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South Korea angered by Japan war shrine visit South Korea reacted angrily Thursday to a visit by Japanese opposition leader Shinzo Abe to a Tokyo war shrine, saying Japan should "have the courage" to face up to its brutal wartime aggression.
18 октября 2012
Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan The head of a hard-hitting panel that blamed cultural factors for the Fukushima nuclear disaster voiced hope Tuesday that the tragedy would help open up Japan's system of government.
17 октября 2012
World economy needs action from China, EU: Geithner US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday the global economy was on the mend, but more needed to be done to stoke domestic demand in China and fix Europe's fiscal woes.
14 октября 2012
Japan's Noda pressured by minister's yakuza link Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is facing mounting pressure following his justice minister's admission to past links with a yakuza gang, just 10 days after he was appointed.
13 октября 2012
Fiscal policy should be 'growth friendly': IMF body The world economy needs to balance austerity with growth if it is to recover fully from the global financial crisis, a key IMF committee said in Tokyo on Saturday.
13 октября 2012
'Wartime' debt threat to global economy: Lagarde Public debt in developed countries standing at "wartime levels" is the biggest threat to the global economy, IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned in Tokyo on Friday.
12 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of dailyglobal.com IMF: US 'fiscal cliff' would set back world economy The International Monetary Fund warned US leaders that hitting the looming "fiscal cliff" would not only crush the American economy but spin havoc through the rest of the world.
11 октября 2012
IMF meet in Tokyo to address anxiety about growth Finding ways to boost the slowing global economy and helping poor nations fend off financial shocks will be on the agenda at meetings this week of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Tokyo.
11 октября 2012
Japan hosts IMF meet 50 years after economic miracle The last time Japan hosted an International Monetary Fund summit nearly 50 years ago, the nation was a leader in innovation and economic growth that made it the envy of the world.
10 октября 2012
World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan Politicians and aid officials gathered on Tuesday in the northeast of Japan, devastated by last year's quake and tsunami, to discuss what lessons can be learned from disasters.
10 октября 2012
IMF cuts global forecast, says risks rising The IMF slashed its global growth forecast and warned things could get much worse if the eurozone crisis is not quelled and Washington fails to reverse the looming "fiscal cliff" austerity plan.
10 октября 2012
Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report Japan's top three carmakers will halve production in China following a sales slump there sparked by a backlash over a territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing.
08 октября 2012
Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space A palm-sized Japanese satellite in orbit around Earth will flash a Morse code message that will be visible around the world from next month.
05 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of paydayadvanceuk.co.uk Japan insurers stop China riot coverage: report Big Japanese insurers have stopped covering firms against riots in China, a report said Friday, a move seen likely to hit investment there as the countries remain stuck in a festering territorial row.
05 октября 2012
©REUTERS Australia hits out at Japan at whale research launch Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke Thursday hit out at Japan's "alleged" scientific whaling as researchers hailed the testing of new acoustic tracking technology for the endangered blue whale.
04 октября 2012
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp Chairman and CEO Shoji Muneoka. ©REUTERS/Kim Kyung Hoon World's 2nd largest steel firm born in Japan Japan's Nippon Steel and rival Sumitomo Metal Industries formally merged on Monday, creating the world's second largest steelmaker amid intensifying global competition.
02 октября 2012
Powerful typhoon kills two, hurts scores in Japan Powerful Typhoon Jelawat left at least two people dead and more than 180 injured in Japan over the weekend before passing out into the Pacific on Monday.
01 октября 2012
Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet 'to cool China row' Japan's unpopular prime minister will use a cabinet reshuffle Monday to try to mend fences with China and to boost his flagging popularity ahead of an expected general election.
01 октября 2012
Haruki Murakami. ©REUTERS Author Murakami wades into Japan-China island row Haruki Murakami, one of the world's foremost novelists, waded into the territorial row between China and Japan on Friday, warning of the perils of politicians offering the "cheap liquor" of nationalism.
30 сентября 2012
US urges 'cooler heads' to preserve Asia's stability The US on Thursday called for cooler heads to prevail amid regional tensions over disputed island chains, saying it was vital for the world economy to preserve stability in Asia.
29 сентября 2012

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