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Home > Japan in the News: Archives Last Updated: 17:58 11/02/2009
Japan in the News: Archives
(News selected by Mikihiro Maeda, GLOCOM Platform)

[12/25/'03]
  • Barriers go up against US beef   [BBC:12/24] *See News Review
  • Declassified: Japan interned Jews in WW2  by JPOST.COM STAFF [Jerusalem Post:12/24]
  • Japan studied feasibility of 'two China' policy in '60s, says report  by Central News Agency [eTaiwan News:12/25]
  • Five Gentlemen Of Japan still enthrals  by RICHARD HALLORAN [Straits Times:12/23]

  • [12/24/'03]
  • Countries move to ban U.S. beef   [CNN:12/23]
  • Japan banking ties grow   [China Daily:12/24]
  • Book on Japan presented  by Maria Shimanskaya [Vladivostok News:12/24]
  • Japan's Emperor Akihito turns 70   [Channel News Asia:12/19]

  • [12/22/'03]
  • Iraq trip by coalition ally brings Japan PM relief  by Reuters [South African Broadcasting Corporation:12/21] *See News Review
  • Japan's trade surplus expands for fifth straight month  by AP [Star:12/22]
  • S. Korea, Japan Start Free-Trade Talks  by AP [Guardian:12/22]
  • Japan Banishes Economic Blues with Xmas Lights  by Elaine Lies [Reuters:12/21]

  • [12/18/'03]
  • Japan coalition partner's Iraq trip risky for PM  by Linda Sieg [Reuters:12/18]
  • Japan to raise mandatory pension payments  by Lindsay Whipp, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:12/17]
  • Japan Fishing Village Hopes for Nuclear Project   [Reuters:12/18]
  • Bush notes Afghan road repair project funded by US, Japan   [PakTribune.com:12/17]

  • [12/17/'03]
  • Bank of Japan takes a more optimistic line  by Lily Nonomiya, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:12/16]
  • Korea, Japan prepare Iraq forces  by AP [CNN:12/17]
  • China Jails 14, Seeks Japanese Detentions for Orgy  by Reuters [Washington Post:12/17]
  • Japan eyes missile defense budget   [CNN:12/15]

  • [12/16/'03]

    [12/15/'03]
  • Japan's prime minister welcomes Saddam's capture  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:12/14 ] *See News Review
  • Japan MOF: Saddam's capture cuts geopolitical risk  by Reuters [Forbes:12/14]
  • US has informed Japan of Saddam capture  by AFP [Channel News Asia:12/14]
  • Negotiations to cover tariffs, service sector, investment  by Kim Mi-hui [Korea Herald:12/15]

  • [12/14/'03]
  • Business Confidence Surged in Japan in Recent Quarter  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:12/13]
  • Japan, Asean launch action plan to boost integration  by ANTHONY ROWLEY IN TOKYO [Business Times Singapore:12/13]
  • EU urges Japan to abolish press club system  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:12/12]
  • Japan for international unity on Iraq   [NDTV.com:12/12]

  • [12/11/'03]
  • Japan, ASEAN hold summit to mark 30 years of ties  by AFP [Channel News Asia:12/11] *See News Review
  • Foreign investment in Japan up 54.7% in first half  by AFP [Philippines Daily News:12/11]
  • Japan's troops plan splits press   [BBC:12/10]
  • Japan's 3G Service Exceeds 1 Million Subscribers  by David Lammers, EE Times [CMPnetAsia:12/10]

  • [12/10/'03]
  • Iraq Mission Endorsed By Japanese Cabinet  by Anthony Faiola [Washington Post:12/10]
  • Japan shows courage   [Telegraph.co.uk:12/10]
  • Japan's university makeover to influence future of research   [Age:12/10]
  • Japan TV star becomes mum thanks to U.S. surrogate   [Reuters AlertNet:12/9]

  • [12/9/'03]
  • Japan's Takenaka, Tanigaki Warn About Irregular Currency Moves   [Bloomberg:12/9]
  • Economist Worry About Japan's Population  by Steve Heman, Tokyo [Voice of America:12/8]
  • Courses in Japan to raise public awareness of helping the disabled  by Michiyo Ishida, Channel NewsAsia's Japan Bureau Chief [Channel News Asia:12/9]
  • Japan mulls ending NTT phone subscription fee-paper  by Reuters [Forbes:12/8]

