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  • BOJ survey shows Japan business mood fragile, highlights Abe's challenges

    Japanese business confidence barely improved in the fourth quarter and is seen worsening, giving premier Shinzo Abe a grim reminder of the challenges he faces in reviving a recession-hit economy a day after his big win in Sunday's vote. While corporate...
  • Abe coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, brushing aside suggestions that a low turnout tarnished his coalition's election win, vowed on Monday to stick to his reflationary economic policies, tackle painful structural reforms and pursue his muscular security...
  • Yokohama wants to host 2019 World Cup matches

    The Yokohama stadium that staged the 2002 football World Cup final between Brazil and Germany has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 rugby World Cup. The 72,000-seat stadium was not on the original shortlist of venues bidding to host...
  • 'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

    With Angelina Jolie's film "Unbroken", about Japan's brutal treatment of prisoners during World War Two, being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary "Yasukuni" has only gained in relevance. The film,...
  • Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc keeps two-thirds majority in election: exit polls

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a massive victory in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, in a vote the Japanese leader has dubbed a referendum on his reflationary recipe for reviving the world's third-biggest economy. Exit...
  • Takata tightens screws on suppliers as air bag crisis mounts: sources

    Takata Corp. has begun enforcing tighter quality controls on a group of parts suppliers as the auto safety equipment maker boosts production to replace millions of air bags recalled for a potentially deadly defect, according to people involved. Takata,...
  • Japan's Abe wins mandate in downbeat election

    With the economy limping but no obvious contenders offering a more compelling fiscal strategy, Japanese voters on Sunday gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a fresh mandate to forge on with his reforms, known as Abenomics....
  • Japan short-term home rental market shows promise but rewards slow to come

    Japan seems to have the right mix for developing a vibrant short-term home rental market: a rapidly growing tourism industry, a cheap currency and - unlike many countries - 8 million vacant homes.     Adding to the attractive business case is a reform-...
  • Japan's ruling party wins supermajority of Parliament seats

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party won a major victory in parliamentary elections for the lower house. The LDP and its junior coalition partner, New Komeito, won a combined 325 seats, exceeding two-thirds...
  • Falling oil prices, weak global economy weigh on stocks

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Monday as oil prices turned sharply lower and spooked investors into dumping shares of drillers and other energy-service companies. The drop in oil weighed on stocks from the start of trading. Weak trade figures out...
  • Japan Film Industry Joins Protest Against Secrecy Laws

    TOKYO -- Some of Japan's most prominent actors, directors and other film executives have united to protest against the country's new state secrets protection law that went into effect on Thursday. A group calling itself the Committee of Film...