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  • Japan casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for...
  • Lawmakers in Japan's tsunami-hit region eye casino to hasten recovery

    SENDAI Japan (Reuters) - Business and political leaders in northeastern Japan are betting on a casino as the brightest hope to speed reconstruction in a region battered by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Supporters of the plan for a casino...
  • Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

    TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power...
  • Quiet critic of Kuroda's 'monetary shamanism' turns up the volume

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Izuru Kato is a soft-spoken and bookish economist, but his dismissal of the Bank of Japan's stimulus policy as "monetary shamanism" is ringing loud in the ears of bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. Kuroda's policy of quantitative and...
  • South Korean firms, unfazed by slowing economy, step up China investment

    SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean firms have accelerated investment into China by a third this year, encouraged by improving diplomatic ties including a pending free trade deal. This expansion in China by South Korean companies is in sharp contrast...
  • U.S. urges Japan to be 'bold' in Pacific trade pact talks

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The time is "ripe" for Japan and the United States to reach a breakthrough in talks for a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the U.S. commerce secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the two were "a lot closer" to a deal than in recent...
  • Japan downgrades economy for second month as output sags

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government cut its overall economic assessment for the second straight month as weak consumption after a sales tax hike in April is causing companies to reduce production. The government on Tuesday also cut its view on...
  • U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defense capabilities. The field drill,...
  • Japan's Abe: wants to name new trade, justice ministers on Monday

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to name replacements for the trade and justice ministers on Monday after they resigned earlier in the day. Abe said he accepted Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi and Justice Minister Midori...
  • Japan firms want government action if yen weakens: Reuters poll

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly half of Japanese firms think the government should start defending the yen at this month's dollar high of 110, a Reuters survey shows, underscoring the threat that rising fuel and other import costs pose to a fragile economy....
  • Japan to send official to North Korea for abductee probe update: Kyodo

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will send a foreign ministry official to Pyongyang for an update on North Korea's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago and others who have gone missing, Kyodo news agency said on Monday. Prime...