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Japan marks two year anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, Fukushima, tsunami, earthquake

Japan to restart nuclear plants

Feb 28, 2013
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has called for some nuclear plants to reopen in order to ensure energy security for the country.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear energy, nuclear power

Toyota's back on top

Jan 28, 2013
After a dramatic couple of years, Japanese car giant Toyota has beaten General Motors to become the world's biggest-selling car maker.
Posted In: bbc world service, Japan, cars, Toyota

In modern Japan, being a ninja is no way to make a living

Jan 21, 2013
The ninja is one of Japan's oldest and most mysterious professions, but today modern methods to spy, sabotage, and kill are putting them out of work.
Posted In: Japan, museums, ninja

Boeing Dreamliner problems could hinge on Japan

Jan 16, 2013
The FAA has grounded U.S.-registered Boeing Dreamliners until the planes pass a safety inspection, following a similar move in Japan Tuesday.
Posted In: Boeing, Japan, Dreamliner 787

Dreamliners grounded by two of Japan's largest airlines

Jan 16, 2013
After another incident on a 787 Dreamliner, Japan's two largest airlines have grounded Boeing's new flagship plane.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner 787, Japan

Japanese economy gets a $224 billion boost

Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, stimulus

In Japan, importance of family business opens up opportunities

Dec 25, 2012
Family businesses dominate Japan's corporate landscape. For generations, sons have always taken on the top job. But what happens if there's not a male heir to inherit the business?
Posted In: Japan, family business

Japanese electronic brands lose luster

Dec 21, 2012
How many Sony, Panasonic or Sharp gadgets did you buy this year? Japan’s electronics giants have lost their competitiveness -- and perhaps creativity.
Posted In: Sony, electronics, Japan, cameras, Panasonic, Sharp, tv

Japan's new prime minister hopes to weaken yen

Dec 17, 2012
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party promises to tackle economic problems.
Posted In: Japan, inflation, yen

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