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  • 'Frozen' Outlasts 'Eternal' at Japan Box Office

    TOKYO -- "Frozen" won its fifth straight weekend at the Japanese box office, earning $8.25 million on April 12-13, a drop of only 1% from the weekend before. In the 31 days since its release, the pic's cume has climbed to $90 million on 7.56 million...
  • Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror Improves Rear Visibility

     
    Come 2016 or 2017, Nissan could have a better rearview mirror in some of its cars. After an initial rollout to its racecars and Japan-market vehicles, the automaker plans to introduce its new Smart Rearview Mirror to global markets over......
  • Japan PM talks with BOJ chief, does not push for easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday but did not pressure the central bank chief to ease policy, curbing speculation that the BOJ might take more aggressive action this month. Over lunch, Abe...
  • Japan PM Abe did not request additional BOJ easing -spokesman

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not ask for additional monetary easing from the Bank of Japan when he met central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, the country's top government spokesman said on Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary...
  • Fuji Heavy plans factory to make Boeing 777X wing boxes: Nikkei

    (Reuters) - Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd plans to open a plant as early as next year to build wing boxes for Boeing Co's 777X passenger jet, the Nikkei reported. Fuji Heavy, which makes Subaru cars, will likely spend more than 10 billion yen ($98...
  • Mobius' emerging market dominance weakens as fund suffers record outflows

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Mark Mobius' Templeton Asian Growth Fund, Asia's biggest equity mutual fund, suffered record outflows in the March quarter in a sign investors are losing faith with the emerging markets guru. Returns from Mobius' $11.7 billion...
  • After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night...
  • Bitcoin promoter Shrem indicted in NY for money laundering

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on charges of funneling cash to the illicit online marketplace Silk Road. Shrem, known as one of the digital currency's most visible...
  • Toyota retires robots in favor of humans to improve automaking process

     
    Filed under: Japan, Plants/Manufacturing, Toyota Mitsuru Kawai is overseeing a return to the old ways at Toyota factories throughout Japan. Having spent 50 years at the Japanese automaker, Kawai remembers when manual skills were prized at the company...
  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • Japan econmin: Domestic stocks falling on Ukraine, U.S. markets

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks have been falling in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine and a decline in U.S. financial markets, but that they should respond appropriately as the government fleshes out an economic growth strategy, Economy Minister...