Japan Headlines

Airbus set to lose Japanese buyer for A380: sources

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PARIS - European planemaker Airbus is set to lose its only Japanese customer for the A380 superjumbo as Skymark Airlines prepares to cancel an order for six jets worth more than $2 billion, industry sources said on Monday.

Fri, Jul 25 2014

Mazda recalls U.S. cars with faulty Takata air bags

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- Japan's Mazda Motor Corp will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an air-bag inflator, supplied by Japan's Takata Corp , could rupture and seriously injure occupants.

25 Jul 2014

McDonald's Japan stops sourcing all chicken from China

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TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) said it halted sales of all products that use chicken meat that originates in China on Friday, switching its sourcing completely to Thailand.

25 Jul 2014

Japan consumer inflation eases in June as weak yen impact fades

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TOKYO - Japan's core consumer inflation eased slightly in the year to June, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in meeting its 2 percent inflation target sometime next year.

25 Jul 2014

Thu, Jul 24 2014

U.N. panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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GENEVA - A United Nations human rights panel called on Japan on Thursday to undertake independent investigations of wartime sex slavery and apologise to the women who were victims before it was too late.

World, Japan, United Nations 24 Jul 2014

Itochu in $1 billion tie-up with Thailand's CP group

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TOKYO/BANGKOK - Japan's Itochu Corp entered into a $1 billion tie-up with Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont's Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) to target rising demand for meat and livestock products in China and other parts of Asia.

Deals, Japan 24 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 23 2014

Japan readies fuel cell subsidies in bet on Toyota’s next big thing

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TOKYO - Japan is readying subsidies to help Toyota Motor Corp and key suppliers take the lead in hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles that could top $400 million over the next several years if the most bullish projections for the technology play out.

23 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 22 2014

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 22 Jul 2014

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.

22 Jul 2014

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
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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.