Hunt for war remains never-ending

Apr 12, 2013

Hunt for war remains never-ending

Tears roll down Heitaro Matsumoto’s face as the 72-year-old businessman talks of an uncle who died on Guam as a Japanese soldier in the hopeless final weeks of World War II. The remains of Goro Matsumoto, in his mid-20s at the time of his ...

'Abenomics' a wave that may break?

Apr 4, 2013

'Abenomics' a wave that may break?

The stock market is roaring, the yen has plunged and the government is jumping into a string of long-delayed trade talks, prompting some to ask a question not heard in years: is Japan back? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, basking in approval ratings topping 70 ...

Dec 11, 2012

Tunnel disaster sounds global investment warning

The deadly Sasago Tunnel collapse Dec. 2 in Yamanashi Prefecture should serve as a wake-up call for developed nations whose aging infrastructure is in dire need of updating, experts say. Trillions of dollars need to be spent around the globe just to maintain current ...

Smartphones killing camera sales

Nov 27, 2012

Smartphones killing camera sales

The soaring popularity of smartphones is crushing demand for point-and-shoot cameras, a once-vibrant sector that is scrambling to stay alive with Web-friendly features and higher quality, analysts say. A sharp drop in sales is marking digital compact cameras as the latest casualty of the ...