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Chip unit sale an omen of Toshiba’s failing fortunes

At a train station used by hundreds of workers at struggling electronics giant Toshiba, an ad tempts staff worried by their employer’s precarious financial position.“Do ...
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Singapore-based NEM foundation ends tracking of stolen cryptocurrency
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:37:19 +0100
Singapore-based cryptocurrency organization Foundation said Tuesday it has stopped tracking stolen NEM virtual currency following a massive hack of the Coincheck exchange in January.The ...
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Osaka University OKs world’s first test of iPS-cell-based heart failure treatment
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:16:34 +0100
A Japanese team of physicians won approval Friday from an Osaka University panel for its plan to carry out the world’s first clinical study for ...
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Nagoya and Gifu national universities to consider merging operations as student populations shrink
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:33:11 +0100
Nagoya University and Gifu University said Thursday they will consider merging their operations amid a fall in the student population, to create what could be ...
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Key LDP panel agrees to pursue Abe’s proposed amendment of Japan’s pacifist Constitution
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:04:56 +0100
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday decided to pursue a plan proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to amend Article 9 of the nation’s ...
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15 years on, for many Iraq War veterans the effects of trauma are an ongoing battle
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:01:09 +0100
Justin Carlisle was in the center vehicle of a five-Humvee convoy when the bomb went off.Insurgents had jammed several 155-millimeter artillery shells into a manhole ...
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Japan will require casino operators to report chip exchanges worth ¥1 million or more: sources
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:14:16 +0100
Japan’s government plans to require operators of new casinos to report on customers who exchanged chips and cash worth ¥1 million ($9,500) or more as ...
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Abe will meet former U.S. President Obama on Sunday, Japanese government says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:20:23 +0100
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with former U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday over lunch in Tokyo, the Japanese government said Thursday.“There is no ...
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Pawnshop Sou launches IPO to tap Japan’s luxury item boom
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:02 +0100
The resale of Hermes bags, brand-name jewelry and other luxury items is a thriving industry in Japan, with one critical bottleneck: Building inventory is tough.Sou ...
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Dollar falls below ¥106 in Tokyo trading as euro draws purchases
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:06:13 +0100
The dollar traded on a weak note below ¥106 in Tokyo trading late Thursday, hurt by selling to buy the euro.At 5 p.m., the dollar ...
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Low-cost carriers Peach and Vanilla to merge in 2019: ANA
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:16:25 +0100
Vanilla Air and Peach Aviation, two low-cost carriers owned by ANA Holdings, announced on Thursday plans to merge by the end of fiscal 2019.As of ...
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Taiwan digitizes Japanese colonial-era blueprints of railway stations
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:11:51 +0100
Taiwan is working to digitize the blueprints of railway stations built by Japan during its 50-year colonial rule of the island, the Taiwanese Ministry of ...
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Former worker sentenced to death for killing 3 at Kawasaki nursing home
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:52:35 +0100
A court sentenced a 25-year-old man to death on Thursday for killing three elderly residents at a nursing home where he was working in Kawasaki, ...
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Rebels and civilians set to evacuate Syria’s eastern Ghouta following weeks of bombing
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:48:43 +0100
Buses waited outside a bombed-out town in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Thursday after a deal was announced to evacuate rebels and civilians following weeks of ...
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Japan’s cryptocurrency hacking losses totaled ¥662 million in 2017, police agency says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:41:35 +0100
Total cryptocurrency losses in the nation due to hacking amounted to ¥662.4 million ($6.3 million) in 2017, the first tally carried out by police showed ...
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Suntory makes health care move in Thailand with direct sales of supplements
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:08:26 +0100
Suntory Food & Beverage Ltd. is adopting a new market strategy in Thailand by officially launching its first line of health supplements and selling products ...
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