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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news

    U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy. Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
  • Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'

    Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'
    Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
  • Fitch expects to downgrade Japan after next fiscal year's budget

    Fitch Ratings said it expects to downgrade Japan's credit rating sometime early next year after the government delayed a sales tax hike, which would follow a similar downgrade by Moody's as concerns grow about the country's unprecedented debt pile. Fitch...
  • Japan machinery orders tumble in another blow to economy and PM Abe

    Recession-hit Japan suffered a fresh blow on Thursday as data showed a key gauge of capital spending tumbled in October - a worrying sign for its recovery given that business investment was a big drag on the economy in the third quarter. The machinery...
  • Japan business mood sours as economy struggles with recession

    Big Japanese manufacturers grew less optimistic in October-December and foresee conditions worsening in the following quarter, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy's recovery from recession will be slow. The joint...
  • Strict new Japan secrets law to take effect amid protests

    Strict new Japan secrets law to take effect amid protests
    Waving banners and beating drums, hundreds of Japanese took to the streets of Tokyo to protest a strict new state-secrets law taking effect on Wednesday that critics charge will help conceal government misdeeds and limit press freedom. The government of...
  • IOC clear way for more than one Games host city

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move events to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter...