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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda points to a placard showing BOJ policy decisions during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on Friday. The Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth…

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The Tokyo Harvest event will be held on November 8th and 9th in Roppongi Hills Arena to express gratitude to farmers and fishermen.

Tokyo Harvest was launched last November, attracting about 30,000 people. This year, Tokyo Harvest will take place not only in Roppongi Hills Arena but in various special…

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Two women were killed and one man remains in a coma after two vehicles collided in Kasumigaura City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Thursday night.

According to police, the accident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. on National Route 354. NTV quoted police as saying that a station wagon carrying five men and…

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reopened all of Yoyogi Park, 57 days after dengue-carrying mosquitoes were found there.

Parts of the park had been off limits to the public as health workers sprayed pesticide to try to kill off the insect colony.

Officials said that with the onset of…

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Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.

The Bank of Japan said it would increase its asset purchases by between 10 trillion yen and 20 trillion yen to about 80 trillion yen annually.

The…

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Japanese shares surged more than 5% on Friday after the Bank of Japan ramped up its vast monetary easing program, sending the yen into freefall.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 5.09% to 16,455.84 points following the surprise BOJ decision.

After a one-day meeting, policymakers said they would add up…

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 39-year-old member of the Air Self-Defense Force on a charge of attempted murder after he pushed a man onto the train tracks at JR Okubo Station in Shinjuku Ward.

The incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Lt-Col Yoshiaki…

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A Malaysian family on Friday sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.

The suit was filed by lawyers on behalf of the two underage sons of Jee Jing…

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The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season.

One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston's third title in…

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Japanese inflation slowed further in September as consumers tightened their purse strings, data showed on Friday, fuelling concerns that a tax hike this year could detail the nation's economic recovery.

The internal affairs ministry said Japan's core consumer inflation, stripping out volatile fresh food prices, came in at 3% year-on-year,…

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