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Nikkei wavers as yen's retreat halts, focus on US jobs report

TOKYO, Aug 30 Japan's Nikkei share average treaded water on Tuesday, with momentum from the previous day's rally stalling as the yen's extensive retreat halted for the time being.

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UPDATE 1-Japan's JX, TonenGeneral set to finalise merger deal on Wednesday 1:31am BST

TOKYO, Aug 30 Japan's top oil refiner by sales, JX Holdings, and third-ranked TonenGeneral Sekiyu are set to finalise details on Wednesday for a new merged company to be formed in April 2017.

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Japan July retail sales fall 0.2 percent year-on-year 12:56am BST

TOKYO Japanese retail sales fell 0.2 percent in July from a year earlier, less than a median market forecast for a 0.9 percent decline, government data showed on Tuesday.

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Japan jobless rate falls to 3.0 percent in July 12:43am BST

TOKYO Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.0 percent in July from the previous month, data by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Tuesday.

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Old machiya houses in Japan's Kyoto given new lease of life by niche loans 12:05am BST

KYOTO For generations, artisans and merchants in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto lived in thousands of traditional "machiya" townhouses that are steadily disappearing or falling into disrepair.

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Japan to revamp bank monitoring to revive regional economy: sources 29 Aug 2016

TOKYO Japan's government plans to overhaul its monitoring system targeting regional banks in efforts to raise their profitability and facilitate lending to local businesses, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.