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China becomes world’s second largest stock market, overtaking Japan

China stock market

The capitalization of the Chinese stock market increased 33 percent in 2014 reaching $4.48 trillion, which makes the market second only to the US. Japan’s stock market declined 3.2 percent to $4.46 trillion in 2013, according to Bloomberg analysts. The Chinese market surge came hot on the heels of allowing …

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World’s oldest person dies aged 116

Jiroemon Kimura World's oldest person

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, and the oldest man to have ever lived, has died at the age of 116. Kimura – who was born on 19 April 1897, when Queen Victoria was on the British throne – died of natural causes early on Wednesday, Japanese media said. The …

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Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant

radiation fish fukushima japan

A record quantity of radioactive cesium – 7,400 times the country’s limit deemed safe for human consumption – has been detected in a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, two years after the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which runs the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear …

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Australia, Japan gold reserves drop in November

Gold reserves

Australia and Japan witnessed marginal declines in gold reserves during November. Japan’s gold reserves dropped to gold reserves were at $42.46 billion in November while Australia’s gold reserves decreased to A$4.248 billion from A$4.253 billion. Total foreign reserves of both the nation also declined. Japanese official reserve assets totaled $1.2708 …

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Fukushima nuclear disaster was ‘man-made’ says damning new report

The operator of the power plant, Japanese government and regulators are all criticised in report by parliamentary panel ‘They effectively betrayed the nation’s right to be safe from nuclear accidents’ says report The findings call for further investigation into the impact of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on the reactors at Fukushima …

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Casino Gambling Is Finally Legal in Japan

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Gambling games in Japan have been under the official governmental ban for many years. That’s why owners of such gambling houses had no choice but be creative to keep the business running. The introduction of an indirect system of winning payments – can be considered as the most brilliant invention …

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Currency wars: China threatens bond attack on Japan

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A senior advisor to the Chinese government has called for an attack on the Japanese bond market to precipitate a funding crisis and bring the country to its knees, unless Tokyo reverses its decision to nationalise the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea. Jin Baisong from the Chinese …

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ECB to buy gold and stocks next as Japanese QE fails

ECB European Central Bank Yves Mersch

While it remains to be seen if a majority of the Swiss population want their central bank to purchase a whopping 1,500 tons of gold in the coming years, perhaps the most notable event for gold overnight (aside from news that while India exports fell 5% in October, gold and silver …

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Fukushima operator admits nuclear disaster was avoidable

Fukushima nuclear power

The operator of the Japanese nuclear power plant that suffered a tsunami-induced meltdown last year has admitted that the disaster could have been avoided. The catastrophe left nearly 150,000 people homeless. The Fukushima Daiichi plant, 244 kilometers (150 miles) north of Tokyo, was hit by massive tsunami and earthquake on …

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Data that lasts forever is now possible

Quartz data plate

A woman holds up Japanese electronics giant Hitachi’s new quartz glass plate technology, which can be used to store data indefinitely, in Tokyo on September 24. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions …

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52 lawmakers leave Japan’s ruling party over tax-hike legislation

Former Democratic Party Japan Ichiro Ozawa

Dozens of lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Democratic Party, including the party’s key figure Ichiro Ozawa, have resigned over the prime minister’s controversial tax-hike bill. At least 40 legislators from the lower house and 12 others from the upper house of the parliament submitted their resignations on Monday and are expected …

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A world on the verge of war?

US navy

Here is a summary of where the world stands: – Unable to reach a compromise over the weekend, South Africa is now in an all out labor strike, with the police again firing rubber bullets at miners with lethal escalation guaranteed – Back from vacation, the once again penniless citizens of Spain, Greece, and Portugal …

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North Korea conducts 3rd nuclear test, warns more to come

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A defiant North Korea has conducted its third nuclear test, prompting a wave of international criticism from governments and other organization. It also said that more “measures” may follow, raising concerns that more nuclear devices may be exploded. Track LIVE UPDATES on the fallout of the North Korean nuclear test. Pyongyang said …

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20 places that don’t look real (20 pictures)

Mount Roraima South America

This is the beautiful world we inhabit… 1. Bamboo Forest (China) 2. Black Forest (Germany) 3. Fields of Tea (China) 4. Hang Son Doong (Vietnam) 5. Hitachi Seaside Park (Japan) 6. Lake Hillier (Australia) 7. Lake Retba (Sengal) 8. Antelope Canyon (USA) 9. Lavender Fields (France) 10. Mendenhall Ice Caves …

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What is wrong with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Trans Pacific Partnership: corporate escape from accountability Information has been leaked about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is being negotiated in secret by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Six hundred corporate “advisors” are in on the know, but not Congress or the media. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate …

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Look out silver, here comes solar demand

Solar Panels silver

In early July, Japan set a premium price for solar energy that was three times the rate of conventional power. This meant utility companies would be paid three times more for electricity sourced from solar. It’s widely expected that the premium will ignite the use of solar power – and …

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