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Japan

Japanese police launch criminal investigation after remains of 40 dogs found dumped by a river Sakura City - @STForeignDesk

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economic indicators

Gold and silver plunge to the lowest level since 2010 as the dollar strengthens on news of Japanese stimulus - @BloombergNews

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markets

Dow Jones Industrial Average hits new intraday record after Bank of Japan unexpectedly expands stimulus measures - @WSJbreakingnews

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Japan

Nikkei surges 4% and yen weakens 0.8% against dollar after Bank of Japan unexpectedly announces further monetary easing - @CNBCWorld

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Japan

Japanese household spending falls 5.6% in September from a year earlier, government data shows - @Reuters

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Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart says it will close 30 under-performing stores in Japan, highlighting hurdles to securing growth overseas - @ReutersBiz

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Japan, North Korea negotiations

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea told Japanese diplomats it intends to deepen probe into the fate of Japanese citizens kidnapped in the '70s and '80s - @Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Chinese VP meets with Japanese governor delegation amid strain over islands dispute - @AP

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Japan

Honda says half-year net profit up 19% to $2.67 billion, but cuts annual outlook - @AFP

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Japan

Nuclear plant in Satsumasendai, Japan, gets approval to restart, over 3 years after Fukushima disaster - @Reuters

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Japan, North Korea negotiations

Japan, North Korea start talks on abductions in the 1970s and '80s - @AP

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India

Japan's SoftBank buys $627 million stake in Indian retailer Snapdeal - @ReutersIndia

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Japan

Top Japanese government official says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should delay a planned sales-tax increase - @Reuters

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Japan

Japanese man becomes 1st known person to be jailed for making a 3D-printed gun, given 2-year sentence from Yokohama District Court - @TelegraphNews

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Japan

Japan's Topix up 1.3% at 1,248.23 in early moves - @MarketsTicker

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China

US is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defense radar in Japan, China says - @Reuters

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Japan

Sources: Manhattan US attorney's office probes Japanese supplier Takata on faulty air bags - @WSJ

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Japan

Japan's exports rise 6.9% in September from a year earlier, government data shows - @Reuters

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Japan

Justice Minister Midori Matsushima becomes second female Japanese cabinet minister to resign within a matter of hours - @BBCBreaking

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Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says 2nd female cabinet minister resigns - @AFP

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