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Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart

TOKYO - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

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Poll - China funds cut equity allocations to lowest on record 31 Aug 2015

SHANGHAI - Chinese fund managers have cut the proportion of their portfolios to be invested in stocks over the next three months to an eight-year low, a Reuters poll showed, reflecting pessimism after the recent turbulence in China's equities market.

Toshiba delays annual results again as more accounting errors found 31 Aug 2015

TOKYO, Aug 31 - Japan's Toshiba Corp further delayed announcing its business results for the financial year through end-March after finding more accounting errors, struggling to draw a line under a $1.2 billion book-keeping scandal.

Jones names only two scrumhalves in Japan World Cup squad 31 Aug 2015

TOKYO - Japan coach Eddie Jones has opted for only two recognised scrumhalves in his versatile 31-man squad for the rugby World Cup.

Rugby-Jones names only two scrumhalves in Japan World Cup squad 31 Aug 2015

TOKYO, Aug 31 - Japan coach Eddie Jones has opted for only two recognised scrumhalves in his versatile 31-man squad for the rugby World Cup.

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Japan eyes defence budget hike to fortify island chain facing China 31 Aug 2015

TOKYO - Japan's Ministry of Defence is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to ocean territory claimed by Beijing.