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Violent Japanese anti-war film is a contender at Venice festival

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LONDON - One of the most powerful and violent films to be shown at the Venice Film Festival this year, Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto's "Nobi" (Fires on the Plain), delivers a stinging anti-war message bathed in blood. | Video

5:17pm BST

Vodafone shares turn higher on Softbank interest report - traders

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LONDON - Vodafone shares turned higher late on Tuesday, with traders citing a Nikkei report suggesting the British mobile operator may become a takeover target for Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank .

Business, Japan 5:14pm BST

Violent Japanese anti-war film is a contender at Venice festival

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LONDON - One of the most powerful and violent films to be shown at the Venice Film Festival this year, Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto's "Nobi" (Fires on the Plain), delivers a stinging anti-war message bathed in blood.

Entertainment, Japan 5:08pm BST

Vodafone shares turn higher on Softbank interest report: traders

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LONDON - Vodafone shares turned higher late on Tuesday, with traders citing a Nikkei report suggesting the British mobile operator may become a takeover target for Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank .

Deals, Japan 4:08pm BST

Renesas says may cut more jobs, but restructuring past halfway

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TOKYO - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics may cut more jobs as it finishes a massive restructuring that is focusing its business on the automotive and industrial sectors and has pulled it back into the black after years of losses.

Tech, Japan 3:19pm BST

Renesas says may cut more jobs, but restructuring past halfway

TOKYO, Sept 2 - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics may cut more jobs as it finishes a massive restructuring that is focusing its business on the automotive and industrial sectors and has pulled it back into the black after years of losses.

2:45pm BST

Japan's 'Abenomics' feared in trouble as challenges build

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TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for Japan's economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy "arrows" of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering - but no magic solution is in sight.

Business, Japan 11:14am BST

Japan's 'Abenomics' feared in trouble as challenges build

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TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for Japan's economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy "arrows" of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering - but no magic solution is in sight.

11:11am BST

Nishikori works late to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

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NEW YORK - Japan's Kei Nishikori outlasted fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-7 (6) 7-5 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, equalling the record for latest match ever played at the year's final grand slam.

Sport, Japan 8:06am BST

Honda says August China auto sales down 5.5 percent year-on-year

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SHANGHAI - Honda Motor Co Ltd and its two local joint ventures sold 52,513 automobiles in China in August, down 5.5 percent from a year earlier, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.

Business, Japan 8:00am BST
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UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.