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Japan July exports rise 13.4 pct yr/yr - MOF

Japan's exports rose 13.4 percent in July from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Thursday, in a sign external demand rebounded from a lull in the previous quarter to underpin a steady economic recovery.

U.N. chief offers help to broker North Korea talks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday it was time to "dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy" on North Korea and that he had told Russia, Japan, the United States, China and North and South Korea that he was available to help broker talks.

Japan's Vissel Kobe sack manager Nelsinho

Vissel Kobe have sacked manager Nelsinho, with head coach Takayuki Yoshida replacing the Brazilian on an interim basis, the Japanese top-flight club said on Wednesday.