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Mitsubishi Estate to sell Tokyo property to Mizuho for $1.35 billion

TOKYO - Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd, one of Japan's largest property developers, said on Thursday it has agreed to sell a 41-year-old office building in Tokyo back to Mizuho Financial Group for 159 billion yen ($1.35 billion).

Deals, Japan 10:41am GMT

After zero rates, Sweden ponders next steps to avoid deflation

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STOCKHOLM - What should a central bank do next when it already has zero interest rates and arguably still faces the threat of Japanese-style deflation? If it's the Swedish Riksbank, it should keep cutting, and do so soon, says Lars Svensson.

10:13am GMT

After zero rates, Sweden ponders next steps to avoid deflation

STOCKHOLM - What should a central bank do next when it already has zero interest rates and arguably still faces the threat of Japanese-style deflation? If it's the Swedish Riksbank, it should keep cutting, and do so soon, says Lars Svensson.

Business, Japan 10:13am GMT

Japan's Sapporo announce 2026 Winter Games bid plan

TOKYO - Japan's Sapporo announced plans to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Thursday, despite doubts about whether the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) would put forward a bid.

Sport, Japan 9:43am GMT

Olympics-Japan's Sapporo announce 2026 Winter Games bid plan

TOKYO, Nov 27 - Japan's Sapporo announced plans to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Thursday, despite doubts about whether the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) would put forward a bid.

Olympics 2012, Japan 9:34am GMT

Toyota recalls more cars for dangerous Takata air bags

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TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained.

Business, Japan 7:33am GMT

Toyota recalls more cars for dangerous Takata air bags

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TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained.

7:32am GMT

UPDATE 1-Basketball-Japan suspended for failing to merge leagues

Nov 27 - The Japanese Basketball Association apologised on Thursday after being suspended by the sport's ruling body (FIBA) for failing to come up with a plan to merge two domestic leagues, putting Japan's place in the 2016 Olympic competition in jeopardy.

Olympics 2012, Japan 7:03am GMT

Timeline - Takata air bag recalls

- Following are some key events leading to the recall of several million cars fitted with potentially defective air bags made by Japanese firm Takata Corp.

6:17am GMT

Toyota to recall more cars for dangerous Takata air bags

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TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that the safety crisis surrounding the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained.

Business, Japan 5:27am GMT