  • [12/8/'03]
  • Japan plots eastern currency bloc with China  by Jeremy Warner in Tokyo [Independent:12/8]
  • Japan rebuilds with hi-tech colossus  by Larry Elliott [Guardian:12/8]
  • Tehran presses Tokyo on oilfield rights  by Guy Dinmore in Washington and Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:12/8]
  • With 'Samurai,' he's big in Japan  by Carol Beggy, Globe Staff [Boston Globe:12/7]

  • [12/5/'03]

    [12/4/'03]
  • Japan to send 1,000 troops, air support for reconstruction in Iraq by January, reports say  by KENJI HALL, Associated Press Writer [San Francisco Chronicle:12/3]
  • Russia Signals Support for Global Warming Treaty  by Peter Baker [Washington Post:12/4]
  • Sun rising over Japan for European investors  by AFP [EU Business:12/4]
  • The ASEAN-Japan summit   [Jakarta Post:12/4]

  • [12/3/'03]
  • Japan, ASEAN hold anti-terror conference  by AFP [Channel News Asia:12/3]
  • Ashikaga a model for sorting out Japan banks-OECD  by Reuters [Forbes:12/2]
  • Japan to remap city layout to accommodate aging population   [Xinhua:12/3]
  • Women force change on Japan  by FRAN O'SULLIVAN, Assistant Editor [New Zealand Herald:12/3]

  • [12/2/'03]
  • Japan considering having diplomats escorted by SDF   [Xinhua:12/2]
  • Japan's New Space Agency Tries to Regroup  by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer [Newsday:12/2]
  • Japan's maglev train sets speed record  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [Seattle Post Intelligencer:12/1]
  • Digital HDTV debuting in Japan  by Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press [San Jose Mercury News:12/1]

  • [12/1/'03]
  • Despite Danger, Japan Says, Its Troops Will Still Go to Iraq  by NORIMITSU ONISHI [New York Times:12/1]
  • Shocked Japan debates troops for Iraq after deaths  by Linda Sieg [Reuters:12/1] *See News Review
  • Japan taking over Ashikaga Bank  by AP [CNN International:12/1]
  • Japan's Liability Laws Starting to Change  by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer [Los Angeles Times:12/1]

  • [11/28/'03]
  • Japan shuns foreign workers   [China Daily:11/27] *See News Review
  • Japan Warns of Tariffs Against U.S.  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:11/27]
  • Discounts lift Japan retail sales   by Daisuke Takato and Lily Nonomiya, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:11/27]
  • Thai-Japan free-trade talks  by Rungrawee C Pinyorat [Nation:11/28]

  • [11/26/'03]
  • Results Hint of a Turnaround for Japan's Banks  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:11/26]
  • Takenaka calls on BoJ to boost money supply  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:11/25]
  • Koizumi reaffirms Iraq commitment; voters remain wary  by Reuters [eTaiwan News:11/26]
  • Bush Urges New U.S. Basing Arrangements   [FOX News:11/25]

  • [11/25/'03]
  • Only 10 percent of Japanese support Iraq troop dispatch: poll  by AFP [Channel News Asia:11/25]
  • Japan may impose sanctions on DPRK for abduction: PM   [Xinhua:11/25]
  • Japan, U.S. to make anti-missile weapon  by UPI [Washington Times:11/24]
  • China, Japan to jointly test 4G phone  by Shenzhen Daily [People's Daily:11/25]

  • [11/23/'03]
  • Japan's Defense Minister Urges Deployment of Troops to Iraq  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:11/23]
  • Japan heightens terror alert after new threats  by Agence France-Presse [eTaiwan News:11/23]
  • Japan to start free trade talks with Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia  by AFP [Channel News Asia:11/23]
  • Japan ready to counter US steel tariffs by Nov. 30  by AP [Taipei Times:11/23]

