- Spy claims over absent China envoy
A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.
BBC News. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:33:08 GMT.
- Sony shares tumble on loss warning
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
BBC News. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:17:46 GMT.
- Whither Japan Stocks: Heeding Jim Rogers: As Dollar/Yen Heads Toward 110, Commodities Are A Sell, Japanese Stocks A Buy
Investment guru Jim Rogers spoke of having made a 180 degree change in this investment strategy. Japanese stocks could very well be entering a sweet spot. Next month?s reporting season will be important. ...
By Stephen Harner. Forbes. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:25:00 GMT.
- World Briefing: Slovenia: Japan Seeks to Resume Whale Hunting
Japan sought international backing on Wednesday for its plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top United Nations court.
By The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:06:29 GMT.
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- Letter: Japan’s Nuclear Plant
Béla Lipták, an industrial safety consultant, writes that the new design is still unsafe.
International Herald Tribune. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:28:59 GMT.
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- Guardian automotive glass units to be acquired by Japanese supplier
Japan's Central Glass Company has agreed to purchase the outstanding shares of two automotive units of Guardian Industries, a longtime Detroit area automotive glass supplier with roots dating to the 1930s.
AutoNews.com. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:57:04 EST. Subscription required.
- Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling
Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.
Miami Herald. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:17 EDT.
- Sea Shepherd to switch campaign from whales to toothfish
Sydney (AFP) - Conservation group Sea Shepherd Australia said Wednesday it will switch its Southern Ocean campaign from whales to toothfish -- a rare species famed as "white gold" -- if Japan cancels this year's hunt in Antarctica.
Yahoo. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:16:42 -0400.
- Yamaha Motor kondigt strategieën aan voor de realisatie van nettoverkoop van 2 biljoen yen in 2017
IWATA, Japan, 12 september 2014 -- - Gericht op een nettoverkooptarget van meer dan 1,6 biljoen yen eerder dan gepland - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:08:00 EDT.
- Africa: Lagarde Calls for Reforms to Unleash Economic Power of Women
[IMF]The global economy could be greatly boosted by unleashing the economic power of women, who remain the world's largest excluded group, the head of the IMF told a high level gathering in Japan.
All Africa. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:18 GMT.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
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