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  • Japanese shares tumble on strong yen
    Japanese shares fall more than 3% at the start of trading as yen strength saps the shares in big exporters.
    BBC News.  Mon, 02 May 2016 06:50:59 GMT.
  • Taiwan Vs. Japan: Why Two Allies Are Fighting And What Next
    You don't expect Japan and Taiwan to have a serious fight. The two Asian democracies have gotten along well since World War II and both are aligned with the United States on geopolitics. ...
    By Ralph Jennings.  Forbes.  Mon, 2 May 2016 03:30:00 GMT.
  • Interbooks Announces Launch of "MONONOV" Website on Excellent Japanese SOHO and SMEs
    - Website Offers English-language Reviews of Business Books to World - TOKYO, May 2, 2016 -- Interbooks Co., Ltd. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 02 May 2016 01:00:00 EDT.
  • China makes requirements on improving China-Japan ties
    China on Saturday made requirements on improving bilateral relations and urged Japan to take concrete actions, during Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida's first official visit amid discord of the two countries.
    Xinhua.  2016-05-01.
  • China wants 'cooperation, not confrontation' with Japan
    Beijing wants to establish a relationship with Japan based on "cooperation, not confrontation", China's foreign minister told his Japanese counterpart Saturday. ...
    Yahoo.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:57:47 -0400.
  • Busy Market Week Ends in Losses
    Markets closed a very busy week of earnings and news, highlighted by six Mergers and Acquisitions transactions on Thursday, the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan, weak GDP and disappointing quarterly results from iPhone maker, Apple. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:45:14 -0400.
  • Ito named CEO of Denso International America
    Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:53:10 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Japan to abandon space satellite forever
    Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
    BBC News.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:40:11 GMT.
  • Yen Soars, Stocks Slump as BOJ Holds Policy, Pushes Back Inflation Target
    The Bank of Japan held off from expanding monetary stimulus on Thursday, defying market expectations for action even as soft global demand, an unwelcome rise in the yen and weak consumption threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:33:31 GMT.
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  • Mitsubishi Motors Says Japan Orders Halved
    Mitsubishi Motors Corp said Japanese orders for its cars have halved since it revealed last week it cheated on fuel economy tests, intensifying concerns over its prospects given an already chequered history of scandals. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:38:42 -0400.
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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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