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  • Japan PM: will do everything to ensure economic growth gets back on track - Jiji

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he will make every effort to get economic growth back on track, according to the Jiji news service. Japan suffered its biggest economic contraction since the devastating March 2011...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue’s...
  • Kristen Stewart, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Headed to Toronto Film Fest

    By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight films featuring Kristen Stewart as an actress' personal assistant, Dustin Hoffman as a choir teacher, John Travolta as an art forger, Adam Sandler as...
  • Top 3 Pop: New Haruki Murakami novel; 'The Approval Matrix'; 'The Giver' movie

    'THE GIVER' FILM 1 Based on the book by Lois Lowry, "The Giver" transcends boundaries, telling the story of a utopian society. The story centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He begins to...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Cartoon Trumps Tepid 'Transformers 4′

    TOKYO - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" entered the Japanese BO at number three for the weekend of August 9-10 with $4.75 million on 302,992 admissions and 760 screens. The three-day total for the fourth entry in the "Transformers" series, including...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine

    As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
    Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan’s militarist past. But Prime...
  • Japan GDP set to fall sharply; may increase stimulus expectations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely shrank sharply in the second quarter, which would be bad news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth policies, but it could raise market expectations of further stimulus. Data due at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday Japan time...
  • Japan tells youth athletes not to wear uniforms in Nanjing

    (Reuters) - The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has told its Youth Olympic Games athletes not to wear their official tracksuits when out and about in the host city of Nanjing in China due to fears over potential attacks. Ties between China and Japan,...
  • Japan firms finally get pricing power just as economic growth sputters

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies, long bedevilled by deflation, are finally starting to pass on higher costs to their customers just as the economy stumbles, potentially complicating decisions for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the central bank. Early...
  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue's...