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American Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Tokyo

A US-bound American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American

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Firms bid for Citi’s card business in Japan

Three companies have emerged to make a joint bid for Citigroup’s credit card business in Japan, the Nikkei reported, as the US lender goes ahead with plans to exit consumer banking in the country. Shinsei Bank, department st

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Typhoon heads out to sea after leaving 1 dead in Japan

A typhoon lashed Japan with torrential rain on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes before heading out to sea. Thr

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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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