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Bank of Japan changes stimulus policy, denies it's running out of options

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

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China: ceremony to mark 85th anniversary of Sept 18

A ceremony is held to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the September 18 incident in Shenyang City, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Sunday.

A ceremony is held to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the September 18 incident in Shenyang City, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Sunday.

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South Korea says North ready for new nuclear test

The United States is reportedly planning to fly one of its bombers over South Korea tomorrow in a show of force against the North following Friday’s fifth nuclear…

The United States is reportedly planning to fly one of its bombers over South Korea tomorrow in a show of force against the North following Friday’s fifth nuclear…

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North Korea conducts its fifth and largest nuclear test

Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January

Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January

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North Korea guilty of "maniacal recklessness" - Seoul

International reaction to news of North Korea's suspected fifth nuclear test, the largest to date, has been swift and condemnatory.

International reaction to news of North Korea's suspected fifth nuclear test, the largest to date, has been swift and condemnatory.

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North Korea suspected of conducting fifth nuclear test

North Korea is suspected of conducting its fifth nuclear bomb test after a huge seismic shock was detected near the country’s Punggye-Ri atomic site.

North Korea is suspected of conducting its fifth nuclear bomb test after a huge seismic shock was detected near the country’s Punggye-Ri atomic site.

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Tokyo: Barcelona youth team comforts losing Japanese footballers

A youth football team from Barcelona comforted their Japanese opponents after winning the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge 2016 in Tokyo on Wednesday (August 31), drawing attention from many on the…

A youth football team from Barcelona comforted their Japanese opponents after winning the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge 2016 in Tokyo on Wednesday (August 31), drawing attention from many on the…

Sport

The Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

The Olympic flag arrived at Haneda International airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Olympic flag arrived at Haneda International airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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Japan: Typhoon Mindulle leaves destruction in its wake

Typhoon Mindulle has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before leaving a trail of destruction across Japan’s Hokkaido island.

Typhoon Mindulle has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before leaving a trail of destruction across Japan’s Hokkaido island.

Culture

Tokyo attempts to revive its historical connection with water

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

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Japan-inspired "Flower Carpet"

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

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Turning Japanese: Brussels goes bonkers for begonias

Hundreds of begonias and dahlias will perfume the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for the 20th "Flower Carpet" display, a biennial event which this year has a Japanese theme.

Hundreds of begonias and dahlias will perfume the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for the 20th "Flower Carpet" display, a biennial event which this year has a Japanese theme.

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Ceremony marks anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bomb

The Japanese city of Nagasaki marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing on Tuesday, as the local mayor called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

The Japanese city of Nagasaki marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing on Tuesday, as the local mayor called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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Ramos bids to restore friendly ties between China and the Philippines

As China raises the temperature in its several maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours, the former Phillipines president Fidel Ramos is making a five-day trip to Hong…

As China raises the temperature in its several maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours, the former Phillipines president Fidel Ramos is making a five-day trip to Hong…

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Lantern festival in Japan

The Kanto Festival, one of the largest summer festivals in northeastern Japan, has started in Akita City, featuring long bamboo poles decorated with lanterns.

The Kanto Festival, one of the largest summer festivals in northeastern Japan, has started in Akita City, featuring long bamboo poles decorated with lanterns.

Business

Strong yen prompts Toyota profit warning

Toyota has warned its 2016/17 profit will be the smallest in four years because of the stronger yen.

Toyota has warned its 2016/17 profit will be the smallest in four years because of the stronger yen.

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IOC approves five new sports for Tokyo 2020 Games

Five new sports will feature at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games: skateboarding, surfing, climbing, baseball/softball and karate.

Five new sports will feature at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games: skateboarding, surfing, climbing, baseball/softball and karate.

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Japan: from diplomacy to a show-of-force?

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

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Japan: Opportunities in the field of renewable energy

The market for renewable energy is experiencing a real surge in Japan and should continue to develop. What opportunities are there for European

The market for renewable energy is experiencing a real surge in Japan and should continue to develop. What opportunities are there for European

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North Korea fires another missile towards Japan

North Korea has test fired another ballistic missile which landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launches.

North Korea has test fired another ballistic missile which landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launches.