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US, South Korea, Japan boost military ties in response to North Korea threat

The top military officers from the United States, South Korea and Japan said they agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to step up information-sharing and coordination…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Japan camera makers battle smartphone onslaught

Highschooler Nao Noguchi is a perfect illustration of why Japanese camera sales have plunged the past few years — she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Japan keen to build Dhaka airport’s 3rd terminal

Japan is keen to provide assistance to Bangladesh in building third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the country’s major aviation hub…

February 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a stumbling economic recovery…

January 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Japan: the quandary of depending on foreigners for security

Japan: the quandary of depending on foreigners for security

JAPAN aspires to a prominent position on the world stage in accordance with it eminent economic power. But is economic clout by itself sufficient to gain its desired standing…

January 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Yen dips ahead of Bank of Japan policy decision

The yen edged lower against its major peers as markets focus the Bank of Japan’s two-day policy meeting, which starts Thursday…

January 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Japan’s 2015 trade deficit narrows on oil price tumble

Japan’s trade deficit narrowed sharply in 2015 as tumbling oil prices took pressure off its soaring post-Fukushima energy import bill, official data showed Monday, while autos led a pick-up in exports…

January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Workers remove snow from railways at a train station in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China, January 21, 2016. — Reuters photo

50 dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has led to more than 50 deaths in Taiwan and stranded at least 60,000 tourists in South Korea…

January 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Twitter hit by temporary outages in Europe, Japan, Africa

Twitter said on Tuesday its social network was suffering outages in several parts of the world and it was working to resolve the issues, which appear to be concentrated in Europe, according to external monitoring sources…

January 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

14 killed in Japan bus crash

Fourteen people were killed and dozens injured when their bus plunged off a mountain road in Japan on its way to a ski resort, in the country’s worst such accident for 25 years…

January 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
14 killed in Japan bus crash

14 killed in Japan bus crash

At least 14 people have been killed and dozens injured in Japan when an overnight bus taking them to a ski resort slid down a mountainside…

January 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Japan calls for Russia peace talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, holding out the prospect for a summit as he renewed his call for progress on an elusive World War II peace treaty…

January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Japan firms cold on PM calls for wage hikes

Major Japanese firms plan to use their excess cash next year on capital investments and M&As rather than higher salaries, according to a Reuters poll, showing few businesses plan to heed prime minister Shinzo Abe’s call for wage hikes…

December 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Japan factory output dips as recovery stumbles

Japan’s factory output declined in November, official data showed Monday, falling back after two months of gains as the economy struggles to mount a recovery…

December 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Business
S Korea, Japan agree to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

S Korea, Japan agree to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve the issue of ‘comfort women’, as those who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels were euphemistically known, which has long plagued ties between the neighbours…

December 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
South Korea, Japan settle deal on wartime Korean sex slaves

South Korea, Japan settle deal on wartime Korean sex slaves

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan said Monday they had reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during…

December 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Tokyo investors eye Japan, US data in last week of 2015

Tokyo investors eye Japan, US data in last week of 2015

Japanese factory output and US consumer confidence are among the few trading cues in the last trading week of the year, with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 on track to be one of the best-performing major stock indices globally…

December 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

BNP briefs diplomats on ‘irregularities’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka on the ‘violation of electoral code by the ruling party’, the ‘biased’ role of the administration and the ‘subservient’ role of the Election Commission in the municipal polls…

December 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Australia, Japan ‘strongly support’ US

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe yesterday in Tokyo expressed their ‘strong opposition’ to China’s actions in the South China Sea and their ‘strong support’ for the US military build-up or ‘rebalance’ throughout the Indo-Pacific region…

December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

US and Japan data on tap for Tokyo investors this week

A slew of US and Japanese data to be released in the coming days will be key trading cues for Tokyo investors after both countries’ central banks rolled out fresh policy moves this week…

December 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

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