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How Mar-a-Lago Turned Into the Situation Room
President Trump was shown responding to a national security crisis during dinner on Saturday night at Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Palm Beach Fla., as members and guests looked on.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:05:36 -0500


Toshiba’s Chairman Resigns as Its Nuclear Power Losses Mount
The toll on the Japanese conglomerate reached $6.3 billion as it examined whether executives circumvented internal controls to strike a costly deal.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:39:09 -0500


Relief in Japan After Shinzo Abe’s Visit With Trump
President Trump, who frequently criticized Japan during the election campaign, offered assurances that Washington was committed to the country’s security.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:51:47 -0500


In Japan, Another Quarter of Modest Growth Represents a Victory
Japan is in the midst of its longest period of growth in three years. But the pace of expansion has been slowing, and the Trump administration could pose a test.

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:19:27 -0500


Asian Tech Titans Take a Page From Trump’s Book
Deal makers like Jack Ma have promised to make big investments and create plentiful jobs in the United States. Real, or “truthful hyperbole”?

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:48:11 -0500

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28 hospitals around Japan selected as friendly to foreign visitors

Twenty-eight hospitals in Japan have been registered on a government list of medical institutions recommended for non-Japanese as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration seeks to promote the nation’s advanced medical services. Medical Excellence Japan, a government-backed entity promoting the export of Japan’s medical services and equipment, selected the 28 hospitals, mostly in Tokyo, based on […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:06:46 +0000


Failed genital surgery triggered yakuza attack on nurse, prosecutors say

A 2013 assault on a nurse by a crime syndicate in Fukuoka Prefecture was ordered by its 70-year-old boss who was dissatisfied with the results of plastic surgery on his genitals, prosecutors said. Satoru Nomura, head of the Kudo-kai syndicate, launched a campaign of “organized retaliation” as he “unjustifiably resented the failed surgery,” the prosecutors […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:50:23 +0000


Japan’s supply of new condos fell to 24-year low in 2016

The number of new condominiums put up for sale across Japan in 2016 dropped 1.4 percent from the preceding year to a 24-year low of 76,993 units, while prices stayed high, according to a private think tank. Supply dropped for the third straight year, the Real Estate Economic Institute said Monday. The average unit price […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:34:04 +0000


‘Erdogan assassination plot’ suspects go on trial in Turkey

The trial opened Monday for almost 50 suspects accused of plotting to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup. Forty-four suspects, mainly soldiers, are under arrest, while three others still on the run are being tried in absentia at the court in […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:07:33 +0000


All of Japan’s big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway April 1, salaries for elementary and junior high teachers in major […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:44:10 +0000


Embattled Osaka kindergarten chief apologizes for denigrating Koreans, Chinese

A kindergarten posts a note of apology on its website for using expressions about “foreigners that could lead to misunderstanding” after coming under fire for slurring Korean and Chinese parents.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:33:20 +0000


Is Fido stressed out? New heart sensor can help find out

A group of researchers at Osaka Prefecture University has developed a method to detect real-time stress in dogs by using a special canine heartbeat sensor. Wearable sensors transmit signals from dogs’ hearts to gadgets that allow their owners to determine whether they are relaxed or stressed out, said Shunsuke Shimamura, an associate professor of veterinary […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:25:02 +0000


Metro assembly plans new panel to probe Tsukiji move, may summon Ishihara

Four major parties in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly agree to set up a powerful committee to look into the issues dogging the Tsukiji fish market relocation.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:44:40 +0000


Diet chiefs try to unite parties on emperor abdication issue but consensus eludes

The Diet remains divided by the abdication issue after political parties hold separate hearings with the heads of both chambers.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:21:17 +0000


Dollar cuts loss to top ¥113 in Tokyo, but topside capped

The dollar cut its early loss to move slightly above ¥113 in late Tokyo trading on Monday, while its topside was capped due to a dearth of fresh buying incentives. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥113.14-15, down from ¥113.42-42 at the same time Friday. The euro was at $1.0615-0616, down from $1.0654-0655, and […]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:06:45 +0000
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