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  • Panasonic eyes $1.5 billion Olympic win with Tokyo Games infrastructure, innovations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic Corp would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an event it hopes will earn it at least $1.5 billion (890 million pounds). As one of the...
  • Toyota first quarter profit rise beats estimates, U.S. sales outlook raised

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp posted a forecast-beating 4.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit and raised its North America vehicle sales target for the year to next March, boosted by strong sales of SUVs and pickup trucks in the United...
  • Hot Japanese Stars Sometani Shota and Maeda Atsuko Say 'Sayonara Kabukicho'

    TOKYO -- Hot young stars Sometani Shota ("Himizu," "Wood Job!") and Maeda Atsuko ("Tamako in Moratorium," "The Drudgery Train") star in Ryuichi Hiroki's new pic, "Sayonara Kabukicho." Sometani plays a "love hotel" manager in the title Tokyo red-light...
  • YouTube to Stage Worldwide Live Improv Comedy Event Hosted by Epic Rap Battles' Lloyd Ahlquist

    Google's YouTube will present its first-ever live interactive comedy improv event, "Off the Top," on Aug. 1 and 2 hosted by EpicLLOYD (Lloyd Ahlquist) of Epic Rap Battles of History. The event, produced from YouTube Space LA, will comprise three...
  • As Abenomics halo slips, Tokyo IPO investors press for value

    TOKYO (Reuters) - At the New York Stock Exchange last September, buoyed by high hopes for Japan's economic revival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Wall Street to "Buy my Abenomics!" Amid sagging growth and Tokyo listing flops, investors are now looking...
  • Japan's Toho Woos Female Non-Believers to Hollywood 'Godzilla'

    TOKYO - Top Japanese distributor Toho is targeting women in order to make its release of the Legendary Pictures-made "Godzilla" a box office success. The original Japanese "Godzilla" series was a Toho line-up staple for generations, but was pitched...
  • ‘Big Hero 6’: New trailer spotlights adorable robot action, humor

     
    “All right, let me get this straight: a man in a kabuki mask attacked you with an army of miniature […]...
  • Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies

    Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies
    Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
  • Bad weather blamed as SeaWorld attendance falls 4%

    While theme parks worldwide drew bigger crowds last year, attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped as the company faced continued criticism over the treatment of its killer whales, a report released Tuesday says. Theme park attendance worldwide jumped 5.4%...
  • Japanese official wants Olympic torch relay near site of nuclear leaks

    When the International Olympic Committee chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games, critics wondered about lingering radiation from the 2011 nuclear accident in nearby Fukushima. Officials from that area have a different perspective.  On Tuesday,...
  • Abenomics picks up speed: The battle for Japan

    Abenomics picks up speed: The battle for Japan
    The arrest on May 17th of a Japanese pop star, Aska, for possessing drugs would normally have attracted little attention. Yet the tentacles of the affair reach further. Aska is an acquaintance of Yasuyuki Nambu, founder of Pasona, a temporary-staffing...