Nov 26, 2014

Revitalizing local economies

Can the Abe administrative accomplish what past governments have tried and failed to do, and revitalize Japan's regional economies?

Nov 26, 2014

Probing Gunma patient deaths

Gunma University Hospital's investigative committee as well as the health ministry should carry out a thorough probe to find out what led to the deaths of eight patients who underwent liver surgery.

Nov 26, 2014

Formal inquiry urged into abuse at Australian military academy

Australia should hold a public inquiry into abuse at a prestigious military academy, a long-awaited report into disturbing mistreatment within the defense force found Wednesday. The chair of the investigating task force, Len Roberts-Smith, said two reports submitted in parliament contained “shocking accounts of ...

Nov 26, 2014

China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S.

China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of President Xi Jinping’s ...

New errors found in fund reports linked to Obuchi

Nov 26, 2014

New errors found in fund reports linked to Obuchi

More errors have been uncovered in political funding reports of support groups linked to former trade minister Yuko Obuchi. The reports from two groups in Gunma Prefecture tied to Obuchi showed Wednesday that expenditures for theater tours organized for supporters in 2013 exceeded revenue ...

Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

Nov 26, 2014

Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers who many frustrated Iranians believe could have worked harder to reach a deal with the country. The remarks were the first by ...

OECD downgrades growth forecast for Japan amid recession

Nov 26, 2014

OECD downgrades growth forecast for Japan amid recession

The OECD has downgraded its projections for Japan’s economic growth in 2014 and 2015, acknowledging that the country has slipped back into recession in the wake of the April 1 consumption tax hike. The international economic organization said in a report released Tuesday that ...

Hackers reportedly attack Sony Pictures, threaten to release data

Nov 26, 2014

Hackers reportedly attack Sony Pictures, threaten to release data

Sony Pictures’ computer network has reportedly come under cyberattack, with hackers threatening to release key information from the group’s entertainment division. Sony did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday. But the news site The Next Web reported that all Sony employees at ...