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Tencent unit China Literature launches up to $1.1 billion HK IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Literature Ltd, China's largest online publishing and e-book company, launched an initial public offering for up to $1.1 billion on Monday, seeking funds for acquisitions and to expand its digital publishing business.

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Japan shares at two-decade top, yen at three-month low on Abe win

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc gave a green light for more super-easy policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain's constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the region.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japan shares at two-decade top, yen at 3-mth low on Abe win

* Nikkei highest since 1996, yen down after Abe wins election

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BRIEF-Blackrock sees Japanese election result as mild positive for Japanese equities

* Sees Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's LDP's victory as mild positive for Japanese equities

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

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Mammoth typhoon barrels toward Japan

A mammoth typhoon is closing in on Japan, hurling dangerous winds and threatening to cause major flooding and mudslides.

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after ruling bloc election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest serving premier and reenergizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

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Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan's main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

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BRIEF-PM Abe says govt will work with business sector to restore lost trust in Japan manufacturing

* Japan PM Abe: government will work with business sector to restore lost trust in japan manufacturing, when asked about Kobe Steel data falsification Further coverage: (Reporting By Leika Kihara)

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Election Risk Pays Off for Shinzo Abe of Japan as Party Appears to Win Big

Early projections of a victory on Sunday would help the prime minister consolidate power and fuel his hopes to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.

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Japanese PM on track for landslide election victory, exit polls show

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears on course to win a decisive third term and to become the country's longest-serving leader, exit polls show.

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Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc on track for big win in election: TV exit polls

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially reenergizing a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.

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Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precaution

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary measure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland, a spokesman said.

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, tens of thousands advised to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared toward the coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds on a national election day.

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting rail services on a national election day.

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Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centers: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data center operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centers in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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The Look: Traveling Across Japan

Hiroyuki Ito, a photographer who grew up in Tokyo, wanted to see more of his country. So he spent two months this summer documenting interesting moments.

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Japan Ranks Low in Female Lawmakers. An Election Won’t Change That.

Fewer than one in five of the 1,180 candidates running in Sunday’s election for the lower house of parliament are women.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centres: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 bln in data centres -media

TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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Rockets strike downtown Kabul, no casualties reported

KABUL (Reuters) - As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning, Afghan security officials said.

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Democratic billionaire launches $10M campaign to impeach Trump

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WRAPUP2-Japan's Kobe Steel says violated statutory standards, losing customers

* Statutory standards violated - company (Adds details, comments, property auction)

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Trump fundraising arm launches National Anthem petition

A fundraising committee backing President Donald Trump has launched a petition calling for supporters to be counted among those who believe in standing for the National Anthem.

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Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

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Japan's Kobe Steel says violated statutory standards, losing customers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd sank deeper into crisis on Friday as the embattled company said it had lost some customers to competitors because of widespread data falsification that had extended to its mainstream steel sheet business.

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WRAPUP 1-Japan's Kobe Steel says violated statutory standards, losing customers

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd sank deeper into crisis on Friday as the embattled company said it had lost some customers to competitors because of widespread data falsification that had extended to its mainstream steel sheet business.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel launching crunch German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday begins the first full round of talks on forming a three-way "Jamaica" coalition that she needs to work or else risk her time in power coming to an end after 12 years.

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BRIEF-Global Ship Lease launches secured notes offering of $360 mln

* Global Ship Lease Inc says ‍it has launched an offering of first priority secured notes due 2022 in an aggregate principal amount of $360 million​

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Japan insurer Sompo sees about $620 mln loss from Americas disasters

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Japanese insurer Sompo Holdings Inc estimated losses of about 70 billion yen ($620 million) as of Friday from payments related to natural disasters that occurred in August and September in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Japanese billionaire wants to invest $880b

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Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

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Japan’s Young Workers Get a Lift, and Its Leaders Profit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands to benefit in Sunday’s elections because wage growth and a tight job market have demoted the economy as a campaign issue.