  • [11/21/'03]
  • Japan's Cabinet Says Economy Recovering, Turns More Optimistic   [Bloomberg:11/20]
  • Japan set to strengthen Asean ties  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:11/20]
  • US-Japan alliance under strain  by Richard Hanson [Asia Times:11/20]
  • Q & A: Koizumi talks security and shoguns   [CNN:11/19]

  • [11/20/'03]
  • Japan trade surplus grows for 4th straight month  by Financial Times reporters [Financial Times:11/20]
  • Full speed ahead for Japan's broadband  by J Mark Lytle In Tokyo, Japan [BBC:11/19]
  • Japan officials probe embassy gunfire in Iraq  by Associated Press [eTaiwan News:11/20]
  • Japan says bonjour to Beaujolais   [Asahi Shimbun:11/20]

  • [11/19/'03]

    [11/18/'03]
  • Japanese opposition set to pounce on Koizumi  by AP [Straits Times:11/18]
  • Commentary: Consistent or not, Japan wants a weaker yen  by David DeRosa, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:11/17]
  • "Dedicated to Ozu" by Kiarostami on Screen in Japan  by Mehr [Iranian.ws:11/18]
  • Microsoft joins with Japan university on security  by Martyn Williams, IDG News Service [InfoWorld:11/17]

  • [11/17/'03]
  • Al Qaeda warns of Tokyo attack: report  by AFP [ABC Online:11/17]
  • Japan calls on US to reduce bases   [BBC:11/16]
  • Vietnam smoothes way for Japan  by Jason Folkmanis, Bloomberg [International Herald Tribune:11/17]
  • Japanese airport named after hero  by AFP [Straits Times:11/17]

  • [11/14/'03]
  • Japan's GDP grows 0.6% in July-September quarter  by AFP [Channel News Asia:11/14]
  • Koizumi makes choice on Japan Highway chief  by TETSUSHI KAJIMOTO,Staff writer [Japan Times:11/14]
  • Japan's Margaret Thatcher quits after poll fiasco  by JULIAN RYALL IN TOKYO [Scotsman:11/14] *See News Review
  • Koizumi, Rumsfeld meet to discuss SDF's Iraq dispatch   [Xinhua:11/14]

  • [11/13/'03]
  • Mexico to put new trade accords on back burner  by Reuters [Forbes:11/12] *See News Review
  • Italian deaths in Iraq put Japan in bind on troops   [Reuters:11/12]
  • IMF growing more optimistic on Japan-IMF's Rajan  by Reuters [Forbes:11/12]
  • Japan banks surge on bailout report  by Allen Wan, CBS.MarketWatch.com [CBS MarketWatch:11/13]

  • [11/12/'03]
  • Japan's September current account surplus jumps 37.6%   [Channel News Asia:11/12]
  • Bumpy ride ahead for LDP's two-party coalition  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:11/12]
  • Japan likely to grant surrogate twins nationality  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:11/12]
  • Foreign student numbers in Japan up 14.6% to 109,508   [Japan Times:11/12]

  • [11/11/'03]
  • Japan's PM to retain present cabinet lineup  by ABC Radio Australia News [GoAsiaPacific.com:11/10]
  • Japan ousts foreign overstayers  by Hussain Khan [Asia Times:11/11]
  • Tea may offer treatment to fight HIV - Japan study  by Christopher Doering, Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:11/10]
  • Percent of Japanese who smoke at record low  by Reuters [MSNBC:11/10]

  • [11/10/'03]

    [11/7/'03]
  • Japan votes, the world yawns  by Purnendra Jain [Asia Times:11/7]
  • British-style parliament may not suit Japan   by Reiko Oyama, Asahi Shimbun [Asahi Shimbun:11/7]
  • Japan Rethinks Military's Role  by GARY SCHAEFER, Associated Press [Wichita Eagle:11/7]
  • Japan's business morale improves  [CNN:11/7]

  • [11/6/'03]
  • Japan cabinet official seeks to soften LDP leader's comments on bases  by David Allen, Stars and Stripes [Stars and Stripes:11/6] *See News Review
  • Japan pols: all in the family  by Robert Marquand | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor [Christian Science Monitor:11/5]
  • Japan election voices: The student   [BBC:11/5]
  • Japan slams North Korea for UN slur, to take no more action: official  by AFP [Channel News Asia:11/6]

