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  • Japan govt approves $29 billion stimulus spending, impact in doubt

    Japan's government approved on Saturday stimulus spending worth $29 billion aimed at helping the country's lagging regions and households with subsidies, merchandise vouchers and other steps, but analysts are skeptical about how much it can spur growth.
  • Dollar edges near multi-year highs after Christmas

    The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Friday in scant volume, with many major markets still closed after the Christmas holiday. The greenback approached a 7-1/2-year peak against the yen and moved close to a 2-1/2-year high versus the euro based on...

    Japan inflation slows and output slips, keep BOJ under pressure

    Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target. Factory output unexpectedly fell and...

    Japan says close to deal with South Korea and U.S. on North Korea defense

    Japan, the United States and South Korea are close to reaching a deal on sharing and safeguarding sensitive information on North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, Japan's Defence Ministry said on Friday. As Japan lies well within the range of North...

    Unlike 'Unbroken' bombardier, woman will never forgive her Japanese captors

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Betsy Herold Heimke's Christmas story has candy, a turkey drumstick and soldiers at the front door. It was night. Light glistened on bayonets. The soldiers barged in and ordered her family to leave the next day. Take food, they yelled....