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  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No...
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto reveals he has cancer, cancels engagements

    Ryuichi Sakamoto reveals he has cancer, cancels engagements
    Ryuichi Sakamoto, the popular Japanese composer who won an Academy Award for his work on Bernardo Bertolucci's  "The Last Emperor," has revealed that he has throat cancer and is canceling appearances so that he can focus on treatment. Sakamoto posted...
  • 6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe

    6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe
    A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
  • Japan's Toho Having Record Year at Box Office

    TOKYO -- Toho, Japan's biggest distributor and exhibitor, has recorded the biggest first half box office in company history. From January to June, Toho earned $365 million from its line-up, including the live-action hits "The Eternal Zero" (pictured,...
  • Sony to Trim Tokyo HQ Staff

    TOKYO - Sony will begin accepting early retirement applications from staff in its corporate headquarters, as of Aug 1, 2014. The aim is to reduce fixed HQ expenses down 30% by fiscal 2015. This is part of a more general drive to reduce head count and...
  • Japan economics minister warns of premature QE exit, sees room for more easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari warned that it would be premature for the Bank of Japan to consider an exit strategy from its massive stimulus program, voicing hope instead for further monetary easing if achievement of its...
  • Japan Finmin Aso: Japan long-term rates are abnormally low

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that Japan's long-term interest rates are abnormally low, after the benchmark 10-year bond yield fell to 0.54 percent, a 15-month low, reflecting global low interest rates. He contrasted the...
  • Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies' operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world's third-largest...
  • Kerry: US and China have agreed to disagree on key issues

    BEIJING U.S. leaders have accused China of hacking into American companies' files, bullying U.S. allies in Asia and treating dissidents and ethnic minorities inhumanely. But pay little heed to the appearance of a hostile Sino-U.S. relationship. That's...
  • Review: 'Another Great Day at Sea' by Geoff Dyer

    Review: 'Another Great Day at Sea' by Geoff Dyer
    I wish I could force every wannabe Internet essayist and second-rate scraped-raw memoirist to read the first page of "Another Great Day at Sea," on which Geoff Dyer demonstrates, as casually as Ray Allen sinking a three, how a metaphor is made. Describing...
  • Lessor SMBC nears potential $10 billion Airbus order: sources

    LONDON (Reuters) - Irish leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital is in advanced talks to buy around 100 Airbus aircraft, setting the stage for what could be one of the largest order announcements at next week's Farnborough Airshow, two people familiar...