U.S. 'Wants Trade to Dominate Economic Talks with Japan'

The United States is pushing for trade to be a key issue in top-level economic talks with Japan, a person involved in the talks told Reuters on Thursday, an unwelcome development for Tokyo, which is seeking to fend off U.S. pressure to reduce the bilateral ... ( read original story ...)

Movie reviews: Latest 'Furious' bombastic, but sputters on fun

Perhaps it was the wild train heist in “Fast Five,” or the entirety of “Tokyo Drift” or the skyscraper-to-skyscraper jump from “Fast and Furious 7.” Whatever it was, at some point in the sixteen years someone decided more is really more. ( read original story ...)

Japan court upholds 'black widow' death sentence

Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese "black widow" convicted of murdering ... The case has been closely followed in Japan and major media flashed news of the top court decision across television screens. Kijima writes a blog from the detention centre where she has ... ( read original story ...)

Foreigners streaming into Japan at record pace

TOKYO -- The net inflow of foreign residents into Japan was the largest ever during the last statistical year, as the government pushes policies to attract foreign workers to lessen the economic repercussions from a declining and graying population. ( read original story ...)

Japan looks to revive moribund TPP, sans US

TOKYO -- Japan is mobilizing the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact to resurrect the agreement without the United States, seeking a path forward for free trade in Asia with Tokyo as the senior partner. President Donald Trump ... ( read original story ...)