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Japanese TPP minister Akira Amari

New year begins new TPP talks, Obama 'optimistic'

Tue 16 Dec 14 2

TPP talks look forward to the new year to finalise the elusive deal

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe

Abe wins snap poll but Japan's problems remain

Mon 15 Dec 14

Only half of the eligible voters turned out in poll many didn't want.

Dollar touches fresh 7-year high vs. yen, gives up some gains after lower dairy prices

Wed 19 Nov 14

Dollar touched a fresh seven-year high against the yen after Japanese prime minister called a snap election.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Editor’s Insight: What’s gone wrong in Japan?

Wed 19 Nov 14 3

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election as "Abenomics" fails.

Employees of Ezaki Glico works on a Pocky production line at the company's Kitamoto factory

Japan's Pocky goes global in bid for billion-dollar snack status

Fri 14 Nov 14

The Pocky biscuit maker is serious about building into a billion-dollar brand.

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