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Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century.

Lenders from Japan, China and Australia were among the nine banks to receive licenses in a reform implemented after Myanmar emerged from dictatorship.

Those to receive licenses included Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,…

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Japan's "shinkansen" train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country's post-war economy and its safety record.

A sleek, airplane-shaped N700A train left Platform 19 of Tokyo's central station at 6 a.m., exactly 50 years since…

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Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday.

Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round.…

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Parents in Japan looking for a school for their children often have to consider the pros and cons of the Japanese education system versus an international one. But despite Japan’s efforts to update its curriculum to include more English and from an early age, it really offers very little to…

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Shinkansen cleaning crew bow to a passenger at Tokyo station. Japan launched its iconic bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.

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Tokyo stocks closed 0.56% lower on Wednesday, having lost ground gained earlier in the day after the dollar broke through the key 110 yen level.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended down 91.27 points at 16,082.25, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.61%,…

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The dollar broke the 110 yen barrier for the first time in more than six years on Wednesday, following a string of generally upbeat U.S. data and expectations of more Bank of Japan monetary easing.

The greenback soared to 110.09 yen in late morning Tokyo trade, its highest level since…

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The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach Major League's Baseball's playoffs and they fought hard to stay there on Tuesday, edging the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a 12-inning postseason classic.

Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon…

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The first of a series of security powers requested by Australia's government to combat Islamist militants passed through parliament on Wednesday, despite criticism that they could land journalists in jail for reporting on national security.

Australia is increasingly concerned over the number of its citizens heading to Iraq and Syria…

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old man on assault charges after he poured urine from a bottle on the leg of a woman in Adachi Ward in August.

According to police, the suspect, Junichi Minezaki, an upholstery worker, approached the 24-year-old woman as she was returning to her home…

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