Photos of opponents found stabbed in Aum facility

Jul 3, 2013

Photos of opponents found stabbed in Aum facility

Photographs of the director general and other officials of the Public Security Intelligence Agency were found stabbed through with a knife during an on-site inspection of a facility connected to Aum Shinrikyo, according to the agency. The photos, found earlier this year during an ...

Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump

Jun 22, 2013

Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump

Declining sales of CDs over the past decade may indicate a grim future for music shops, but Ikuo Minewaki believes there is still a place for brick and mortar retail outlets. “CDs are no longer items that you can leave on the store shelf ...

Jun 20, 2013

April sales tax hike a given: Amari

Japan will answer the world’s call and present a credible midterm fiscal plan by implementing the sales tax hike as planned next April, economic revitalization minister Akira Amari said Wednesday. Delivering a speech titled “Japan Is Back” at the Japan National Press Club in ...

Economists split on Abe plan

Jun 18, 2013

Economists split on Abe plan

Top economists remained divided Monday over whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” policies will bear fruit but all saw eye-to-eye on the need for deregulation and new growth strategies. “You can only buy so much time with monetary policies,” Yuichi Kodama, chief economist at ...

Jun 7, 2013

Miuras cite red bean rice, dirty jokes

Steamed red bean rice and dirty jokes may have been the key for climbing Mount Everest at age 80, famed alpinist Yuichiro Miura and his son, Gota, said Thursday. Miura on May 23 became the oldest person ever to climb the world’s highest mountain, ...

Abe's growth strategy hit for lack of details

Jun 6, 2013

Abe's growth strategy hit for lack of details

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reveals his set of structural reforms to boost the economy, ranging from creating special economic zones to easing rules to set up international schools, but fails to impress market players.