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    Indonesia gets $74b business commitments

    Kyodo News, Published on 29/03/2015

    » Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has brought back business commitments worth a total of US$74.34 billion in various planned projects and investments from his weeklong state visits to Japan and China through Saturday, a senior government official said.

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    Japan manufacturers' sentiment flat

    Kyodo News, Published on 01/04/2015

    » Business sentiment among large Japanese manufacturers was unchanged in March from three months earlier and is expected to worsen, the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed Wednesday, reflecting their cautiousness despite earnings recovery amid a weaker yen and falling oil prices.

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    Japan banks to open branches in Myanmar

    Published on 02/04/2015

    » TOKYO — The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp said Thursday they will set up branches in Myanmar later this month as the country's central bank has issued permission for foreign banks to begin operations.

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    N. Korea draws over 600 foreign runners

    Published on 12/04/2015

    » PYONGYANG — About 650 foreigners, running to the cheers of North Korean spectators, took part Sunday in an annual marathon in the capital Pyongyang, just a month after the country's lifting of a month-long travel ban over Ebola fears.

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    Bank of Tokyo-M'bishi UFJ opens Myanmar branch

    Published on 22/04/2015

    » YANGON — The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ said Wednesday that it opened a branch in Myanmar, becoming one of the first foreign banks to offer financial services there since 1963 when all banks were nationalised under the socialist system.

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    Asean, EU to revisit FTA talks

    Published on 26/04/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the European Union will look into resuming their stalled free trade talks after a "stock-taking" meeting at the end of 2015, trade officials from both sides said Sunday.

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    Japan GDP grows faster than forecast

    Kyodo News, Published on 20/05/2015

    » The Japanese economy grew an annualised real 2.4% in the first quarter of 2015, the government said Wednesday, indicating it is on a moderate recovery track following a setback triggered by last year's consumption tax hike.

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    Microwavable dog food to hit Japan shelves

    Published on 21/05/2015

    » TOKYO — For dog lovers whose hard-to-please pets cause them stress because they simply refuse to eat their daily fare, one innovative company appears to have found a unique answer: the first ever microwavable dog food, said to bring out the aroma dogs cherish.

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    5.5 quake shakes Tokyo, Narita airport

    Kyodo News, Published on 25/05/2015

    » An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 struck the Kanto region in eastern Japan on Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of damage and injuries and no tsunami warning.

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    Japan to help Myanmar lanuch new postal services

    Published on 26/05/2015

    » TOKYO — Japan agreed Tuesday to help Myanmar launch new postal services in the hope of making its postal system more convenient for users.

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