By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday, Dec. 16, after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with China, a key economic partner, as well as […]
By Malcolm Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Chinese and Japanese government ships exchanged warnings Friday, Sept. 14, in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, while Tokyo called on Beijing to protect its citizens amid anti-Japan protests and reported assaults in China.
By Miki Toda and Malcolm Foster The Associated Press RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears exactly a year after the disaster.
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s population of 128 million will shrink by one-third and seniors will account for 40 percent of people by 2060, placing a greater burden on a smaller working-age population to support the social security and tax systems.
By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Cabinet reshuffle in Japan is coming. It is likely to include the removal of a defense minister who outraged the public with gaffes about a rape by U.S. servicemen.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to Beijing, China, and Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 10-12, for meetings with senior government officials in both countries to discuss the state of the global economy, policies to strengthen global growth, and other economic issues of mutual importance. Secretary Geithner will also […]