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  • Cute Japan pop star recruits soldiers as Abe boosts military

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Just as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe beefs up Japan's military, the armed forces have turned to a 20-year pop idol for a softer touch in recruiting soldiers in a country that revels in all things cute. "Working for the Self-defense...
  • Japan Abe adviser, in reversal, sees no need for BOJ to ease

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A key economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reversing his previous position, said on Wednesday that he sees no need for the Bank of Japan to add to its massive stimulus as the economy is pulling out of deflation....
  • BOJ may slightly cut economic forecast, policy seen steady

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan may trim its economic growth forecast for the current year next week, sources familiar with its thinking said, reflecting soft exports and a bigger-than-expected slump in household spending after a sales tax hike in...
  • Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring the code to its knees. While some...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero

    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • NY lawmakers set to clamp down on Times Square's caped crusaders

    NEW YORK, July 9 - Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Spider-man have been adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts who roam New York City's Times Square are more a public nuisance, New York City lawmakers said on...
  • Apple iTunes Sales of Disney Titles Frozen in Japan

    HONG KONG - Sell-through retail of Disney's latest movies has been halted on Apple's iTunes in Japan. According to a statement on Disney's Japanese website both rental and download-to-own sales were halted on Tuesday (July 8), though rentals have...
  • Students learn friendship, diplomacy in Japan visit

    Seven Delray Beach students are back from their Sister Cities exchange trip in Japan, carrying with them new friendships. The group visited Miyazu, Delray Beach's sister city and the hometown of George Morikami; and Kyoto, the original capital. This...
  • Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul Backed by Berlin's World Cinema Fund

    HONG KONG - "Cemetery of Kings," the latest project by Thailand's former Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Uncle Boonmee Who Can't Recall His Past Lives") will receive production funding from the Berlin Festival's World Cinema Fund....
  • Pictures in the News | July 7, 2014

     
    Pictures in the News is our daily photographic journey around the world....