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Nikkei could double with broad corporate governance reform: Oasis

TOKYO Japan's Nikkei share average could double in five years if authorities can push ahead with corporate governance reforms but the country has still long way to go, the head of Hong Kong-based hedge fund Oasis Management said.

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One year after IPO, Japanese chat app Line reports drop in user numbers 10:20am BST

TOKYO Japan's Line Corp said its number of monthly active users fell from the previous quarter, its first such decline, underscoring the messaging app operator's struggles to grow outside its home country since last year's high-profile IPO.

UPDATE 2-One year after IPO, Japanese chat app Line reports drop in user numbers 10:18am BST

* Monthly active users fell by 2 mln from last qtr to 169 mln (Adds details of decline in average monthly users)

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Nintendo swings to operating profit, beats estimates on Switch console sales 8:52am BST

TOKYO Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Wednesday said it swung to a profit in the first quarter, beating analyst estimates, due to strong demand for its Switch console.

UPDATE 1-Nintendo swings to operating profit, beats estimates on Switch console sales 8:50am BST

* Keeps operating profit f'cast at 65 bln yen for year to March

Japan environment minister to urge to rethink on coal project: media 8:35am BST

TOKYO Japan's environment minister is likely to recommend the trade ministry reconsider a coal-fired power project planned by Chubu Electric Power Co amid concerns over rising carbon emissions, local media said on Wednesday.