Updated Tuesday, December 2, 2014 0:00 am TWN
Moody's downgraded its credit rating for Japan on Monday, citing “rising uncertainty” over the country's debt situation and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's faltering efforts to kick start growth, with an election just two weeks away.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The president of the Asian Development Bank says Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Dozens of villagers remained in shelters Monday as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Japan's lower parliamentary chamber was dissolved Friday in readiness for a mid-December general election, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moves to consolidate his grip on power and reinvigorate a faltering economic growth drive.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so that he can pursue his policy goals.
Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as “Young Mr. Fish,” is working to ensure the species survives.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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