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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto reveals he has cancer, cancels engagements

    Ryuichi Sakamoto reveals he has cancer, cancels engagements
    Ryuichi Sakamoto, the popular Japanese composer who won an Academy Award for his work on Bernardo Bertolucci's  "The Last Emperor," has revealed that he has throat cancer and is canceling appearances so that he can focus on treatment. Sakamoto posted...
  • 6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe

    6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe
    A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
  • Japan's Toho Having Record Year at Box Office

    TOKYO -- Toho, Japan's biggest distributor and exhibitor, has recorded the biggest first half box office in company history. From January to June, Toho earned $365 million from its line-up, including the live-action hits "The Eternal Zero" (pictured,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Factbox: Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-...
  • China agrees to reduce FX intervention 'as conditions permit'

    BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese leaders have agreed that China will reduce its intervention in the currency market when conditions are ripe, reaching an understanding on a prickly issue that has hurt ties between the world's two biggest economies for...