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  • Japan's Mitsui Invests in John Fogelman's FactoryMade Ventures

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - John Fogelman's FactoryMade Ventures has sold a minority stake to Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The companies said the deal includes an agreement to "jointly create, incubate...
  • Re-creating the Japanese garden: Let nature take its course

    Re-creating the Japanese garden: Let nature take its course
    They have been part of American horticulture — and culture — for nearly 150 years, yet Japanese gardens remain a mystery for many people. That doesn't have to be the case. According to Tim Gruner, the garden curator/head of horticulture at...
  • Japanese tough guy actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Ken Takakura, an actor known as "Japan's Clint Eastwood" for his portrayal of tough but principled gangsters in over 100 movies and who gained international fame in director Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," has died at the age of 83....
  • Australia wants new Japan propulsion system for its submarines: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Australia wants a new Japanese propulsion system for its next generation of submarines, government officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, bolstering Tokyo's position as the likely builder of the multibillion-dollar fleet....
  • Hard diplomacy ahead despite China showing its softer side

    BEIJING (Reuters) - From a military rules-of-the-road agreement with Washington to $20 billion in loans for Southeast Asia, Beijing has set aside the tensions of recent years to present a softer side to the world in the last week. But proof of whether...
  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it. Like the U.S. and...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Japan PM Abe to hold news conference: government

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference at 7:10 p.m. (5.10 a.m. EST) on Tuesday, the government said. Abe is expected to announce that he will delay a sales tax increase and call a snap election, a day after...
  • Japan plans new Antarctic whale hunt, but vows to slash quota

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal, but said it would slash the quota for the so-called scientific whaling program. The...
  • Japan PM told party executives of tax hike delay, election plan: media

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting of ruling party executives that he will delay a planned sales tax hike in October 2015 and call a snap election, Nippon Television Network reported on Tuesday. (Reporting by Tokyo...
  • Japan deflation devil, election loss drove Abe's tax, poll moves

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's twin decisions to delay an unpopular sales tax increase and call a snap election were not quite the bolt from the blue they first appeared. Recent interviews with aides, politicians and officials...