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Vietnam asks Japan for vessels to strengthen coastguard

HANOI, May 5 Vietnam has asked Japan to provide vessels to strengthen its coastguard, a Japanese official said on Thursday, in the latest sign of growing ties among the states locked in maritime rows with China.

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Japan PM Abe - Will take action against excessive yen rises 2:37pm BST

LONDON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday Tokyo will take appropriate action against excessive, speculative yen rises that could hurt the country's export-reliant companies.

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Japanese drugmaker Daiichi wins damages from former Ranbaxy owners 2:13pm BST

MUMBAI The former owners of Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories have been ordered by an arbitration court to pay damages worth 25.63 billion rupees ($385 million) to Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd, they said on Thursday.

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China weightage slashed in new JPMorgan Asia credit index 11:07am BST

HONG KONG U.S. investment bank JPMorgan has launched a new Asia ex-Japan credit index designed to reduce concentration risk by limiting the amount outstanding that can be included in its benchmark from each of the eligible countries.

BRIEF-Fitch - Japan's negative rates struggling to find traction 4:40am BST

* Fitch - "Too early to assess effectiveness of negative interest rate policy in combating deflation"

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Goromaru dropped from Reds squad for Crusaders clash 3:08am BST

SYDNEY Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru has been dropped by the Queensland Reds for their clash with the Canterbury Crusaders on Friday, the first time the World Cup hero has been dumped from the matchday squad in a humbling debut season in Super Rugby.