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  • To Japan, Pearl Harbor is just another battle in a decades-long war

    TOKYO For Americans, Sunday is the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the air raid on the Hawaiian base that killed 2,403 Americans and drew the United States into World War II. But with...
  • Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news

    U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy. Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
  • Option pricing shows yen's loss of safe-haven status

    Once known for its safe-haven characteristics of appreciating fast and depreciating slowly, the yen is being treated in a diametrically opposite fashion by an options market that is pricing in faster falls than gains in the Japanese currency. As the yen...
  • A framework for resolving Japan-China dispute over islands

    How to make sense of the dispute between Japan and China over some half a dozen uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese? With a combined area of just a couple of square kilometers, and...
  • S&P doubts Japan government will have detailed fiscal consolidation plan

    Standard & Poor's doubts Japan's government will compile a fiscal consolidation plan that is detailed enough to ease concerns about how it will reduce budget deficits and the public debt burden, a senior official from the ratings agency said. Prime...
  • 'A Yen to Trade:' Japan-US car dispute threatens Obama's trade plans

    SAITAMA, Japan After buying his racy 2005 Dodge Viper for $85,000, Tomomitsu Chiyoda still drives mainly in the slow lane on Japanese roads, he said, making it easier for spectators to take photographs of his silver convertible from the United States....
  • Japan PM defends 'Abenomics' after Moody's downgrade

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gearing up for the Dec. 14 lower house election, defended his economic policy on Tuesday after Moody's Investors Service cut Japan's debt rating, saying foreigners' confidence in "Abenomics" remains solid. Moody's on...
  • future date with time [chi-test-mike-story-6]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation's capital is celebrating the gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. Because of mild weather, the trees, which circle the Tidal Basin, bloomed earlier than usual this year and have passed peak. But...
  • In hard-hit Okawa, Japan, life remains a struggle after 2011 tsunami

     In hard-hit Okawa, Japan, life remains a struggle after 2011 tsunami
    More than 3 1/2 years after a 50-foot tsunami rushed up the Kitagami River, inundating houses and farms and destroying everything in its path, the road to this city's port remains unusable. Farmland, tainted by a massive influx of seawater, is still being...
  • 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,...
  • Travel through the eyes of Asia at the Sackler Gallery in D.C.

    Aiming directly at tourists with historical wanderlust, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., has opened a new exhibit, "The Traveler's Eye." Running through May 21, 2015, it draws from the extensive Asian collections at the Sackler and...