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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.