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  • Global Voices: Fukushima made ex-premier a 'no nukes' crusader

    After the cascade of disasters that befell Japan 27 months ago, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan took the brunt of withering criticism for shoddy nuclear safety standards at the crippled Fukushima reactor complex and the government’s chaotic...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...
  • Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate

    Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate
    Japan's economic growth slowed in the second quarter, spurring debate over whether the country should raise its sales tax in order to more quickly pay down its public debt.  The country's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 2.6%, coming in at a...
  • 'The Wind Rises': Hayao Miyazaki's new film stirs controversy

    'The Wind Rises': Hayao Miyazaki's new film stirs controversy
    "The Wind Rises," Hayao Miyazaki's first feature directorial effort in five years, will premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals in coming weeks, and a new trailer has piqued the curiosity of the 72-year-old animator's devoted fan base. But...
  • Japan nuclear plant leaks 300 tons of highly radioactive water

    Japan nuclear plant leaks 300 tons of highly radioactive water
    BEIJING -- The operator of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan, said Tuesday that 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks, the worst in a number of similar leaks since the catastrophic 2011...
  • Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk

    Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk
    President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
  • Obama arrives in Russia to seek support for punitive Syria attack

    Obama arrives in Russia to seek support for punitive Syria attack
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Obama arrived here Thursday for a summit of world leaders that will be dominated by discussion of U.S. preparations to attack Syria and the president’s attempts to find some measure of support from the G-20...
  • 'The Wind Rises': Five things to know about Miyazaki's new movie

    Across the Pacific, Hayao Miyazaki has already created a hit and a conversation piece with “The Wind Rises,” his look at the early days of aviation and the fictionalized formative years of Japan's Zero airplane creator Jiro Horikoshi as he...
  • Currency manipulation at issue in Pacific free-trade talks

    Currency manipulation at issue in Pacific free-trade talks
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is racing to finish negotiations on a Pacific free-trade pact by year's end, but it's running up against a potentially major obstacle at home. A bipartisan majority in the Senate this week sent a letter...
  • Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty

    World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty. That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
  • Fukushima fishermen watch recovery slip away

    SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler. But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...