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Japan

Japan's Foreign Minister says it is important to solve issue of disputed Russian Islands and to keep negotiating - Reuters

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Japan

More: Lavrov says he has discussed peace treaty with Japan's foreign minister; interested in solving problem but difficult to close gap in opposing positions - Reuters

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Japan

Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov tells Japan's Foreign Minister about 'threats' from US missile defense systems in Asia Pacific - Reuters

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North Korea nuclear program

Japan says it will impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile programs - Reuters

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Australia

US, Japan, and Australia warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of Friday's protests over capital's minority Christian governor - AP

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Valeant Pharmaceuticals says talks to sell Salix stomach-drug business to Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical for $10 billion have broken down amid last-minute disagreements - Wall Street Journal

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markets

Asian stocks are mixed, as investors await the results of a key OPEC meeting; Nikkei 225 is flat and the Hang Send is up 0.1% - AP

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markets

Asian markets cautious as dollar continues retreat; Japan's Nikkei down 0.2%, Australia's ASX up 0.2%, Shanghai Composite, Hong Kong's Hang Seng both down 0.1% - Financial Times

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San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA, US

United Airlines flight to Japan returning to San Francisco after engine issues, airport officials say - NBC Bay Area

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Japan

Japan begins building what it hopes will become world's fastest supercomputer with on completion by end of 2017 - BBC

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Japan

Japan denies report that its military was hit by high-level cyber attack - Bloomberg

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Japan

Japan's Nikkei rise 0.8% to fresh 10-month high as yen hits 8-month low against the dollar - MarketWatch

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foreign exchange market

The dollar gains 0.3% to 8-month high against Japanese yen - Reuters

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India

Badmington player Saina Nehwa beats Sayako Sato to enter the Hong Kong Open 2016 quarter finals - @timesofindia

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Japan

Japan's Nikkei225 closes up 0.94% - Investing.com

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Japan

Tokyo metropolitan area gets snow in November for 1st time in 54 years, meteorological agency says - Japan Times

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Japan

Deployment of missiles to Kurile Islands should not influence Russia-Japan ties, including talks on peace deal, Kremlin spokesperson says - Reuters

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Japan

Military newspaper: Russia has deployed new anti-ship missiles to Pacific islands also claimed by Japan - AP

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Earthquake off eastern Japan, Nov. 22, 2016

Magnitude-5.2 reported 46 km (29 miles) southeast of Namie, Japan - USGS

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Vietnam

Vietnam's National Assembly halt plans to build 2 multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, parliament delegates say, citing lower demand, rising costs and safety concerns - Reuters

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