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Japan exports accelerate in May, trade protectionism remains a risk

TOKYO Japan's exports rose in May at the fastest pace in four months thanks to increased shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment in a sign that global demand is gaining strength.

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Factbox - Colombia vs. Japan 17 Jun 2018

Colombia play Japan in a World Cup Group H match on Tuesday.

FACTBOX-Soccer-Colombia v Japan 17 Jun 2018

June 17 Colombia play Japan in a World Cup Group H match on Tuesday.

PREVIEW-Soccer-Revved up Colombia look to squash Japan in opening game 17 Jun 2018

June 17 Boosted by 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez and top scorer Radamel Falcao, a confident Colombia will be looking to demolish low-ranked Japan on Tuesday before moving on to tougher Group H rivals Poland and Senegal.

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Japanese princess to visit World Cup in Russia - report 17 Jun 2018

MOSCOW Japan's Princess Takamado will arrive in Russia on Monday to watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup, the Kyodo news agency reported, marking the first visit to Russia by a Japanese royal in over 100 years.

Japanese princess to visit World Cup in Russia - report 17 Jun 2018

MOSCOW, June 17 Japan's Princess Takamado will arrive in Russia on Monday to watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup, the Kyodo news agency reported, marking the first visit to Russia by a Japanese royal in over 100 years.