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  • Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

    YAMAKIYA Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the...
  • Tea party candidates' latest strange brew: martyrdrom

    WASHINGTON — Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over. He finally turned himself in, wearing his sword, cap and...
  • Yankees' Tanaka placed on disabled list, returns to New York for MRI

    Yankees' Tanaka placed on disabled list, returns to New York for MRI
    July 9 (Reuters) — New York Yankees rookie ace Masahiro Tanaka, who leads Major League Baseball in wins, has been put on the disabled list with tightness in his pitching elbow, the team said on Wednesday. Tanaka had left the team, which is in...
  • Japan June wholesale prices rise 4.6 percent year-on-year

    TOKYO, (Reuters) - Japanese wholesale prices rose 4.6 percent in the year to June, Bank of Japan data showed on Thursday. The rise in the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which measures the price companies charge each other for their goods and...
  • NY lawmakers set to clamp down on Times Square's caped crusaders

    NEW YORK, July 9 - Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Spider-man have been adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts who roam New York City's Times Square are more a public nuisance, New York City lawmakers said on...
  • Cute Japan pop star recruits soldiers as Abe boosts military

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Just as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe beefs up Japan's military, the armed forces have turned to a 20-year pop idol for a softer touch in recruiting soldiers in a country that revels in all things cute. "Working for the Self-defense...
  • Japan Abe adviser, in reversal, sees no need for BOJ to ease

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A key economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reversing his previous position, said on Wednesday that he sees no need for the Bank of Japan to add to its massive stimulus as the economy is pulling out of deflation....
  • BOJ may slightly cut economic forecast, policy seen steady

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan may trim its economic growth forecast for the current year next week, sources familiar with its thinking said, reflecting soft exports and a bigger-than-expected slump in household spending after a sales tax hike in...
  • Ultra-Violence of 'World of Kanako' Stirs Japanese Box Office, Online Uproar

    TOKYO - "Confessions" director Tetsuya Nakashima's latest hyper-violent drama "The World of Kanako (Kawaki)" has stirred up a storm of controversy since its June 27 release in Japan. Slapped with an R-15 rating, meaning than no one 14 and under can...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be revealed on September 3 [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Convertible, Videos, Mazda Now in its 25th year and on the market in its current form since 2005, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been due for replacement for some time now. A mid-life facelift helped things along some in 2008, but the moment that...