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Japan slips into 4th recession in 5 years

Japan slipped into its fourth technical recession in five years between July and September — spotlighting how the government’s “Abenomics” policies have struggled to drag the economy out of chronic stagnation. ...

November 17, 2015, Tuesday

Japan’s automakers face tough road ahead for self-driving cars

JAPANESE carmakers will have to convince the public that letting go of the wheel in a self-driving car is safe, while also dealing with the biggest threat to the cars’ security: humans using them. Toyota, ...

November 16, 2015, Monday

Japan’s 1st domestically made jet takes off

Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), takes off from Nagoya airport in Aichi prefecture yesterday. The MRJ made its maiden test flight yesterday, a landmark in a decade-long program to launch the plane aimed at competing with Brazilian and Canadian rivals in the global market for smaller aircraft. The MRJ, made by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is about 35 meters long, has a pointed nose and will seat about 80 passengers. China is also developing a similar-sized homegrown regional passenger jet, the ARJ21. It had its first test flight in 2008 and the initial commercial delivery is reportedly expected by the end of this year. — AFP ...

November 12, 2015, Thursday

Lin rolls on but Li ousted from Japan

China’s Lin Dan hits a return against compatriot Tian Houwei during their men’s singles quarter-final match at the Japan Open in Tokyo yesterday. Lin won 21-14, 21-18 and will play Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia today. London Olympic gold medalist Li Xuerui of China crashed out of the women’s singles after losing to local star Akane Yamaguchi 21-19, 13-21, 21-16. — AFP...

September 12, 2015, Saturday

Japan GDP yet to escape the doldrums

THE backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging ...

August 29, 2015, Saturday

Japan main stadium plan

JAPAN has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games that would replace the costly original design that had to be scrapped. The plan, adopted yesterday by a government ...

August 15, 2015, Saturday

Japan proposes revised laws to long working hours

LONG days in the office followed by long nights drinking with colleagues are as much a symbol of Japan. And despite efforts by both government and companies to change this image, tackling the deep ingrained ...

May 2, 2015, Saturday

Chinese tourists flock to Japan in record numbers

The number of Chinese traveling to Japan surged to a record high in February due to strong demand during the Spring Festival, a weak yen and more convenient visa policies, the Japan National Tourist Organization ...

Leng Cheng | March 19, 2015, Thursday

6.1-magnitude quake hits 128km ENE of Miyako, Japan

AN earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted 128km ENE of Miyako, Japan at 10:13:54 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined ...

February 21, 2015, Saturday

Japan lifts tsunami warning after 6.9-magnitude offshore quake

JAPAN'S Meteorological Agency (JMA) has lifted a tsunami warning it issued after a strong 6.9- magnitude earthquake hit off northeastern Japan on Tuesday. The quake, which occurred at 8:06am local time ...

February 17, 2015, Tuesday

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