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Japan stocks hit 21-Year High and market expectations PM Shinzo Abe will prevail in election

| Economy & Markets News, News | 10/12/2017

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Nikkei hits another 21-year closing high

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Source: Jiji Press

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The benchmark Nikkei average rose further and marked a fresh 21-year closing high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, boosted by Wall Street’s overnight advance.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 73.45 points, or 0.35 percent, to end at 20,954.72, the best finish since Nov. 29, 1996. The key market gauge extended its winning streak to an eighth session after climbing 57.76 points on Wednesday.

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe promoted Japanese regional cuisine and tourism in New York

| Events, JPOP and Culture Events & Expo | 09/27/2017

CEOs and multinational leaders enjoy regional cuisine from five representative Japanese chefs working in New York.

JNTO Hosts Reception “Taste of Japan – Endless Discovery” Encourages Visits to Japan

Date: Sep 26, 2017
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization

TOKYO, Sept. 26, 2017 — On September 18 (Monday), 2017, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) held a reception promoting the appeal of Japanese regional cuisine, titled “Taste of Japan — Endless Discovery,” in conjunction with an appearance by His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. With some 200 invitees, including members of the U.S. food services industry, international travel services, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic corps, members of the United Nations and others, the event aimed to promote the spread of Japan tourism as well as Japanese food and cuisine culture around the world.

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe will Speech about Abenomics and Investment at New York Stock Exchange in NY

| Events | 09/19/2017

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, to Deliver Speech on Japan’s Economy and Investment-Friendly Reforms at the NYSE on Sept. 20

Date: Sep 19, 2017
Source: NYSE

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the NYSE and deliver a keynote speech on Japan’s economy and investment-friendly reforms. English translation of the speech will be available.

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Japan and EU reach free trade deal (FTA)

| Economy & Markets News, News | 07/08/2017

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EU and Japan reach free trade deal
Date: July 6, 2017
Source: BBC by Damian Grammaticas

The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal.

  • The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas.
  • However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time.
  • Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into Japan.

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Japan and India will to sign agreement for India’s first bullet train

| News, Transportation News | 12/07/2015

Japan's Bullet Train to India

India-Japan to sign a pact for India’s first bullet train
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Source: Business Inside India

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is coming to India on 11th December, and during his tour, he is most likely to finalise an agreement on high-speed train services in India, which means that India can soon get its first ‘Bullet Train‘.

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16.3 mil. foreigners visit Japan this year – Japan likely to hit 2020 tourism goal early

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 11/18/2015

Foreign tourism in Japan over 16 million

Japan Likely to Hit 2020 Tourism Goal Early, Thanks to Chinese Visitors – In the first 10 months of the year, 16.3 million foreign tourists have visited, beating prior full-year record
Date: Nov 18, 2015
Source: The Wall Street Journal by Jun Hongo

TOKYO — Chinese tourists have pushed Japan within reach of its ambitious tourism target—five years ahead of schedule.

Japan has attracted 16.3 million foreign tourists already this year, beating its previous full-year record of 13.4 million as the number of Chinese visitors has more than doubled, according to data released Wednesday by the Japan National Tourism Organization.

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The World’s Fastest Japan’s Maglev Train Could Be Headed to Washington

| News, Transportation News | 11/13/2015

Japan's Maglev Train

The World’s Fastest Train Could Be Headed to Washington
Date: Nov 9, 2015
Source: Bloomberg by Chris Cooper, Kiyotaka Matsuda, Craig Trudell

The U.S. wants to study the feasibility of building a Japanese-designed magnetic-levitation train line between Washington and Baltimore as part of a plan to upgrade the transportation network in the world’s largest economy.

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Shinzo Abe agreed to memorandum of cooperation with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan about several areas including maglev high-speed rail

| News, Transportation News | 06/07/2015

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sits on board a magnetic-levitation (maglev) train at the Yamanashi Maglev Test Track.

Larry Hogan just asked for $28M to develop a maglev train line between Baltimore and D.C.
Date: June 4, 2015
Source: Baltimore Business Journal by Rick Seltzer

Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t just riding a magnetic levitation train in Japan during his trade trip to Asia. His administration is boosting a private effort to build such a super-fast train at home between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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Japan to develop Thai high-speed rail links

| News, Transportation News | 05/26/2015

Thai high-speed rail route

Japan to develop Thai high-speed rail links
Date: May 12, 2015
Source: The Straits Times

BANGKOK – Japan has signalled its intention to help develop three multibillion-dollar high-speed railway routes in Thailand.

