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Japan

Japan's Nikkei drops 1.6%, dollar-yen pair falls below 105.00 on soon-to-be announced stimulus plan - MarketWatch

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Stabbing attack in Sagamihara, Japan, July 25, 2016

Japanese official: Police had not obtained any information to suggest link between Sagamihara stabbing attack and Islamist extremism - Reuters

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Stabbing attack in Sagamihara, Japan, July 25, 2016

Editor's note: In a press conference, officials in Sagamihara, Japan, have described 19 people as being in a state of "cardiac arrest," according NBC News. Reuters has reported that Japanese officials often describe people as being in cardiac arrest before they are officially declared as dead. We will continue to watch for more updates on the incident. - Imana

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Stabbing attack in Sagamihara, Japan, July 25, 2016

Report: Local media, citing police sources, says suspect in stabbing outside of Tokyo told police 'all disabled should cease to exist' - NBC News

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Stabbing attack in Sagamihara, Japan, July 25, 2016

Japanese media: 15 people killed, 45 injured in stabbing attack at facility for disabled outside of Tokyo; suspect arrested, police say - NHK

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South Korea

South Korea says it and US won't share with Japan the information they obtain from missile-defense radar - Yonhap

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Japan

Photo: Fire in Sakahama area of Inagi, Japan - @eddy104Yoshi

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Japan

Japan's National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity has released Pokémon Go safety tips to prevent deaths whilst playing game - Gizmodo

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Japan

Pokemon GO launches in Japan - Reuters, AP

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markets

Asian shares edge up as US stocks strike fresh records; Japan's Nikkei up 1.2% as yen slips - Reuters

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markets

Asian shares mixed; Japan's Nikkei225 down 0.35%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index up 0.77%, China's SSE Composite down 0.06%, Australia's ASX200 up 0.58%, India's SENSEX up 0.23% - Google Finance

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Pokemon

Pokemon Go launch in Japan reportedly postponed - Tech Crunch

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foreign exchange market

Dollar slips against yen on profit-taking; New Zealand dollar hits 3-week low with 1.2% loss - Reuters

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Japan

Editor's note: We are seeing reports on Twitter and user tips that an earthquake has hit eastern Japan. Reuters is reporting that a preliminary-magnitude 5.2 earthquake was recorded, but the news agency did not cite a source in its report. Reuters is also reporting that no tsunami warning has been issued or damage has been reported. We will continue to look for confirmation and will post more information as soon as it comes. - Imana

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China

Most Asian stocks fall as investors assess global conditions; Japan's Nikkei up 0.5%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng down 0.7%, Shanghai Composite down 0.5% - AP

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business

British smartphone chip designer ARM Holdings agrees to be bought by Japan's Softbank for more than £24 billion - Sky News

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ship industry

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha pleads guilty to criminal-cartel conduct in Australia - MarketWatch

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Japan

Source: Japan's Softbank Group is close to buying ARM Holdings in a deal valued at around $32 billion - Reuters

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Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

More: No damage found after Tokai No. 2 nuclear power station in Ibaraki, Japan, checked for damage after earthquake, NHK reports; station has been shut since 2011 - Reuters

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Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Preliminary magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes Ibaraki, Japan; no tsunami warning issued - Japan Times

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