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July 22, 2014


Dollar around mid-101 yen in early Tokyo deals

TOKYO - The U.S. dollar traded around the mid-101 yen level early Wednesday in Tokyo, almost flat from late Tuesday in New York.

At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 101.48-49 yen compared with 101.41-51 yen in New York and 101.49-50 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Tokyo stocks open slightly higher on overnight Wall St. gains

TOKYO - Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday on buying supported by overnight gains on Wall Street thanks to positive U.S. existing home sales data for June and upbeat earnings reports.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 28.58 points, or 0.19 percent, from Tuesday to 15,371.86. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 3.05 points, or 0.24 percent, to 1,276.32.


Korean "comfort women" speak in defense of memorial in California park

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Two Korean women have offered statements about their wartime experiences of being forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers, in support of the California city of Glendale which is fighting a lawsuit that seeks to remove a "comfort women" memorial in a city park.

The Korean American Forum of California said Tuesday in front of a U.S. Central District of California courthouse that the advocacy group submitted the declarations of Lee Ok Seon, 87 and Kang Il Chul, 85, along with its application to speak as a supporter of the defendant in court.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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