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Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture

TOKYO Japan's Mizuho Financial Group will start a venture next month to create new businesses using "fintech," an executive said, joining a global race in financial technology that threatens to unsettle traditional players.

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Japan panel urges government to impose delayed sales tax hike to balance budget 10:21am BST

TOKYO Japan must not delay a sales tax hike scheduled for October 2019 as the revenue is needed to cover bulging social security costs and achieve the target of balancing the budget in four years, an advisory panel to Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday.

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China urges Japan to be cautious over missile defences 10:21am BST

BEIJING China on Thursday urged Japan to act cautiously after government and defence industry sources in Tokyo said U.S. and Japanese companies are collaborating on new missile defence radars.

China urges Japan to be cautious over missile defences 10:12am BST

BEIJING, May 25 China on Thursday urged Japan to act cautiously after government and defence industry sources in Tokyo said U.S. and Japanese companies are collaborating on new missile defence radars.

Soccer-Prolific Kubo, promising Kato in Japan squad for qualifier 10:10am BST

TOKYO, May 25 Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic named prolific Gent striker Yuya Kubo and promising Bulgaria-based midfielder Kohei Kato in his 25-member squad for next month's friendly against Syria and World Cup qualifier against Iraq on Thursday.

BRIEF-Dynam Japan says FY revenue was HK$10.86 bln, an increase of 0.6 pct 10:09am BST

* Profit for year attributable to owners of company was ¥9,360 million a decrease of 11.2%

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