Japan

Type: Country
Name: Japan
population: 128,137,504
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 5 mins ago - 51 reports

Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator aboard the B-29 Enola Gay, dies at 93

Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93.The last surviving member ... [Published McClatchy DC - 53 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 18 reports

Tofu McNuggets? 9 Weird Fast Food Items From Around The World

McDonald’s chicken McNuggets are eaten in masses around the world, but following a recent tainted meat scandal the Golden Arches has decided to change up its ingredients and release a new item that could make up for a loss in sales. The new Tofu Shinjo ... [Published Medical Daily - 15 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 24 reports

JAPAN Japan's factory output falls to lowest point since 2011 tsunami

» 07/30/2014JAPANJapan's factory output falls to lowest point since 2011 tsunamiAfter Abe government raised sales tax from 5 to 8 per cent, factory output dropped by 3.3 per cent between May and June. Although "pent-up demand ahead of the sales tax hike ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Roundup: Nikkei up 0.18 pct on strong earnings, weak yen, shrugs off weak lead from Wall St.

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.TOKYO, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The Nikkei stock index inched up 0. 18 percent to a fresh six-month closing high, as positive corporate earnings results and a weaker yen parried a weak lead from Wall Street and disappointing industrial ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 5 reports

Japan, Columbia to promote investment

Jiji Press BOGOTA (Jiji Press)—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos agreed at their meeting in Bogota on Tuesday to promote Japanese investment in the resource-rich Latin American country.Abe told Santos that Japan hopes ... [Published The Japan News - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Japan, Shinzo Abe, Bogota
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 10 reports

Japan not leaving it all to China in the Caribbean

NOWADAYS China is talked about as the economic superpower challenging the United States for dominance in the world economy. It seems incredulous now that in the 1970s and 80s Japan was talked about in much the same way. The prospect has slipped away in ... [Published Jamaica Observer - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Japan, China, United States
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 51 reports

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets'

McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food - tofu - as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.The fast-food giant's more than 3000 restaurants in Japan on Wednesday ... [Published MSN New Zealand - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 10 reports

XINHUA - Tokyo stocks edge up on weaker yen

Tokyo stocks edge up on weaker yenContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.TOKYO, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks edged slightly higher early Wednesday morning as investor sentiment was lifted by the yen's depreciation against the U.S. dollar.At 9:15 a.m., the ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 4 reports

[Japan] 115 whales killed as Japan wraps up Pacific hunt

**TOKYO, Japan**---Japan announced that it had wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate slaughter in the Antarctic. ... [Published Islands Business - 17 hours ago]
Entities: Japan, Tokyo, Hugo Swire
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 12 reports

Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

TOKYO: Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed on Tuesday.At least six people died on Saturday alone, when ... [Published The Gulf Today - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Japan, Heat Wave, Mercury, Tokyo
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 20 reports

Japanese job market tightening

Japan’s job market is tightening despite a rise in the unemployment rate, official data showed yesterday, as consumer spending recovers from April’s sales tax hike.The fresh figures suggest that activity has held up despite fears the increased levy would ... [Published Taipei Times Online - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 7 reports

Russia criticizes "short-sighted" Japanese sanctions

Russia on Tuesday criticized the additional sanctions imposed by Tokyo on Moscow, and warned that the move could adversely affect relations between the two countries."We regard Japan's announcement ... as an unfriendly and short-sighted move, based on ... [Published China.org.cn - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Sanctions, Russia, Japan, Moscow

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"Stop benchmarking the competition. The more you benchmark your competitors, the more you tend to look like them." - W C Kim and R Mauborgne, authors of Blue Ocean Strategy
..."During recent years, consumption habits and audiences have definitely changed," said Jordi Miró, CTO at Wuaki.tv. "Mobile consumption is working well all year round, but during these summer months it has experienced great growth, proving mobile content is the future of online video."
There is also a provision to teach children how to ride a bicycle. Anil Shukla, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) says, "As the adage goes, 'Catch them young', it is important to teach our children how to follow road rules when they learn cycling rather than giving sermons later when we come across cases of negligence in road safety." Well said, for it is the need of the hour to not just sit and rue over road accidents but promote road safety by teaching Delhiites how to ride safe...
"Yamaha seeks the exemptions to bring the commercial benefits of the RMAX to the United States" it says