  • [11/5/'03]
  • Japan opposition unveils cabinet 'dream team'  by [Utusan Malaysia Online:11/4]
  • Japan confirms ninth case of mad cow disease  by AP [Star:11/4]
  • Report: Japan deports suspected al-Qaida member  by AP [Star:11/5]
  • Photo exhibit focuses on 'Japan through Diplomats' Eyes'  by Juliana Gittler, Stars and Stripes [Pacific Stars and Stripes:11/5]

  • [11/4/'03]
  • LDP set to sweep polls, surveys say  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:11/3] *See News Review
  • Japan election: Voters' voices   [BBC:11/3]
  • Fresh optimism for Japan shares   [BBC:11/4]
  • Japan to cut overall foreign aid to finance Iraq reconstruction  by AFP [Utusan Malaysia Online:11/4]

  • [10/31/'03]
  • IMF: Economic Upturn in Industrial Countries Gathers Steam  by Agence France-Presse [MENAFN:10/30]
  • Officials fear 2nd Japanese satellite affected by solar flare  by AP [Borneo Bulletin:10/31]
  • North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Talks, China Says  by JOSEPH KAHN [New York Times:10/31]
  • Dalai Lama Arrives in Japan Despite China Objection  by Reuters [Times of Tibet:10/31]

  • [10/30/'03]
  • Japan's business leaders press for two-party system  by David Pilling in Kyoto [Financial Times:10/28]
  • Koizumi 'likely' to miss investment target  by David Ibison in Tokyo [Financial Times:10/29]
  • Tokyo governor angers Koreans with comments about Japan's colonization  by Associated Press [eTaiwan News:10/30]
  • Activists Claim Japan Dolphin Hunts Cruel  by MILES EDELSTEN, Associated Press Writer [Guardian:10/30]

  • [10/29/'03]
  • Yen hits 3-yr high despite talk of BOJ intervention  by Hideyuki Sano, Reuters [Forbes:10/29]
  • Japan's 3% rise in factory output beats forecasts  by Barney Jopson in Tokyo [Financial Times:10/29]
  • Ogata, Ooka and others to receive Order of Culture   [Japan Times:10/29]
  • New channel promises all anime, all the time  by Christine Oon, Channelnewsasia.com CNA [Channel News Asia:10/29]

  • [10/28/'03]
  • Official campaigning starts for Japan's November 9 election  by AFP [Channel News Asia:10/28]
  • Should Japan gain UNSC permanent seat?  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:10/28]
  • Why Japan Gives Aid Without Conditions  by Gordon Opiyo [AllAfrica.com:10/27]
  • Hawks blast Tigers, wrap up Japan Series  by JIM ARMSTRONG, AP [Japan Times:10/28]

  • [10/27/'03]
  • LDP narrowly wins key by-election  by [Straits Times:10/27] *See News Review
  • Report: Japan PM to Quit if Party Loses  by Associated Press [Atlanta Journal Constitution:10/26]
  • Japan's PM vows drastic review of troops to cope with new threats  by AFP [SpaceDaily:10/26]
  • US Marine shot, seriously injured in Hiroshima  by AFP [Channel News Asia:10/26]

  • [10/24/'03]
  • Manifestos said lacking in vision  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:10/24]
  • Japan pledges extra $3.5 bln for rebuilding Iraq  by Reuters [MSNBC:10/24]
  • Japan: Tokyo needed more than ever  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:10/24]
  • 'Godzilla' Is at Center of World Stage  by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:10/24]

  • [10/23/'03]

    [10/22/'03]
  • Koizumi says Japan must liberalize agricultural market, pursue free trade  by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer [San Francisco Chronicle:10/21]
  • Japanese woman fleeing North Korea enters Japanese consulate in northeastern China  by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer [San Francisco Chronicle:10/21]
  • Japan eyes IPTV  by Correspondents in Tokyo, Agence France-Presse [Australian IT:10/21]
  • Tokyo's Mori museum showcases Western and contemporary arts  by Channel NewsAsia's Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida [Channel News Asia:10/21]

