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Abe and OECD chief agree multilateral fixes needed for trade disputes

Business Apr 12, 2018

Abe and OECD chief agree multilateral fixes needed for trade disputes

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, have affirmed that using multilateral mechanisms to tackle steel overproduction and other trade issues is important, the OECD chief said Thursday. "Tariffs are the manifestation . . ., but ...

India pitching Buddhist tourism to woo more Japanese

National Apr 12, 2018

India pitching Buddhist tourism to woo more Japanese

by Atul Ranjan

India is heavily promoting Buddhist tourism in a bid to attract more tourists from countries with sizable Buddhist populations, including Japan, as part of a strategy to boost foreign tourist arrivals. India is not only organizing an international Buddhist conclave every other year, but is ...

Editorials Apr 12, 2018

Can Xi live up to his rhetoric?

Japan, like other countries, should support Xi Jinping's economic reform efforts, but it should demand that China live up to its president's rhetoric.

Layers of artistic heritage in Aomori Prefecture

Travel Apr 12, 2018

Layers of artistic heritage in Aomori Prefecture

by Katherine Whatley

The weather is crisp when I arrive at Shin-Aomori Station via the Tohoku Shinkansen. I'm not surprised, though, the northernmost prefecture on the island of Honshu is known as a cold and isolated place. It's likely thanks to the chillier environment keeping people inside with ...

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder, is on meds

Entertainment News Apr 12, 2018

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder, is on meds

Pop singer Mariah Carey revealed on Wednesday that she suffers from bipolar disorder, telling People magazine that she was diagnosed in 2001 but had only recently been taking medication. Carey told People in an interview that she got the diagnosis when she was hospitalized following ...

Judo legend Tadahiro Nomura to manage Hifumi Abe

More Sports / Judo Apr 12, 2018

Judo legend Tadahiro Nomura to manage Hifumi Abe

Reigning 66-kg world champion Hifumi Abe has agreed to a management contract under a new company established by three-time Olympic judo champion Tadahiro Nomura, the company announced Thursday. Although it is unusual for Japanese judoka to be managed while still attending college, the 20-year-old Abe ...