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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fitch expects to downgrade Japan after next fiscal year's budget

    Fitch Ratings said it expects to downgrade Japan's credit rating sometime early next year after the government delayed a sales tax hike, which would follow a similar downgrade by Moody's as concerns grow about the country's unprecedented debt pile. Fitch...
  • Japan machinery orders tumble in another blow to economy and PM Abe

    Recession-hit Japan suffered a fresh blow on Thursday as data showed a key gauge of capital spending tumbled in October - a worrying sign for its recovery given that business investment was a big drag on the economy in the third quarter. The machinery...
  • Japan business mood sours as economy struggles with recession

    Big Japanese manufacturers grew less optimistic in October-December and foresee conditions worsening in the following quarter, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy's recovery from recession will be slow. The joint...
  • Strict new Japan secrets law to take effect amid protests

    Strict new Japan secrets law to take effect amid protests
    Waving banners and beating drums, hundreds of Japanese took to the streets of Tokyo to protest a strict new state-secrets law taking effect on Wednesday that critics charge will help conceal government misdeeds and limit press freedom. The government of...
  • IOC clear way for more than one Games host city

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move events to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter...
  • Marketing 'Unbroken' will be delicate in key Japanese, Chinese markets

     Marketing 'Unbroken' will be delicate in key Japanese, Chinese markets
    As this year's Oscar race goes into the home stretch, Universal is preparing to roll out its top contender, the highly anticipated World War II epic "Unbroken." But as it looks ahead to the movie's wider release worldwide, the studio is facing a...
  • Japan's Sapporo announce 2026 Winter Games bid plan

    Japan's Sapporo announced plans to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Thursday, despite doubts about whether the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) would put forward a bid. The Mayor of Sapporo, the first Japanese city to host the Winter Games in 1972,...