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Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors Awards

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LOS ANGELES - American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said on Thursday.

Entertainment, Film, Japan 4:02pm EDT

China says 'no change' in policy on improving ties with Japan

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING - China on Thursday rejected remarks by former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda that Beijing had expressed willingness to improve ties between Asia's two biggest economies, and said there was "no change" in its policy on Tokyo.

World, Japan, China 6:02am EDT

Japan's Abe eyes more women in cabinet; ministers may struggle to make mark

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TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to boost the number of female ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet next week in a show of commitment to promoting women, but the appointees may struggle to convince skeptics they are more than tokens.

World, Japan 4:45am EDT

JAL to buy 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets, order 15 Embraer aircraft

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TOKYO - Japan Airlines said on Thursday that it will buy as many as 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and will order 15 regional aircraft from Brazil's Embraer SA with options to purchase as many as 12 more.

Japan's Skylark to offer up to 112.6 bln yen in shares - filing

TOKYO - Japan's Skylark Co Ltd has decided to list in Tokyo on Oct. 9 and will offer up to 112.6 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in shares in its initial public offering, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.

Deals, Japan 3:10am EDT

India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

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NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation.

World, Japan, Nuclear Power 1:17am EDT

Wed, Aug 27 2014

Japan Airlines says considering order of Mitsubishi Regional Jets

TOKYO - Japan Airlines Co Ltd said on Thursday that it was considering placing an order for Mitsubishi Regional Jets and that it would make a decision at a board meeting later in the day.

India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

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NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

World, Nuclear Power, Japan 27 Aug 2014

A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

TOKYO - When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here? | Video

World, Japan, Syria 27 Aug 2014

Japan Abe aide Hamada: Could do next sales tax hike in stages

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TOKYO - Japan could soften the impact of a planned sales tax increase by raising it in stages rather than IN a single hike, an outside adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

27 Aug 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.