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Tokyo Hit With 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake

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TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 shook eastern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 9:27 a.m. (0027 GMT), was north of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture, the agency said. The quake was measured at a depth of 50 km (30 miles). No tsunami…

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Dollar Slips After Trump’s Protectionist Address, Asia Shares Resilient

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TOKYO: The dollar slipped broadly on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, offsetting optimism that he will follow through on promises of tax cuts and other stimulus. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while shares in Australia dropped 0.7 percent after the Trump administration, on its first day…

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Tokyo Airport Debuts Toilet Paper For Smartphones

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TOKYO: Toilets in Japan are famously hygienic and technologically advanced. Now, Narita Airport in Tokyo has installed mini toilet paper rolls in the toilets of its arrival hall for visitors’ smartphones, The Mainichi reported on Wednesday. Information about WiFi services and travel tips are also printed on the paper, which is mounted beside the regular…

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Najib Urges Continued Japanese Investment In Malaysia During Meeting With Industry Leaders

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TOKYO: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged Japan to continue investing in Malaysia’s growth and development. Addressing key Japanese captains of industry at a lunch meeting here, the Prime Minister said Malaysia was moving towards a high-income nation category and this has opened up lots of business opportunities. “We are no longer competing at…

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Najib Meeting Industry Leaders In Tokyo

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TOKYO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is meeting leaders of several Japanese organisations and businesses at a hotel here Wednesday. Najib, who is on a three-day visit to Japan from Tuesday at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, met representatives of the Japan-Malaysia Parliamentary Friendship Association (JMPFA). JMPFA chairman…

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Japan To Investigate Claim Of Illicit Olympic Payment

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TOKYO: Japan on Friday said it would question officials involved in Tokyo’s successful 2020 Olympics bid over a multi-million dollar payment which is being probed by French investigators. Japan’s announcement comes after French prosecutors said they suspect that $2 million paid to a son of disgraced former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack was aimed at…

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Najib Arrives In Tokyo To Begin 3 Days Official Visit

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TOKYO – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak arrived in the Japanese capital this morning for a three-day official visit that is expected to further strengthen the long-standing bilateral ties between both countries. Najib, who has a tight schedule during his stay in Tokyo, and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived at…

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Asiana Flight Overruns Japan Runway

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TOKYO: More than 20 passengers were injured when an Asiana Airlines Airbus A320 overran a runway in western Japan on Tuesday evening, officials and local media said. The South Korean carrier’s Flight OZ162, which took off at Incheon airport, was attempting to land in Hiroshima when the incident occurred, officials said. “Around 23 passengers were…

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