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  • 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...
  • U.S., Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine

    U.S., Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine
    United States Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime...
  • 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...
  • WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan

    WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan
    Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs, recently met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2) to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Stark and six other former prisoners of war held by Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese...
  • 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,...
  • Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003

    Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003
    Honda failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday. The Japanese automaker said in a statement that its count of underreported...
  • Japan's tax increase provides economics lesson

    Japan's tax increase provides economics lesson
    After a very long period of economic stagnation, Japan had finally begun to turn the corner in 2013. However, the Japanese government recently announced that it has entered back into recession based on the second consecutive quarter of negative economic...