  • [10/21/'03]
  • Missile tests rattle leaders as summit ends  by AP [Sydney Morning Herald:10/21]
  • From our ashes rise Germany, Japan  by Michael Moran [MSNBC:10/14]
  • South Korea, Japan move to open free trade   by Asia Pulse/Yonhap [Asia Times Online:10/21]
  • Japan's capital spending rises  by AAP [Age:10/21]
  • Yahoo Japan doubles profit  by Reuters [CNN:10/21]

  • [10/20/'03]
  • Japan warns of terror threat  by AAP [Age:10/20]
  • Japan seeks 'comprehensive' APEC response to North Korea  by ABC Radio Australia News [Radio Australia:10/20]
  • Japan highway chief facing ax considers lawsuit  by AP [China Post:10/18]
  • City's rugby love affair blossoms  by ROBERTA MANCUSO [Townsville Bulletin:10/20]

  • [10/17/'03]
  • Bush in Japan to start Asia trip   [CNN International:10/17]
  • Many Japanese See No Choice on Iraq  by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:10/17]
  • Takenaka says Japan will overcome deflation  by David Pilling and Daniel Bogler in Tokyo [Financial Times:10/16]
  • Exiled Fujimori to run for presidency  by AFP [Al-Jazeera:10/15]

  • [10/16/'03]
  • Japan praises China's spaceflight   [Japan Times:10/16] *See News Review
  • Tanigaki says Japan will act on sudden fx moves  by Reuters [Forbes:10/15]
  • Bush applauds Japan aid for Iraq   [Channel News Asia:10/16]
  • Japan wants its OECD burden cut  by Xinhuanet [China View:10/16]

  • [10/15/'03]
  • In Japan, Bush Faces Tough Sell on Dollar  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:10/15]
  • Japan PM takes party manifesto on campaign trail  by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters [MSNBC:10/14]
  • Japanese government riddle over bank rescue  by David Ibison in Tokyo [Financial Times:10/14]
  • Japan offers Russia pipeline incentive  by Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:10/14]

  • [10/14/'03]
  • Japan, Mexico split over farm products in free-trade talks before summit  by AP [San Francisco Chronicle:10/13] *See News Review
  • Japan's TOPIX ends up 1.25% at 16-month high  by Reuters [Forbes:10/14]
  • LDP leader rules out increase in Japan tax  by Keiichi Yamamura and Masumi Suga, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:10/13]
  • World astronauts conference opens in Tokyo  by Associated Press [Hindustan Times:10/13]

  • [10/10/'03]
  • Koizumi order paves way for election  by AP [Sydney Morning Herald:10/10]
  • Bank of Japan decides to ease monetary policy further  by AFP [Channel News Asia:10/10]
  • Japan, Europe must join to engage U.S.   [Japan Times:10/10]
  • Revolution Is Brewing at N. Korean Schools in Japan  by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:10/10]

  • [10/9/'03]
  • U.S. expects Bush, Koizumi to discuss yen - Jiji  by Reuters [Forbes:10/8]
  • Japan's Koizumi, rival Kan battle on image, reform  by Linda Sieg, Reuters [MSNBC:10/8]
  • Japan contemplates Iraq conundrum  by Axel Berkofsky [Asia Times Online:10/9]
  • Koizumi tells Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi  by AFP [Straits Times:10/9]

  • [10/8/'03]
  • Japan, U.S. reject NK talks stance   [CNN:10/7]
  • China, Japan and Korea to widen co-operation  by Shawn Donnan in Bali and Andrew Ward in Seoul [Financial Times:10/7]
  • Japan Post chasing hard for business  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:10/8]
  • Fiery Japan ex-foreign minister launches comeback  by Reuters [MSNBC:10/8]

  • [10/7/'03]
  • Mad cow hits Japan again  by Associated Press and Canadian Press [Globe and Mail:10/6] *See News Review
  • Koizumi urges ASEAN to reform  by [Business Day:10/7]
  • The world's biggest bank shows signs of recovery  by AP AND BLOOMBERG [Taipei Times:10/7]
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Make Japan Compensate American POWs for Slave Labor  by NewsMax.com Wires [NewsMax.com:10/7]

  • [10/6/'03]
  • Scandal-hit highway chief to quit  by AP [Straits Times:10/6]
  • Japan goes on a charm offensive  by James Brooke, NYT [International Herald Tribune:10/3]
  • Japan may give troops to help rebuild Iraq  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo and Guy Dinmore in Washington [Financial Times:10/5]
  • Fulbright fund offers educators trip to Japan   [New York Teacher:10/8]

  • [10/3/'03]

    [10/1/'03]
  • Yen Declines After Japan Moves to Stem Its Rise  by BLOOMBERG NEWS [New York Times:10/1]
  • Japan, U.S. growth set APEC scene  by CNN's Geoff Hiscock, Asia Business Editor [CNN:10/1]
  • Japan estimates Hokkaido quake caused over US$19.8m in damage  by Associated Press [eTaiwan News:10/1]
  • US, Japan and South Korea to Discuss North Korea Crisis   [Voice of America:9/29]

  • [9/30/'03]
  • South Korea to lift ban on Japanese music  by Andrew Ward [Financial Times:9/29]
  • Japan's Unemployment Rate Eases a Bit  by YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press [Miami Herald:9/29]
  • Bank of Japan Tankan survey to show upbeat business sentiment  by AFP [Arab Times:9/30]
  • Refinery fire follows Japan quake  by AP [CNN:9/28] *See News Review

  • [9/29/'03]
  • Japan Pledging a Billion Dollars to Africa   [AllAfrica.com:9/28]
  • Refinery Ablaze After Japan Aftershocks  by The Associated Press [ABC News:9/28]
  • Poor harvest, high prices lead to rice rip-offs   by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/29]
  • Japan's protectionism a recipe for isolation   by YOICHI FUNABASHI [Straits Times:9/28]

  • [9/26/'03]
  • Japan PM Vows Reform Amid Discord Over Policy  by George Nishiyama [Reuters:9/26]
  • Fixing Japan, Kill or cure?  by From The Economist print edition [Economist:9/25]
  • Japan's public debt falls to 129%  by AFP [Business Day:9/26]
  • Hundreds injured in Japan quake  by Associated Press [CNN:9/26]

  • [9/25/'03]
  • Nakagawa says must avoid sudden yen fluctuations  by Masayuki Kitano, Reuters [Forbes:9/25]
  • Japan's opposition merges in bid to beat LDP  by AFP [Straits Times:9/25]
  • World must not rely on US consumers: Snow  by REUTERS [Economic Times:9/25]
  • Disney to Shut Japan Animation Unit  by Gregg Kilday [Reuters:9/23]

  • [9/24/'03]
  • Media-Friendly Japan Cabinet Gets Rave Public Review  by Linda Sieg [Reuters:9/24] *See News Review
  • Japan upbraids North Korea at UN General Assembly  by Agence France-Presse [Hindustan Times:9/24]
  • New from Japan: Anime Film Reviews  by Fred Patten [Animation World Network:9/23]
  • Oxford wants rare book back from Japan  by UPI [Washington Times:9/23]

  • [9/22/'03]
  • Japanese Leader Koizumi Names New Cabinet  by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer [Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel:9/22]
  • G7 ministers look for ways to push trade, growth to boost economic recovery  by PAUL GEITNER, Canadian Press [Canada.com:9/20]
  • Japan worried but still negotiating with Iran  by Reuters News Service [Houston Chronicle:9/19] *See News Review
  • Growing economies, gaping deficits  by From The Economist Global Agenda [Economist:9/19]

  • [9/19/'03]
  • People-power driving Japan renaissance   by Jesper Koll / Special to The Daily Yomiuri [Daily Yomiuri:9/19]
  • Japan to unveil new bank plan  by Reuters [CNN:9/19]
  • Japan land prices fall for 12th yr,Tokyo bottoming  by Reuters [Forbes:9/18]
  • Japan's madness for manga  by Sarah Buckley, BBC News Online [BBC:9/18]

