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Idemitsu Kosan's founding family opposes Showa Shell takeover

TOKYO The founding family of Idemitsu Kosan Co is opposed to the Japanese refiner's planned takeover of smaller rival Showa Shell Sekiyu , Idemitsu said on Tuesday, but added that both firms would continue with plans to merge next April.

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Japan eyes help for small business in stimulus plan after Brexit 9:46am BST

TOKYO Japan is likely to include assistance for small businesses in an economic stimulus package it will compile after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, Economy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said on Tuesday.

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Japan eyes help for small business in stimulus plan after Brexit 9:40am BST

TOKYO Japan is likely to include assistance for small businesses in an economic stimulus package it will compile after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, Economy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Japan eyes help for small business in stimulus plan after Brexit 9:38am BST

* Economy Minister Ishihara does not comment on size of stimulus (Adds comments from govt adviser)

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Japan should not give up right to intervene if yen rises sharply 9:15am BST

TOKYO Japan should not give up the right to intervene in currency markets if the yen sharply rises as it will threaten the nation's economy, a key economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday, after Britain's vote to exit the European Union caused market turmoil.

BRIEF-Japan Lifeline to merge wholly owned unit JUNKEN MEDICAL Co Ltd 8:07am BST

* Says it will merge a wholly owned unit JUNKEN MEDICAL Co Ltd on Jan. 1, 2017