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  • Universal Studios Japan Receives $250m Private Equity Injection

    HONG KONG -- Universal Studios Japan, a theme park operator in Osaka, has received a $250 million financial injection from PAG, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm. According to USJ's chairman Glenn Gumpel the new cash will go towards recapitalizing...
  • Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end

    Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end
    WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier. The latest...
  • Biden on delicate diplomacy mission after tension with China

    Biden on delicate diplomacy mission after tension with China
    BEIJING — How to reassure Japan and South Korea that the United States will stand behind them, without inflaming the Chinese? That is the mission that stands before Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives in the region with a potential crisis...
  • China scrambles jets to track U.S., Japanese planes in disputed zone

    In an escalation of the standoff over islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Friday that  it had scrambled two fighter jets to identify U.S. and Japanese planes flying through claimed airspace without notice. It was the...
  • 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...
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Postcard from Tokyo: What Zen, haiku and tea have to do with surviving the financial crisis

    TOKYO -- Konnichiwa! Greetings from Japan, where I've been for nearly a week leading up to thelaunch of our latest international edition, HuffPost Japan. Japan is an amazing place -- almost overwhelming in how singular and beautiful it is. And we are...
  • Bold Abe aims to take Japan in new direction

    "I have experienced failure as a politician," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once said. In his second round as the country's prime minister, he is determined to avoid the mistakes of the past -- beginning with how to deal with the stagnant Japanese...
  • Tom Hanks Walks Green Carpet at Tokyo Fest's Opening Night

    The 26th edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened Oct. 17 with dozens of stars and celebs from Japan, Asia and elsewhere walking the green carpet (made from recycled materials to symbolizes the fest's eco theme) and greeting hundreds of fans and...