Japan's consumer prices drop

Consumer prices in Japan were down 0.4 per cent year-on-year for October for the eighth straight month of decline amid sluggish consumer spending and falling global energy prices. The figures were far off the 2 per cent inflation target that the Bank of ... ( read original story ...)

Japan urges wary firms to invest in Russia

Japan's government is lobbying its firms to invest in Russian projects to help secure a breakthrough in a festering territorial row with Moscow when President Vladimir Putin visits Japan in December, sources told Reuters. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Moves Closer to Deployment of U.S. Missile Defense Shield

Japan moved closer to the introduction of a U.S. anti-ballistic missile shield, with Defense Minister Tomomi Inada saying Friday such systems would strengthen Japan’s defense capabilities. “We are investigating future systems for intercepting missiles ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 years

Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets. Snow began falling before dawn with the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather system moved south ... ( read original story ...)