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  • Ken Takakura dies at 83; outlaw and hero in Japanese films

    Ken Takakura, a quiet, craggy-faced star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his role as a police inspector in Ridley Scott's 1989 film "Black Rain," Takakura died...
  • Japan plans to resume whaling next year

    Japan plans to resume whaling next year
    Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
  • As debt piles up, Japan tries to lock in low borrowing costs

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may borrow more debt over a longer horizon as the country steps up its already super-loose monetary policy to prop up economic growth and avoid slipping back into deflation. The plan is seen aimed at taking advantage of central...
  • Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees

    Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees
    The woman's name was unknown, but the picture of her cradling a sleeping baby girl came to symbolize a troubling chapter in American history. Fumiko Hayashida, a 31-year-old Japanese American from Bainbridge Island, Wash., was photographed in March 1942...
  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it. Like the U.S. and...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • With Japan in recession, Abe calls elections in bid to delay tax hike

    With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions. "I’ve made up my...
  • 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...
  • Leaders of Japan, China meet in Beijing after long frosty spell

    Leaders of Japan, China meet in Beijing after long frosty spell
    Shaking hands but not smiling, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in a move aimed at defrosting relations between the two...
  • China, Japan agree on steps to ease tensions ahead of APEC summit

    China, Japan agree on steps to ease tensions ahead of APEC summit
      After more than two years of intense tension, China and Japan said Friday that they had reached an agreement to improve relations fractured by a territorial dispute and visits by Japan’s prime minister to a controversial war shrine. The...
  • In demographically impaired Japan, women still face gender bias

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a bit of tough-guy swagger: He hasn't been afraid to ruffle China's feathers by visiting a controversial war shrine and he's pushed to revise Japan's pacifist constitution. Yet he's also become one of Asia's most vocal...