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Kawasaki dumps 'Apprentice' over Trump's continued involvement

NEW YORK Japanese motoring company Kawasaki said on Wednesday it was ending its association with reality TV show "The New Celebrity Apprentice" because of President-elect Donald Trump's continued involvement as an executive producer.

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Lavrov says Obama tried to stop Japan improving ties with Russia

MOSCOW The Obama administration tried to stop Japan improving ties with Russia and receiving President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

World, Jan 17 2017

Honda says Takata airbag ruptured in Japan, caused minor injury

TOKYO Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday that an air bag made by Takata Corp had ruptured in one of its cars in Japan, resulting in a minor injury to the car's driver.

Jan 17 2017

Investors turn wary as Brexit, Trump uncertainty grows

LONDON Investors sold sterling and stocks on Monday, seeking shelter in gold and the Japanese yen as uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump curbed appetite for risky assets.

Jan 16 2017

Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers

HANOI Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised Vietnam six new patrol boats during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, which is locked in a dispute with China over the busy South China Sea.

World, China, South China Sea Jan 16 2017

Government to name underwriters for further Japan Post share sale

TOKYO Japan's government has started arranging a further sale of shares in Japan Post Holdings Co , it said on Monday, laying the groundwork to add to its biggest privatization in nearly 30 years.

Deals, Jan 16 2017