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  • Tsunami advisory lifted after east Japan earthquake: NHK

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A tsunami advisory for northeast Japan has been lifted, public broadcaster NHK said, two hours after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake offshore Fukushima prefecture early on Saturday triggered minor tsunami in the region. Small tsunami of up...
  • Sony to Trim Tokyo HQ Staff

    TOKYO - Sony will begin accepting early retirement applications from staff in its corporate headquarters, as of Aug 1, 2014. The aim is to reduce fixed HQ expenses down 30% by fiscal 2015. This is part of a more general drive to reduce head count and...
  • Preview: Yankees at Orioles

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Yankees at Orioles The New York Yankees continue their 11-game road trip heading into the All-Star break as they visit the Baltimore Orioles for the opener of their three-game series on Friday. New York began its trek by...
  • Japan economics minister warns of premature QE exit, sees room for more easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari warned that it would be premature for the Bank of Japan to consider an exit strategy from its massive stimulus program, voicing hope instead for further monetary easing if achievement of its...
  • Japan Finmin Aso: Japan long-term rates are abnormally low

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that Japan's long-term interest rates are abnormally low, after the benchmark 10-year bond yield fell to 0.54 percent, a 15-month low, reflecting global low interest rates. He contrasted the...
  • Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies' operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world's third-largest...
  • Review: 'Another Great Day at Sea' by Geoff Dyer

    Review: 'Another Great Day at Sea' by Geoff Dyer
    I wish I could force every wannabe Internet essayist and second-rate scraped-raw memoirist to read the first page of "Another Great Day at Sea," on which Geoff Dyer demonstrates, as casually as Ray Allen sinking a three, how a metaphor is made. Describing...
  • Will the Mazda2 be offered as a PHEV with a rotary engine range extender?

     
    Filed under: Hybrid, Hatchback, Mazda Every few months, it seems a rumor crops up about plans from Mazda to revive the rotary engine. Last November, its CEO said the only way another one could happen is if the project was profitable, and then a month...
  • Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom

    Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom
    Saturday’s Ju-Luau and Lake Worth Crab Crawl is the kind of earnest event that reels ¬†you in by proclaiming that you’ll be getting lei’d all day and … you don’t even roll your eyes. Because everybody’s heart is in...
  • Japan denies report on North Korea's abduction survivor list

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping....
  • Japan May orders data shock casts shadow over recovery scenario

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy. The data are highly volatile, but serve as an...