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  • Japan PM Abe sent condolences to memorial for convicted war criminals

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honoring "martyrs" convicted as war criminals after World War Two, his top spokesman said on Wednesday, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with...
  • Japan vice econmin: More caution needed on next tax hike

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government needs to be more cautious about a coming decision on raising the national sales tax than it was on the previous hike as the economy reaches a "make-or-break point," a senior government official said on Wednesday. Vice...
  • Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning...
  • Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

    Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts
    Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce. Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others,...
  • Japan ex-PM Noda: Failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will send the wrong message about its commitment to fiscal reform if it shies away from a sales tax rise in October 2015, former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday. But Noda, whose Democratic Party was ousted in the 2012...
  • Japan mulls setting aside 1 trillion yen for stimulus next fiscal year: Nikkei

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is considering setting aside 1 trillion yen ($9.65 billion) for stimulus spending next fiscal year to help lessen the economic damage from a sales tax hike scheduled for October next year, the Nikkei newspaper reported...
  • Japan showcases island invasion tactics in annual firepower show

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese battle tanks, helicopters and elite troops stormed the foothills of Mount Fuji Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind display of the tactics and equipment the nation's military could use to defend or retake islands in and around the...
  • Insight - Japan's polarising PM Abe learns the long game

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe is one of Japan's most polarizing prime ministers in decades. He may also have a good shot at becoming that rarity in Japanese politics – a long-serving leader. Whether that proves to be the case depends on whether Abe,...
  • Japan export rebound offers hope for economic growth

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports rose in July for the first time in three months in a tentative sign that overseas demand is starting to recover, which could raise hopes that exports can offset a slump in consumer spending. The export data will be a...
  • At least 36 dead in landslides in western Japan

    TOKYO At least 36 people were dead and seven unaccounted for in landslides triggered by torrential rain in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, police said. A 2-year-old boy and his 11-year-old brother were pronounced dead after they were...
  • Japanese artist jailed for vagina kayak vows legal fight

    Japanese artist jailed for vagina kayak vows legal fight
    A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges. Megumi Igarashi, 42, says she was challenging a culture of...