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  • 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....
  • UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden

    UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden
    Half a century ago, the man who built the Broadway department store chain and his wife gave to UCLA their house and the Japanese garden that spilled down the hillside below it near the Hotel Bel-Air. The UC regents, UCLA's governing body, promised to...
  • Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints

    Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
    Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy. The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Kansas' Landen Lucas was immersed in Japanese culture before basketball

    They lived in a Japanese town called Fukui, the days passing in a cozy little home that one might describe as a traditional Uchi the native word for house. There were paper-thin walls and no central heating. There was an American son who would remove his...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over US base in Japan

    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop construction of a U.S. military base in Japan that it said would harm the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal related to the manatee. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen...
  • US appeals to Japanese business to help push for trade pact

    Japan and the U.S. are moving closer to reaching agreement on market opening measures needed to conclude a Pacific Rim trade pact, a top U.S. envoy said Friday, urging Japanese business leaders to help bridge the last, difficult disagreements. U.S....
  • Business events scheduled for the coming week

    MONDAY, Feb. 16 U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday. TOKYO — Release of Japan's fourth-quarter 2014 GDP will show if the world's No. 3 economy remains in recession. Comes a day before a monetary policy meeting by the...
  • Tokyo district mulls plan to recognize same-sex couples

    TOKYO A central Tokyo district could become the first in Japan to give same-sex couples official recognition pending approval by the local government, media reported Thursday. A plan by Tokyo's Shibuya ward to issue certificates stating that couples...
  • Japan's farm minister resigns amid political funds questions

    Japan's agriculture minister stepped down Monday following questions over political funding contributions, the latest in a series of such resignations. Koya Nishikawa resigned as head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries saying he...