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  • Japanese prime minister calls snap election

    TOKYO Japan's prime minister announced Tuesday that he would dissolve parliament and hold new elections before the end of the year. Shinzo Abe said he would also delay the second phase of an unpopular increase in the national sales tax. The lower...
  • Japan premier calls election, puts off tax hike

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called snap elections and postponed a planned sales tax hike after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession for the third time in four years. The premier said he would dissolve parliament on...
  • 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...
  • Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees

    Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees
    The woman's name was unknown, but the picture of her cradling a sleeping baby girl came to symbolize a troubling chapter in American history. Fumiko Hayashida, a 31-year-old Japanese American from Bainbridge Island, Wash., was photographed in March 1942...
  • Japan's Aso signals tax hike delay, says must not happen again

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that raising the sales tax is unavoidable to rein in the country's massive public debt, but signaled that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to delay a second tax increase scheduled for...
  • PM adviser: sales tax hike took Abenomics in negative direction

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy is a bit unstable and the sales tax increase in April took "Abenomics" in a negative direction, one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's key economic advisers said on Monday. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at...
  • Japan Amari: economic stimulus likely, hard to compile large package

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to order an economic stimulus package after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession. Amari, speaking to reporters after a meeting of...
  • Japan falls into recession

    TOKYO The Japanese economy has entered recession, official figures for the July-to-September period showed Monday. The world's third-largest economy contracted at an annualized rate of 1.6 per cent in the quarter, following a contraction of 7.3 per...