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  • Japan is honest on history and 'comfort women'

    To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
  • Japan govt approves $29 billion stimulus spending, impact in doubt

    Japan's government approved on Saturday stimulus spending worth $29 billion aimed at helping the country's lagging regions and households with subsidies, merchandise vouchers and other steps, but analysts are skeptical about how much it can spur growth....
  • Japanese firms to spurn PM's call for higher wages next year: survey

    Major Japanese firms plan to return their excess cash to shareholders next year rather than spend it on wage rises, according to a Reuters survey, in a rebuke to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for employers to lift salaries. Arresting an 17-month slide...
  • Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'

    Japanese nationalists attempt to revise history on 'comfort women'
    Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
  • 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....
  • Exclusive: Japan's regional banks face stress test for ultra-low rates

    Japan's financial regulator is running stress tests to see if too much cash in the system is stifling smaller banks' ability to earn, unlike regulatory tests elsewhere that have been designed to see whether lenders had enough capital to cope with...
  • American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo

    American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo
    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...
  • Relations between Japan and the U.S.

    The article “To Japan, Pearl Harbor is just another battle” (News, Dec. 7) contains two incorrect statements. The view presented by the museum at the Yasukuni Shrine does not constitute “Japan’s official line on the war”...
  • Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show

    Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show
    Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a June 23...
  • In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership

    In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership
    The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese. Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
  • High on the Hog: Discerning Japanese customers take to Silky Pork

    TOKYO �� Tomoka Yamanishi and her 5-year-old son were grocery shopping in an upscale Tokyo neighborhood one Wednesday in late September. It was the dinner rush at Summit Store, a bright American-style supermarket in a residential area...