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  • Japan PM Abe: to ask companies to raise wages next year

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will ask business leaders to raise wages next year at a meeting on Tuesday. Abe, in a televised news conference a day after his ruling coalition won a massive election victory, said he wants to compile...
  • BOJ survey shows Japan business mood fragile, highlights Abe's challenges

    Japanese business confidence barely improved in the fourth quarter and is seen worsening, giving premier Shinzo Abe a grim reminder of the challenges he faces in reviving a recession-hit economy a day after his big win in Sunday's vote. While corporate...
  • Abe coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, brushing aside suggestions that a low turnout tarnished his coalition's election win, vowed on Monday to stick to his reflationary economic policies, tackle painful structural reforms and pursue his muscular security...
  • Yokohama wants to host 2019 World Cup matches

    The Yokohama stadium that staged the 2002 football World Cup final between Brazil and Germany has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 rugby World Cup. The 72,000-seat stadium was not on the original shortlist of venues bidding to host...
  • 'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

    With Angelina Jolie's film "Unbroken", about Japan's brutal treatment of prisoners during World War Two, being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary "Yasukuni" has only gained in relevance. The film,...
  • Japan's Abe wins mandate in downbeat election

    With the economy limping but no obvious contenders offering a more compelling fiscal strategy, Japanese voters on Sunday gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a fresh mandate to forge on with his reforms, known as Abenomics....
  • Japan short-term home rental market shows promise but rewards slow to come

    Japan seems to have the right mix for developing a vibrant short-term home rental market: a rapidly growing tourism industry, a cheap currency and - unlike many countries - 8 million vacant homes.     Adding to the attractive business case is a reform-...
  • Japan's ruling party wins supermajority of Parliament seats

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party won a major victory in parliamentary elections for the lower house. The LDP and its junior coalition partner, New Komeito, won a combined 325 seats, exceeding two-thirds...
  • Takata tightens screws on suppliers as air bag crisis mounts -sources

    Takata Corp. has begun enforcing tighter quality controls on a group of parts suppliers as the auto safety equipment maker boosts production to replace millions of air bags recalled for a potentially deadly defect, according to people involved. Takata,...
  • Ahead of election win, Japan's Abe pivots away from painful reforms

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is signaling that retooling Japan's economy with painful structural reforms must take a back seat to reviving growth, even though he is poised to win a big referendum on his economic policies in an election on Sunday. In the...
  • Japan's soaring demand for cow tongue drives U.S. exports

    SENDAI, Japan When Manabu Matsumoto took his fiancee to dinner at the Kisuke cow-tongue restaurant in the Japanese city of Sendai recently, the Tokyo couple faced 28 menu choices. Among them: mashed tongue, tongue sausage, tongue gravy, tongue salad,...