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No one's being overly bullish yet, Kuroda says

May 27, 2013

No one's being overly bullish yet, Kuroda says

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Sunday he saw no signs of “excessively bullish expectations” in asset markets and the nation can cope with rising interest rates, provided the economy improves. The comments by the 68-year-old central banker came after stocks slumped on ...

Goldman's buybacks hit highest of year amid slide

May 27, 2013

Goldman's buybacks hit highest of year amid slide

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Investors trying to explain the resilience of American equities during a global selloff may want to consider the pace that companies are repurchasing shares. About 79 percent of buyback orders at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s corporate trading desk were active Friday, the most this ...

J-PARC leak signals poor sense of crisis

| May 27, 2013

J-PARC leak signals poor sense of crisis

The release of radioactive material from a Japan Atomic Energy Agency facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, last week suggests scientists still lack a sense of crisis and urgency about radiation dangers despite the 2011 Fukushima disaster. At least 30 researchers at the Hadron Experimental ...

Twice-widowed woman kills one in Dagestan

May 27, 2013

Twice-widowed woman kills one in Dagestan

A suicide bomber identified as the widow of two Islamists blew herself up in Russia’s Dagestan on Saturday, killing one person and wounding over a dozen in the second attack to hit the volatile northern Caucasus region last week, officials said. “In total, 14 ...

China pilgrims barred from Catholic parade

May 27, 2013

China pilgrims barred from Catholic parade

Police surrounded a Chinese village on Sunday to prevent pilgrims from joining a Catholic parade to honor the Virgin Mary, who locals say appeared in the village a century ago. Authorities placed roadblocks on main roads leading to the small village of Donglu, in ...

Fiji appoints representative in Sendai

| May 27, 2013

Fiji appoints representative in Sendai

On May 17, the Republic of Fiji appointed Takayuki Moriya Fiji’s honorary consul general in Sendai in the Tohoku region for his contributions to amicable bilateral relations. Moriya is the president of recycled car parts dealer Mitsumori Corp., which is based in Sendai. Fiji’s ...

May 27, 2013

Firebombing victims waved off

Japan's top court waves off allegations by civilian victims of the 1945 Tokyo firebombing raids that state relief to them was inferior to what military victims got.

May 27, 2013

Next stage of growth policy

Phase 2 of Abenomics growth measures are aimed at restoring private-sector capital investment, doubling farmers' income and deregulating "creative" companies.

Everest tamed six decades ago

May 27, 2013

Everest tamed six decades ago

Sixty years ago this week two men became the first to stand on the roof of the world in a remarkable feat of endurance and strength of the human spirit. As Wednesday’s anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s summit of Mount Everest approaches, ...

Take trains sights on Arc after record Derby win

May 27, 2013

Take trains sights on Arc after record Derby win

After becoming No. 1 in Japan, Yutaka Take and Kizuna are ready to take on the world. Take won a record fifth Japanese Derby aboard favorite Kizuna on Sunday, and will head to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this fall to try to ...

Reds hit Reysol for six

May 27, 2013

Reds hit Reysol for six

Yosuke Kashiwagi and Marcio Richardes both scored twice as Urawa Reds burst Kashiwa Reysol’s bubble with a 6-2 thrashing in Tokyo in the J. League on Sunday. Genki Haraguchi and Ryota Moriwaki also got their names on the scoresheet as Reds brought Reysol back ...