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Dollar Moves Up Against Yen

Dollar Moves Up Against Yen

The slackening tension in Ukraine helped the dollar move up and weakened the yen for a second day. As the situation stabilizes people are not looking at yen as a currency for safe haven.

Increase of Sales Tax on Cigarettes Lowered Smoking Rate in Japan by 20%

Increase of Sales Tax on Cigarettes Lowered Smoking Rate in Japan by 20%

Japan's smoking rate has lowered by 20%, according to a survey. It said the rise in the sales tax, which increased the price of cigarettes and other consumer goods, forced smoking addicts to drop the habit.

SoftBank unveils ‘Pepper’ --- the 'world's first robot with a heart'

SoftBank unveils ‘Pepper’ --- the 'world's first robot with a heart'

In a highly noteworthy move, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank has marked its foray into the robotics business with the unveiling of a new robot dubbed 'Pepper.' The new humanoid-on-wheels introduced by SoftBank is a robot which can read human emotions and has been designed for companionship.

Japanese blog claims iPhone 6 will feature curved chassis design

Japanese blog claims iPhone 6 will feature curved chassis design

Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed in a recent report that tech giant Apple's next-generation iPhone - the iPhone 6 - will apparently boast a curved chassis design; with curved edges accompanied by curved display glass.

Innocuous Fukushima Radiation to Hit West Coast in April

Innocuous Fukushima Radiation to Hit West Coast in April

Scientists have revealed that radiations from Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors will reach the West Coast in April. But, there is no need to worry as scientists have predicted that the levels of the radiation will not be high enough to pose any threats to humans and the environment.

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