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Floods Leave 3 Dead, 23 Missing After Record Japan Rains

Three people died and 23 were missing in floods after record rains burst the banks of two rivers in Japan in two days, public broadcaster NHK said.

11 Sep 2015, business.mega.mu

Why is Japan Restarting Sendai Reactor?

Japan is restarting a nuclear reactor in Sendai, the first to go online after the 2011 Fukushima disaster prompted a nationwide shutdown of all plants.

11 Aug 2015, business.mega.mu

Japan Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft.

06 Aug 2015, business.mega.mu

After Toshiba Scandal, Foreign Investors Want Tougher Japan Governance Steps

Japan needs bolder measures such as harsher criminal sanctions for fraud and whistleblower protections to improve corporate transparency and prevent a repeat of the accounting scandal seen at Toshiba Corp (6502.T), foreign investors and governance experts said.

23 Jul 2015, business.mega.mu

ISIS Threatens to Kill 2 Japanese Hostages Unless Tokyo Pays $200 Million

Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.

20 Jan 2015, business.mega.mu

Shinzo Abe Re-elected as Japan's Prime Minister

Japanese MPs have re-elected Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his party's landslide victory in snap elections earlier this month.

25 Dec 2014, business.mega.mu

Nagano Earthquake: Strong Quake Hits Central Japan City

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

23 Nov 2014, business.mega.mu

As Japan Falls Into Recession, Europe Looks to Avoid It

Japan looked like the model for economic revival. Growth was back on track. The stock market was surging. Inflation, which had eluded Japan for decades, was even returning.

18 Nov 2014, business.mega.mu

Bank of Japan Raises the bar for European Central Bank

The Bank of Japan’s shock move last week to increase its asset purchases from Y60tn-70tn to Y80tn ($699bn) a year has fixed attention on the European Central Bank’s own bond-buying efforts ahead of this week’s monetary policy vote.

06 Nov 2014, business.mega.mu

Typhoon Phanfone Hits Japan, Washing 3 U.S. Airmen Out to Sea

A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan Monday morning after washing three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea the previous day, killing at least one.

06 Oct 2014, business.mega.mu

31 Believed Dead After Japan's Mt. Ontake Erupts; Recovery Effort Underway

Military and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano on Monday morning, as family members of the missing waited at a nearby elementary school.

29 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Japanese Volcano Kills One, Over 30 Seriously Injured

A Japanese volcano popular with hikers erupted on Saturday, killing one woman and seriously injuring more than 30 people, officials and media said.

27 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

India and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter China

The leaders of Japan and India pledged to step up defense and economic cooperation Monday as the two Asian powers aim to build a strategic counterweight to China.

02 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu

Typhoon Neoguri Batters Japan

Storm headed for mainland after crossing Okinawa, bringing heavy rains and sparking mass evacuations

09 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Addresses Federal Parliament, Signs Free Trade Deal with Australia

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called for Japan and Australia to walk forward with "no limit," likening the countries' new economic and military agreements to taking part in a rugby scrum together.

08 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu

Five Dead, More than 600 Injured as Heavy Snow Hits Japan

Heavy snow and severe weather struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan on Saturday, leaving five dead and more than 600 injured, reports said.

10 Feb 2014, business.mega.mu

China's Presence Looms Amid Massive U.S.-Japanese AnnualEx War Games

The deafening roar of state-of-the-art warplanes being catapulted into the air from its huge flight deck signaled that the USS George Washington was back in combat mode after its recent detour to the Philippines to take part in the aid effort in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

29 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu

China Says It Monitored U.S. B-52s that Flew Through Its New Air Zone

Tensions are running high in the skies between China and Japan -- and the United States is refusing to stay on the sidelines.

28 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu

Analysis: Risk of Conflict in East China Sea

China's declaration of an "air-defence identification zone" that extends over disputed islands in the East China Sea is just the latest step in Beijing's effort to assert its claims over the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

27 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu

Picture of the Day: Endless Journey

Photo and caption by Teruo Araya

26 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu