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Japan's FamilyMart, UNY mull convenience store merger: source

TOKYO - FamilyMart Co and the operator of Circle K Sunkus stores are considering a merger that would create Japan's second-biggest convenience store chain, rivaling Seven-Eleven Japan Co, a person familiar with the discussions said.

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Billionaire Paul Allen and team find sunken Japanese warship off Philippines 9:59am GMT

- A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found the sunken Japanese warship Musashi, one of the largest battleships ever built, where it was sunk during World War Two off the coast of the Philippines, the billionaire said on Wednesday. | Video

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Lenders want bold overhaul of Japan's Sharp as another bailout looms 9:50am GMT

TOKYO - Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call for more drastic overhauls. | Video

Passive no more: Japan's trust banks net buyers of Japanese shares for 10 months 9:22am GMT

GRAPHIC: Sales, purchases of Japanese stocks: http://link.reuters.com/suc34w

Japan look at Halilhodzic to revive fortunes 8:39am GMT

- After the brief and unsettling reign of Javier Aguirre, the Japanese Football Association are preparing to gamble again by opting for the volatile Vahid Halilhodzic as their new head coach.

ANALYSIS-Soccer-Japan look at Halilhodzic to revive fortunes 8:23am GMT

March 5 - After the brief and unsettling reign of Javier Aguirre, the Japanese Football Association are preparing to gamble again by opting for the volatile Vahid Halilhodzic as their new head coach.