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Japan government wants to get actively involved in Kobe Steel issue: trade minister

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government wants to get actively involved in the issue of Kobe Steel's data fabrications, Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, said on Friday.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate at end-March 2019: Asahi

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries, the Asahi newspaper reported on Friday.

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Inside Japan's pimped up trucks

Junichi Tajima's truck looks like a kitsch hotel on wheels. An antique chandelier hangs from above, while the interior is lined with black velvet and embroidered with golden flowers.

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Facebook to launch news subscription feature, some big names opt out

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers' own websites.

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UPDATE 2-Nissan to suspend domestic production of cars for Japan market

* Nissan, Kobe Steel scandals raise questions about Japan quality (Adds CEO comment, details on misconduct)

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Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider Near Earth Autonomy

(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones.

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BRIEF-J C Penney to launch smartwatches in 245 stores and JCPenney.com​

* J C Penney Company Inc - ‍beginning Oct. 30, company is launching selection of smartwatches in 245 stores and JCPenney.com​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nissan to suspend domestic production of cars for Japan market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall, it said on Thursday.

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TSMC sees on-quarter revenue growth at 10 pct ahead of iPhone X launch

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said demand from mobile device makers is likely to push October-December revenue growth to 10 percent from three months prior, in a quarter when client Apple Inc begins sales of its iPhone X.

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Japan carmakers vouch for safety of Kobe Steel's aluminum parts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Four Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd , allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

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Japan finance sector to reap digital currency benefits, says MUFG chief

TOKYO (Reuters) - The chief executive of Japan's largest bank expects new business opportunities to appear as digital currencies allow collection of data on how people use their money.

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Nissan says to suspend all Japanese car production

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan said on Thursday it was suspending all car production in Japan after finding that some final vehicle checks were still being carried out by uncertified inspectors at three of its plants.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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Japan carmakers vouch for safety of some Kobe Steel parts; company future uncertain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

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Did Japan just ban tattoo artists?

Black is a color you won't find on the walls of Ron Sugano's tattoo parlor in the upmarket Meguro district of south-west Tokyo, where quaint geometric houses line quiet streets.

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'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge.

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Toyota, other Japanese carmakers say hoods containing Kobe Steel aluminum are safe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday confirmed the safety of aluminum components made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that Kobe's falsified quality data had compromised the safety of the products.

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Toshiba probed by Japan securities watchdog over results filing: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting in its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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Japan transport ministry considering checks of cars, trains using Kobe Steel products: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's transport ministry is considering convening a meeting to probe the safety of automobiles, trains and planes using products from scandal-hit Kobe Steel Ltd, Kyodo reported on Thursday.

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Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting practices for the last business year to see if it properly handled the losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting practices for the last business year to see if it properly handled the losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-CME Group and Japan Exchange Group enter into agreement to launch Japanese YEN-denominated topix futures contract on CME ‍​

* CME Group and Japan Exchange Group enter into agreement to launch Japanese yen-denominated topix futures contract on cme ‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Anthem launches new PBM business, signs pact with CVS Health

(Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday it signed a five-year agreement with drug retailer CVS Health Corp to support its newly launched pharmacy benefit management business.

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SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster.

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China to struggle to launch nationwide carbon market in 2017: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to launch its long-awaited nationwide carbon trading scheme this year as planned, an official from the country's state planner said on Wednesday.

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Underdog center-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - A new center-left party pledging to bring "bottom up" democracy to Japan may prove the surprise success story of an election on Sunday, although the party is forecast to win a mere sliver of seats compared to Prime Minister Shinto Abe's ruling bloc.

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Japan ruling coalition seen winning around two-thirds majority: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition is on track for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday's general election, a survey by Kyodo news agency showed, as its conservative rival led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike appeared to lose momentum.