  • [9/18/'03]
  • Japan-N. Korea relations hit year-long low  by AP, AFP [Straits Times:9/18] *See News Review
  • Koizumi Is Back on Center Stage  by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:9/17]
  • Softbank out to link IP phones to 3 rivals   [Asahi Shimbun:9/18]
  • Govt likely to stop paying failing foreign students' scholarships  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/18]

  • [9/17/'03]
  • High hopes for Ms. Ogata and JICA   [Japan Times:9/17]
  • Japan's bank tax agreement ready   [CNN Asia:9/17]
  • S. Korea, Japan Lead in Internet Speed  by ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, The Associated Press [Washington Post:9/16]
  • Divorce Rate Hits All-Time High in Japan  by GARY SCHAEFER, Associated Press [Kansas City Star:9/17]

  • [9/16/'03]
  • Pyrrhic victory for poor as Cancun WTO talks fail  by Reuters [Forbes:9/15] *See News Review
  • Baseball victory lifts Osaka's depression  by Jonathan Watts in Osaka [Guardian:9/16]
  • Judo: Tiny Tamura goes on hitting dizzy heights  by Mark Law [Telegraph.co.uk:9/16]
  • Japan celebrates it's great to be grey   [Ireland Online:9/15]

  • [9/9/'03]
  • Japan Ruling-Party Rivals Challenge Koizumi Econ Policies  by Dow Jones [Quicken:9/7]
  • Bush to Visit Japan on Oct. 17   [Reuters:9/9]
  • Japan Hopes to Predict Volcanic Eruptions  by NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON, Associated Press Writer [Newsday.com:9/8]
  • Crime is rapidly rising in Japan  by Norimitsu Onishi, NYT [International Herald Tribun:9/8]

  • [9/8/'03]

    [9/6/'03]
  • IMF sees nagging issues for Japan  by Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:9/6]
  • A chance to end faction politics   [Japan Times :9/5]
  • Japan's Crown Princess visits family home for first time in 9 years   [Channel News Asia:9/5]
  • Venice film festival: Still attractive after all these years  by Melanie Goodfellow / Special to The Daily Yomiuri [Daily Yomiuri:9/4]

  • [9/4/'03]
  • Annan Urges U.S. to Ratify Nuke Treaty  by Danica Kirka, Associated Press [Kansas City Star:9/3] *See News Review
  • Japanese Protesters Greet N. Korean Ferry  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press [Washington Post:9/4]
  • Japan PM in Good Condition After Surgery  by Associated Press [Newsday.com:9/3]
  • Japan's business sentiment brightens in July-Sep   [Channel News Asia:9/4]

  • [9/3/'03]
  • Apec to scratch its forex itch?  by Thanong Khanthong [Nation:9/3]
  • Japan insists on return of Kuril Islands   [Gateway 2 Russia:9/2]
  • Berkeley Professors Sought In Japan Constitution Tweak  by REGINA CHEN, Contributing Writer [Berkeley Daily Californian:9/3]
  • Paraplegic cranks up for a record climb  by AP [Sydney Morning Herald:9/3]

  • [9/2/'03]
  • Snow lauds Japan, quiet on currencies  by Reuters [CNN:9/1] *See News Review
  • Japan scoops silver, bronze   [Japan Times:9/2]
  • In quake-prone Japan, more than 1 million join annual earthquake drill  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [MSNBC:9/1]
  • Report: Japan, Korea, China to break Windows ties  by Martyn Williams, IDG News Service, Tokyo Bureau [IT World:9/1]

  • [9/1/'03]
  • Japan drives global recovery  by Bloomberg News [Arizona Republic:8/31]
  • Japan overtime pay up for 12th month in July  by Reuters [Forbes:8/31]
  • Ex-DPJ legislator Ueda wins Saitama gubernatorial election   [Mainichi Daily News:9/1]
  • LDP challenger for Japanese premier  by Mariko Sanchanta [Financial Times:9/1]

  • [8/29/'03]
  • Yen buoyant as robust data fuels Japan optimism  by Natsuko Waki [Reuters:8/29]
  • North Korea Says It May Test an A-Bomb  by JOSEPH KAHN with DAVID E. SANGER [New York Times:8/29]
  • EU, Japan share concerns about WTO blueprint: commission spokesman   [EU Business:8/28]
  • Cruise croons with Japan's PM   [BBC:8/28]

