan for the first visit since becoming China’s president, when he heads to Osaka this weekend to attend the Group of 20 summit.While Xi got off to a strained start with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the two have made significant progress in tur...

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Surprise Gain In Japan's Machinery Orders Points To Solid Business Investment

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THE STAR
 
TOKYO: Japan's machinery orders unexpectedly rose for a third straight month in April, in a sign business investment is holding up even as an intensifying Sino-U.S. trade war and global slowdown pile pressure on the country's export sector.
Cabinet Office data released on Wednesday sho...

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