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Fiscal target delay would pressure Japan debt rating: Moody's

WASHINGTON - Japan's sovereign debt rating will come under downward pressure if its government falls behind on its goal of achieving a primary budget surplus in fiscal 2020, Tom Byrne, senior vice president of Moody's Investors Service, said on Saturday.

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Sloppy Japan beat hosts Korea in Asia Championship opener 18 Apr 2015

- Japan beat South Korea 56-30 in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship at Incheon on Saturday but their bonus-point win failed to impress coach Eddie Jones who criticised his team's "rubbish" performance.

Rugby-Sloppy Japan beat hosts Korea in Asia Championship opener 18 Apr 2015

April 18 - Japan beat South Korea 56-30 in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship at Incheon on Saturday but their bonus-point win failed to impress coach Eddie Jones who criticised his team's "rubbish" performance.

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Grilled: Lexus seeks design edge over premium rivals 18 Apr 2015

BEIJING - Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp's global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for the Japanese automaker's premium Lexus brand, specifically its signature 'spindle grille' design.

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Grilled: Lexus seeks design edge over premium rivals 18 Apr 2015

BEIJING - Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp's global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for the Japanese automaker's premium Lexus brand, specifically its signature 'spindle grille' design.

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IMF warns clear fiscal reform plan key to success of BOJ's stimulus 18 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Japan must come up with and implement a clear, specific plan to cut its huge debt pile in order to make its monetary stimulus effective, the IMF's mission chief for the country said, warning Tokyo against loosening its grip on fiscal consolidation.