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  • Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence
    Japan was clobbered with a one-two punch Friday as weak data and a lacklustre business confidence report underscored the slowdown dragging on the world's number three economy. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:40:19 -0400.
  • Why Japan Should Crush The Yen
    Yesterday we looked at some key markets—some that have recovered nicely following the Brexit news and others that are still down on either safe-haven demand or speculation of economic drags due to the Brexit. ...
    By Bryan Rich.  Forbes.  Fri, 1 Jul 2016 01:37:00 GMT.
  • Foxconn takes over Japan's electronics giant Sharp
    Taiwan's Foxconn officially takes over Japan's Sharp on Friday - how does Japan feel about losing ownership of one of its most well-known electronics brands?
    BBC News.  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:12:36 GMT.
  • Ouvertures des inscriptions pour le 20e Japan Media Arts Festival
    TOKYO, 30 juin 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Le comité exécutif du Japan Media Arts Festival (festival des arts médiatiques du Japon) organise le 20e Japan Media Arts Festival. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:02:00 EDT.
  • Turkey, Japan ink deal to open science-focused university
    Senior officials from Ankara and Tokyo gathered on June 30 to ink a deal for the formation of the Turkish-Japanese Science and Technology University, which will further enrich the historically amicable relations between the two countries
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:09:00 +0200.
  • Another 1.3 Million Vehicles Recalled in Japan for Faulty Takata Airbags
    A number of Japanese automakers announced that they’re recalling up to 1.3 million vehicles in their home country due to faulty Takata airbag inflators, according to a report from Automotive News. ...
    Stefan Ogbac.  Motor Trend.  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:02:36 +0000.
  • Mudslide causes Japan house to topple
    A mudslide in the city of Nagasaki caused a house to topple over after heavy rain pounded southern Japan over the past week.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:30:26 GMT.
  • Africa: Japan, Africa Eye Stronger Trade Ties
    [Citizen] Tokyo -About 150 Japanese companies are expected to participate and extend their businesses in Africa during the sixth Japan and Africa summit set for August in Nairobi, Kenya.
    All Africa.  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:07:16 GMT.
  • Japan Regulator Approves Canon Deal to Buy Toshiba Unit, Warns on Method
    Japan's anti-monopoly regulator has approved Canon Inc's acquisition of Toshiba Corp's medical equipment unit, but issued a warning over the way they carried out the deal, which antitrust experts have called questionable.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:00:28 GMT.
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  • Japan automakers recall 1.3 million cars at home over Takata airbags
    Japanese automakers recalled about 1.3 million cars at home as part of an expanded recall of potentially faulty airbags from Takata, with some planning more recalls overseas that could affect more than 1 million additional cars.  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:32:31 EST.  Subscription required.
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Facts About Japan

Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a constitutional monarchy.  Its capital city is Tokyo; its second largest city is Osaka.  Japan's national currency is the Yen.  In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is the primary language spoken in Japan.

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