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UPDATE 3-World's largest pension fund halts stock lending to short sellers

03 Dec 2019

TOKYO, Dec 3 Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, has suspended stock lending for short selling, calling the practice inconsistent with its responsibilities as a long-term investor.

A year after arrest, Ghosn seeks trial date, access to evidence

19 Nov 2019

TOKYO A year after his arrest, Nissan ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn remains stuck in Tokyo under stringent bail conditions and without a trial date as he seeks access to a trove of Nissan emails and other evidence to fight charges of financial misconduct.

Japan hosts first fully-fledged arms show looking for an edge in tech

18 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan's first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday, creating a forum that Japan's government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean.

Japan hosts first fully-fledged arms show looking for an edge in tech

18 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Nov 18 Japan's first ever fully fledged arms show opened on Monday, creating a forum that Japan's government hopes will help it tap technology it needs to counter threats posed by China and North Korean.

Aiming at Olympic boom, Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu

30 Oct 2019

TOKYO On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate. | Video

Japanese flood disaster frays resilience of elderly victims

16 Oct 2019

DATE, Japan When a river in Japan's Fukushima prefecture overflowed on Sunday at the height of Typhoon Hagibis, 700 homes were flooded, many belonging to elderly residents too frail to clean up and repair their water-logged houses.

Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people

16 Oct 2019

DATE, Japan Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, many drowned by flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks.

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

16 Oct 2019

KORIYAMA, Japan The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. | Video

Exclusive: As North Korea expands arsenal, Japan's missile defense shield faces unforeseen costs - sources

27 Sep 2019

TOKYO Additional tests may add at least $500 million to Japan's price tag for two U.S.-built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types, four government and defense sources said.

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