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Japan Inc wants Abe election win, but smaller majority

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to stay in power in this Sunday's national election but about two-thirds want it to lose seats, a Reuters poll found.

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Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat

(Reuters) - Snap Inc , parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBCUniversal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.

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US launches investigation into deadly Niger ambush

The Defense Department is conducting an initial review of the mission in Niger and the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.

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Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

(Reuters) - Alphabet's Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.

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'Vanishing village' looks to Japan's LDP for survival

NANMOKU, Japan (Reuters) - Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday's national election in Japan, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is...

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Japan's "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.

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Japan's Kansai Electric to scrap two aging nuke reactors: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co is likely to decommission two aging reactors at Ohi nuclear plant because of the high costs meeting new safety standards set after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei business daily said on Tuesday.

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Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, the shrine said on Tuesday.

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Activist investor RBR launching campaign to break up Credit Suisse: FT

(Reuters) - Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors is launching a campaign for breaking up Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG into three parts, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

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Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.

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Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

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Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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In first, scientists detect light from gravitational wave source

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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In first, scientists detect gravitational waves and light from star collision

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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Iraq launches advance on Kurdish territory, seizes Kirkuk outskirts

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's central government forces launched an advance early on Monday into territory held by Kurds, seizing a swathe of countryside surrounding the oil city of Kirkuk in a bold military response to a Kurdish vote last month on independence.

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JPMorgan launches payments network using blockchain technology

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it launched a new payment processing network that uses blockchain technology, in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.

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Japan ruling bloc heads for big election win despite voter distaste for PM Abe: poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on track for a big win in Sunday's general election - even though almost half the country's voters don't want him to keep his job, a media survey showed on Monday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Death of Liberalism in Japan

Whatever happens in Sunday’s election, a new conservative two-party system has emerged.

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North Korea revives threat to launch missiles toward Guam

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles toward the US territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the US would compel Pyongyang to take action.

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To Court Workers, Japanese Firms Try Being More Gay-Friendly

A combination of evolving social attitudes and competition for talent is forcing companies in Japan to become more welcoming to gay employees.

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Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website.

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BRIEF-Facebook Inc says officially launching food ordering service directly on facebook‍​

* Facebook says officially launching the ability to order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook‍​

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Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

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BRIEF-Inotek files for preliminary proxy statement for proposed merger with Rocket Pharmaceuticals

* Inotek Pharmaceuticals announces filing of preliminary proxy statement for proposed merger with clinical-stage gene therapy company, Rocket Pharmaceuticals

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Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people.

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Viacom launches TV ads in dispute with Charter

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc , parent of networks including MTV and Nickelodeon, launched TV ads this week urging its viewers to call customer service at cable company Spectrum ahead of a deadline that may result in a costly blackout for 16.6 million customers.

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BRIEF-Time Inc partners with Google to launch Adapt Video

* Time inc. Partners with google to launch adapt, new, innovative native video advertising tool

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Bitcoin rockets above $5,000 to all-time high

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market.

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Motorcycling: Nozane replaces stricken Folger for Japanese MotoGP

(Reuters) - Local rider Kohta Nozane will replace Jonas Folger for Sunday's Japanese MotoGP race at Motegi after the German suffered a mystery energy-sapping illness, the Tech3 Yamaha team said on Thursday.

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Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming.

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Japan to propose changes to beef import safeguards in talks with U.S.: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will propose changes to its safeguard mechanism on frozen U.S. beef imports that will shorten review periods and allow importers to voluntarily lower import volumes to prevent tariffs from automatically kicking in, two government sources said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Karyopharm and Ono Pharmaceutical sign exclusive license agreement to develop and commercialize Selinexor and KPT-8602 in Japan and other countries in Asia

* Karyopharm and Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. sign exclusive license agreement to develop and commercialize Selinexor and KPT-8602 in Japan and other countries in Asia

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Bain Capital leads the charge as Japan's private equity dealmaking picks up

HONG KONG/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital is planning on further ramping up its dealmaking in Japan after it came out on top in the recent battle to purchase Toshiba's semiconductors arm and as it bids to buy out Japan's third-largest advertising agency, Asatsu-DK (ADK).

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Kobe Steel CEO says data-cheating may have spread beyond Japan as government orders probe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel's CEO said on Thursday the firm's data-fabrication may have spread beyond Japan, as he was ordered by the government to report on how the misconduct occurred and address safety concerns that have sparked a scare along global supply chains.

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BRIEF-Japan's JERA to buy stake in gas-fired U.S. power project

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Japan's JERA Co, a fuel joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power :

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Toyota plans to halve Japan car models by 2025: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is planning to halve the number of cars it sells in Japan to about 30 by 2025 as it consolidates its portfolio in the shrinking market to focus on more popular models, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

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Personal Journeys: Seeking Solitude in Japan’s Mountain Monasteries

Koyasan is one of the premier destinations for Buddhist pilgrims in Japan. As its popularity peaks, can it still be enjoyed by a visitor seeking quietude?

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Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, 'Oculus Go'

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, unlike its Oculus Rift product, which allows for mobile uses, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

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India, Japan to team up to get more flexible LNG deals

* Indian cabinet approves proposal to sign cooperation memorandum

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BRIEF-YEXT LAUNCHES YEXT FOR FOOD TO MAKE MENUS VISIBLE ACROSS INTELLIGENT SEARCH

* YEXT LAUNCHES YEXT FOR FOOD TO MAKE MENUS VISIBLE ACROSS INTELLIGENT SEARCH Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan's MUFG to automate operations to free bankers for wealthy clients

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) plans to automate 30 percent of operations at its core banking unit by 2024, using software robots and artificial intelligence for paperwork that would otherwise take 9,500 employees to process.

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Japan PM's ruling bloc seen nearing 2/3 majority in Oct 22 lower house poll: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc could come close to keeping its two-thirds "super" majority in an Oct. 22 lower house election, defying some predictions of heavy losses and bolstering his grip on power, a survey published by the Nikkei business daily on Wednesday showed.

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Japan sees growing signs of La Nina emerging as Pacific Ocean waters near equator cool

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau projected on Wednesday that there are growing signs of a La Niña pattern emerging as sea water temperatures being monitored near the equator in the Pacific Ocean are now cooler than their benchmark levels.

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Alibaba launches $15 billion overseas R&D drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [BABA.N], is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research hubs as the deep-pocketed firm looks to compete with global leaders in e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology.

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Alibaba launches $15 bln overseas R&D drive

BEIJING, Oct 11 (Reuters) - China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research hubs as the deep-pocketed firm looks to compete with global leaders in e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology.

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UPDATE 1-Japan's Q4 aluminium premium slides up to 21 pct from Q3 - sources

* Producers' initial proposals were at $100-110/T (Adds comments, details)

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U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday amid high tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, South Korea's military said.

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Kobe Steel’s Falsified Data Is Another Blow to Japan’s Reputation

Employees altered inspection certificates to meet specifications, setting off a rush by Toyota, Boeing and others to see if they had used the raw materials.

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BRIEF-Hyatt plans for joint Hyatt Centric, Hyatt House hotels in Japan

* HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE FIRST JOINT HYATT CENTRIC AND HYATT HOUSE HOTELS IN JAPAN

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Japan's Koike: a political paradox shakes things up ahead of poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Yuriko Koike says she went into politics to be a player, not a bystander.

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Wal-Mart launches $20 billion buyback plan

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday unveiled a $20 billion share buyback plan and forecast U.S. online sales to increase by about 40 percent in the fiscal year ending January 2019.

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Kobe Steel's data-fabrication stuns Japanese manufacturers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government sought on Tuesday to contain the fallout from the disclosure by the nation’s third-biggest steel maker, Kobe Steel Ltd , that it had fabricated data on components used in cars, aircraft and space rockets, sending shock waves through the Japanese manufacturing sector.

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Cost-cutting VW shrinks dealer network, launches online sales

MUNICH (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to shrink its European dealer network and introduce online sales as the cost-cutting automaker adjusts to changing purchasing habits in the digital age.

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Panasonic expects autonomous driving system launch in 2022

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp's autonomous driving system is expected to be launched in commercial vehicles as early as in 2022, in a move that will likely help the Japanese company narrow its gap with rival suppliers in a highly competitive market.

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Japan launches fourth satellite for high-precision GPS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth.

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Election campaigning underway in Japan as Abe takes on Hope

TOKYO (Reuters) - Election campaigning in Japan began in earnest on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking to repel an upstart new party that has pledged to rid the government of cronyism in a challenge to Abe's near-five year hold on power.

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Japan's Abe takes aim at new parties in opening shots of election campaign

TOKYO (Reuters) - Election campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aiming to shake off suspected cronyism scandals and repulse the challenge from an upstart new party to extend his near-five year hold on power.

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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UPDATE 1-Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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BRIEF-JD.com launches luxury e-commerce platform Toplife

* ‍launch of toplife, a new online shopping platform to give high-end global brands a way to reach affluent chinese customers directly Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches Amazon series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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Seeking to relaunch social agenda, UK's May to address racial disparity

LONDON (Reuters) - Ethnic minorities in Britain have a lower employment rate than white people and are under-represented in senior public sector jobs, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, releasing the findings of a government audit on racial disparity.

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Alphabet launches U.S. ad campaign to promote driverless car safety

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo and several groups are launching a campaign aimed at convincing skeptical Americans of what they say is the value and safety of driverless cars, as Congress considers how it will regulate the technology.

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BRIEF-DARPA awards contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne

* DARPA awards Aerojet Rocketdyne contract to develop Hypersonic Advanced Full Range Engine

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NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

CRAIOVA, Romania (Reuters) - NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

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What’s that smell? Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have answered one of nature’s most pungent questions: what gives the world’s smelliest fruit its distinctive aroma.

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Pope to get closer to heavens with call to space station

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will get closer to the heavens this month when he puts in a call to the International Space Station.

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The New Generation of Japanese Accommodations

A prehistoric hut, a 19th-century samurai’s dwelling, a traditional farmhouse: These new stays go far beyond Tokyo (and the ryokan, too).

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NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO launches a new multinational force in Romania on Monday in its latest step to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

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Gymnastics: Japan's Shirai uses narrow win for second gold in Montreal

(Reuters) - Japan's Kenzo Shirai won his second gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when he claimed the men's vault title by a mere 0.001 in Montreal on Sunday.

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Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Sunday it destroyed an outpost belonging to the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Gaza militants fired a rocket toward Israel.

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In Trailblazing Tokyo Governor, Japan Meets Its Great Disrupter

Yuriko Koike and her new party could derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid for a record-setting tenure in office, though she isn’t yet running herself.

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Goffin downs Mannarino to win Japan Open title

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Belgian David Goffin beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-5 in the Japan Open final in Tokyo on Sunday to win his second title in as many weeks and first ATP 500 trophy.

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Japan's Koike says her party offers centrist choice to voters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Sunday her new party aims to offer voters a “middle of the fairway” choice, seeking to differentiate her group from ruling, conservative Liberal Democratic Party and smaller, left-leaning opposition parties.

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Motor racing: Hamilton wins in Japan to take 59 point lead over Vettel

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton moved within reach of a fourth Formula One world championship on Sunday after winning a Japanese Grand Prix that saw Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel retire with engine problems.

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Vettel's title hopes suffer huge blow in Japan

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel suffered the agony of another retirement on Sunday as his Formula One title hopes disappeared almost over the horizon.

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Mannarino upsets Cilic, to face Goffin in Japan Open final

(Reuters) - Unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino upset top seed Marin Cilic 6-7(5) 6-4 6-0 in the Japan Open semi-finals on Saturday to reach his first ATP 500 final.

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Nevada trial of Cliven Bundy postponed after Las Vegas massacre

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Nevada postponed the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy for his role in an armed standoff with U.S. government agents, after defense lawyers argued that the Las Vegas mass shooting could influence jurors, his attorney said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. ITC ends probes into titanium sponge from Kazakhstan, Japan

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it voted to end its probe into whether titanium sponge imports from Japan and Kazakhstan are injuring U.S. producers, saying it had not found harm in its preliminary investigations.

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U.S. ITC ends probes into titanium sponge from Kazakhstan, Japan

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it voted to end its probe into whether titanium sponge imports from Japan and Kazakhstan are injuring U.S. producers, saying it had not found harm in its preliminary investigations.

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Japan's new party vows to scrap over-reliance on fiscal, monetary steps

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new party on Friday unveiled an election platform that seeks to distance her "Yurinomics" policies from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive stimulus, by cutting reliance on fiscal spending and monetary easing.

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Motor racing: Mercedes’ Bottas set for gearbox penalty in Japan

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 6 - Valtteri Bottas is set to drop five places on the grid for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as the result of an unscheduled gearbox change on his Mercedes. Rules say a driver has to use one gearbox for six straight races.

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Cilic powers into Japan Open semi-finals

(Reuters) - Top seed Marin Cilic strolled into the Japan Open semi-finals with a dominant 6-2 6-0 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Friday.

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Airbus submitted best bid in Turkish satellite tender - minister

ISTANBUL, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Airbus has submitted the best bid in a tender to build Turkish satellites, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Friday.

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Quake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes off eastern Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck off the eastern coast of Japan on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Japan ad agency Dentsu fined for making employees do too much overtime

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc has been slapped with a fine of some 500,000 yen ($4,426.35) after a Tokyo court ruled it had made employees work overtime beyond legal limits.

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Japan transport ministry finds flawed procedures at five Nissan plants

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's transport ministry on Friday said inspections at five of six plants making Nissan Motor Co Ltd cars found stamps of certified technicians on documents signing off checks by non-certified technicians on vehicles for the domestic market.

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Japan ad agency Dentsu fined for making employees do too much overtime: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc has been slapped with a fine of some 500,000 yen ($44,000) after a Tokyo court ruled that it had made employees work overtime beyond legal limits, local media reported.

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'Who's Kazuo Ishiguro?' Japan asks, but celebrates Nobel author as its own

TOKYO (Reuters) - Minutes after Japanese-born Briton Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, Japanese took to Twitter to ask: "Who (the heck) is Kazuo...

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Japan ministry says unauthorized staff certified cars at five Nissan plants

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii said on Friday that unauthorized technicians had been found certifying vehicles at five Nissan Motor Co plants that the ministry has been inspecting.

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DNA confirms amazing Australian isle insect not extinct after all

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When black rats invaded Lord Howe Island after the 1918 wreck of the steamship Makambo, they wiped out numerous native species on the small Australian isle in the Tasman Sea including a big, flightless insect that resembled a stick.

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BRIEF-OHB SE says EU orders 4 Galileo satellites for EUR158 mln​

* dgap-adhoc: OHB SE: European commission orders a further four Galileo satellites from OHB System AG

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Hops meet halos: Brussels church launches own beer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brussels church that was nearly forced to close its doors for lack of parishioners has turned to the Belgian brewing tradition and launched a new beer in order to raise more...

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Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime

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BRIEF-Mylan launches first AP-rated generic Avelox injection

* Mylan NV - ‍announced U.S. launch of Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride, first AP-rated generic version of Bayer's Avelox ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Raonic crashes out of Japan Open with new injury

(Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic pulled out of the Japan Open with a calf strain on Thursday, just two days after returning from a seven-week layoff that followed surgery on his left wrist.

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UPDATE 2-Nippon Life in talks to buy MassMutual Japan unit in bancassurance push -sources

* MassMutual's bancassurance channels valuable to Nippon Life

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BRIEF-Natco Pharma's marketing partner Mylan launches generic glatiramer acetate in U.S.

* Says marketing partner mylan launches generic glatiramer acetate in U.S. Market Source text - http://bit.ly/2xUtxo0 Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-3M Co announced opening of new 3M design center in Japan

* 3M Co announced opening of a new 3M design center in Japan Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nippon Life in talks to buy majority of MassMutual Japan unit -sources

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Nippon Life Insurance Co is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S.-based MassMutual Financial Group's Japan unit, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said on Thursday.

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Group of U.S. lawmakers launch new drive on sentencing reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would lessen prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders, reviving a similar effort that failed to become law last year.

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UPDATE 3-Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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Bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers launch new drive on sentencing reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would lessen prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders, after a similar criminal justice reform package failed to become law last year.

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BRIEF-Mylan confirms U.S. Launch of first generic for Copaxone 40 mg/ml 3-times-a-week

* Mylan confirms U.S. Launch of first generic for Copaxone 40 mg/ml 3-times-a-week and generic for Copaxone 20 mg/ml once-daily

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Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge in devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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Google launches Mini Home, Pixelbook and PixelPhones

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday launched a range of products, including an upgraded Chromebook named Pixelbook, Google Home Mini and second generation of Pixel smartphones.

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UPDATE 3-Honda to cut Japanese production by a quarter as domestic sales stagnate

* Says slimmed down operations will allow more focus on EVs (Adds industry context)

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BRIEF-Teva comments on anticipated at-risk U.S. Launch of generic Glatiramer Acetate

* Teva comments on anticipated at-risk U.S. Launch of generic Glatiramer Acetate 40mg/ml and launch of generic Glatiramer Acetate 20mg/ml

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Microscope trailblazers win chemistry Nobel for 'freeze framing' life

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action.

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Microscope trailblazers win 2017 Nobel Chemistry Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules.

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Ferrari says Vettel's gearbox is good for Japan

(Reuters) - Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel was given some good news on Wednesday after his Ferrari team ruled out a gearbox change that would have incurred a grid penalty at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Trump, Japan PM Abe to hold phone talks Wednesday: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to convey his condolences after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and to discuss North Korea's weapons programs, a Japanese government source said.

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Japan transport ministry raids two Nissan plants over improper checks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out spot inspections at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co Ltd vehicles as part of a probe into final checks, days after irregularities forced the automaker to recall 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.

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UPDATE 2-Japan transport ministry raids two Nissan plants over improper checks

* Ministry says inspected two more plants over improper checks

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Hong Kong, Japanese stocks boost Asia on optimism over global growth

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese and Hong Kong share markets led Asian stocks higher on Wednesday, with the Chinese central bank's weekend move to free up more liquidity boosting sentiment as the world's second-largest economy grows at a steady pace.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Hong Kong, Japanese stocks boost Asia on optimism over global growth

* HK China Enterprises Index climbed to the highest since Aug.2015

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CORRECTED-Nikkei extends 2-year highs on upbeat global outlook, Japan Display rallies

TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to two-year highs on Wednesday, supported by an upbeat outlook for the global economy, while Japan Display rallied on a report that it had developed methods to mass-produce OLED panels at a low cost.

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Japan transport ministry says raided two Nissan plants over improper checks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Transport Ministry said on Wednesday it had conducted raids at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co cars, in addition to four checks performed last week as part of a probe into unauthorized vehicle inspections.

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UPDATE 1-Japan transport ministry says raided 2 Nissan plants over improper checks

* Ministry says performs more inspections over improper checks

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Japan Display shares soar on report it will mass-produce OLED panels

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Japan Display Inc jumped as much as 24 percent on Wednesday after the Nikkei business daily reported the company had developed a way to mass-produce lower-cost organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens and would start as early as in 2019.

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Japan transport ministry says raided 2 Nissan plants over improper checks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Transport Ministry said on Wednesday it had conducted raids at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co cars as part of a probe into unauthorized vehicle inspections.

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Japanese shares scale two year peak on auto rally; dollar slips

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese shares climbed on Wednesday led by auto stocks as U.S. demand for cars ballooned following damage from recent hurricanes, while the dollar traded cautiously amid speculation over the next head of the Federal Reserve.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese shares scale two year peak on auto rally; dollar slips

SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Japanese shares climbed on Wednesday led by auto stocks as U.S. demand for cars ballooned following damage from recent hurricanes, while the dollar traded cautiously amid speculation over the next head of the Federal Reserve.

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U.S. House committee launches probe of Allergan patent deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee launched a probe into drugmaker Allergan Plc's deal to transfer some of its patents to a Native American tribe in order to shield them from review.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. House committee launches probe of Allergan patent deal

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee launched a probe into drugmaker Allergan Plc's deal to transfer some of its patents to a Native American tribe in order to shield them from review.

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BRIEF-Square says launches new contactless and chip reader in Canada

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BRIEF-U.S. House committee launches probe into Allergan patent deal

* House Oversight Committee Says Launches Probe Into Allergan Patent deal with native american tribe

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Who betrayed Anne Frank? New probe launched

A new investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Anne Frank's hiding place in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, which eventually led to her death, has been launched by a retired FBI agent.

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BRIEF-Blocktrade-888 Holdings Plc-Sinitus Nominees launches accelerated bookbuild of 46.2 mln shares

* Block Trade-888 Holdings Plc- ‍sinitus Nominees Ltd as trustee of O Shaked Shares Trust launches an accelerated bookbuild of 46.2 million shares Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan's Murata aims for profitable battery biz in 2-3 years: CEO

CHIBA (Reuters) - Japanese electronics components firm Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd aims to turn around its money-losing battery business within two to three years as its safety technology draws strong interest from smartphone vendors, its chief executive said.

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In latest twist in Japan election drama, Tokyo's Koike says won't seek seat

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new party is challenging Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc in the Oct. 22 national election, said she would "100 percent" not run in the poll, the latest twist in a drama giving voters whiplash.

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Japan accepts 3 refugees in first half of 2017, despite record asylum seekers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan accepted just three refugees in the first half of 2017 despite receiving a record 8,561 fresh asylum applications, the government said on Tuesday, highlighting the nation's reluctance to accept foreigners.

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Bank-backed R3 launches new version of its blockchain

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - R3 CEV, a New York-based company that runs a consortium of banks, has released a new version of its blockchain platform that it hopes will make it easier for financial firms to use the nascent technology.

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Don't play cute; Japan's brewers learn how to make women drink more

TOKYO (Reuters) - Faced with a shrinking beer market at home, Japanese brewers are shoring up sales by targeting women with a range of fizzy, fruity canned cocktails, but the strategy hasn't been...

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In latest twist of Japan election drama, Tokyo's Koike says won't seek seat

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new party is challenging Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc in the Oct. 22 national election, said she would "100 percent" not run in the poll, the latest twist in a drama giving voters whiplash.

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Nobel Prize speculation spices up Japan's stock markets

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Predicting Nobel Prize winners has never been an easy business but that hasn't stopped stock market speculators in Tokyo from betting on shares that could benefit should any of the prestigious awards go to a Japanese writer or scientist.

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Miller ruled out of Japanese MotoGP after breaking leg

(Reuters) - Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller will miss this month's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi after breaking his right leg in a training accident, his Marc VDS Honda team said on Monday.

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Tokyo governor Koike says will not run in Japan election: Yomiuri

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new political party poses a growing threat in elections later this month, denied speculation that she would run, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.