- Why Japan Is Bad For The World
Japan continues to be the world's biggest financial story. The consensus seems to be that the country's extraordinary economic measures are good for both itself and the world. ...
By James Gruber. Forbes. Sun, 19 May 2013 18:00:16 GMT.
- South Korea Says North Fired Missiles
South Korea's Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok, speaking in Seoul on May 18, said Pyongyang fired two missiles in the morning and another in the afternoon in the Sea of Japan.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 18 May 2013 12:23:37 +0000.
- Strong 6.1 earthquake strikes off Japan coast
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Japan's main Honshu island on Saturday, seismologists said.
Mail & Guardian. Sat, 18 May 2013 09:12:00 +0200.
- North Korea Launches Short-Range Missiles into Sea
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range missiles into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. The South's Defense Ministry says it detected two launches Saturday morning, followed by another in the afternoon. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 18 May 2013 05:15:42 -0400.
- U.S. Authorities Seize Accounts of Major Bitcoin Operator
U.S. authorities have seized two accounts linked to a major operator in the booming Bitcoin digital currency market, Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox.
Yahoo. Fri, 17 May 2013 18:20:07 GMT.
- States to get initial money from Japanese gift
The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
Miami Herald. Fri, 17 May 2013 18:04 EDT.
- VIDEO: Is Japan's green tea blossoming?
Farmers in Japan's key tea-growing region are hoping to turn their fortunes around following the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.
BBC News. Fri, 17 May 2013 17:49:34 GMT.
- BMW-Toyota Sports Car Taking Shape
Expect Hybrid-Assisted Power, Different Sheetmetal, Tokyo Show Concept Debut.
Motor Trend. Fri, 17 May 2013 02:00:00 -0700.
- Japanese economy grows again, signaling recovery
Japan’s economy grew 0.9 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago.
Hurriyet. Fri, 17 May 2013 00:01:00 +0200.
- VIDEO: Japan's economy shows recovery signs
Japan's economy, the third largest in the world, has expanded at its quickest pace in a year, showing signs of an economic recovery.
BBC News. Thu, 16 May 2013 18:29:27 GMT.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
Click on the small Japan map shown at right to display a full-size
map of Japan.
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