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  • South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies

    By Ritsuko Ando and Joyce Lee TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in...
  • The art of faux food: Japanese company makes real-looking samples

    TOKYO Since 1932, when Takizo Iwasaki used one of his wife's omelets as the inspiration for a realistic-looking wax food sample, an Iwasaki company has been turning out those ubiquitous faux food dishes that grace the front windows of many Japanese...
  • Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers. That could help Abe's ruling coalition win...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan; no tsunami warning

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, temporarily trapping 21 people when their homes collapsed and leaving 13 people injured, police and public broadcaster NHK said. The...
  • Japanese stock funds worldwide attract $1.2 billion inflows: BofA

    By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors worldwide poured $1.2 billion into Japanese stock funds in the week ended Nov. 19 on the Bank of Japan's increased stimulus and a delay to the country's planned sales tax hike, data from a Bank of America...
  • Draghi throws ECB door open to money printing as global prospects dim

    By John O'Donnell and Eva Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi threw the door wide open on Friday for more drastic measures to prevent the euro zone from sliding into deflation, promising to use whatever means...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • Japan finance minister Aso: recent yen weakening 'too rapid'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's finance minister warned on Friday about the yen's weakening, describing it as "too rapid", but he stuck to the government's stance of allowing markets to determine exchange rates and dismissed the need to intervene to halt the...
  • Japan raises military profile in naval war games with U.S.

    ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON PACIFIC OCEAN (Reuters) - Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the U.S. military described as the most...
  • Japanese military taps youth culture in recruitment drive

    ATSUGI/YOKOSUKA Japan (Reuters) - Japan's military is wooing new recruits with images of smiling soldiers posing like pop stars in a series of photo books and DVDs that tap into youth culture. Jet pilots, navigators and sailors are among the 60...
  • Japan's Abe: return to yen strength would lead to hollowing out, job losses

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday if the country returns to a period of excessive yen strength it would lead to a further hollowing out of manufacturing and job losses. Abe, speaking to reporters, said now the yen was...