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Second big quake hits Japan, people flee onto streets

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least six people, injuring many more and bringing down buildings, media reported, just over a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region.

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Quake stalls manufacturing in southern Japan

Manufacturers including Honda Motor and Sony Corp halted production at plants in southwestern Japan to inspect for any damage from the previous night's earthquake. No major damage was reported.   Honda said i

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Iran, Japan to discuss high-speed rail

Professionals from Iran and Japan will meet next month in Tehran, Iran to discuss technologies for setting up high-speed intercity rail transportation, a report said. Iran has drawn up an $8 billion programme over the next six yea

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Death by overwork on the rise in Japan

Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or "karoshi", a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering "salary man" that is increasingly afflicting young and female

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Death by overwork on the rise in Japan

Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or "karoshi", a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering "salary man" that is increasingly afflicting young and female

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Foxconn seals $3.5bn Sharp takeover deal

Foxconn and Sharp Corp on Saturday formally signed a long-awaited deal that would see the Taiwan firm take control of the Japanese display maker, as executives sought to dispel lingering doubts over whether Sharp can turn around its ebbing fortu

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Foxconn seals $3.5bn Sharp takeover deal

Foxconn and Sharp Corp on Saturday formally signed a long-awaited deal that would see the Taiwan firm take control of the Japanese display maker, as executives sought to dispel lingering doubts over whether Sharp can turn around its ebbing fortu

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Asia shares led lower by Japan, dollar still groggy

Asian shares and the dollar both lost more ground on Friday as investors began the new quarter in a cautious mood, with glimmers of life in China's economy offset by a darkening mood in Japan.   Activity in C

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Dell nears sale of non-core IT services unit

Dell Inc is set to announce an agreement on Monday to sell its non-core information technology consulting division to Japan's NTT Data Corp for $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move will allow

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UAE, Japan sign contracts to collaborate on space initiatives

The UAE, represented by the UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, signed a memoranda of understanding (MoU) and a contract with Japanese institutions, to launch the “Hope Probe” to outer space. Thr

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