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Japan and India vow to boost defense ties during summit
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defense ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi also agreed to speed up talks on a so-far elusive ...(9/1/2014 8:55:04 AM)
Japan's 'Abenomics' feared in trouble as challenges build
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for Japan's economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy "arrows" of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering - but no magic solution is in sight. Abe's aides and advisers are promising to forge ahead with painful structural reforms, while spreading the benefits of "Abenomics" to regional areas and drafting ...(9/2/2014 6:14:40 AM)
Japan and India vow to boost defence ties during summit
Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi also agreed to speed up talks on a so-far elusive deal on nuclear energy cooperation ...(9/1/2014 9:18:49 AM)
Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.(9/1/2014 12:32:21 PM)
Australia leans toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet: sources
By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said. An agreement is still some months away, three people said, but the unprecedented sale of off-the-shelf vessels based on ...(9/1/2014 4:55:41 AM)
Japan Needs Sustained Recovery Before Tax Rise: Adviser
It is vital to confirm that Japan's economic recovery has momentum before the sales tax is raised further, according to a member of an advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At the same time, postponing the planned increase to 10 percent would damage confidence in the nation's fiscal health, said Susumu Takahashi, a private-sector member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy. "It ...(9/1/2014 11:40:16 PM)
Japan Car Sales Fall to Lowest Since 2011 on Tax Increase
Japan's auto sales tumbled to a three-year low last month, the latest sign that consumer spending is slumping in the world's third-largest economy following a sales-tax increase. Sales rose for seven straight months before the April 1 tax increase. The drop comes amid economic data showing weakness in Japan's economy. Further declines would run against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to ...(9/1/2014 2:32:35 AM)
Japan and France share spoils in team event
Japan and France took home the gold medals in the team competition on the final day of the judo World Championships in Chelyabinsk on Sunday. Japan recovered from losing the first two of the five contests against hosts Russia, under the watchful gaze of Russian president Vladimir Putin, in the final to win the next three and take home the title. For Russia, winners in 2012, it was a second ...(8/31/2014 6:03:39 PM)
Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
TOKYO (AP) — A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.(9/1/2014 3:52:03 AM)
Japan sailor kills himself after hazing, military says
Japan's navy has said a sailor killed himself onboard his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed hazing culture. Military police on Tuesday sent papers on the commanding officer to prosecutors, a naval spokesman said. Maritime Self-Defence Force chiefs told reporters Petty Officer First Class Koichi Goto, 42, was ...(9/2/2014 12:17:26 AM)
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