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Are Japan's bookstores in the path of yet another storm?

Are Japan’s bookstores in the path of yet another storm?

Are Japan’s bookstores in the path of yet another storm? Although manga make up a huge percentage of many large publishers’ revenues in Japan, there’s still no disputing that Japanese…

Time for a Japanese rethink on North Korea?

Time for a Japanese rethink on North Korea? The North Korea situation shook Japan in April. As relations between Pyongyang and Washington deteriorated further, Japanese media talked incessantly of war…

Japan gov't-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix

Japan gov’t-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix

Japan gov’t-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix A Japanese government-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp’s chip business will include South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc, sources…

Driver’s wife recalls surreal moment when car flew into bus

Driver’s wife recalls surreal moment when car flew into bus The wife of a tour bus driver who miraculously saved himself and passengers in a weekend collision on an expressway…

Japan coach faces review after Iraq World Cup qualifying draw

Japan coach faces review after Iraq World Cup qualifying draw

Japan coach faces review after Iraq World Cup qualifying draw Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic was facing a performance review on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw with Iraq set back his…

Japan warms up for World Cup qualifier with draw against Syria

Japan warms up for World Cup qualifier with draw against Syria

Japan warms up for World Cup qualifier with draw against Syria Japan limbered up for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Iraq with a 1-1 draw with Syria in a…

Nishikori's erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open

Nishikori’s erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open

Nishikori’s erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open Kei Nishikori’s French Open ended with an appropriately erratic performance against top-ranked Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. The 2-6, 6-1, 7-6…

Team New Zealand capsizes in America's Cup challenger race

Team New Zealand capsizes in America’s Cup challenger race

Team New Zealand capsizes in America’s Cup challenger race Emirates Team New Zealand capsized at the start of an America’s Cup challenger semifinal race Tuesday on Bermuda’s stormy Great Sound,…

Djokovic, Muguruza, Nadal advance; Venus Williams beats Nara at French Open

Djokovic, Muguruza, Nadal advance; Venus Williams beats Nara at French Open In contrasting fashion, defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza both advanced to the third round at the French…

Japan's low jobless rate masks grim reality

Japan’s low jobless rate masks grim reality

Japan’s low jobless rate masks grim reality Japanese employers are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is…