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North Korea proposes Japan abduction talks in Pyongyang
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has told Japan it would not pass on findings from an investigation into the fate of Japanese people abducted by North Koran agents and proposed that Japan sends representatives for talks, Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday. The fate of Japanese people abducted and taken to North Korea decades ago to help train spies has soured relations between the two countries ...(9/30/2014 7:48:02 AM)
Why Deadly Japan Volcano Erupted Without Warning
The death toll at Japan's Mount Ontake volcano climbed to 36 today (Sept. 29), with rescue crews still searching for missing people. But just a month ago, in Iceland, anyone with an Internet connection knew exactly where new magma was tunneling underground before the Bardarbunga eruption began. Japan has a similar high-tech network for watching its volcanoes. "If you have a monitoring system in ...(9/29/2014 4:52:18 PM)
Japan pins Asian Games medals on runners
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Japan is pinning its hopes of leaving the Asian Games with 50 gold medals on its track stars — and the marathon could be their biggest prize.(9/30/2014 4:28:35 AM)
More gloomy data casts doubt on Japan recovery
Japan's factory output saw a surprise drop and household spending kept falling in August, data showed on Tuesday, fanning fears about the impact of April's sales tax rise on the economy.(9/30/2014 2:10:33 AM)
Japan economy struggling with tax hike
Japan's industrial production fell 1.5 percent on month in August, below expectations for a 0.2 percent rise, data showed on Tuesday.(9/29/2014 8:01:49 PM)
Japan Suspends Search for Volcano Victims at Mt. Ontake
Mt. Ontake continued shaking violently and coughing out toxic steam, suspending today's efforts to retrieve victims believed to have been killed in the Sept. 27 eruption at Japan's second-highest volcano. Crews with idled helicopters had been waiting since morning near the foot of the mountain in central Japan for volcanic activity to subside. At least 36 people are believed to have died in the ...(9/30/2014 2:27:46 AM)
Japan economy still struggling with tax hike
Japan's industrial production fell 1.5 percent on month in August, below expectations for a 0.2 percent rise, data showed on Tuesday.(9/29/2014 7:52:51 PM)
Europe Ticking All the Wrong Boxes Starts Mirroring Japan
Similarities between the euro region and Japan are intensifying, heaping pressure on Mario Draghi while offering good news for bond holders. Yes, it has that too, placing Europe in a similar situation to what was encountered by the world's third-largest economy after the bubble burst on its postwar Economic Miracle. With the official interest rate near zero, European Central Bank President ...(9/30/2014 5:42:21 AM)
Japan fears 2nd eruption as volcano rumbles
Rescue efforts still halted after dozens killed by ash cloud on Mount Ontake, and mountain may not be done yet(9/30/2014 6:45:09 AM)
Recovery of Japan volcano victims suspended amid signs of rising activity
By Elaine Lies and Chris Meyers TOKYO (Reuters) - Search and recovery efforts for at least two dozen victims of Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades were called off on Tuesday due to worries about rising volcanic activity, including the chance of another steam explosion. Hundreds of military searchers had been preparing to enter Mount Ontake by foot and helicopter to resume recovery of at ...(9/30/2014 3:20:41 AM)
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