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Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

MELBOURNE Japan's Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time on Saturday, leaving the host nation without a contender for the Australian Open women's title.

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SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from govt-backed upstarts 19 Jan 2018

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp's expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns.

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SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from govt.-backed upstarts 19 Jan 2018

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp's expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns.

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Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo 19 Jan 2018

FRANKFURT Finland's Nokia said on Friday it signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country's mobile subscribers.

BRIEF-Japan Lifeline says exercise of options 19 Jan 2018

* Says 4,000 units of its 2nd series options were exercised to 800,000 shares of its common stock at 2,254 yen per share, on Jan. 19

JGBs steady to slightly firmer as BOJ operations draw limited interest 19 Jan 2018

TOKYO, Jan 19 Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly firmer on Friday after the results of the Bank of Japan's bond purchase showed limited selling interest.