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  • Global investors buying up stocks, see Japan as bright spot: -survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors are putting more money to work, reducing their cash reserves and buying up stocks, with optimism on Japan reaching its highest level since 2005, a monthly survey carried out last week showed. The Bank of America-...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Japanese tough guy actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

    TOKYO, Nov 18 (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....
  • 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...
  • 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 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...