- Hope of tax hike delay lifts Japan stocks
Japanese shares are trading higher on Monday, on hopes the government will delay a planned hike in the nation's sales tax.
BBC News. Mon, 30 May 2016 08:22:20 GMT.
- Africa: Can G7 Live Up to Its Commitment?
[New Times] On May 25-26, the G7 Summit held in Ise-Shima, Japan, brought together industrialised nations. ...
All Africa. Mon, 30 May 2016 07:50:09 GMT.
- Japan hostage photo from Syria 'genuine'
Japan says a newly released photograph purporting to show a journalist who is being held hostage in Syria appealing for help is genuine.
BBC News. Mon, 30 May 2016 06:43:40 GMT.
- 4 Northern Chiba Pref. Cities near Narita Airport Certified as "Japan Heritage" Sites
CHIBA, Japan, May 30, 2016 -- A story about four cities in northern Chiba Prefecture, near Narita Airport, has been recognized as the first "Japan Heritage" in the prefecture. ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 30 May 2016 01:00:00 EDT.
- Are Japan's automakers too U.S.-dependent?
Japan's automakers are beginning to position themselves for a slowdown in their cash-cow market - the United States.
AutoNews.com. Mon, 30 May 2016 00:01:00 EST. Subscription required.
- Japan's Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: reports
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to push back his debt-loaded country's next tax hike for two and a half years, when he will likely have left office, reports said Sunday. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 29 May 2016 01:44:15 -0400.
- Commentary: Count on China to lead G20
As the G7 summit concluded in Japan on Friday with little fanfare, the 100-day countdown to the G20 summit in China began.
- 'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69
Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country's oldest elephant, Hanako, on May 27, who passed away "quietly" aged 69 after triggering protests over her captivity
Hurriyet. Fri, 27 May 2016 18:27:00 +0200.
- Russia Launched 'Unprecedented' Military Upgrade On Disputed Kuriles
Russia says it has launched "unprecedented measures" to develop military infrastructure on the far eastern Kurile Islands where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 27 May 2016 11:10:07 +0000.
- Special Report: Global Trends: A Global Push to Address Trade and Inequality
As the Group of Seven leaders gather in Japan, the role of free trade in the dislocations and anxieties of the developed world is a subject of dispute.
Celestine Bohlen. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 27 May 2016 10:56:52 GMT.
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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
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