The Pilot in the Cockpit? In Japan, He Might Be a Retiree

NAGASAKI, Japan — Shigekazu Miyazaki is spending what should have been his retirement 25,000 feet in the air. Mr. Miyazaki, a pilot with nearly four decades’ experience at All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, left the carrier last year at its ... ( read original story ...)

Is Japan ready for a real crisis? Cover-up scandal reveals risks

While the rest of the world nervously watched North Korea over the past two days, Japan was rocked by an ugly cover-up scandal that raised doubts about the readiness of the nation's defense apparatus to handle a real crisis. Tomomi Inada told reporters ... ( read original story ...)

Japan NIKKEI 225 Midday Fall Friday July 28

The Nikkei 225 Stock Average Index is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of 225 top rated companies listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is a price-weighted index. The Nikkei 225 has a base value of 176.21 as of ... ( read original story ...)

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Paper & Pulp sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.60%. Falling stocks outnumbered ... ( read original story ...)

North Korea says 2nd ICBM test puts ‘entire’ US in range

The Korean Central News Agency said that Kim expressed "great satisfaction" after the Hwasong-14 missile reached a maximum height of 3,725 kilometers (2,314 miles) and traveled 998 kilometers (620 miles) before accurately landing in waters off Japan. ( read original story ...)