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Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

HIROSHIMA - Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. | Video

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Japan ex-PM Noda: Failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk 7:22am BST

TOKYO - Japan will send the wrong message about its commitment to fiscal reform if it shies away from a sales tax rise in October 2015, former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Japan Exchange Group CEO expects decision on extended trading hours this year 4:54am BST

TAIPEI, Aug 22 - The head of Japan Exchange Group Inc (JPX) said on Friday that he favours longer trading hours for the exchange and a decision on the long-debated issue will be made this year.

Japan Exchange Group CEO says to decide on extending trading hours this year 3:58am BST

TAIPEI, Aug 22 - The head of Japan Exchange Group Inc (JPX) said on Friday that he favours longer trading hours for the exchange and a decision on the long-debated issue will be made this year.

JGBs bounce but gains limited before Jackson Hole 2:46am BST

TOKYO, Aug 22 - Japanese government bonds rose on Friday as overnight U.S. Treasury gains helped the market rebound, although caution around the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, kept a lid on prices.

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Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36 2:23am BST

HIROSHIMA - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. | Video