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A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than US$37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.
Bluefin tuna nets US$37,480 in Tokyo auction

 

Seventy percent of the leaders of 30 major companies think the country's economy is moderately recovering, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.
 

Japan's Emperor Akihito called for peace in his New Year's greeting to more than 80,000 visitors at the Imperial Palace Friday, with this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Japanese emperor greets New Year well-wishers

 

Japan's estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country's population, official data showed Thursday.
 

Japan's ruling coalition agreed on Tuesday to cut the corporate tax rate, one of the world's highest, as a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to stoke growth.
 

Japan plans to draw up a law to speed the deployment of troops overseas for peacekeeping operations and to support allies, reports said Sunday, in a move that could strain relations with neighbors wary about Japan's wartime history.
 

Japan's Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen (US$29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
 

New Kansai International Airport Co. said on Friday it shortlisted 20 bidders for a multibillion-dollar concession to run Japan's fifth-busiest passenger airport for 44 years.
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen (US$29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job-creating programs, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
 

Japan Post on Friday confirmed a long-awaited plan to list its shares in Tokyo with the government-owned firm set for what could be one of the world's biggest share sales.
Japan Post announces launch of long-awaited IPO in Tokyo

 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Wednesday at the start of his new term to revive Japan's economy so he can pursue “powerful diplomacy,” but China's state media warned him to be wary about changing the pacifist constitution.
Shinzo Abe returns after snap election

 

Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues.
 

Japan's second-largest oil distributor Idemitsu Kosan is planning to acquire its smaller rival Showa Shell Sekiyu in a deal worth an estimated US$4.18 billion, a report said Saturday.
 

A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells.
 
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