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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

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Japan finance minister to visit U.S. in September to prepare for economic talks: sources

TOKYO Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso will visit the United States in September to hold an informal meeting with his counterpart to prepare for a second round of economic talks later this year, government sources told Reuters on Friday.

18 Aug 2017

U.S. Navy, citing poor seamanship, removes commanders of warship in deadly crash

WASHINGTON/TOKYO The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that almost sank off the coast of Japan in June after it was struck by a Philippine container ship, the Navy said on Friday.

World, 18 Aug 2017

Japan's consumer prices seen rising for seventh straight month in July

TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices were expected to show their seventh straight month of annual increases in July, a Reuters poll found, offering the central bank some hope a strengthening economic recovery will gradually lift inflation toward its 2 percent target.

18 Aug 2017

Nikkei hits 3-1/2 month low on strong yen; posts fifth weekly drop

* Wall Street logs losses as U.S. political woes rattle investors

Regulatory News, 18 Aug 2017

BRIEF-Lacto Japan says upgrade of stock listing

* Says it will be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) First Section from TSE Second Section, effective Sept. 8

18 Aug 2017