Business / Corporate Feb 8, 2013

Firms put N. Africa projects on hold

North African countries have been a magnet for Western and Japanese businesses thanks to sizeable gas and oil deposits, proximity to the European market and the potential of their internal markets driven by young, growing populations. Some firms, however, are re-evaluating the benefits versus the ...

Naming slain captives raises privacy issues

National Jan 25, 2013

Naming slain captives raises privacy issues

by Masami Ito

The victims' right to privacy was pitted against the public's right to know as the media pressed for the names of the Algerian hostage crisis victims to be disclosed while the government and JGC Corp. remained tight-lipped, but Tokyo finally caved Friday, revealing the ...

National / Politics Jan 20, 2013

Abe confirms cooperation with Britain over Algeria hostage crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British Premier David Cameron confirmed their cooperation over the ongoing Algeria hostage crisis during a telephone conversation Saturday evening. Speaking to reporters afterward, Abe said he and Cameron shared their concern that the situation remains "unpredictable" and that many people, ...