Updated Thursday, September 25, 2014 0:00 am TWN
Japan said Wednesday that it has stepped up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine to be in line with other Group of Seven (G-7)nations before their upcoming meeting in New York.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Japan should raise sales taxes again next year despite wobbles in the economy caused by the first rise, and the central bank should cushion the blow with more easy money, the OECD said Monday.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Sony shares plunged Thursday after the electronics giant warned of a US$2.14 billion annual loss linked to its struggling mobile phone unit, taking investors by surprise and dealing another blow to its turnaround plan.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners and a local fishermen's union said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.
Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko “Shirley” Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as dramatic as any of her films.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday was due to host a three-day conference on women in the workforce, as the country grapples with boosting a low female participation rate.
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