Japan Headlines

Nissan gaining Russia market share, less hurt than peers by ruble fall: CEO


TOKYO - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co is faring better than peers in Russia as domestic production via an alliance with the country's biggest auto firm shields it against the ruble's plunge, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday.

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Thu, Dec 18 2014

Disgraced Japan researcher fails to replicate 'game changing' stem cell results


TOKYO - A disgraced Japanese researcher has failed to replicate results hailed as a potential breakthrough in stem-cell treatment and efforts to do so will be abandoned, officials at her research institute said on Friday.

Science, Health, Japan 18 Dec 2014

Japan, U.S. extend deadline for new Asian security guidelines


TOKYO - Japan and the United States on Friday extended by six months a deadline to revise guidelines for their security cooperation in order to give Tokyo a more prominent military role in East Asia.

World, Japan 18 Dec 2014

Japan's Suga: Don't think Sony hack issue to affect Japan-North Korea talks

TOKYO - Japan's top government spokesman on Thursday said he does not think the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures will directly affect talks on the abduction issue between Japan and North Korea.

Entertainment, Film, Japan 18 Dec 2014

Wed, Dec 17 2014

South Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia


WASHINGTON/SEOUL - South Korea said on Thursday it will not send its F-35 fleet to Japan for heavy airframe maintenance, one of the two Asian hubs chosen by the United States to service the Lockheed Martin Corp stealth fighter.

World, Japan, South Korea 17 Dec 2014

Nissan recalls autos in Mexico to check Takata air bags


MEXICO CITY - Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has ordered the recall of more than 80,000 vehicles sold in Mexico to check for potential defects stemming from air bags made by Japanese company Takata Corp .

Japan, Mexico 17 Dec 2014

U.S. chooses Japan to maintain F-35 jets in Asia: sources


WASHINGTON/TOKYO - The Pentagon has chosen Japan as the Asian site for heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets once the new warplanes start operating around the world, sources familiar with the program said on Wednesday.

Politics, Japan 17 Dec 2014

Tue, Dec 16 2014

Japan export growth slows, maintains policy pressure on Abe


TOKYO - Japan's exports grew for a third straight month in November from a year earlier, but much more slowly than expected and despite a sharp fall in the yen, maintaining economic policy pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe days after his ruling coalition's big election win.

16 Dec 2014

China halts anti-dumping probe into EU, Japan dialysis kit makers

SHANGHAI - China has halted an anti-dumping investigation into European and Japanese makers of blood dialysis equipment, ending a six-month probe that had extended to the Chinese market leader, Germany's Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) AG & Co KGaA.

Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens

TOKYO - Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. | Video

Health, Japan 16 Dec 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.