Divine Wind: Japan Gets a Lift from Explosive Rally

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suddenly seems to have a ... expansion and economic reforms has delivered mixed results in recent years. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average has spiked up 11 percent from an April 14 low, and it broke through the ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei drops, pressured by stronger yen, Wall St losses

TOKYO, June 6 Japan's Nikkei share average slumped on Tuesday as losses on Wall Street and a stronger yen sapped sentiment. The Nikkei was down 0.7 percent at midday at 20,026.45, moving away from Friday's high of 20,239.81, which was its loftiest level ... ( read original story ...)

Japan takes cautious turn toward China’s ‘Belt and Road’

TOKYO -- Japan is eager to cooperate with China's massive Belt and ... as the diverse regions found in between," the prime minister said during a banquet at Nikkei Inc.'s annual International Conference on the Future of Asia. Beijing aims to create a ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo cops bust uncensored porn DVD shop, seize 46,000 discs

Tokyo police have accused Hideji Kunimitsu in the sale of illegal porn DVDs in Kabukicho (TBS News) TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a shop in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku over the sale of pornographic DVDs deemed ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo cops nab elderly man in stabbing of woman in Asakusa

Tokyo police arrested a man, 74, for allegedly stabbing a woman in a restaurant in Asakusa on Monday (TBS News) At 3:30 p.m., police received a tip from an employee at the restaurant, located near Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line, about a female ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese company holds ‘macho’ competition

A Japanese company is hoping to attract workers to the country's understaffed demolition industry through the medium of bulging muscles. While it may have an unfashionable 1970s ring to it, the Nagoya-based Crassone company recently held a "macho ... ( read original story ...)