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Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

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Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asian Stocks Struggle Higher, Lack Conviction

By Reuters

Asian share markets eked out gains on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve combined with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank to lift Wall Street for a third straight session. (2:10 pm)

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A South Korean Passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, mostly high school students has capsized. In the Picture, a girl is being rescued (Photo: Reuters)
Hundreds Still Missing in Deadly Korea Ferry Sinking

By Reuters

South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land. (1:38 pm)

Shoes are Displayed in the Nike Store in Santa Monica in This File Photo
Forbes: Nike's China Sales a Growing Concern

By IBTimes AU

Nike has shown good performance in overall sales and continues to gain growth worldwide. But the popular sports brand still faces a tough challenge with its projected sales in China. (10:15 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RETAIL

Japan’s Whale Meat Eating Likened to Kangaroo Meat Eating in Australia

By IBTimes AU

An annual whale meat eating event took place in Japan despite the ICJ’s decision to ban Japan’s whale hunt. (3:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, EUROPEAN UNION, COURT, AUSTRALIA, THAILAND, RUSSIA

Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asian Shares Offer Muted Cheer to China Growth

By Reuters

Asian share markets were mostly in the black on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, RETAIL SALES, GDP, RETAIL

Nexus 6
Leaked LG Isai With Slim Screen Bezels Hints of Actual LG G3, Nexus 6 Builds on Release Date?

By IBTimes AU

What could prove as the final LG G3 and Google Nexus 6 builds on release date are hinted anew thanks to the LG Isai image twitted this week by popular gadget news leaker @evleaks. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, SOUTH KOREA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Parker Song/Pool
Will Australia Bow Down? China Wants Labour Importation Part of Free Trade Agreement

By IBTimes AU

Australia's definitely eager to clinch a free trade agreement with China, the world's second-largest economy. But will it bow down to the demands of the other Asian and bigger country? China wants the free trade agreement to include provisi... (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, INVESTMENT

Mangoes
Burger King China Branch Has a PooPoo Smoothie on Its Menu, Any Takers?

By IBTimes AU

Is it a case of lost in translation or a deliberate marketing gimmick to be talked about? Such questions would likely pop in the mind of fast food lovers when they read a particular item on the menu of a Burger King branch in China - the PooPoo Smoothie. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA

FIFA World Cup 2014: A Guide to Cuiaba

By IBTimes AU

Unlike other Brazilian cities, Cuiaba may not be the best location to host the coveted FIFA World Cup (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, NIGERIA

iPad With Retina Display Is Cheapest in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Australia is the 13th cheapest place for purchasing the latest iPad (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, RETAIL, IPAD