Both sides will sign a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) this month on joint development of the Bangkok-to-Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Laem Chabang and Bangkok-to-Sa Kaew rail lines.

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Malaysia PM Najib Razak takes Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai Japan

| News, Transportation News | 05/26/2015

Malaysia PM Najib Razak takes Shinkansen

Najib takes Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai
Date: May 26, 2015
Source: The Malaysian Insider

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today experienced first-hand the Shinkansen, Japan’s renowned bullet train which travels at 320km per hour.

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PM Shinzo Abe says Apple to build R&D center in Yokohama, Japan. It’s one of Abenomics strategy

| Kanagawa News, News, Science and Technology News | 12/09/2014

Apple-Logo

Apple to Open New Research Site in Japan
Date: Dec 9, 2014
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Apple confirmed Tuesday that it would open a new research site in Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe boasted on the campaign trail that the U.S. tech giant planned to step up its investment in the country.

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Japan ready to join hands in building new capital of Andhra Pradesh in India

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 12/02/2014

Andhra Pradesh in India

Chandrababu Naidu wants Andhra Pradesh to shine with help from “land of rising sun”
Date: Dec 1, 2014
Source: indiacom – By Press Trust of India

Hyderabad, Dec 1 : Andhra Pradesh will have Japan’s imprint on development in various spheres, particularly in building the state’s new capital, if plans drawn out by the TDP-led Government fructify.

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Japanese advertising company “Dentsu” announced “2014 Hit Products in Japan” and “2015 Expected Hit Products”

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 11/28/2014

2014 Hit Products in Japan and 2015 Expected Hit Products

Dentsu Announces “2014 Hit Products in Japan”
Date: Nov 27, 2014
Source: Dentsu Inc.

- The movie “Frozen,” talking mascot characters and Tokyo Skytree chosen as the top three -
Dentsu Inc. announced today the release of its “2014 Hit Products in Japan” report. Produced as part of a series that has been chronicling hit products since 1985, the latest report examines major trends that represented the consumer mindset in 2014. It is based on an Internet survey of Japanese consumers carried out in November 2014 by Dentsu Macromill Insight, Inc.

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Investor hopes for a release of fresh economic policies by PM Abe

| Economy & Markets News, News | 11/24/2014

November 21, 2014 - Press Conference by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Tokyo stocks rise on hopes for new economic policies by Abe
Date: Nov 21, 2014
Source: Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) –Tokyo stocks edged higher Friday on investor hopes for a release of fresh economic policies by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later in the day in the wake of the dissolution of the lower house.

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Japan to invest $34 billion for India’s infrastructure projects

| International Cooperation Reports | 09/01/2014

Japan and India

Japan to Double Investment in India Within 5 Years
Date: Sep 1, 2014
Source: The Wall Street Journal – By Mitsuru Obe

TOKYO—Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set an ambitious goal of doubling Japanese investment and the number of Japanese companies in India within five years, as part of an effort by the two countries to strengthen economic and security ties.

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Japanese business delegation visits Ethiopia to explore business opportunities

| Economy & Markets News | 08/31/2014

Ethiopia

Japanese business delegation visits Ethiopia
Date: Aug 29, 2014
Source: NHK World

A group of Japanese business people and government officials has visited Ethiopia to explore opportunities in the East African country. The delegation of about 50 people includes representatives of trading companies and manufacturers.

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Japan govt to launch international economic forum for women

| Economy & Markets News | 08/17/2014

Japan Prime Minister Office

Japan to host meeting of global women leaders
Date: Aug 16, 2014
Source: NHK World

The Japanese government is preparing to launch an international economic forum for women next month.

Tokyo will host the 3-day World Assembly for Women beginning September 12. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to attend.

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IMF offers contrasting recommendations for Asia’s two largest economies, Japan and China

| Economy & Markets News | 08/07/2014

Japan and China

China Urged to Slow, Japan to Speed Up
Date: Aug 4, 2014
Source: The Diplomat – By Anthony Fensom

China should slow growth to prevent a “web of vulnerabilities” crippling its economy, while Japan needs its “third arrow” structural reforms firing faster. The contrasting assessments from the International Monetary Fund have put Beijing and Tokyo on notice amid rising political tensions between Asia’s economic heavyweights.

