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Japanese hostage returns home after 40 months in Syrian 'hell'

Oct 25 2018

TOKYO A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".

REFILE-Japanese hostage returns home after three years in Syrian "hell"

Oct 25 2018

TOKYO, Oct 25 A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist arrives home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".

Philip Morris seeks bigger Japan share with cheaper heat-not-burn tobacco

Oct 22 2018

TOKYO, Oct 23 Philip Morris International Inc will sell cheaper versions of its IQOS "heat not burn" products in Japan from Tuesday and introduce new upgraded products next month to expand market share, its chief executive said.

Aging Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

Sep 19 2018

TOKYO As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki Matsumura.

In Japan's flood-ravaged Mabi, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll

Jul 16 2018

MABI, Japan - When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside town of Mabi in western Japan 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise his children. | Video

Japan women see turning point on sexual harassment after scandal

May 23 2018

TOKYO Japanese women, long accustomed to enduring sexual harassment in silence, are speaking out after a high-profile scandal involving a top bureaucrat stirred debate and protests.

Japan casino bill to reach parliament on April 27: officials

Apr 18 2018

TOKYO Japan's ruling coalition will submit its plan for large-scale casino resorts to parliament this month, as it pushes to get an approval for a project expected to generate billions of dollars for the country, ruling party officials said on Wednesday.

Japan loses out amid China trade threat that shakes markets

Mar 23 2018

TOKYO As U.S. President Donald Trump dealt a blow to China with plans to slap tariffs on $60 billion of trade, he quietly delivered a slap in the face to one of Washington's closest allies, Japan, which got no exemption from earlier announced duties.

Japan loses out amid China trade threat that shakes markets

Mar 23 2018

TOKYO As U.S. President Donald Trump dealt a blow to China with plans to slap tariffs on $60 billion of trade, he quietly delivered a slap in the face to one of Washington's closest allies, Japan, which got no exemption from earlier announced duties.

Japan minister: Some products likely to get exempted from U.S. tariffs

Mar 20 2018

TOKYO Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday there is a "high chance" that some Japanese steel and aluminium products will get exempted from new U.S. tariffs as they are not quickly replaceable.

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