Edlinger claims World Cup title in Sapporo

The Austrian skier secured the women’s visually impaired title with guide brother Julian Josef in Sapporo, Japan. Austria´s Carina Edlinger and her guide Julian after their victory at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships. © • Heinz ... ( read original story ...)

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

TOKYO - The foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. Monday's one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is ... ( read original story ...)

7 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'

Japan is dealing with what economists call a "demographic time bomb." Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the country's economy has gradually shrunk over the last 25 years. People are living longer, and they're heaping ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Inc. signs on to Saudis' quest for diversified economy

TOKYO -- The first visit to Japan by a Saudi king in 46 years this week led to Japanese companies signing memorandums of understanding on 20 projects, but it remains to be seen how many of those undertakings will actually blossom in the desert nation. ( read original story ...)