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Japan ready to renew rivalry with South Korea

SEOUL - Japan has stoked its sporting rivalry with neighbours South Korea ahead of this month's Asian Games and said it plans to use the multi-sport event in Incheon, west of Seoul, as a springboard to success at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Abe says 'neutral' on whether to raise Japan sales tax to 10 percent 14 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he remained "neutral" on whether to proceed with a hike in Japan's sales tax to 10 percent, adding that decision would hinge on the strength of economic indicators for the current quarter.

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'Lost son' Kagawa scores on Dortmund return 13 Sep 2014

BERLIN - Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Soccer-'Lost son' Kagawa scores on Dortmund return 13 Sep 2014

* Gladbach crush Schalke 4-1 (Updates with Schalke defeat)

Soccer-'Lost son' Kagawa scores on Dortmund return, Bayern win 13 Sep 2014

BERLIN, Sept 13 - Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

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Japan August exports seen down on weak Asia demand 12 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Japan's exports are forecast to fall in August due to sluggish demand from emerging markets in Asia, a Reuters poll showed, adding to concerns the economy may see only a shallow recovery in the third quarter after a deep slump in April-June.