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  • Hard diplomacy ahead despite China showing its softer side

    BEIJING (Reuters) - From a military rules-of-the-road agreement with Washington to $20 billion in loans for Southeast Asia, Beijing has set aside the tensions of recent years to present a softer side to the world in the last week. But proof of whether...
  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it. Like the U.S. and...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Japan PM Abe to hold news conference: government

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference at 7:10 p.m. (5.10 a.m. EST) on Tuesday, the government said. Abe is expected to announce that he will delay a sales tax increase and call a snap election, a day after...
  • Japan plans new Antarctic whale hunt, but vows to slash quota

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal, but said it would slash the quota for the so-called scientific whaling program. The...
  • Japan PM told party executives of tax hike delay, election plan: media

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting of ruling party executives that he will delay a planned sales tax hike in October 2015 and call a snap election, Nippon Television Network reported on Tuesday. (Reporting by Tokyo...
  • Japan deflation devil, election loss drove Abe's tax, poll moves

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's twin decisions to delay an unpopular sales tax increase and call a snap election were not quite the bolt from the blue they first appeared. Recent interviews with aides, politicians and officials...
  • Japanese prime minister calls snap election

    TOKYO Japan's prime minister announced Tuesday that he would dissolve parliament and hold new elections before the end of the year. Shinzo Abe said he would also delay the second phase of an unpopular increase in the national sales tax. The lower...
  • Japan premier calls election, puts off tax hike

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called snap elections and postponed a planned sales tax hike after the economy unexpectedly slipped into recession for the third time in four years. The premier said he would dissolve parliament on...
  • With Japan in recession, Abe calls elections in bid to delay tax hike

    With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions. "I’ve made up my...
  • Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook

    Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already digesting the government's decision to call a...