- Amid tensions, Japan navy chief wants exchanges with China
WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's top naval officer is open to resuming engagement with China's navy despite strong concerns about Chinese activities near disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Yahoo. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:55:30 -0400.
- Japan's Leader Vows to Accelerate Economic Measures, TPP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:03:26 -0400.
- Can Japan's Rakuten Crack The U.S. E-Commerce Market With New Fintech Deal?
The Japanese e-commerce giant is intensifying its play for shares in the massive American market for online shopping through a new deal with fintech company Payoneer.
By Marc Prosser. Forbes. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:26:00 GMT.
- Japan scrambles jets over China flights along Miyako Straits
Japan says it scrambled fighter jets on Sunday after Chinese military aircraft flew between two southern Japanese islands.
BBC News. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:22:16 GMT.
- Japanese Eyewear Brand OWNDAYS Enters Europe: First Shop Opens in Netherlands on September 21, 2016
TOKYO, Sept. 26, 2016 -- - Simple Pricing System from 98 Euros to 198 Euros, Including Frames & Lenses; 20-minute Quick Processing - OWNDAYS CO., LTD. ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:00:00 EDT.
- Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSA
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
AutoNews.com. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:06:12 EST. Subscription required.
- Sources: Japan's Antitrust Watchdog Considers Action Against Apple, Carriers
Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:36:30 -0400.
- Review: In ‘The Age of Shadows,’ Plot’s Fine, but Action’s Better
Kim Jee-woon’s new action movie takes place in Korea in the 1920s, when the country was under Japanese occupation.
Ken Jaworowski. New York Times. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:23:38 GMT.
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- Pilot rescued after U.S. fighter jet crashes off coast of Japan's Okinawa
A pilot was rescued following a U.S. fighter jet crashing off the coast of Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa on Thursday afternoon, officials from the coastguard and the U.S. military said.
- Breakingviews: Bank of Japan Tries the Long View
The central bank’s shift in strategy may bolster bank earnings and improve returns for insurers and pension funds.
Quentin Webb. New York Times. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:39:58 GMT.
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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
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