Japan’s ramen bars struggle to stay open as COVID hammers small firms

6/6 © Reuters. An employee of ramen noodle shop ‘Shirohachi’ prepares noodles inside the shop, managed by sixty-year-old Yashiro Haga, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo 2/6 By Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) – Sixty-year-old Yashiro Haga is folding his Tokyo noodle ramen shop after 15 years in December, unable to overcome the prospect […]

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G20 finance leaders to debate debt relief on Nov 13, says Japan’s Aso

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s newly-appointed Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks at a news conference in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Group of 20 finance leaders will discuss debt relief for emerging nations at their meeting on Nov. 13, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. “Fair burden among lenders is important” in addressing […]

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Exxon, Japan’s JERA to build LNG-to-power project in Vietnam

2/2 © Reuters. The logo of JERA Co., Inc., the world’s biggest LNG buyer, is displayed at the company office in Tokyo 2/2 SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (N:) and Japan’s biggest power generator, JERA, have agreed to build a power station and import facilities for the liquefied (LNG) to fuel it in the […]

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Japans Nikkei futures up 0.3% in early trade

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Japan’s new PM Suga’s news conference

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Death knell sounds for some of Japan’s oldest department stores

© Reuters. Visitors are seen at an entrance of Ebisu Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo, Japan TOKYO (Reuters) – After more than three centuries in business, the Onuma department store in northern Japanese city of Yamagata began bankruptcy proceedings this year – one of many distinguished department stores across the country in dire straits. Known […]

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Japan’s Kirin orders probe of Myanmar beer joint ventures linked to military

© Reuters. The Kirin logo is displayed at Kirin Brewery Co. Yokohama Factory in Yokohama TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holding Co (T:) on Friday said it had ordered an outside investigation of two Myanmar beer ventures it operates with a company linked to senior figures in the country’s military. The United Nations […]

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ANZ to sell NZ asset finance unit to Japan’s Shinsei Bank for $479 million

2/2 © Reuters. A pedestrian is reflected in the window of a branch of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) in central Sydney 2/2 (Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (AX:) on Tuesday agreed to sell its New Zealand-based asset finance unit for NZ$ 762 million ($ 479 million) to Japanese […]

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