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  • Business events scheduled for the coming week

    MONDAY, Feb. 16 U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday. TOKYO — Release of Japan's fourth-quarter 2014 GDP will show if the world's No. 3 economy remains in recession. Comes a day before a monetary policy meeting by the...
  • Tokyo district mulls plan to recognize same-sex couples

    TOKYO A central Tokyo district could become the first in Japan to give same-sex couples official recognition pending approval by the local government, media reported Thursday. A plan by Tokyo's Shibuya ward to issue certificates stating that couples...
  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105. Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
  • Tokyo Marathon ups security after Islamic State killings

    Organizers of this Sunday's Tokyo Marathon have promised increased security following the slaying of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group. "We have held anti-terrorism drills and have worked closely with the police agency so we are...
  • US lawmakers say agreement on trade promotion authority near

    A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this spring, U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan said Thursday. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Ways and...
  • Abe lays down constitutional barrier to gay marriage in Japan

    TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has fought to alter Japan's constitution on matters of security, is less eager to oppose its principles when it comes to same-sex marriage. Changing the charter to allow gay marriage would require "extremely...
  • Re-militarize Japan? The prime minister sees a bigger role in the region

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, Feb. 18: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking revision of his country's post-World War II constitution to permit a more active role for its armed forces. The move...
  • Japan trade deficit sinks 58 pct in Jan on lower oil prices

    Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as exports rose and its import bill for oil and gas dropped thanks to sharply lower crude oil prices. The deficit of 1.18 trillion yen ($9.9 billion) was better than some...
  • Muscatine man recalls liberating camp 70 years ago this week

    If you're lucky enough to reach your 91st birthday, there's no doubt you have plenty of stories to share. Pfc. Bob Harrison's story, however, isn't one heard often. The Muscatine Journal (http://bit.ly/1ysfZEO ) reports that Harrison was one of many men...
  • BOJ says economy on mend, keeps ultra-loose monetary policy

    Japan's central bank pointed to signs of improvement in the world's third-biggest economy after ending a policy meeting Wednesday with no change to its ultra-loose monetary stance. The Bank of Japan noted that lower energy costs due to the plunge in...
  • Japan Post to buy Australia transport company in $5B deal

    Japan's post office has agreed to buy a leading Australian transportation company in a $5.1 billion deal that will give the Japanese company an Asian distribution network. The board of Melbourne-based Toll Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday that it is...