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Rugby-Bad weather ends Japan's Asian Championship winnings streak

HONG KONG, May 23 - Japan's decade-long winning run in the Asian Rugby Championships was finally halted in Hong Kong on Saturday -- by the weather.

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BOJ slightly more upbeat on economy, Kuroda sees no need for more easing 22 May 2015

TOKYO - The Bank of Japan offered a slightly more upbeat view of the economy on Friday and its governor shrugged off the need for more monetary stimulus, dismissing market concerns that the recovery is too slow to accelerate inflation toward the bank's target.

WRAPUP 3-BOJ slightly more upbeat on economy, Kuroda sees no need for more easing 22 May 2015

* BOJ Gov Kuroda still confident of hitting inflation target (Adds quotes, details)

Mitsubishi Corp, Sumitomo Realty drop out of Kansai bid-sources 22 May 2015

TOKYO, May 22 - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp and developer Sumitomo Realty & Development Co Ltd have dropped out of the bidding for the right to operate Japan's Kansai International Airport, people familiar with the matter said.

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Japan April core CPI seen subdued even after two-year BOJ stimulus 22 May 2015

TOKYO - Japan's consumer inflation remained subdued in April on lower energy costs, adding pressure on the Bank of Japan after already two years of massive stimulus aimed at banishing deflation.

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Japan April core CPI seen subdued even after two-year BOJ stimulus 22 May 2015

TOKYO - Japan's consumer inflation remained subdued in April on lower energy costs, adding pressure on the Bank of Japan after already two years of massive stimulus aimed at banishing deflation.