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Aug 20, 2014

111-year-old from Japan recognized as world's oldest man

A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man...

Aug 21, 2014

Robinson Cano, Albert Pujols among All-Star squad going to Japan

Seattle’s Robinson Cano and the Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols will be among the players going to Japan in November for a five-game series against Japan’s national team... #Robinson Cano #Albert Pujols #Los Angeles Angels

Aug 22, 2014

Threat of more heavy rain raises risks in search for victims of Japan landslides

Heavy rains forecast in western Japan are raising the risk of more landslides and hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after several hills in Hiroshima collapsed earlier this week... #Hiroshima #Tokyo

Aug 21, 2014

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Group Calls on Japan to Hand Over Tang-Era Stele

A Chinese organization seeks the return of a nine-ton Tang dynasty stele that was taken by the Japanese military in the early 1900s. The stone also has historical significance to Koreans... #Japan #China

Aug 20, 2014

Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

Using a tablet to make a phone call may sound unorthodox. But in Asia’s emerging markets, vendors are increasingly shipping 7-inch tablets with voice call functions, according to research firm IDC. During the second quarter, electronics vendors shipp... #China #India #Malaysia #Thailand

Aug 17, 2014

Elderly women sexually enslaved by Japan in WWII hope for solace, help from pope

Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II... #China #India #Malaysia #Thailand

Aug 20, 2014

Citi Weighs Sale of Japan Unit

Citigroup is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, where the U.S. financial giant has had a presence for decades as a leading Western bank, people familiar with the matter said... #China #India #Malaysia #Thailand

Aug 22, 2014

Japan Whaling Ship Crew Questioned in Russia

Russian authorities are questioning the crew of a Japanese whaling ship claiming that the ship veered off a preapproved route as it surveyed whaling grounds in the Sea of Okhotsk... #China #India #Malaysia #Thailand

Aug 19, 2014

Another QE Casualty: Citibank To Quit Japan's Retail Market

Citi’s departure will leave a huge gap--cultural as well as financial--in the banking market in Japan. For this loss we should thank QE... #China #India #Malaysia #Thailand

Aug 21, 2014

Robinson Cano, Albert Pujols among All-Star squad going to Japan

Seattle’s Robinson Cano and the Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols will be among the players going to Japan in November for a five-game series against Japan’s national team... #Robinson Cano #Albert Pujols #Los Angeles Angels