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  • Japan PM sends offering to controversial Shrine: report

    Japan PM sends offering to controversial Shrine: report

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a move that may increase strains on Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbours China and South Korea.

  • Asian stocks subdued in holiday thin trade

    Asian stocks subdued in holiday thin trade

    Global markets have been buffeted in recent weeks by tensions in Ukraine, signs of slowing growth in China and uncertainty over when the US Federal Reserve would start to tighten interest rates.

  • Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    Japan said on Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.

  • Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save Bitcoin exchange

    Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save Bitcoin exchange

    Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange, is likely to be liquidated after a Tokyo court dismissed the company's bid to resuscitate its business.

  • Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.

  • Glowing fingers when you call home!

    Glowing fingers when you call home!

    If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

  • Tokyo stocks open down 0.52%

    Tokyo stocks open down 0.52%

    On Friday the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index led Wall Street sharply lower again, closing out a dreary week at its lowest level in more than two months.

  • Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

    Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

    A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move that sparked rebukes from South Korea and China, both of whom view it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

  • Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

    Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

    Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall.

  • Chinese man covered with 4,60,000 bees for honey stunt

    Chinese man covered with 4,60,000 bees for honey stunt

    A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP on Thursday, using a technique known as "bee bearding."

  • Japan teens collared $4 million through swindles: reports

    Japan teens collared $4 million through swindles: reports

    Three teenagers believed to be behind scams which raised $4 million are being quizzed by Japanese police, reports said on Thursday.

  • Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

    Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

    An unusual "Tweet-up" -- a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter -- involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station.

  • Asia rides Wall Street rebound; Tokyo stocks hit

    Asia rides Wall Street rebound; Tokyo stocks hit

    Japanese stocks, on the other hand, had a tough day on the back of the stronger yen which erodes exporters' competitiveness and their earnings when repatriated.

  • Defence chiefs of China and US air differences over disputed islands

    Defence chiefs of China and US air differences over disputed islands

    In a face-off between the defence chiefs of China and the US, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defence zone over disputed islands with no c...

  • Tokyo stocks open down 1.21%

    Tokyo stocks open down 1.21%

    Market participants are also waiting for the outcome of a Bank of Japan policy meeting concluding Tuesday, he told Dow Jones Newswires.

  • US defense chief prods 'great power' China to respect neighbours

    US defense chief prods 'great power' China to respect neighbours

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, on the eve of a trip to China, called on Beijing to use its "great power" responsibly and said he would urge its leaders to respect neighbours increasingly anxious over its posture in territorial disputes.

  • Asian stocks at four-month high on US data

    Asian stocks at four-month high on US data

    Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Thursday as upbeat US data underpinned risk appetite, while news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy spurred Tokyo's Nikkei to a three-weak peak..

  • Judge orders Mt Gox CEO to US for questions on failed bitcoin exchange

    Judge orders Mt Gox CEO to US for questions on failed bitcoin exchange

    The chief executive of Japan's Mt. Gox, once the world's leading bitcoin exchange, was ordered to the United States to answer questions related to its U.S. bankruptcy case, filed after the company lost $400 million of customers' digital currency.

  • Japan finds fraudulent steps in 'breakthrough' stem cell paper

    Japan finds fraudulent steps in 'breakthrough' stem cell paper

    Japan's top research body on Tuesday accused the lead writer of stem cell papers hailed as a game-changer in the field of medical biology of misconduct involving fabrication, but the scientist called the findings unacceptable.

  • Nikkei hits 2-1/2-week high on China hopes, soft yen spurs exporters

    Nikkei hits 2-1/2-week high on China hopes, soft yen spurs exporters

    Traders also suspect buying by fund managers as books close for the fiscal year-end, though the benchmark Nikkei is still expected to post its first quarterly decline in 1-1/2 years.

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