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Your Reuters correspondent in Tokyo. Previously in Helsinki.

Japan listings get bullish sign as Recruit sets IPO price

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino The logo of Recruit Holdings is seen on its headquarters building in Tokyo September 10, 2014. The range of 2,800 to 3,100 yen, set last week, had already suggested a more bullish stance than the initial indicative price of 2,800 yen. The company's Oct.

Costs, politics erode chances for a Tokyo casino by 2020

uk.reuters.com — TOKYO (Reuters) - Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government that no longer considers casino development an economic priority. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called legalizing casino gambling a pillar of his plan to revive economic growth.

Women fight maternity harassment in the shadow of 'Abenomics'

japantimes.co.jp — When Sayaka Osakabe returned to work after a second miscarriage, one of the first questions her boss asked was whether she was having sex again. Despite laws guaranteeing equal opportunity and a near parity of sexes attending university, Japanese women have yet to gain an equal footing in the workplace.

In Abenomics' shadow, Japanese women fight 'maternity harassment'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino 1 of 5. Sayaka Osakabe, founder of 'Matahara net,' a support group calling for legislation outlining more support for working women, reads an educational magazine for expectant mothers in their first trimester, in her house in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo September 11, 2014.

NEWSMAKER-Japan minister for GPIF reform a policy wonk with rebellious streak

reuters.com — Yasuhisa Shiozaki, 63, has a reputation as a policy wonk with a strong resume, but critics say he has sometimes lacked the finesse to navigate ruling party politics. As head of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, Shiozaki steps into a crucial role in overseeing a closely watched overhaul of the Government Pension Investment Fund, widely known as GPIF.

Japan's brokerages seize opportunity as death tax set to rise

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino 1 of 5. A participant takes notes on a document explaining about the priority of the inheritance during a Daiwa Securities' inheritance tax seminar in Tokyo August 26, 2014.

UPDATE 2-Nomura doubles profit target, aims to grow client assets by 2020

in.mobile.reuters.com — UPDATE 2-Nomura doubles profit target, aims to grow client assets by 2020 * Aims for EPS of Y100; previous goal Y50 by 2016 * Targets Y150 tln retail client assets * To boost inheritance services as population ages (Adds CEO comments, first-quarter earnings) By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Nomura Holdings Inc doubled its profit target on Friday, saying it aims to take advantage of Japan's emergence from years of deflation and sluggish economic growth to attract more customer funds.

As Abenomics halo slips, Tokyo IPO investors press for value

uk.reuters.com — TOKYO (Reuters) - At the New York Stock Exchange last September, buoyed by high hopes for Japan's economic revival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Wall Street to "Buy my Abenomics!" Amid sagging growth and Tokyo listing flops, investors are now looking for a discount.

As Abenomics halo slips, Tokyo IPO investors press for value

reuters.com — Weak performance by Japan Display also weighs * Line may list in New York, Skylark pricing seen modest By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - At the New York Stock Exchange last September, buoyed by high hopes for Japan's economic revival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Wall Street to "Buy my Abenomics!"

Nissan chief wary of Japan’s lofty target to promote women

iol.co.za — Tokyo - Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn has raised doubts over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to appoint women to 30 percent of top jobs by 2020, saying rushing to meet such a target could set the firm and its staff up for failure.
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Oct 20, 2014

Sounds like all bets are off for Japan casino bill as Komeito official sees high "hurdle" in current parliament reut.rs/11UwKA2

Oct 12, 2014

RT @mikko: While running the NSA, the former director Keith Alexender invested in Synchronoss, a cloud storage provider: pic.twitter.com/HORlElPHTf

Oct 12, 2014

LVMH heiress drinks Diet Coke for lunch with the FT -- with sashimi ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/1…

Oct 09, 2014

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers will tweak the legalisation bill, but will *not* ban locals, according to a parliamentary source.

Oct 03, 2014

Funny, TV Osaka reporting pro-casino lawmakers recommend Osaka as first site for casino. h/t @takashikiso youtube.com/watch?v=Mk0GkK…

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