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Japan to support Brazilian offshore oil drilling and grain transportation

| Energy News, International Cooperation Reports | 08/01/2014

Japan and Brazil

Japan to support Brazilian offshore drilling, infrastructure
Date: Aug 1, 2014
Source: NIKKEI – by OKI NAGAI

BRASILIA, Brazil — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff agreed Friday to pursue cooperation in areas including offshore oil drilling and grain transportation.

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Japanese Govt plans to join shale gas development in Mexico for importing cheap natural gas

| Energy News | 07/25/2014

Japan's Gas Import Routes From US and Mexico

Japan eager to join Mexico shale gas development
Date: Jul 26, 2014
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

The government plans to join shale gas development in Mexico, aiming to start imports of the cheap natural gas in the mid-2020s, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

At a summit meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to be held Saturday in Mexico, they are expected to reach an agreement to strengthen bilateral energy cooperation, according to sources.

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Japan to support Brazil for improving infrastructure, including transportation networks for agricultural products and ports

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 07/12/2014

Japan and Brazil

Japan to provide broad support to Brazil’s agricultural industry
Date: Jul 12, 2014
Source: Kyodo News

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japanese government plans to provide broad support to Brazil’s agricultural industry will be a focus when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during an upcoming trip to five Latin American nations, sources close to the matter said Saturday.

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Japan to extend 600 billion yen in aid to Bangladesh for developing Infrastructure

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 05/26/2014

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Bangladesh to get 600 billion yen Japanese aid
Date: May 26, 2014
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

TOKYO, May 26, 2014 (BSS)- Japan has expressed its commitment to providing up to 600 billion yen of assistance to Bangladesh from this year by fully taking into account the proper and smooth implementation of projects.

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe described achievements of Abenomics so far in the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting

| Economy & Markets News, News | 05/07/2014

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe - OECD Ministerial Council Meeting

OECD Ministerial Council Meeting – Keynote Speech by Prime Minister Abe
Date: May 6, 2014
Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet

1. Introduction: The time for change is now

Secretary-General Gurría, thank you very much for such a gracious introduction. I had the honor of welcoming you to Tokyo last month, and today we have come to meet again in Paris. I am extremely pleased that we were able to reconfirm the deep bonds of friendship between Japan and the OECD.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos

| Economy & Markets News | 01/10/2014

the World Economic Forum in Davos

Abe to attend Davos economic forum
Date: Jan 10 2014
Source: NHK WORLD

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to attend this year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that Abe will deliver a keynote address at the event’s opening session on January 22nd. No Japanese prime minister has ever made such a speech at the forum.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive policies are forging an escape from deflation

| Business & Economy | 11/28/2013

Abenomics

Rising inflation, output points to Japan recovery
Date: Nov 29, 2013
Source: Reuters – By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japanese consumer inflation accelerated to a five-year high in October and a narrower price measure increased at its fastest pace in 15 years, more evidence that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive policies are forging an escape from deflation.

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World’s 5 Hottest Stock Markets – No.1 Japan: +34%

| Business & Economy | 07/17/2013

Tokyo Stock Exchange Building

World’s 5 Hottest Stock Markets
Date: April 28 2013
Source: CNNMoney

  1. Japan: +34%
  2. United Arab Emirates: +28%
  3. Argentina: +27%
  4. Kuwait: +23%
  5. Philippines: +20%

Japan’s stock market has been surging since November thanks to new stimulus measures that are expected to pull Japan out of the deflationary spiral it’s been in for nearly two decades.

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The Growth Strategy of Abenomics: An Inside View of the Third Arrow

| Economy & Markets News, News | 06/16/2013

Japanese PM Abe Shinzo

The Growth Strategy of Abenomics: An Inside View of the Third Arrow
Event Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Prime Minister Abe’s three arrows of Abenomics—bold monetary policy; flexible fiscal policy; and a growth strategy—have attracted much attention from all over the world.

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Japan Most Favored Nation in Poll Showing Abe Optimism

| Business & Economy | 05/18/2013

Japenese Prime: Minister Abe Shinzo

Japan Most Favored Nation in Poll Showing Abe Optimism
Source: BLOOMBERG
By Shamim Adam – May 17, 2013 1:16 AM PT

Investors are more confident in a Japanese leader than any time since at least September 2010, with optimism about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policies exceeding that for counterparts in the U.S., Europe and China.

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