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Typhoon Noul Batters Japan; Storm ‘Egay’ (Dolphin) To Enter Philippines Next Week

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Typhoon Noul batters the southernmost tiny islands in Japan on Tuesday after leaving destruction and two fatalities in the Philippines, the...

Japan Offers Highest Expatriate Packages in Asia

TOKYO, JAPAN - Expatriates in Japan turned out to earn the highest expat pay and benefits packages in all of Asia, with expatriate manager...

Bank of Japan Holds Off Expanding Monetary Stimulus

TOKYO – Japan’s central bank the Bank of Japan (BOJ), has decided to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus during a board meeting in...

Baidu Shuts Down Search Unit in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN - Chinese search engine Baidu has announced that it has officially shut down its search engine operation in Japan as part of...

Samsung Takes Off Logo on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN - For a still undisclosed reason, Samsung has taken off its corporate logo from its new smartphones - the Galaxy S6 and...

Population of Japan Shrinks by 0.17 Percent in 2014

TOKYO, JAPAN - Japan's population shrunk by 0.17 percent, or by 215,000, to 127,083,000 as of 1 October 2014, government data released on Friday...

Japan, China and South Korea to Launch Visit East Asia Campaign

TOKYO, JAPAN - China, South Korea and Japan might be clashing on several political and territorial disputes but tourism leaders of the three countries...

Suzuki to Build Second Plant, Hire 300 Staff in Myanmar

TOKYO - Japanese carmaker Suzuki is building a new plant in Myanmar with plans to hire around 300 new people as it seeks to...

World’s Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies After She Stopped Eating

The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, died 10 days after she stopped eating, sources said. She was 117. Okawa, the world's oldest person according to...

Japan Denies Announcing Plans to Join AIIB

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has denied reports that Japan is joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as reported by major...

Japan’s Capital Expenditure up in Q3

Japanese companies raised spending on plant and equipment in July-September by 5.5% from the same period last year, indicating the country's corporate sector is...

Bank of Japan Poised to Cut 2015 Japan GDP Forecast But Will Keep Inflation...

The Bank of Japan (BOJ), the country's central banks, is expected to cut its GDP estimate for the current fiscal year although it is...