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©REUTERS Toyota ups full-year profit target to $9.7 billion Toyota Monday hiked its full-year profit forecast to 780 billion yen ($9.7 billion) despite saying it expected to sell fewer cars due to weakness in Europe and China and a Sino-Japanese territorial row.
05 ноября 2012
KazAtomProm’s Vladimir Sholnik (R) and Sumitomo Corporation Toru Furihata. © Daniyal Okassov Rare earths facility in Stepnogorsk is ready for operations At the initial stage, production of rare earth concentrates will stand at 1 500 tons to be further brought up to 5 000 – 6 000 a year.
05 ноября 2012
China, Japan citizens back Obama for second term: poll Citizens of China and Japan overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama to win a second term, according to an AFP-Ipsos poll which suggests Mitt Romney's tough talk on the Asian powers could have dented his image.
02 ноября 2012
Apple iPad mini makes low key debut The iPad mini made its low-key debut Friday when sales began in Asia, as Apple hurled the latest salvo in its battle against rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung.
02 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of saladeinversion.com Japan 'misspent' tsunami rebuilding money: audit Cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction work was diverted to unrelated projects, a Japanese government audit showed as residents of the devastated northeast voiced frustration over the slow pace of rebuilding.
01 ноября 2012
Japan airport reopens with WWII bomb still there A huge World War II bomb uncovered near a busy runway was underneath a shield of concrete and sandbags on Wednesday as flights resumed at an airport in northern Japan.
01 ноября 2012
Panasonic shares plunge after loss forecast Shares in Panasonic dived nearly 20 percent Thursday after the Japanese firm warned of a mammoth $9.6 billion annual loss in the latest sign of trouble for the nation's hard-hit electronics giants.
01 ноября 2012
Nissan chief wary of China amid island row: report Nissan would think twice before making new investments in China, the firm's chief told the Financial Times, as Japan-brand auto sales dive amid a territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing.
31 октября 2012
E L James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey. ©REUTERS 'Fifty Shades' aiming to seduce in Japan Erotic bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" will hit Japanese bookshelves this week, its publisher said Tuesday, hoping to repeat the breathless success it has enjoyed around the world.
30 октября 2012
©REUTERS WWII bomb found near Japan runway halts flights A huge unexploded World War II bomb has been found buried near the runway of one of Japan's busiest regional airports, forcing all flights to be cancelled Tuesday.
30 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of handbagsgeek.com Tokyo court dismisses Prada sexual harassment suit A Japanese court dismissed a sexual harassment and unfair dismissal suit against fashion house Prada after management told a female worker to lose weight and keep in shape.
27 октября 2012
Chinese ships enter waters disputed with Japan Four Chinese government ships entered territorial waters around disputed Tokyo-controlled islands early Thursday, the Japanese coastguard said, sparking a strong protest from Japan.
26 октября 2012
S. Korea readies third bid to join global space club South Korea hopes to launch a satellite into space on Friday in its third attempt to join an elite club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India.
26 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of tx.english-ch.com Women still face gender gap in jobs, wages: report Women are closing the gender gap with men in health and education but struggle to get top jobs and salaries, data from a study of 135 countries showed on Wednesday.
25 октября 2012
A set of remote islands called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. ©REUTERS S. Korean MPs to visit islands disputed with Japan A group of South Korean lawmakers were set Tuesday to visit an isolated set of islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Japan -- a move likely to stoke tensions with Tokyo still more.
24 октября 2012
S. Korea irked by Japan indifference to 'Gangnam Style' While South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" has taken the world by storm, it has largely fallen flat in Japan -- an anomaly viewed with grave suspicion by some in the singer's home country.
24 октября 2012
Japan's yakuza-linked justice minister quits Japan's justice minister, who has admitted past links with organised crime, resigned Tuesday just three weeks into the job, citing "health problems".
24 октября 2012
Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace Government radiation monitoring in areas near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is unreliable, Greenpeace charged on Tuesday, with heavily populated areas exposed to 13 times the legal limit.
23 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of tokyoweekender.com Tokyo shows China film despite producer protest Organisers of the Tokyo International Film Festival said Tuesday they had gone ahead with the screening of a Chinese-made film, despite requests by producers to shelve it because of a territorial row.
23 октября 2012
©REUTERS China flexes muscles with drills amid island row China was set to dispatch naval vessels and aircraft to the East China Sea on Friday, flexing its muscles in exercises likely to further stoke a bristling territorial dispute with Japan.
19 октября 2012

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