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  • Re-militarize Japan? The prime minister sees a bigger role in the region

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, Feb. 18: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking revision of his country's post-World War II constitution to permit a more active role for its armed forces. The move...
  • Japan trade deficit sinks 58 pct in Jan on lower oil prices

    Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as exports rose and its import bill for oil and gas dropped thanks to sharply lower crude oil prices. The deficit of 1.18 trillion yen ($9.9 billion) was better than some...
  • US lawmakers say agreement on trade promotion authority near

    A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this spring, U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan said Thursday. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Ways and...
  • Japan Post to buy Australia transport company in $5B deal

    Japan's post office has agreed to buy a leading Australian transportation company in a $5.1 billion deal that will give the Japanese company an Asian distribution network. The board of Melbourne-based Toll Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday that it is...
  • BOJ says economy on mend, keeps ultra-loose monetary policy

    Japan's central bank pointed to signs of improvement in the world's third-biggest economy after ending a policy meeting Wednesday with no change to its ultra-loose monetary stance. The Bank of Japan noted that lower energy costs due to the plunge in...
  • Muscatine man recalls liberating camp 70 years ago this week

    If you're lucky enough to reach your 91st birthday, there's no doubt you have plenty of stories to share. Pfc. Bob Harrison's story, however, isn't one heard often. The Muscatine Journal (http://bit.ly/1ysfZEO ) reports that Harrison was one of many men...
  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
  • Q&A: What's next for Japan economy after exiting recession

    Japan emerged from recession last quarter, but the rebound in the world's third-largest economy was much weaker than economists had forecast. Questions and answers about what's next and the possible implications for global growth. — HOW IS JAPAN'...
  • South Africa protests apartheid column in Japanese press

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan has sent a letter of protest to a conservative Japanese newspaper about a recent column that in essence advocated separate residences for foreign workers modeled on apartheid. The Feb. 11 column in the Sankei...
  • Japan economy makes meek exit from recession

    After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber. Helped by higher exports, the country's GDP grew an annualized 2.2 percent in the last quarter of 2014, the government said Monday....
  • Japan lifts tsunami warnings after magnitude-6.9 quake

    TOKYO Small tsunami waves hit the northeast coast of Japan after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake early Tuesday, weather authorities said, as evacuation orders and alerts were lifted in the region. Up to 20-centimeter-high tsunami waves hit coastal regions...