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  • California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Stays on Top

    TOKYO -- The number one movie at the Japanese box office, for the 3rd weekend in a row, was "Stand By Me Doraemon." The first 3D CG entry in the long-running animation series about a blue robot cat and its boy companion drove its cumulative score to...
  • China's senior dancers and their 'red songs' would do Mao proud

    China's senior dancers and their 'red songs' would do Mao proud
    The Raffles City mall is the kind of temple to globalized capitalist consumerism that might drive Mao Tse-tung to apoplexy if he were still alive. Inside, Chinese shoppers toss down credit cards at Sephora and chomp on Kentucky Fried Chicken. Outside, a...
  • Japanese court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit

    FUKUSHIMA Japan (Reuters) - The operator of Japanese nuclear reactors that melted down in 2011 is responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the accident and it must pay $472,000 in compensation, a court ruled on Tuesday. The...
  • BOJ to stay bullish on prices even as it cuts Japan GDP estimate: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is likely to keep its bullish inflation outlook even as it cuts its economic growth forecast for this fiscal year in an October report, sources said, suggesting that the bank will not ease policy further at least...
  • Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning...
  • Nissan says Japanese website altered, posed virus risk

    Nissan says Japanese website altered, posed virus risk
    A page on Nissan Motor Co's Japanese website had been altered for nearly two months before being remedied and users that accessed it may have downloaded files infected with viruses, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday. Users opening the page for...
  • Japan government turns more cautious on weak factory output

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government turned slightly more cautious about factory output and flagged a risk that April's sales-tax hike could have prolonged effects, a sign that the world's third-biggest economy is struggling with the higher tax and...
  • Tokyo Festival Reveals Major Asian Push

    TOKYO - Yasushi Shiina, new head of the Tokyo International Film Festival, has unveiled a seven-year initiative to promote Asian films and nurture Asian film professionals. Festival officials announced the outreach initiative Tuesday as part of plans...
  • BOJ to keep inflation view even as it cuts GDP estimate: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is likely to keep its bullish inflation outlook even as it cuts its economic growth forecast this fiscal year in an October report, sources said, suggesting the central bank will not ease policy further for at least the...
  • Venus Williams (age 34) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (43) refresh U.S. Open

    The age-is-just-a-number cliche got a nice boost Monday at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Venus Williams, 34, struggled through a three-set match to beat Kimiko Date-Krumm, soon to be 44. No oxygen masks were needed. The players did not come out...