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Nobel prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles


STOCKHOLM/LONDON - A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe. | Video

Japan, Science 10:50am EDT

IMF urges BOJ to stand ready to ease if inflation cools further


TOKYO - The Bank of Japan should be ready to ease monetary policy further if needed to accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target, preferably by buying government bonds with longer maturity, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Japan, IMF 10:16am EDT

Sony to split off fast-growing image sensor business


TOKYO - Sony Corp said it will split off its semiconductors operations in a bid to bolster growth in devices such as image sensors, which have helped lead a turnaround at the Japanese electronics maker.

Tech, Deals, Japan 9:12am EDT

Japan promises visiting Sri Lanka PM infrastructure, maritime aid

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged aid to Sri Lanka on Tuesday in a meeting with his counterpart, Ranil Wickremsinghe, and reiterated a promise to help Sri Lanka bolster its maritime security and to provide patrol ships.

World, Japan 7:27am EDT

Renault board to meet on Nissan alliance: source


PARIS - French carmaker Renault plans to hold a board meeting to discuss its alliance with Japanese partner Nissan later on Tuesday, a source close to the matter said, confirming a report in Le Figaro newspaper.

Deals, Japan 5:12am EDT

Japan's Abe says TPP would have strategic significance if China joined


TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the pan-Pacific agreement struck in the United States on Monday, which would liberalize trade in 40 percent of the world economy, though he said bringing China into the deal in future would increase its strategic significance.

Politics, Japan, World 4:51am EDT

Japan's PM Abe to seek to play it safe in cabinet shake-up


TOKYO - "Once burnt, twice shy" could well sum up Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attitude as he readies a cabinet to be unveiled on Wednesday, a year after a shake-up that ended in tears.

World, Japan 3:38am EDT

Japan says can build subs in Australia 'from day one'

SYDNEY - The Japanese consortium bidding for a $35 billion project to build stealth submarines for Australia said on Tuesday it was confident it could build boats onshore in Australia from day one, if the Australian government requests it.

Mon, Oct 5 2015

FDA asks duodenoscopes makers to study success of cleaning guide

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered three Japanese manufacturers of duodenoscopes to conduct studies to evaluate how the devices are being used, as part of its effort to prevent the transmission of infections through the device.

Health, Japan 05 Oct 2015

Renault board meeting to discuss Nissan alliance: press


PARIS - A Renault board meeting on Tuesday will discuss the French carmaker's alliance with Japan's Nissan amid tensions with the French government over its increased stake in Renault, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Monday.

Deals, Japan 05 Oct 2015