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Japan top spokesman: Senkaku islands historically Japan's territories

TOKYO The group of islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are historically Japan's territories, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told Reuters on Tuesday in an interview.

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Japan household spending stubbornly weak even as jobless rate hits 21-year low 2:30am BST

TOKYO Japanese household spending fell less than expected in July and the jobless rate hit a two-decade low, offering some hope for policymakers battling to pull the world's third-largest economy out of stagnation.

UPDATE 2-Japan household spending stubbornly weak even as jobless rate hits 21-year low 2:29am BST

* July household spending falls 0.5 pct yr/yr vs f'cast -0.9 pct

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Mitsubishi Motors overstated fuel economy on eight more models: Nikkei 1:59am BST

TOKYO Mitsubishi Motors Corp overstated the fuel economy on eight of its vehicle models, in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker admitted to earlier this year, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Japan's JX, TonenGeneral set to finalize merger deal on Wednesday 1:32am BST

TOKYO Japan's top oil refiner by sales, JX Holdings, and third-ranked TonenGeneral Sekiyu are set to finalize details on Wednesday for a new merged company to be formed in April 2017.

UPDATE 1-Japan's JX, TonenGeneral set to finalise merger deal on Wednesday 1:31am BST

TOKYO, Aug 30 Japan's top oil refiner by sales, JX Holdings, and third-ranked TonenGeneral Sekiyu are set to finalise details on Wednesday for a new merged company to be formed in April 2017.