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Asia Pac OTT TV to break $10BN barrier by 2010 [Published Rapid TV News - 10 mins ago]
Spanish online video gets summer boost [Published Rapid TV News - 10 mins ago]
Big Tree Group, Inc. (BIGG) Strategically Locat... [Published InvestorIdeas.com - 10 mins ago]
This one is for the road ahead [Published Deccan Herald - 11 mins ago]
SIERRA LEONE’S SECOND WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION ... [Published AwarenessTimes - 11 mins ago]
Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly... [Published CIO IT-Strategie für Manager - 12 mins ago]
American Tower's (AMT) CEO Jim Taiclet on Q2 20... [Published Seeking Alpha - 12 mins ago]
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Takashi Kitajima’s “extra bokeh” series depicts... [Published Imaging Resource - 12 mins ago]
DTH Numbers To Break 100 Million Mark in Asia b... [Published Satellite Today - 13 mins ago]
Inside Williamsburg's Pretty New Cherry Izakaya [Published Gothamist - 13 mins ago]
Tofu McNuggets? 9 Weird Fast Food Items From Ar... [Published Medical Daily - 15 mins ago]
Cushing narrows Brent/WTI spread [Published Futures Magazine - 15 mins ago]
19 Japanese students visit Saipan [Published Saipan Tribune - 16 mins ago]
IN BRIEF - Pacific Andes Launches A+ GRI Sustai... [Published Fish Information & Services - 16 mins ago]
Driverless cars to hit UK's public roads in 2015 [Published ChoiceQuote Insurance Services - 17 mins ago]
Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly... [Published Computerworld Australia - 17 mins ago]
CURRENCIES : Dollar Pares Gains After Fed State... [Published 4 Traders - 18 mins ago]
Designation of Securities Under Supervision (Co... [Published Noodls - 21 mins ago]
Development Bank of Japan SB No.47: R&I Assigns AA [Published Noodls - 21 mins ago]
Temasek bets big on Indian e-commerce [Published Livemint.com - 24 mins ago]
The Last Crew Member Who Dropped the Atomic Bom... [Published Smithsonian Magazine - 24 mins ago]
Avoid Common Tourist Mistakes With These 10 Din... [Published Epoch Times - 25 mins ago]
WATCH: Japanese otters cool off during heat wave [Published Global News Canada - 27 mins ago]
Summit Interior Certified in Quest Kodiak Turbo... [Published Aviation International News - 28 mins ago]
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Inside Williamsburg's Pretty New Cherry Izakaya [Published Gothamist - 13 mins ago]
  The latest jewel-box dining gem to open in Williamsburg (which has a seemingly endless supply of them) is Cherry Izakaya, a warmly-designed spin-off of the Meatpacking District hotspot Cherry at the Dream Downtown . The restaurant's pretty interior ...
Carlyle: Europe, Japan Price Discount Too Great... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - 1 hour ago]
Carlyle Co-Founders and Co-Chief Executives William Conway (left) and David Rubenstein.Bloomberg News/Simon Dawson Carlyle Group LP, which has been investing capital more quickly this year than many of its peers, believes bargains lie in Europe and ...
Samsung Z Delay Prompts Tizzy Over Tizen [Published TechNewsWorld - 1 hour ago]
Samsung has delayed the launch of its Samsung Z smartphone running the Tizen OS, which was scheduled for Q3 release in Russia. The move, just short of two months after the Samsung Z's launch at the Tizen Developers Conference, sparked a death watch ...
Why It Matters That Airbus Said 'No' To A $1.7-... [Published Clusterstock - 2 hours ago]
Airbus Group announced this week that it has cancelled an $1.7-billion order for six of its A380 superjumbos slated for Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines. According to Bloomberg , the order fell apart due to concerns over the 18-year old ...
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Accuse Israel o... [Published Breitbart Feed - 2 hours ago]
What do Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz know about genocide? Well, apparently enough to know that Israel is committing one in Gaza against the Palestinians and Hamas.   But seeing their public declaration to that effect, I wondered about their immersion ...
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McDonald's Japan apologizes for China meat scandal [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jul 29 2014]
McDonald's Japan apologizes for China meat scandal [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 29 2014]
Asia Day Ahead: No joy for region's industrial ... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jul 29 2014]
School girl suspected in classmate death [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 28 2014]
Asia Day Ahead: Japan retail sales dip spells t... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jul 28 2014]
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PCI Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire P... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - 1 hour ago]
UBIC and Air Co. Form an Alliance to Bring AI-B... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - 7 hours ago]
Tokyo Moves to Promote Foreign Direct Investment [Published Financial Services - 14 hours ago]
Allied Asia Pacific Developed Facebook Crowdsou... [Published Financial Services - 15 hours ago]
SSAB to commence a compulsory redemption procee... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jul 29 2014]
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