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News Japan: Japan’s Snap Election

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/japans-snap-election-1506381422
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a snap election Monday to take advantage of the opposition’s disarray and consolidate his control over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). But as his British counterpart Theresa May showed in June, that ...

News Japan: Fast Asia Open: Japan services PPI, Hong Kong trade - Financial Times

News channel or source: https://www.ft.com/content/9a444420-4603-3113-9f7e-91509a931d73
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Fast Asia Open: Japan services PPI, Hong Kong tradeFinancial TimesFutures tip the S&P/ASX 200 to open 0.2 per cent higher while Japan's Topix and Hong Kong's Hang Seng are set to dip 0.5 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively at the open. Corporate earnings for Tuesday include Brightoil and Nufarm. The economic ...

News Japan: Investors should wake up to Japan’s robotic future

News channel or source: https://www.ft.com/content/2cff1dba-9f87-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Due largely to unfavourable demographics, few countries have had more obituaries written about it than Japan. In the hierarchy of economic geriatrics, Japan stands at the apex, and for good reason. Out of a population of roughly 127m people, more than a ...

News Japan: Gov't expects to raise up to Y1.3 trillion in Japan Post share sale - Japan Today

News channel or source: https://japantoday.com/category/business/japan-raising-up-to-11.6-bn-in-postal-giant-share-sale
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Japan TodayGov't expects to raise up to Y1.3 trillion in Japan Post share saleJapan TodayThe Japanese government said on Monday that it expects to raise more than 1.3 trillion yen ($11.6 billion) by selling off another chunk of the country's massive postal service. The government will selling 914 million Japan Post shares at 1,322 yen ...and more »

News Japan: Japan's PM announces snap election amid NK crisis

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/japan-pm-announces-snap-election-nk-crisis-170925082814605.html
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send voters to the polls more than a year ahead of schedule after announcing snap elections for Japan's parliament. Abe plans to dissolve the lower house on Thursday, according to a senior lawmaker of Shinzo’s Liberal ...

News Japan: Five challenges facing Japan as Abe calls snap election - Japan Today

News channel or source: https://japantoday.com/category/politics/five-challenges-facing-japan-as-abe-calls-snap-poll
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Japan TodayFive challenges facing Japan as Abe calls snap electionJapan TodayJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election, seeking to capitalise on a fractured opposition to win a fourth term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy. The winner of the election faces a daunting in-tray, ranging from ...and more »

News Japan: Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41385735
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday. Mr Abe said he was seeking a fresh mandate to overcome "a national crisis" amid rising threats from North Korea. His decision comes amid ...

News Japan: Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan - Japan Today

News channel or source: https://japantoday.com/category/national/chinese-ships-sail-near-disputed-islands-with-japan
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with JapanJapan TodayChinese coast guard vessels sailed near disputed islands claimed by Japan and China in the East China Sea on Monday, marking the second such incident in less than a week. The four ships entered the waters surrounding the island chain, controlled by ...and more »

News Japan: Abe Bets Japan Has Momentum to Power Through Tax Hike

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/abe-bets-japan-s-economy-has-momentum-to-power-through-tax-hike
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is gambling that the economy will be strong enough to withstand another hike in the nation’s sales tax, after an earlier bump in the levy under his watch pushed Japan into recession. While nobody will know if he’s right until ...

News Japan: Japanese business community split on Abe's policy agenda - Nikkei Asian Review

News channel or source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Japanese-business-community-split-on-Abe-s-policy-agenda
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Japanese business community split on Abe's policy agendaNikkei Asian ReviewSadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, emphasized the need to maintain a stable governmental foundation centering on the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The head of the organization also known as Keidanren supports Abe's ...and more »

News Japan: Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea

News channel or source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-election/japans-abe-announces-snap-election-amid-worries-over-north-korea-idUSKCN1C0001
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament’s lower house on Thursday for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance toward a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system.

News Japan: UFC Japan medical suspensions: Claudia Gadelha, Henrique da Silva out after brutal losses - MMA Fighting

News channel or source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/9/25/16363710/ufc-japan-medical-suspensions-claudia-gadelha-henrique-da-silva-out-after-brutal-losses
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

MMA FightingUFC Japan medical suspensions: Claudia Gadelha, Henrique da Silva out after brutal lossesMMA FightingGadelha and da Silva both suffered brutal losses on Saturday's UFC Japan main card, with Gadelha sustaining significant damage in a unanimous decision defeat to Jessica Andrade, and da Silva falling victim to a highlight-reel first-round knockout ...

News Japan: Japan beats Lufkin, Texas, 12-2 for Little League World Series title

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/08/28/japan-beats-lufkin-texas-12-2-for-little-league-world-series-title.html
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

The crack of the bat, the gasp from the crowd, a fist pump on the trip around the bases and then a happy hop to waiting teammates at home plate. Japan went through the routine three times in the fourth inning of the Little League World Series championship ...

News Japan: Japan's PM announces snap election amid NK crisis - News24

News channel or source: http://www.news24.com/World/News/japans-pm-announces-snap-election-amid-nk-crisis-20170925
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

News24Japan's PM announces snap election amid NK crisisNews24Tokyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send voters to the polls more than a year ahead of schedule after announcing snap elections for Japan's parliament. Abe plans to dissolve the lower house on Thursday, according to a senior lawmaker of Shinzo's ...and more »

News Japan: North Korea, Japan, Myanmar: Your Tuesday Briefing

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/briefing/north-korea-japan-myanmar.html
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

That’s what North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, said President Trump’s derogatory comments and threats amounted to. Above, Mr. Ri’s pin. Speaking as he prepared to leave the U.N. General Assembly, Mr. Ri asserted the North’s right to ...

News Japan: Japan PM announces snap election - Gulf Today

News channel or source: http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/61fb25e5-017a-4f08-a2a6-a78d9227c013.aspx
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Japan PM announces snap electionGulf TodayTOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance towards a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system.and more »

News Japan: Japan's Abe triggers snap election amid N.Korea crisis

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/world/japans-abe-triggers-snap-election-amid-nkorea-crisis/ar-AAsqELL
Publication date: Sunday 24 September 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch. Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to ...

News Japan: North Korea, Japan, Myanmar: Your Tuesday Briefing - New York Times

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/briefing/north-korea-japan-myanmar.html
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

New York TimesNorth Korea, Japan, Myanmar: Your Tuesday BriefingNew York TimesThat's what North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, said President Trump's derogatory comments and threats amounted to. Speaking as he prepared to leave the U.N. General Assembly, Mr. Ri asserted the North's right to shoot down U.S. warplanes “even ...and more »

News Japan: Trump Insulted Everyone in Japan, a U.S. Ally Against North Korea

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-insulted-everyone-japan-us-ally-against-north-korea-670878
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

Turns out, President Donald Trump has a long history of blasting the U.S.'s most important allies in Asia. During a previously unreleased interview with Howard Stern in 1997 obtained by Newsweek this week, Trump unabashedly derided nearly everything about ...

News Japan: Abe Bets Japan Has Momentum to Power Through Tax Hike - Bloomberg

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/abe-bets-japan-s-economy-has-momentum-to-power-through-tax-hike
Publication date: onday 25 September 2017

BloombergAbe Bets Japan Has Momentum to Power Through Tax HikeBloombergJapan has now strung together six consecutive quarters of economic growth, the longest run of expansion in more than a decade. The outlook is bullish for next year as well, with exports supporting large manufacturers and the Bank of Japan forecasting ...and more »