Japan Post Bank Waits to Plow 100 Billion Yen Into Stocks

Company also plans to buy more high-yielding overseas bonds Investment needs to be strongest in alternative assets: Sago Japan Post Bank Co. plans to spend an initial 100 billion yen ($916 million) directly buying stocks -- when it finds the right ... ( read original story ...)

North Korean missile over Japan terrifies Edmonton musician

Within seconds, a bing, bing, bing of the cell phone also alerted him to approaching danger. A North Korean missile was flying over Japan. The Edmonton-born musician and his wife Eiko were directly in the flight path. "On Tuesday morning, there was a siren ... ( read original story ...)

Japan, US look to cut off North Korea’s oil supply

TOKYO -- The U.S. and Japan will call for an international embargo on oil exports to North Korea in response to Tuesday's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as the allies seek to strike at the lifeblood of Pyongyang's weapons programs. The ban will ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese official retracts remark about Hitler’s intentions

Japan's deputy prime minister on Wednesday retracted a comment made a day earlier that seemed to suggest that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had good intentions. Taro Aso was speaking at a seminar for his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday ... ( read original story ...)

Naomi Osaka is about her business at US Open

NEW YORK – Defeat the defending champion in the opening round of a Grand Slam, and you’re allowed a moment. So Naomi Osaka of Japan would have gotten a pass had she tossed her racket, dropped to her knees or even moonwalked following her opening-round ... ( read original story ...)

May in Japan: How much does Japan want a UK trade deal?

These are external links and will open in a new window The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, is in Japan for a three-day visit to drum up business and trade opportunities. Her main aim is to try to convince Japan that London and Tokyo are perfect partners ... ( read original story ...)