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  • Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Stays on Top

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - TOKYO -- The number one movie at the Japanese box office, for the 3rd weekend in a row, was "Stand By Me Doraemon." The first 3D CG entry in the long-running animation series about a blue robot cat and its boy companion drove...
  • Iran's Asghar Farhadi to Head Busan Festival Jury

    SEOUL -- Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation") will lead the main competition jury at October's Busan film festival (Oct. 2-11, 2014) Fellow jurors who will award a $30,000 prize to the winner of the New Currents Asian film competition...
  • Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars entry to some Japanese citizens

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday it had handed Japan's ambassador in Moscow a list of Japanese citizens barred from entering Russia. The ministry said in a statement that the list was a response to visa restrictions that...
  • 'Maleficent' to be Biggest Hollywood Live Action Film in Japan in Three Years

    TOKYO -- In its 7th week on release in Japan, "Maleficent" has crossed the JPY 6 billion ($58 million) box office landmark, the first live action foreign film to achieve this milestone in three years in Japan, where Hollywood films have fallen out of...
  • Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for the worse

    LONDON (Reuters) - China's economy is slowing. The euro zone's is a flat line. Japan's sank in the second quarter. Britain has wage deflation. The U.S. economy is ticking over at best. In a world preoccupied by geopolitical crises - from Ukraine, Iraq...
  • China's unfair rare earth export restrictions must be rectified

    The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Yomiuri Shimbun:   The World Trade Organization's latest ruling on China's strict limits on rare earth exports confirms its principle that restrictions imposed by one country exclusively seeking to...
  • Japan ex-PM Noda: Failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will send the wrong message about its commitment to fiscal reform if it shies away from a sales tax rise in October 2015, former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday. But Noda, whose Democratic Party was ousted in the 2012...
  • OSCARS: 'Japanese Dog' to Represent Romania at Academy Awards

    LONDON -- Romania has selected Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's "The Japanese Dog" as its entry in the race for the foreign-language film Oscar. Jurgiu's feature debut stars Victor Rebengiuc as an old man who has lost his wife and all his possessions in a flood....
  • Foresight wins Goldman big role in China's preferred shares deals

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Chinese banks prepare to raise $55 billion in the country's first preferred share offers, foreign investment banks with experience in structuring such deals are ready to pounce on a potential $275 million in underwriting fees....
  • Rash of new abductions of foreigners in Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al-Qaida spinoff that controls much of Iraq and Syria, coincided with a rash of new abductions of foreigners in northern Syria....
  • Cadillac considers moving some functions to Manhattan

    DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's premium Cadillac group is considering expanding its offices from Detroit to Manhattan, GM said Thursday, as part of an effort to remake the brand's image and broaden its appeal outside North America under new boss...