Japan Headlines

  • Japan saddled with big World Cup hopes

    TOKYO (Reuters) - They might be in the weakest pot, but expectation will be high in Japan when they compete in their sixth successive World Cup next summer.

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  • Signs Of The Top? Chinese Demand For 10x Levered Structured Products Surges In US... Again

    In the run up to the 'great recession' of 2008/2009, it was unsuspecting European and Asian buyers that supplied the marginal capital required to turn America's plain vanilla, fed-induced housing bubble into a turbo-charged, global financial time bomb by indiscriminately scooping up highly-levered structured mortgage products with absolutely no idea what was behind those products. Now, it seems that China's lust for levered returns in U.S. structured products has returned and is focused this...

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  • Japan saddled with big World Cup hopes

    TOKYO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - They might be in the weakest pot, but expectation will be high in Japan when they compete in their sixth successive World Cup next...

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  • BoJ Briefs Reuters: We'll Let 10-Year Yield Rise Above Zero Percent Target Around 1Q 2018

    It looks like BoJ Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda’s, minions are getting out and about to brief the financial news services that the biggest stimulator of all the central banks might reduce stimulus earlier than expected. The recipient of the unofficial briefings by BoJ officials is Reuters, which has this to say. The Bank of Japan is dropping subtle, yet intentional, hints that it could edge away from crisis-mode stimulus earlier than expected, through a future hike in its yield target, according to...

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  • Rugby: Italy happy to be respected as Boks plan revenge

    MILAN (Reuters) - Italy coach Conor O'Shea will no longer have the element of surprise when his team face South Africa on Saturday, a year after they ambushed the former world champions in a huge upset -- but he knows they now have the visitors' respect.

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  • Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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  • Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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  • Saudi Arabia sack coach Bauza after five games in charge

    (Reuters) - World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia have sacked head coach Edgardo Bauza after five matches in charge, the country's football federation (SAFF) said on Wednesday.

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  • Strange fireball streaks through the sky over Japan

    The remarkable object was spotted by numerous people when it fell to Earth on the 21 November, with reports received in both Yoshitaka and Syouko in southern Japan.

    Mail Online
  • Do We Really Need A Federal Ban On Horse Meat?

    Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, For decades in the United States, turkey has been the center of the Thanksgiving meal. Some eccentrics may offer other choices, such as roast beef or duck, but nowadays, it's a sure bet that few households will be offering horse meat as one of Thursday's featured dishes.  Horse meat has largely disappeared from the Western diet, and not even our pets eat much horse anymore. In the United States, however, this flight from horse meat has been...

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  • WATCH: US Navy aircraft crashes into sea near Japan

    Search-and-rescue efforts continue for three of the 11 people on board the aircraft when it crashed into the Philippine Sea, Navy officials said.

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  • Navy Plane Crashes Into Pacific Off Okinawa With 11 Aboard; 3 Missing

    In an incident reminiscent of the two accidents earlier this year involving Navy destroyers deployed in the Pacific, a Navy plane carrying 11 military personnel crashed Wednesday in the Pacific near Okinawa. Eight of the passengers have been rescued but three are still missing. The Navy said in a tweet that the eight were brought aboard the USS Ronald Reagan after their C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft crashed while on its way to the carrier about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of...

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  • Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach

    TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.

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  • Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach

    TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber [UBER.UL] faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.

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  • Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach

    TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber [UBER.UL] faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.

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  • Blain: "Stop Worrying About The Yield Curve, Something Much Worse Is Around The Corner"

    From Blain's Morning Porridge, Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners Stop worrying about the US yield curve - its a distortion. Something much worse is around the corner.... A bit of a feeding frenzy in the new issue primary bond market as 21 deals hit the screen and went fairly well. With Thanksgiving tomorrow it’s likely the tail of the week will be very quiet, but our primary trading team reckon there is still plenty of momentum. We’re likely to see another two weeks of proper activity...

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  • Digital currencies will not replace physical money soon: Bank of Japan official

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Financial technology is fast revolutionizing the banking industry but digital currencies will not replace physical money any time soon, a senior Bank of Japan (BOJ) official said on Wednesday.

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  • Asian Stocks Smash Records; Dollar Slides As Crude Surges To July 2015 Highs

    Global shares hit another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by what increasingly more call (ir)rational exuberance, and investors’ unflagging enthusiasm for tech stocks. That said, S&P futures are unchanged the morning before Thanksgiving (at least before the market open ramp), as are European stocks (Stoxx 600 is flat), despite the euphoria in the Asian session which saw the MSCI Asia Pac index hit a new all time high... ... as oil jumped, rising as much as $1.15 to $57.98/bbl,...

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  • Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.

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  • US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive

    Eight people aboard a Navy plane that crashed Wednesday in the Pacific were recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel, the Navy said.

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  • US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive

    TOKYO (AP) — Eight people aboard a Navy plane that crashed Wednesday in the Pacific were recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel, the

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  • Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.

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  • Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.

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  • U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

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