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  • World's biggest pension fund loses $64B amid equity rout
    The world’s biggest pension fund posted its worst quarterly loss since at least 2008 after a global stock rout in August and September wiped $64 billion off the Japanese asset manager’s investments.
    Yahoo.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:15:11 GMT.
  • Whisky East Meets West: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish
    The whiskies of Scotland and Japan have intertwined in business and now they are mixing their flavors as well. Bowmore, founded in 1779, is the oldest distillery on Islay, but is now owned by Beam Suntory Inc. ...
    By Adam Morganstern.  Forbes.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:38:00 GMT.
  • 'Beloved' Japanese manga artist dies
    Shigeru Mizuki, the comic artist who helped propel anime to global recognition, dies in Tokyo aged 93.
    BBC News.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:15:21 GMT.
  • ROHM Expands Its Full SiC Power Module Lineup
    KYOTO, Japan and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2015 -- ROHM has recently announced the development of a 1200V/300A full SiC power module designed for inverters and converters in solar power conditioners and industrial equipment. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST.
  • Honda plans to lift retirement age in Japan as labor force shrinks
    Honda plans to raise the retirement age for employees at its Japan operations to 65 years from the current 60 years in a bid to retain workers for longer periods as the labor force shrinks.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:58:29 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Japanese Factory Output and Retail Sales Increase
    The latest numbers should ease concerns among policy makers after weak data last week on household spending and consumer inflation.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:34:08 GMT.
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  • Japan Urges Its Companies to Help Stimulate Economy
    With the economy in recession, officials are appealing to businesses to share more of their wealth.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:12:46 GMT.
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  • Japan whalers to set sail on Tuesday
    Japan says its Antarctic whaling fleet will sail on 1 December, despite a UN legal decision that its "research ships" are actually commercial hunts.
    BBC News.  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:06:07 GMT.
  • Australia Opposes Resumption of Japan Whaling
    Australian government and environmentalist groups are opposing Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by the end of March next year. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:53:45 -0500.
  • Report: North Korean Missile Launch Apparently Fails
    A South Korean news agency is reporting that North Korea has apparently failed in its attempt to test-fire a ballistic missile from a submarine in the Sea of Japan. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:09:44 -0500.
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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 this Japan map website.

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