Japan will extend its Self-Defense Forces six-year-old anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden for another year despite a sharp decline in the number of pirate attacks there.

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Major Japanese international freight forwarder Kintetsu World Express Inc. saw its group net profit surge on the back of strong revenue in the fiscal year ended March 31, despite an antitrust lawsuit...
Nippon Express Co.’s net profit remained almost flat in the fiscal year ended March 31, even as its revenue grew robustly on the back of a weaker yen and brisk exports of auto and electronics parts.
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ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines posted mixed earnings results in the fiscal year ended March 31, even as the two biggest Japanese air carriers saw their international cargo revenues soar.
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