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Japan PM Abe to address joint session of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so.

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UPDATE 3-Japan core consumer inflation grinds to halt, keeps BOJ pressured 1:49am GMT

* Jobless rate falls, job availability at two-decades high (Adds jobs data, comment from BOJ member, details)

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Japan still cautious on AIIB, to keep in contact with U.S 1:07am GMT

TOKYO - Japan remains cautious about joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday, as a March 31 deadline draws near for becoming a founding member.

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis 1:06am GMT

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help.

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis 1:06am GMT

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help.

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Japan still cautious on AIIB, to keep in contact with U.S. 12:56am GMT

TOKYO - Japan remains cautious about joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday, as a March 31 deadline draws near for becoming a founding member.