Oct 1, 2013 Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Sep 13, 2013 False information from a Japanese newspaper moved investor activity.
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Sep 6, 2013 Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Sep 3, 2013 Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Aug 19, 2013 The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.
Jul 22, 2013 The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Jul 5, 2013 Honda sales are up and the company sales it expects to become a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S. by late next year.
Jun 26, 2013 Shareholders of Sprint Nextel approved an offer from Softbank to acquire a bulk of the U.S. phone company. Now it's up to Washington regulators to approve the foreign purchase.
Jun 20, 2013 Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.
Jun 12, 2013 Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner has yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.