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  • Searching for the next Apple? Citi says look East
    Investors who missed out on Apple's turnaround should eye Japan and Korea's low-valued, "cash-hoarding" companies, according to analysts at Citi.
    Yahoo.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:20:03 GMT.
  • Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks
    India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:44:25 GMT.
  • VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo
    India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:56:42 GMT.
  • Yamaha Motor Releases Entertaining "RevTranslator" App of English Version
    IWATA, Japan, Sept. 1, 2014 -- - App Enables Engines to "Talk" with Owners - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 EDT.
  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted Japan's government and business leaders Monday, winning pledges of help for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.
    Miami Herald.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:46 EDT.
  • Indian PM Modi to Set Up Team for Japan to Enhance Business Ties
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi September 1 sought Japan's help for clean energy, skill development and announced setting up a special management team in his office to facilitate trade between the two countries. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:33:28 -0400.
  • Anti-Japanese War archives cover defense of Nanking
    The eighth part of an archive series on the Anti-Japanese War on Monday covered the Battle of Nanking, in which Japanese troops overcame Chinese defense and started the world-shaking massacre.
    Xinhua.  2014-09-01.
  • A New Technology To Help Visually Impaired Shoppers Is Being Tested By IBM in Brazil
    Imagine you are a tourist in a foreign country, with a different alphabet, in Japan, say. You see a vending machine, but you are not able to know which products are being sold, because you can't read the names.
    By Federico Guerrini.  Forbes.  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:42:00 GMT.
  • Why GM struggles in Japan
    Selling General Motors' U.S.-built vehicles in Japan has never been easy and these days it is harder than ever. ...  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Japan Consumer Inflation Reaches 3.3%
    Factoring in the effects of a sales tax increase in April, the rate is still below the central bank’s target of 2 percent.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:54:59 GMT.
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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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