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  • Japan August flash PMI shows manufacturing accelerated as orders grow

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity accelerated in August as export and domestic demand increased, a preliminary survey showed on Thursday, offering hope that economic growth is getting back on track after slumping in the wake of a sales tax...
  • Tom Cruise to be Honored with Japan's J3C Award at LA EigaFest

    The 4th annual LA EigaFest, hosted Sept. 12 - 14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom Cruise with the 2nd annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Japanese government, honors Hollywood creators and...
  • Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston

    Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston
    U.S. Navy divers confirmed Monday that a wrecked vessel in southeast Asia is the World War II heavy cruiser Houston, a ship sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The Houston, nicknamed “...
  • Policy delay has Japanese carmakers reviewing Philippines expansion plans

    MANILA (Reuters) - Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its feet on a plan to rebuild its shrinking car manufacturing industry. The potential pullout...
  • Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

    Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts
    Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce. Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others,...
  • U.S. tech firms under increasing scrutiny in China

    The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China. Anti-monopoly investigators have raided Microsoft's China offices, and the government has banned Windows 8 from state computers. San Diego-based chip maker...
  • Japan showcases island invasion tactics in annual firepower show

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese battle tanks, helicopters and elite troops stormed the foothills of Mount Fuji Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind display of the tactics and equipment the nation's military could use to defend or retake islands in and around the...
  • China antitrust regulator fines two Japan auto parts makers

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Japanese automotive bearings makers said on Tuesday a Chinese regulator has ordered them to pay fines for violating antitrust laws as Beijing intensifies its scrutiny of business practices in the auto sector. Earlier this month, the...
  • BoJ may ease policy for 'some time' to slay deflation - Kuroda

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan may have to pursue its aggressive monetary policy easing for "some time" to fully vanquish deflation, BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday. Speaking at a global central banking conference here,...
  • 'Paper Planes' Wins Australia's Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

    BUSSELTON, West Australia - Robert Connolly's "Paper Planes" claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014). The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-24), in Busselton, West...
  • UCLA's Francis Wai was an American hero

    UCLA's Francis Wai was an American hero
    Many UCLA football fans will not be familiar with the name Francis Wai … but they should. Several great football players have come through Westwood. There has been one Medal of Honor winner. Wai, who will be inducted into the UCLA Athletics...