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Weaker Yen No Welcome Sight to Korea, Global Corporations

March 26, 2013, 3:43 pm

Economists and officials in South Korea are concerned about the yen because the nation is an export-driven economy similar to Japan.

Movie Review: ‘From Up On Poppy Hill’

March 14, 2013, 3:25 am

Hosting the 1964 Tokyo Olympics completed Japan’s post-war rebirth. It would announce the arrival of a new democratic capitalist country on the world stage.

Japan Extracts ‘Fire Ice’ Gas from Seabed

March 12, 2013, 12:25 pm

Japan successfully extracted methane hydrate, also called “fire ice,” from its seabed, according to officials. Production is a test for now, but by 2018 Japan plans for [...]

25 Hospitals Turn Man Down: It Could Happen Again, Says Japanese Media

March 6, 2013, 3:53 pm

A 75-year-old dying man in Japan was turned away from 25 hospital emergency rooms 36 different times over a two-hour span in early January when paramedics called for a [...]

Missing Soldier Found 33 Years Later

March 6, 2013, 10:57 am

Missing soldier found after 33 years was living as a healer in Afghanistan. Tales of long-lost soldiers reemerging are to be found in Japan, the United States, and elsewhere.

Abe Stands Resolute on Senkaku Islands During Meeting With Obama

February 26, 2013, 7:00 am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that Japan will not tolerate any challenges to its sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands, a tiny group of islands that China has claimed.

Japanese Armed Ship Joins Whalers in Face-off With Activists

February 25, 2013, 5:14 pm

An armed Japanese ship has entered the scene of tension between activists and whalers in the Antarctic Sea, according to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Japanese Whaling Unprofitable, Highly Subsidized

February 21, 2013, 5:13 pm

Japan’s whaling industry is highly subsidized and operating at a loss, yet internal governmental power struggles may keep it alive.

Whale Hunt Halted After Sea Shepherd Confrontation

February 21, 2013, 7:06 am

Sea Shepherd conservation group prevented the refueling of a Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic on Wednesday, effectively halting the hunt for the remainder of the season.

Japanese Trade Deficit Surges in January

February 20, 2013, 8:42 am

Japanese trade figures released for January show that its trade deficit increased by 10 percent over the last year.


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