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  • China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

    China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region. Many of China's...
  • Japan finance minister: hope Russia to prevent recurrence of 1998 crisis

    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he expects the Russian government will prevent falls in its currency from leading to the kind of financial crisis seen in 1998. Speaking to reporters after a regular cabinet meeting, Aso also said that...
  • Japan, U.S. extend deadline for new Asian security guidelines

    Japan and the United States on Friday extended by six months a deadline to revise guidelines for their security cooperation in order to give Tokyo a more prominent military role in East Asia. The delay beyond an initial year-end target is the result in...
  • Japan to spend up to $30 billion in stimulus, keep bond issuance in check

    Japan will spend up to $30 billion in a stimulus package to revive the country's regions but will keep new bond issuance in check, sources say, highlighting the tough balance Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must strike between lifting growth and fixing Tokyo'...
  • South Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia

    South Korea said on Thursday it will not send its F-35 fleet to Japan for heavy airframe maintenance, one of the two Asian hubs chosen by the United States to service the Lockheed Martin Corp stealth fighter. Instead, it is likely to fly the jets to...
  • Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales

    The head of Japan's auto lobby on Thursday said a "sense of crisis" hung over the industry, with unexpectedly weak domestic sales revealing the failure of government stimulus policies and currency turmoil hitting key export markets. Japan Automobile...
  • Japan's Suga: Don't think Sony hack issue to affect Japan-North Korea talks

    Japan's top government spokesman on Thursday said he does not think the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures will directly affect talks on the abduction issue between Japan and North Korea. U.S. investigators have determined North Korea was behind a cyber-...
  • Boroichi bargains provide cheer amid Japan's economic gloom

    "Irasshai, irasshai, irasshai!" The traditional welcome of merchants rings out around Tokyo's Boroichi flea market, one of Japan's oldest. About 200,000 people flock to the market, which is only open for four mid-winter days a year - two in December and...
  • American Airlines plane diverted to Tokyo after being hit by winter storm, several hurt

    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,...
  • Japan government panel sees fiscal goal 'hard to meet' without radical steps: draft

    A finance ministry's key fiscal panel has called for drastic steps to cut government spending and secure revenue to meet Tokyo's aim of halving the primary budget deficit next year, a draft proposal showed, describing the goal as "quite difficult". The...
  • U.S. chooses Japan to maintain F-35 jets in Asia: sources

    The Pentagon has chosen Japan as the Asian site for heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets once the new warplanes start operating around the world, sources familiar with the program said on Wednesday. Nikkei, citing sources, reported...