LONDON A buoyant yen and a fall in oil prices to their lowest since early May put stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday, as investors position for central bank meetings in the United States and Japan.
SAGAMIHARA, Japan Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbors of a disabled center in a town near Tokyo on Tuesday after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep and wounded dozens more in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
TOKYO The suspect in a fatal stabbing spree in Japan on Tuesday had been hospitalized early this year after expressing a willingness to kill disabled people if the government approved, a city official said.
TOKYO Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday he had been told that 19 people were dead after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan.
LJUBLJANA Slovenian home appliances maker Gorenje said on Monday it had signed a deal with Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corporation that could lead to Panasonic taking it over.
SHANGHAI/TOKYO China dodged criticism of its economic management at a G20 meeting it hosted on the weekend, even winning plaudits for yuan transparency, much to the frustration of Japanese officials who are calling for more reforms from Beijing.
BANGKOK Thai student protesters will use social media tools, from Facebook to Japanese messaging app Line, to persuade voters to reject a military-backed draft constitution, some of the activists said on Monday.
TOKYO Japan will see mostly warmer weather from August to October, the official forecaster said on Monday.
TOKYO Japan's government kept its assessment of the economy unchanged in July but said business sentiment has worsened after the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed the corporate mood stagnated in April-June due to a strengthening yen.
HAVANA Cuba may be one of the world's least connected countries but that is not stopping the Japanese subculture of animated movies, manga comics and video games from spreading feverishly among its youth.
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