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  • Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

    Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack
    Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said. The...
  • A small business in Japan learns to survive a sour economy

    TOKYO As Hideko Tanaka sits at her desk on the top floor of Hakusui-Sha explaining how a small company needs to be creative to survive, part of her arsenal arrives. It's the Hi-Sour mobile, a bright-yellow truck with a huge bottle of Hi-Sour, the...
  • Japanese PM unveils new government, defense pick may rile China

    Japanese PM unveils new government, defense pick may rile China
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a new cabinet on Wednesday, appointing a defense chief whose desire for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile neighbor China. Gen Nakatani, a lawmaker who served in the armed forces for several...
  • Japan is honest on history and 'comfort women'

    To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
  • BOJ policymakers call for fiscal reform amid tax hike delay: minutes

    Bank of Japan board members made a rare call on the government to steadily promote measures to restore the country's tattered finances three weeks after expanding monetary stimulus, minutes of their November meeting showed. The November rate review was...
  • In Japan, nothing beats takeout fried chicken for Christmas

    TOKYO In Japan, where the Christian population accounts for no more than 1 percent of the population, Christmas isn't an officially recognized holiday. Most businesses and government offices will operate under normal hours. And yet, as Christmas Eve...
  • Japan Aso says wage hikes key to 'Abenomics' success

    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday urged companies to boost wages to help underpin private consumption, stressing that such private-sector efforts are key to the success of premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" stimulus policies. He also...
  • 'A Yen to Trade': US wine industry toasts decline in Japan's sake sales

    TOKYO Standing next to the wine display at the Nissin World Delicatessen in Tokyo, Masahiro Ino eyed a $99 bottle of Silver Oak cabernet sauvignon imported from California. "I do prefer wine over sake," said Ino, 24. "Wine is becoming very trendy. It's...
  • In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership

    In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership
    The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese. Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
  • Sony hack puts Japan's Abe in bind over North Korea abductee talks

    U.S. accusations that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures could force Japan to choose between backing its ally Washington and keeping talks on track with Pyongyang about Japanese citizens abducted decades ago. Washington is weighing...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Big Hero 6' Opens Strongly, In Second Place

    TOKYO - "Big Hero 6," or "Baymax" as it is known locally, had the second-highest opening weekend ever in the Japanese market for a Disney animation, after this year's number one smash "Frozen." For the Dec. 20-21 frame the movie earned $5.35 million from...