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  • BOJ's Shirai defends latest easing, rules out incremental action

    A Bank of Japan board member who voted for last month's huge monetary expansion defended the move on Wednesday, saying that failing to act would have cast doubt on the bank's determination to hit its price goal and undermined its credibility. Having...
  • Japan reports 'unusual deployment' of Takata air bag; may lead to more recalls

    Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it received a report of an "unusual deployment" of a Takata Corp air bag outside an existing recall program - raising the prospect that recalls could be expanded in Japan. Officials at the ministry, Japan's...
  • Travel through the eyes of Asia at the Sackler Gallery in D.C.

    Aiming directly at tourists with historical wanderlust, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., has opened a new exhibit, "The Traveler's Eye." Running through May 21, 2015, it draws from the extensive Asian collections at the Sackler and...
  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more

    The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. There will be marked...
  • Bank of Japan's Kuroda resolute in fight against deflation, says ready to ease more

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, a message that was partially echoed by an European Central Bank policymaker as the euro zone economy battles to lift off....
  • Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003

    Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003
    Honda failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday. The Japanese automaker said in a statement that its count of underreported...
  • Japan's tax increase provides economics lesson

    Japan's tax increase provides economics lesson
    After a very long period of economic stagnation, Japan had finally begun to turn the corner in 2013. However, the Japanese government recently announced that it has entered back into recession based on the second consecutive quarter of negative economic...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan; no tsunami warning

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, temporarily trapping 21 people when their homes collapsed and leaving 13 people injured, police and public broadcaster NHK said. The...
  • The art of faux food: Japanese company makes real-looking samples

    TOKYO Since 1932, when Takizo Iwasaki used one of his wife's omelets as the inspiration for a realistic-looking wax food sample, an Iwasaki company has been turning out those ubiquitous faux food dishes that grace the front windows of many Japanese...
  • Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers. That could help Abe's ruling coalition win...
  • South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies

    By Ritsuko Ando and Joyce Lee TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in...