Prince Mikasa, Brother of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Dies at 100

He was 100. The Imperial Household Agency announced his death. Japanese news reports said he had been hospitalized since May, initially because of pneumonia. Prince Takahito Mikasa was born in Tokyo on Dec. 2, 1915. He was the uncle of the current emperor ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s 100-year-old Prince Mikasa passes away

He breathed his last at 8.34 a.m. on Thursday at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan News reported. According to Hirokazu Nagawa, the medical supervisor of the Imperial Household, said the Prince’s physical condition had been stable in ... ( read original story ...)

Economic, defence cooperation to figure in PM Modi's Japan visit

will not use Japanese nuclear power plant technology for military purposes, Kyodo news agency quoted diplomatic sources as saying. Both leaders are also likely to discuss defence cooperation, including joint maritime exercises between Japan, India and the US. ( read original story ...)

Japan consumer prices fall for seventh straight month

Japan's consumer prices fell in September for the seventh straight month, data showed Friday, heaping more pressure on the central bank to push back its inflation target deadline. The disappointing data came as the world's third largest economy struggles ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Sept. consumer prices fall for 7th straight month

The continuing drop in consumer prices, following a 0.5 percent fall in August, could put pressure on the Bank of Japan to make more efforts to achieve its 2 percent inflation goal. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. ( read original story ...)

Japan's jobless rate falls to 3.0% in September

Japan's unemployment rate stood at 3.0 percent in September ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of subscription options depending on your needs. Learn more. ( read original story ...)