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  • The art of faux food: Japanese company makes real-looking samples

    TOKYO Since 1932, when Takizo Iwasaki used one of his wife's omelets as the inspiration for a realistic-looking wax food sample, an Iwasaki company has been turning out those ubiquitous faux food dishes that grace the front windows of many Japanese...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan; no tsunami warning

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, temporarily trapping 21 people when their homes collapsed and leaving 13 people injured, police and public broadcaster NHK said. The...
  • Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers. That could help Abe's ruling coalition win...
  • South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies

    By Ritsuko Ando and Joyce Lee TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in...
  • Japanese stock funds worldwide attract $1.2 billion inflows: BofA

    By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors worldwide poured $1.2 billion into Japanese stock funds in the week ended Nov. 19 on the Bank of Japan's increased stimulus and a delay to the country's planned sales tax hike, data from a Bank of America...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • Japan finance minister Aso: recent yen weakening 'too rapid'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance minister warned on Friday about the yen's weakening, describing it as "too rapid", but he stuck to the government's stance of allowing markets to determine exchange rates and dismissed the need to intervene to halt the...
  • Goldman Sachs raises dollar/yen forecast to 130 by end-2015

    LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs has raised its forecast for the dollar/yen currency pair at the end of 2015 by 10 yen to 130, the investment bank said on Friday, in a week that has seen Japan slip into recession and a snap election called. The yen...
  • Japan premier calls election, puts off tax hike

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called snap elections and postponed a planned sales tax hike after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession for the third time in four years. The premier said he would dissolve parliament on...
  • Japan Inc. on the brink

    If you think of Japan these days, it's probably about cars or video game consoles or maybe even pop culture. (Those clever smiley face symbols and characters that liven up text messages? They're Japanese 'emoji'). What's missing from the conversation...
  • U.S.-based Japanese stock funds add $1 billion over week: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds added $1 billion into Japanese equity funds in the week ended Nov. 19, posting a fourth straight week of net inflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. The flows marked the...