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  • Japan Box Office: 'Big Hero 6' Opens Strongly, In Second Place

    TOKYO - "Big Hero 6," or "Baymax" as it is known locally, had the second-highest opening weekend ever in the Japanese market for a Disney animation, after this year's number one smash "Frozen." For the Dec. 20-21 frame the movie earned $5.35 million from...
  • Japanese daily promises reform after 'comfort women' coverage rebuked

    The president of Japan's leading liberal newspaper pledged to fundamentally transform the paper for the better after its coverage of women forced into sex work during the Second World War was sharply criticized in a report. The Asahi Shimbun took...
  • 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...
  • Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu island: USGS

    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media said there was no tsunami warning. USGS said the quake's epicenter...
  • Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show

    Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show
    Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a June 23...
  • Japan government raises view on capex, output; economy in recovery albeit weakness

    Japan's government raised its view of business investment and factory output, but stuck to its overall economic assessment of moderate recovery despite some weakness as the economy struggles to recover from recession. The government's monthly economic...
  • Nissan CEO says suspending some Russia car orders in 'bloodbath' for automakers

    Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the ruble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. "We have suspended taking...
  • Japanese activist challenges secrets law with whistleblower tool

    A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging a new state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without getting caught. The website, unveiled on...
  • Sony Japan Plays Down Hack, While Social Media Skews Nationalistic

    TOKYO -- The Japanese media reaction to the Sony Pictures cyber attack over the release of "The Interview" has been several degrees cooler than some of the over-heated reporting in the Western press, despite the involvement of an iconic Japanese company....
  • China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

    China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region. Many of China's...
  • Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales

    The head of Japan's auto lobby on Thursday said a "sense of crisis" hung over the industry, with unexpectedly weak domestic sales revealing the failure of government stimulus policies and currency turmoil hitting key export markets. Japan Automobile...