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  • U.S. official says unified with Japan on need for Russian sanctions

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Treasury official said on Wednesday that the U.S. and Japanese governments are completely unified that sanctions are needed on Russia to encourage it to stop taking steps that the United States says are destabilizing...
  • Citi considering sale of Japan retail banking unit : WSJ

    (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Citigroup is considering a possible auction for the sale, the Journal reported....
  • Policy delay has Japanese carmakers reviewing Philippines expansion plans

    MANILA (Reuters) - Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its feet on a plan to rebuild its shrinking car manufacturing industry. The potential pullout...
  • SaikouCon returns to Lehigh Valley as anime remains hot

    SaikouCon returns to Lehigh Valley as anime remains hot
    Have you ever wondered if you had the voice of a hero? Or wondered if maybe, just maybe, you'd look really good in a full body spandex suit … with a mask? Find out this at weekend at SaikouCon 2014, an anime convention devoted to Japanese...
  • Remains from U.S.'s Mount St. Helens belong to Japanese hiker

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Human remains discovered on Washington state's Mount St. Helens have been identified as a Japanese hiker who went missing last November while trying to climb to the volcano's summit alone, officials said Tuesday. Yosuke Onishi's...
  • Japan August flash PMI shows manufacturing accelerated as orders grow

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity accelerated in August as export and domestic demand increased, a preliminary survey showed on Thursday, offering hope that economic growth is getting back on track after slumping in the wake of a sales tax...
  • Tom Cruise to Be Honored with Japan's J3C Award at L.A. EigaFest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The fourth annual L.A. EigaFest, running Sept. 12-14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom Cruise with the second annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Japanese government,...
  • Why do people look like their pets?

    Why do people look like their pets?
    If ever you overhear someone comparing you to a dog, chances are it's not a compliment. Yes, there's the famous loyalty of dogs, their unbridled enthusiasm for life, their boundless love and devotion, their fierce protectiveness — qualities that any...
  • Magical Dining Month showcases emerging eateries and local favorites

    Magical Dining Month showcases emerging eateries and local favorites
    If you've been holding back on dining out because you just can't justify the expense, step away from the stove and commence the happy dance: Magical Dining Month is back! Now in its ninth year, Magical Dining Month is an annual showcase of emerging...
  • End-of-summer color in the perennial garden

    About now, many of our perennial gardens are looking a bit faded. Disease and drought have taken their toll and a good many perennials have finished blooming, leaving us with beautiful memories and unsightly spent flower stalks to remove. With a bit of...
  • Citigroup seeks to exit Japanese retail banking : source

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc is preparing to sell its Japanese retail banking operations, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, as it waves the white flag on a venture plagued by regulatory troubles and anemic lending. The...
  • 'Good news' shock could kill the five-year-old bull market

    LONDON (Reuters) - If bad economic news continues to translate into good news for investors, any sharp acceleration of the world economy from here could well kill off the long-running equity bull market. While a mid-summer wobble in global markets was...