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  • Leaders of Japan, China meet in Beijing after long frosty spell

    Leaders of Japan, China meet in Beijing after long frosty spell
    Shaking hands but not smiling, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in a move aimed at defrosting relations between the two...
  • Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'

    Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'
    Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
  • Japan's Abe wins mandate in downbeat election

    With the economy limping but no obvious contenders offering a more compelling fiscal strategy, Japanese voters on Sunday gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a fresh mandate to forge on with his reforms, known as Abenomics....
  • Marketing 'Unbroken' will be delicate in key Japanese, Chinese markets

     Marketing 'Unbroken' will be delicate in key Japanese, Chinese markets
    As this year's Oscar race goes into the home stretch, Universal is preparing to roll out its top contender, the highly anticipated World War II epic "Unbroken." But as it looks ahead to the movie's wider release worldwide, the studio is facing a...
  • American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo

    American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo
    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...
  • Relations between Japan and the U.S.

    The article “To Japan, Pearl Harbor is just another battle” (News, Dec. 7) contains two incorrect statements. The view presented by the museum at the Yasukuni Shrine does not constitute “Japan’s official line on the war”...
  • 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...
  • Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news

    Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news
    U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy. Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
  • Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

    Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan
    MONACO -- Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics organizers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday....
  • Falling oil prices, weak global economy weigh on stocks

    Falling oil prices, weak global economy weigh on stocks
    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Monday as oil prices turned sharply lower and spooked investors into dumping shares of drillers and other energy-service companies. The drop in oil weighed on stocks from the start of trading. Weak trade figures out...
  • Strict new Japan secrets law to take effect amid protests

    Strict new Japan secrets law to take effect amid protests
    Waving banners and beating drums, hundreds of Japanese took to the streets of Tokyo to protest a strict new state-secrets law taking effect on Wednesday that critics charge will help conceal government misdeeds and limit press freedom. The government of...