Updated Sunday, December 7, 2014 0:00 am TWN
A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologized for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country's 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank will invest US$250 million in Southeast Asian mobile taxi booking app GrabTaxi, the two firms said Thursday, as rivalry in the region between U.S.-based Uber and homegrown rivals increases.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Official campaigning kicked off in Japan on Tuesday before a Dec. 14 election that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described as a referendum on his faltering “Abenomics” growth blitz.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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.
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