Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as ratings slump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely reshuffle his cabinet to try to bolster ratings battered by suspicions that he helped a friend get favoured treatment for his business, media reported. He will probably retain Finance Minister Taro Aso and ... ( read original story ...)

Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs spike

Japan unexpectedly slumped back into a trade deficit for the first time in four months, as soaring energy import bills offset growth in shipments abroad, government data showed Monday. A surprise deficit of ¥203 billion ($1.8 billion) logged the first red ... ( read original story ...)