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Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

YONAGUNI, Japan - Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

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Motor racing-Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 18 Apr 2014

SHANGHAI, April 19 - Honda has no plans to supply any other team but McLaren when it returns to Formula One as an engine supplier next season, the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday.

Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case 18 Apr 2014

- Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the United States to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case, Mt. Gox lawyers told a federal judge on Monday.

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Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official 18 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON/TOKYO - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

Obama-Abe summit seen giving impetus to trade but no deal: official 18 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

Trade deal eluding U.S., Japan, senior U.S. official says 18 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Japanese trade negotiators have been unable to reach a deal to open Japan's markets more widely to imports ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Japan, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.