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Thai junta says will help kick-start stalled Dawei talks

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BANGKOK - Thailand will revive talks with Japan and Myanmar aimed at kick-starting the floundering multi-billion dollar Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, a junta spokesman said on Thursday.

World, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar 3:07am EDT

Wed, Oct 1 2014

Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47

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TOKYO - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain. | Video

Recovery of Japan volcano victims suspended amid signs of rising activity

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TOKYO - Search and recovery efforts for at least two dozen victims of Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades were called off on Tuesday due to worries about rising volcanic activity, including the chance of another steam explosion. | Video

Environment, World, Japan 01 Oct 2014

Nomura, JP Morgan among Japan Post IPO underwriters: government

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TOKYO - The Japanese government has selected Nomura Securities and JP Morgan among the 11 underwriters for a planned initial public offering of state-owned Japan Post, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.

Deals, Japan 01 Oct 2014

Don Quijote leads Japan tourism push to rake in sales

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TOKYO - While Japanese retailers struggle to cope with the burden of a sales tax hike, discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings aims to extend its 25-year run of rising profits by taking a different approach: turning Japan into a tourist mecca.

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Tue, Sep 30 2014

Don Quijote to open Japanese take-out food chain in U.S. next year

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TOKYO - Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Deals, Japan 30 Sep 2014

North Korea proposes Japan abduction talks in Pyongyang

TOKYO - North Korea has told Japan it would not pass on findings from an investigation into the fate of Japanese people abducted by North Koran agents and proposed that Japan sends representatives for talks, Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday.

World, Japan, North Korea 30 Sep 2014

SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures: report

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TOKYO - Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.

Entertainment, Deals, Japan 30 Sep 2014

SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation talks have cooled: sources

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- SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said.

Deals, Japan 30 Sep 2014

Recovery of Japan volcano victims suspended amid signs of rising activity

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TOKYO - Search and recovery efforts for at least two dozen victims of Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades were called off on Tuesday due to worries about rising volcanic activity, including the chance of another steam explosion. | Video

Japan, World, Environment 30 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.