TOKYO, April 18 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government plans to shake up the world's biggest pension fund, replacing several key advisers in a sign that the premier wants public funds to invest more aggressively, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
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TOKYO - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on topics including the situation in Ukraine and trade negotiations, an Obama administration official said.
* Marunouchi Capital seeking $490 mln including debt -sources
TOKYO, April 18 - Japanese investment fund Marunouchi Capital is looking to sell supermarket operator Seijo Ishii Co in a deal worth about $490 million, with Lawson Inc and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd among those involved in the first round of bidding, two sources familiar with the matter said.
WASHINGTON/TOKYO - U.S.-Japan talks aimed at a trade deal seen as vital to a broader regional pact are in stalemate, Japan's economy minister said, as negotiators struggle to narrow gaps ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders.