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Sony to sell Tokyo 'birthplace'

Sony said yesterday it would sell properties at a prestigious Tokyo site where it had its headquarters for six decades, as the once world-beating firm struggles to repair its bottom line. The company's 16.1 billion yen ($157 m

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Riyadh, Jeddah among world’s cheapest cities

Riyadh and Jeddah are among the cheapest 10 cities for expatriates in the world, while Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the most expensive city, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit released on Tuesday.

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It's Tokyo for 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo celebrated after being awarded the 2020 Olympic Games on Sunday, with a huge roar arising from thousands gathered in a park in the early hours of a grey, humid morning and people embracing on street corners in the city. Toky

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Abu Dhabi fund in $1bn Tokyo building deal

A group including former US insurance magnate Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund have agreed to buy a prominent Tokyo office building for $1 billion, people with direct knowledge of the transaction said.

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Japan extends Aramco crude storage deal

Tokyo has agreed in principle to allow Saudi Aramco to store crude in Japan beyond the end of 2013, a Japanese government official said on Thursday, giving the top oil exporter continued access to a key supply depot close to its largest customer

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Emirates launches daily flights to Tokyo

UAE-based leading airline Emirates has started its daily, non-stop service from Dubai to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) with the launch of its inaugural flight. “We value our partnership with Tokyo International Airpor

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Japan to permanently shutdown reactor

Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushim

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Japan, US cannot let NKorea have nuke arms

Japan and the United States cannot allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishia said on Sunday after a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is in Japan for the last stop on a

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Fukushima plant leaking contaminated water

As much as 120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding ground, Tokyo Electric Power Company said on Saturday. The power company h

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DHL to build $50m logistics centre in Japan

Logistics company DHL has announced that its supply chain division in Japan will start construction work for its new Sagamihara Logistics Center, with around 5 billion yen ($50 million) to be invested in the development over the next 10 years.

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