U.S. Navy destroyer, merchant vessel collide near Japan

It said the Fitzgerald was operating under its own power, “although her propulsion is limited”. Kyodo news agency, citing the Japanese coast guard, said seven U.S. crew members were missing. Reuters could not immediately reach the Japanese coast guard ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to discuss steps to prevent genetic discrimination

Japan has no regulations prohibiting such discrimination despite the growing use of genetic testing for predicting people’s vulnerability to disease and potential reaction to medicines. The survey also revealed that more than 30 percent of the ... ( read original story ...)

7 missing after U.S. warship collides with Japanese merchant ship

TOKYO—Seven crew members are reportedly missing and one injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided early Saturday morning with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the country’s coast guard reported. Footage from the Japanese TV network NHK showed ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese on board for EEC, 4.0 push

The Japanese business community has pledged to support the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and Thailand 4.0 initiative, two large projects focussed on innovation and technology to foster a value-based economy. Japan's Chamber of Commerce is ... ( read original story ...)

World stocks rise after Greek deal, Japan rate decision

Asian stocks were mixed Friday as a tech sell-off overnight on Wall Street shaded sentiment among investors who continued to focus on central bank decisions, including an upcoming decision in Japan. Hang Seng rebounded 0.4 percent to 25,662.27 after ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Stocks Opened Higher With Exporters Lifted by A Weak Yen

Tokyo stocks open higher, Takata suspended on bankruptcy reports (Photo: AFP). Metrotvnews.com, Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday with exporters lifted by a weak yen, while trading in Takata shares was suspended after a media report that the ... ( read original story ...)