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Matsuyama Wins Dunlop Phoenix in Playoff

1 hour agoSports / Golf : On Par

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan beat compatriot Hiroshi Iwata in the first playoff hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday.

North Korea Warns US Of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’

North Korea has threatened “catastrophic consequences” for the U.S. and other Western powers, in the wake of a U.N. resolution condemning the country’s human rights abuses. A resolution introduced by the E.U. and Japan, calling for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face possible charges of “crimes against humanity” passed [...]

MHI Receives "Best IR Award"

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received one of this year's "Best IR Awards" presented annually by the Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA).

Earthquakes strike China and Japan

Strong quake kills at least four and injures scores in western China, while central Japan faces dozens of injuries.

Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée Spring 2015 Makeup Collection & Spring/ Summer 2015 Bodycare Collection

(images & info from Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée will release its spring 2015 makeup collection in Japan on January 30th. The brand is popular for its blushers, and the new Powder Cheek Color (above) will join the blusher lineup in spring 2015 as a regular item. The collection includes: - Powder Cheek Color [...]

Japanese city that hosted 1998 Olympics rocked by earthquake

TOKYO — A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said.

Regional wage differentials in the public sector

The appropriate level of public sector wages is debated frequently in every country, and the debate has intensified in the wake of the Global Crisis. This column presents evidence that regional wage differentials in Japan are greater in the private sector than in the public sector. Show More Summary

Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes; At Least 22 Hurt

A strong earthquake has struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials say. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit near Nagano city shortly after 10 pm at a...

RepiTitiationes 11/13/14

… catching up … #clsblgs Contact Between Japan and Rome (Bread & Circuses) — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 13, 2014 Stunning Greek antiquities shine in Boston's museum | Neos Kosmos More Summary

Amazon Japan lists 'The Art of Bayonetta 2' art book as releasing next month

?????2 ??????? THE EYES OF BAYONETTA 2 @Amazon — ???? (@PG_y_hashimoto) November 20, 2014

11-Year-Old Japanese Hockey Wunderkid Is The Truth

19 hours agoSports : Deadspin

The kid dangling and destroying the competition above is Aito Iguchi, an 11-year-old who plays for Japan's Saitama Junior Warriors. Truthers out there are dismissing his skills, arguing that Japan doesn't develop quality hockey players,...Show More Summary

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: November 17, 2014

This morning, Japan announced their GDP (gross domestic product) continues to decline, giving US mortgage bonds a slight boost.  This week has a lot of economic indicators scheduled to be released that could impact the direction of mortgage rates. Keep an eye out for data that reveals inflation, as that will cause mortgage rates to […]

6.2 earthquake slams central Japan: USGS

21 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Japanese media reporting at least five people were feared trapped under collapsed houses. The quake struck at 1308 GMT, with its epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) in the north...

Every One Wants Dollars (Again)

A new phase in the markets began this month. The Federal Reserve ended its QE3+ purchases. The Bank of Japan unexpectedly and dramatically stepped up its asset purchases under its QQE operations. The government's largest pension fund announced aggressive portfolio diversification plan. Show More Summary

Japan's Snap Elections Overshadow a Faltering Economy

While some commentators are calling Abe's move "self-serving", others think Abe is facing political oblivion anyway and that the snap elections may be the spark that reignites Japan's moribund opposition.

Japan’s City of the future sinks into the ocean

By Julian Ryall, With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiraling city into the depths of our oceans. Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 people, according to Shimizu Corp., with each structure also incorporating business and office facilities, hotel […]

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