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Top Japan Articles

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  • 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”...
  • Japan export growth slows, maintains policy pressure on Abe

    Japan's exports grew for a third straight month in November from a year earlier, but much more slowly than expected and despite a sharp fall in the yen, maintaining economic policy pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe days after his ruling coalition's...
  • Five injured from turbulence on American Seoul-Dallas/Fort Worth flight

    FORT WORTH, Texas Five people were hospitalized after an American Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence while flying from Seoul to Dallas/Fort Worth. The Fort Worth-based carrier said American flight 280 diverted to Tokyo after hitting the severe...
  • Japan to cut new bond issuance for third straight month: media

    Japan will reduce new government bond issuance for the third straight year in next fiscal year's budget as an economic recovery boosts corporate tax revenues, media reports said on Wednesday. A decrease in new bond issuance will underscore Prime Minister...
  • After election, Abenomics to fail fair test: James Saft

    The salient fact in the Japan election wasn't the big victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe or the record low voter turnout, but that it is all happening in a country with fewer and fewer people. That demographic reality means that the reflationary...
  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens

    Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the roughly 4,000 chickens...
  • 'A Yen to Trade': American furs are a hit in Japan, but will the love last?

    TOKYO At the Northern World fur shop in Tokyo, where the most expensive garment sells for $30,000, owner Shoichi Mizuno proudly displayed a rack of coats made with American mink imported all the way from Washington state. "I don't know which farm, but...
  • Takata tightens screws on suppliers as air bag crisis mounts -sources

    Takata Corp. has begun enforcing tighter quality controls on a group of parts suppliers as the auto safety equipment maker boosts production to replace millions of air bags recalled for a potentially deadly defect, according to people involved. Takata,...
  • Japan flash December manufacturing PMI rises to 52.1 from final 52.0 in November

    Growth in Japanese manufacturing activity picked up slightly in December and output grew at the fastest pace since September, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the economy is recovering from a recession in the third quarter. The Markit/JMMA flash...
  • Japan considering 2.5 percent corporate tax cut from fiscal 2015: media

    Japan's government is considering lowering the corporate tax rate, one of the highest among major economies, by 2.5 percentage points next fiscal year to increase corporate competitiveness, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • Japan PM Abe: to ask companies to raise wages next year

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will ask business leaders to raise wages next year at a meeting on Tuesday. Abe, in a televised news conference a day after his ruling coalition won a massive election victory, said he wants to compile...