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Honda to test self-driving prototypes at former U.S. naval base

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DETROIT - Honda Motor Co has joined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in testing self-driving vehicles and technologies on private roads at a former U.S. naval facility outside San Francisco, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.

Business, Tech, Japan 5:05pm BST

Honda to test self-driving prototypes at former U.S. naval base

DETROIT - Honda Motor Co has joined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in testing self-driving vehicles and technologies on private roads at a former U.S. naval facility outside San Francisco, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.

5:01pm BST

Japan bank body head - fog remains over global regulation

TOKYO - A global regulatory review on how to measure default risks on loans and other assets could have a negative impact on bank operations, potentially curbing lending, the new head of Japan's banking industry body said.

Business, Japan 4:04pm BST

Global green energy investment climbs after two-year decline

LONDON - Global green energy investment surged in 2014, after two years of decline, due to a solar boom in China and Japan and record offshore wind investment in Europe, a U.N.-backed report showed.

Environment, Japan 3:35pm BST

In Japan first, Tokyo district recognizes same-sex partnerships

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TOKYO - A district assembly in Tokyo became the first in Japan on Tuesday to recognize same-sex partnerships, a major step forward for gay couples in a country where being openly gay remains taboo. | Video

Life, Japan 12:32pm BST

Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-backed AIIB, Japan still cautious

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TOKYO/TAIPEI - Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the institution.

Business, Japan, Norway 11:23am BST

Japan says not bound by deadline to join AIIB, and not yet decided

TOKYO - As dozens of countries from Europe to the Middle East to Africa jump on the bandwagon of joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Japan is opting to stay out for now, with officials believing it can sign up later if its conditions are met.

Business, Japan, Africa 11:23am BST

Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-backed AIIB, Japan still cautious

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TOKYO/TAIPEI - Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the institution.

11:16am BST

Japan says not bound by deadline to join AIIB, and not yet decided

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TOKYO - As dozens of countries from Europe to the Middle East to Africa jump on the bandwagon of joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Japan is opting to stay out for now, with officials believing it can sign up later if its conditions are met.

11:13am BST

Citi to sell Japan credit card unit to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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TOKYO - Citigroup Inc has agreed to sell its credit card unit in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, the companies said on Tuesday, as the U.S. bank slims down globally to bolster its profitability.

Deals, Japan 10:23am BST