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Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

  Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan With its contribution now rivaling that of the auto industry in at least one estimate, tourism is fast becoming a key…

Yamaha releases engine-to-Japanese translation app, we peer into the minds of celebrity cars

Yamaha releases engine-to-Japanese translation app, we peer into the minds of celebrity cars

  Yamaha releases engine-to-Japanese translation app, we peer into the minds of celebrity cars Translation apps are very popular for people visiting foreign lands. With only internet access and a…

Japan electronics giants on profit path

Japan electronics giants on profit path

  Japan electronics giants on profit path Tokyo (AFP) — Sony and Panasonic on Thursday posted quarterly profits as the pair try to put years of losses behind them, but…

Honda recalls 175,000 hybrid vehicles

Honda recalls 175,000 hybrid vehicles

  Honda recalls 175,000 hybrid vehicles TOKYO — Automaker Honda said Thursday it was recalling about 175,000 vehicles in Japan due to on-board software problems that resulted in 11 minor…

Japan braces for super typhoon Neoguri

Japan braces for super typhoon Neoguri

    Japan braces for super typhoon Neoguri TOKYO — Japan was bracing Tuesday for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the…

Tokyo's Shibuya scramble crossing to get huge new advertising screen

Tokyo’s Shibuya scramble crossing to get huge new advertising screen

      TOKYO — Tokyo’s thunderously busy Shibuya pedestrian crossing, where up to 3,000 people merge into a seething mass of humanity whenever the lights change, is to get…

8 Japanese carmakers team up on green engines

8 Japanese carmakers team up on green engines

      TOKYO — Japan’s eight carmakers have joined forces to develop environmentally friendly engines to stave off fierce competition from foreign rivals, a press report said Sunday. Two…

Abe tells OECD 'Abenomics' has yielded great results

Abe tells OECD ‘Abenomics’ has yielded great results

    PARIS — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday launched a spirited defense of his “Abenomics” reforms aimed at kickstarting the world’s third-largest economy, saying the policy blitz…

AKB48 may be the pop the economy needs: ex-chief cabinet secretary Edano

AKB48 may be the pop the economy needs: ex-chief cabinet secretary Edano

Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano recently praised the business model of the pop idol group AKB48 in a magazine essay. Edano gained global fame via media exposure while he…

Visa waivers in works for Indonesians, Filipinos, Vietnamese

Japan might grant visa waivers to tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam when it revises its tourism action plan in June, government sources said Monday. The initiative, backed by…