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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.
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party is on course for a landslide win in the Dec. 14 general election, opinion polls published Thursday showed.
Easy victory predicted for PM Abe in Japan vote: polls

 

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.
 

Japan on Wednesday successfully launched a probe destined for a distant asteroid on a six-year mission, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet.
Japan successfully launches probe headed for asteroid

 

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.
Japan campaigns in 'Abenomics referendum'

 

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.
 

Japan released a string of lackluster economic data Friday with inflation hitting its lowest level for more than a year, dealing another blow to Tokyo's attempts to conquer years of falling prices and tepid growth.
 

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.
 

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.
 

If you haven't communed with your socks lately, thanked your shoes for their hard work or bowed (at least mentally) to your home in appreciation, maybe it's time to consider it.
 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs-down to his economic blitz.
 

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.
Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks

 

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.
37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

 

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.
Japan lower house dissolved ahead of election

 
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