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China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

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SHANGHAI - The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. | Video

China, Japan 12:30pm EDT

McDonald's Japan says it sourced chicken nuggets from Shanghai Husi

TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd said Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, which was shut down by local regulators over food safety concerns, had supplied about 20 percent of its Chicken McNuggets and that it had halted sales of the item on Monday.

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Sun, Jul 20 2014

Japan's Abe vows dialogue with Russia's Putin in softer line than West

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to continue dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, taking a softer line with Moscow than some Western powers after the shooting down of a passenger jet over Ukraine.

World, Russia, Japan 20 Jul 2014

Sat, Jul 19 2014

Japan PM says will offer about $20,000 subsidy for fuel-cell cars

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TOKYO - Japan will offer at least 2 million yen ($19,700) in subsidies for fuel-cell vehicles, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said according to media, as the government and Japanese carmakers including Toyota Motor Corp join forces to speed up the introduction the vehicles.

Environment, Japan 19 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 18 2014

Japan PM's policy shift risks dangerous path: Veteran politician Ozawa

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TOKYO - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution to drop a ban on its military fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense.

World, United Nations, Japan 18 Jul 2014

Thu, Jul 17 2014

Messaging app firm Line Corp filed for U.S. IPO: report

SEOUL - Line Corp, a Japan-based social messaging service firm, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States, Bloomberg news reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources.

Deals, Tech, Japan 17 Jul 2014

Nissan's Ghosn wary of Japan PM Abe target of 30 percent women in top jobs

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TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn raised doubts over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to appoint women to 30 percent of top jobs by 2020, saying rushing to meet such a target could set the firm and its staff up for failure.

Japan, Davos 17 Jul 2014

Japan government raises economy view as sales tax hangover fades

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TOKYO - Japan's government raised its assessment of the economy on Thursday because a decline in consumer spending after a sales tax increase is starting to fade due to improving consumer sentiment and a tight labor market.

17 Jul 2014

Japanese artist jailed for vagina boat says outraged, vows legal fight

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TOKYO - A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges.

Oddly Enough, Japan 17 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 16 2014

Japanese artist jailed for vagina boat says outraged, vows legal fight

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TOKYO - A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges.

Oddly Enough, Japan 16 Jul 2014
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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.