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  • Mrs Watanabe jumps on yen-selling bandwagon as tide turns

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's legions of retail foreign-exchange traders, popularly known as Mrs Watanabe, are turning into sellers of yen. They have shifted from playing the dollar's range against the yen to betting against the Japanese currency after it...
  • In Abenomics' shadow, Japanese women fight 'maternity harassment'

    TOKYO - When Sayaka Osakabe returned to work after a second miscarriage, one of the first questions her boss asked was whether she was having sex again. Despite laws guaranteeing equal opportunity and a near parity of sexes attending university,...
  • IMF's Lagarde says empowerment of women essential for Japan's growth

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's targets for empowering women, a key part of his economic growth strategy, could add substantially to annual growth if met, International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Friday....
  • Exclusive: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo - Japan officials

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China. While...
  • Two reactors declared safe as Japan edges back to nuclear power

    TOKYO Two nuclear reactors in Japan passed new safety standards Wednesday, for the first time since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima three and a half years ago. The move brings Japan closer to restarting domestic nuclear power generation after the...
  • Putin may delay Japan visit over Tokyo's Ukraine sanctions: Russian state newspaper

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin may delay his visit to Japan because of sanctions Tokyo has imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, Moscow's acting ambassador to Japan was cited as saying by Russian state media on Thursday....
  • Japan approves nuclear restart amid push to close old reactors

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that has been idle since the Fukushima disaster, as the government pushes for the permanent closure of...
  • Rakuten considering Airbnb-like home rental service in Japan - sources

    Rakuten considering Airbnb-like home rental service in Japan - sources
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Rakuten Inc, Japan's largest e-commerce company, has been actively considering launching a service like website Airbnb that would provide a hub to rent apartments and homes in Japan to short-term guests, two people with knowledge of...
  • Japan minister denies ties to hate speech group, government says

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cabinet minister did not know that people with whom she was photographed years ago belonged to a right-wing group now known for "hate speech" demos, a government spokesman said on Thursday, the third recent case of politically...
  • U.S. calls for Japan to buckle down on Pacific trade pact

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urged Japan on Thursday to ramp up efforts on a Pacific trade pact ahead of planned talks with his Japanese counterpart next week. A stand-off between the United States and Japan, the two...
  • Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt 'regrettable'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable. The International Whaling...