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  • Japanese daily promises reform after 'comfort women' coverage rebuked

    The president of Japan's leading liberal newspaper pledged to fundamentally transform the paper for the better after its coverage of women forced into sex work during the Second World War was sharply criticized in a report.
  • Japan Box Office: 'Big Hero 6' Opens Strongly, In Second Place

    TOKYO - "Big Hero 6," or "Baymax" as it is known locally, had the second-highest opening weekend ever in the Japanese market for a Disney animation, after this year's number one smash "Frozen." For the Dec. 20-21 frame the movie earned $5.35 million from...

    Sony hack puts Japan's Abe in bind over North Korea abductee talks

    U.S. accusations that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures could force Japan to choose between backing its ally Washington and keeping talks on track with Pyongyang about Japanese citizens abducted decades ago. Washington is weighing...

    Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu island: USGS

    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media said there was no tsunami warning. USGS said the quake's epicenter...

    Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show

    Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show
    Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a June 23...