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Aging Japan: Unclaimed burial urns pile up in Japan amid fraying social ties

Oct 22 2018

YOKOSUKA, Japan Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly aging nation. | Video

Ageing Japan: Unclaimed burial urns pile up in Japan amid fraying social ties

Oct 19 2018

YOKOSUKA, Japan Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly ageing nation.

Higher U.S. tariffs on Japanese cars less likely, trade war posing risk: Reuters poll

Oct 15 2018

TOKYO Higher U.S. tariffs on Japanese car exports are less likely now the two nations agreed to start new trade talks, economists said, but most think U.S. trade friction with China and other economies will have a significant impact on Japan.

BOJ tankan seen showing manufacturers' mood up slightly, but outlook murky: Reuters poll

Sep 21 2018

TOKYO Business confidence among Japan's big manufacturers was expected to have edged up in the three months to September, although trade worries cloud the outlook, a Reuters poll found ahead of the central bank's quarterly sentiment survey.

Japan average land prices rise for 1st time in 27 years: government survey

Sep 18 2018

TOKYO Japan's average land prices rose for the first time in 27 years in the year to July 1 as an influx of foreign tourists boosted demand for hotel properties and shops, a government survey showed on Tuesday.

Japan's Abe gets middling marks on his economic performance from analysts: poll

Sep 14 2018

TOKYO Economists are giving Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe middling marks on his economic accomplishments, a Reuters poll showed, crediting him with boosting female worker participation but giving him a poor score for production revolution.

Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, power supply, Toyota output disrupted

Sep 10 2018

TOKYO The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with 660 injured, the government said on Monday, as electricity supply remained short and top automaker Toyota suspended work at most of its assembly plants.

Rescuers with dogs search for survivors after deadly Japan quake

Sep 07 2018

TOKYO Rescue workers with dogs searched for survivors on Friday in debris-strewn landslides caused by an earthquake in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, as electricity was restored to just over half of households. | Video

Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

Sep 07 2018

TOKYO A powerful earthquake paralyzed Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents.

Death toll from Japan's Hokkaido doubles to 16 - prime minister

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO, Sept 7 The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido doubled to at least 16, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday, with more than half the island's 5.3 million residents still without power.

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