Christian Science Monitor
Japan moves toward putting its money on a casino culture
Visitors play Pachinko, a Japanese form of legal gambling, at Dynam Japan Holdings Co.'
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The Washington Post
Sharp Hastens European Solar Overhaul With End to Enel Venture
Sharp Corp., a Japanese electronics maker, will reorganize its solar-cell business, ending a European venture with Enel Green Power SpA.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Dita De Boni: Tough target for arrows of change
When I was 16 - that's 25 years ago now, right before Japan spiralled into economic stagnation - I stayed a year with a Japanese family as an AFS exchange student.
Flooding, havoc in Japan as Typhoon Neoguri batters mainland
TOKYO: Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter.
The Star Online
Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide
A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Bangkok gets cheaper for expats
Bangkok has become a markedly cheaper place for expatriates to live in the past year, according to Mercer LLC's annual list of the world's most-expensive cities.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Typhoon swerves toward central Japanese islands after dumping rain on Okinawa, injuring 30
It's forecast to hit Kyushu island tomorrow and could travel across the main island of Honshu, which includes the major cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Flower for Vassa
The annual Tak Bat Dok Mai, or Flower Offering festival, returns to Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi tomorrow to mark the beginning of the three-month-long rains retreat.
Pinoys in Japan urged to prepare for 'Neoguri'
The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the Philippine embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka have reported that Neoguri has just begun to be felt in Japan.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Hope for Abe's 'virtuous cycle' as Japan Inc spends on technology
Japanese manufacturers, flush with cash but loath to spend it at home since the global financial crisis, are finally shedding their deflationary mindset and splashing out on the new plant and equipment crucial to sustaining a nascent economic recovery.
Super typhoon Neoguri threatens Japan
Super typhoon Neoguri was barrelling toward Japan's Okinawa islands Monday, packing violent winds and torrential rains as officials warned residents to stay indoors, while the biggest US Air Force base in the Pacific evacuated some of its aircraft.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Movie Review: 'Gamera vs. Barugon'
Known in the United States as War of the Monsters and later as Gamera vs. Barugon , Giant Monster Duel: Gamera vs. Barugon was originally released in Japan in 1966.
Japan tour prices to rise over safety
Japan package tour prices are expected to rise by 20% on average next month due to higher costs for operators after the Japanese government imposed stricter safety standards for tour buses.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
The Star Online
Seeking justice: Felicidad Delos Reyes, 85, a former comfort woman,...
Seeking justice: Felicidad Delos Reyes, 85, a former comfort woman, joining a protest outside the Japanese embassy in Manila.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Ownership Shuffles: After 11 years, Hideki Makiyama, the...
After 11 years, Hideki Makiyama , the party-hearty chef-owner of Outer Richmond Japanese spot Oyaji , has decided to pack it in.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Rice Lake Online
Students help out in tsunami zone
Two years of intense planning and countless hours of preparation culminated in a trip of a lifetime to help others.
Japanese Politician Freaks Out, Spawns Internet Memes
Yesterday, Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura, a member of the Hyogo Prefectural Assembly that represents areas like Kobe, held a press conference after being accused of allegedly abusing government funds.
The Weston Daily Voice
Redding Girl Wins Scholarship For Two-Week Trip To Japan
Redding resident Gwyneth Nicoloro, a student at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, has won a scholarship for a two-week trip to Japan with the Japan Foundation.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Japan opens bidding for Sendai Airport rights in privatisation drive
Japan has opened the bidding for rights to operate facilities at Sendai Airport, the nation's 10th busiest, the first step of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to increase private investment in public infrastructure as he tackles bloated government debt.
Japan ends pacifist security policy
Japan approved its right to fight in overseas wars on Tuesday, overturning its strictly defensive postwar security policy and defying public protests and international concerns over its unabated revisionist push.