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Daiwa cutting sales, trading jobs in London - sources

LONDON, Oct 21 - Japanese bank Daiwa is shrinking its trading and sales operations at its investment banking arm in London, with at least six people at risk of redundancy, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

5:15pm BST

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

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TOKYO - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town.

Life, Japan 3:52pm BST

Flu drug aimed at Ebola may also fight norovirus, study finds

LONDON - An experimental Japanese flu drug that has hit the headlines because of its potential to fight Ebola may also work against norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, British researchers said on Tuesday.

Health, Japan 1:25pm BST

Flu drug aimed at Ebola may also fight norovirus, study finds

LONDON, Oct 21 - An experimental Japanese flu drug that has hit the headlines because of its potential to fight Ebola may also work against norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, British researchers said on Tuesday.

1:22pm BST

U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defence

TOKYO - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defence capabilities.

World, Japan 1:07pm BST

U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defence

TOKYO, Oct 21 - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defence capabilities.

1:06pm BST

BOJ's Kuroda: yen recently being bought on risk aversion, will monitor market moves

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TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that investors have been buying the yen recently due to risk aversion and worries about the global economic outlook, according to a government official.

11:57am BST

Japan PM's woes may not end despite resignations of two ministers

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TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energised opposition over potential scandals within his cabinet even though he swiftly jettisoned two ministers this week in a bid to calm the storm.

Japan, World 10:40am BST

UPDATE 1-Nippon Life eyes more foreign bonds if domestic yields are too low

* Says yen bonds 'not conducive' for investment if yields stay low

Bonds, Regulatory News, Japan 10:07am BST

Devro sees improving demand, keeps full-year outlook

- Devro Plc , which makes edible collagen casings for sausages, said it was seeing signs of improvement in demand, with volumes picking up in China, Japan and Germany, and maintained its full-year outlook.

10:04am BST