WWII vet calls it 'glorious day' as Japanese corporation apologizes for using forced laborers

...reports just a few days earlier. On the stage was a photo of the two men being liberated from their captors.The Japanese government has twice apologized to U.S. POWs used as forced laborers during World War II.Rabbi Abraham Cooper, an associate...

IMF leader says women vital for global recovery

...global recovery is too tepid and too turbulent, IMF chief Christine Lagarde told a gathering organized by the Japanese government and business groups to support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to promote a bigger role for women in the...

Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin

...people close to the company had confirmed the figures. Reached by phone, he declined to comment further. The Japanese government has not announced any formal investigation.The scandal might cost customers dearly.At the Tokyo office tower...

Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire

...a Tokyo government official said.Edano said the radiation readings had fallen significantly by the evening.Japanese government officials are being rightly cautious, said Donald Olander, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at University...

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New reactor fire as Japan works to contain threat

...Shigekazu Omukai, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency.The IAEA's head, Yukoiya Amano, urged the Japanese government to provide better information to the agency about the situation.Temperatures in the two other offline reactors...

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Japan crisis adds to global worries

...will struggle to finance reconstruction, which is expected to cost the government at least $200 billion. The Japanese government's debt is already 225 percent of the country's economic output.Some worry Japan will sell some of its vast...

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...homeless, hungry and cold.The delays are beginning to strip even the demure Japanese of their patience."The Japanese government is facing a growing chorus of criticism for its handling of the catastrophe," read one report.Most troubling...

Augusta-area residents helped after tsunami, nuclear meltdown in Japan a year ago

...Dan McCabe, a researcher at Savannah River National Laboratory, has been a small yet vital part of helping the Japanese government begin cleanup of radiation released into the environment near Fukushima. McCabe and three others from SRNL contributed...

Delta considers ties to struggling Japan carrier

...to serve Haneda Airport, a mostly domestic airport that is much closer to the center of Tokyo. The U.S. and Japanese governments have been in talks about air service between the countries. A key benefit for Japan Airlines, Asia's biggest...

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More toxic loans could haunt banks

...come to be known the "lost decade" because of its drawn out economic and financial malaise. Even though the Japanese government injected trillions of yen into its banking system, new lending was constrained because troubled loans clogged...