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  • 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...
  • Set aside hate, China's Xi says on Nanjing Massacre anniversary

    China and Japan should set aside hatred and not allow the minority who led Japan to war to affect relations now, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday, as the country marked its first national memorial day for the Nanjing Massacre. China and...
  • 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...
  • Ahead of election win, Japan's Abe pivots away from painful reforms

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is signaling that retooling Japan's economy with painful structural reforms must take a back seat to reviving growth, even though he is poised to win a big referendum on his economic policies in an election on Sunday. In the...
  • Japan LGBT candidate hopes to raise awareness in election campaign

    Taiga Ishikawa has an uphill battle in his bid to become Japan's only openly gay member of parliament, but hopes his campaign for Sunday's general election will raise awareness in a nation where gay rights hardly get a nod in the mainstream political...
  • Chris and Paul Weitz to Remake Japan's 'Birthright' with ANEW

    TOKYO -- Chris and Paul Weitz ("The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "Mr & Mrs Smith") have come aboard a remake of Japanese horror "Birthright." The film was pitched by All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), a Hollywood- and Tokyo-based production house backed...
  • Japan's soaring demand for cow tongue drives U.S. exports

    SENDAI, Japan When Manabu Matsumoto took his fiancee to dinner at the Kisuke cow-tongue restaurant in the Japanese city of Sendai recently, the Tokyo couple faced 28 menu choices. Among them: mashed tongue, tongue sausage, tongue gravy, tongue salad,...
  • Japan firms see economy stalled, want Abe to focus on growth: Reuters poll

    Japanese companies want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to do more to boost growth, including steps like income tax cuts, as most think the economy is stalled or in recession after an April sales tax hike, a Reuters poll showed. Coming ahead of a general...