  • [8/28/'03]
  • Japanís coolest summer in a decade chills cosí sales  by Reuters [Economic Times:8/28] *See News Review
  • U.S.-Japan Treaty Will Cut Double Taxation  by Ashlea Ebeling [Forbes:8/27]
  • Japan Chip-Equipment Orders Jumped 27% in July  by Dow Jones [Smart Money:8/27]
  • Japan Highway reformers selected   [Japan Times:8/28]

  • [8/27/'03]
  • Japan Is Spending Heavily to Pursue a Weak-Yen Policy  by JONATHAN FUERBRINGER [New York Times:8/27]
  • Temps Make Up Quarter of Japan Workforce  by AP [Austin American Statesman:8/26]
  • Too much safety makes Japanese a sheltered lot  by AFP [Straits Times:8/27]
  • N Korea crisis talks begin   [BBC:8/27]

  • [8/26/'03]
  • Japan's Koizumi Says Revising Antiwar Article Not on Agenda   [Bloomberg:8/26]
  • Japan Launches National ID System  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:8/25]
  • Japan's exports to China hit record high  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:8/26]
  • Japan-Vietnam health cooperation promoted   [Voice of Viet Nam:8/26]

  • [8/25/'03]
  • Protests greet North Korean ferry in Japan  by Reuters [Financial Times:8/25]
  • Bomb Scares in Japan Ahead of N.Korean Ferry Visit  by Reuters [New York Times:8/25]
  • Japan Wins Little League World Series  by DAN LEWERENZ, The Associated Press [Washington Post:8/24]
  • Big Issue heads for Japan  by Duncan Walker, BBC News Online [BBC:8/25]

  • [8/22/'03]

    [8/21/'03]
  • Japan Condemns Yesterday's Bombing of UN Headquarters in Iraq   [Bloomberg:8/20]
  •   by James Brooke/NYT [International Herald Tribune:8/19]
  • At Long Last, the Salarymen Are Given Their Due  by NORIMITSU ONISHI [New York Times:8/21]
  • Japanese birthrate hits record low   [CNN:8/20]

  • [8/20/'03]

    [8/12/'03]
  • JAPAN IN THE NEWS: NOTICE: SUMMER RECESS FROM 8/13 TO 8/19
  • Japan economy surprisingly strong in April-June  by Jonathan Standing, Reuters [Forbes:8/11] *See News Review
  • Report: Japan Seeks Missile System   [Guardian:8/12]
  • Chinese FM calls for Promotion of Sino-Japan Relations   [People's Daily:8/12]

  • [8/11/'03]
  • Japan steps up pressure on China to revalue  by David Pilling in Tokyo and Richard McGregor in Shanghai [Financial Times:8/10]
  • Japan allows private firms to set up derivatives markets   [Channel News Asia:8/10]
  • Commentary: Japan redefines 'cooperation'  by William Pesek Jr. Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:8/11]
  • Ripples From Perry's Ships Are Still Felt in Japan  by NORIMITSU ONISHI [New York Times:8/11]

  • [8/8/'03]
  • US, Japan, South Korea to talk on North Korea on Aug 13 - paper  by [Stuff.co.nz:8/8]
  • NTT DoCoMo helps Tokyo snap losing streak  by Barney Jopson in Tokyo [Financial Times:8/8]
  • Japan's Violent Crime Rate at Record High, Nihon Keizai Says   [Bloomberg:8/7]
  • Typhoon batters mainland Japan  by From correspondents in Tokyo [Melbourne Herald Sun:8/8]

  • [8/7/'03]
  • The Day We Dropped the Bomb: Radio Reading of 'Hiroshima' Speaks to a New Generation  by Paul Farhi, Washington Post Staff Writer [Washington Post:8/6]
  • Hiroshima mayor hits out at U.S.  by Associated Press [CNN:8/6]
  • Japan's economic index looking good  by AFP [Business Day:8/7]
  • Japanís broadband users reach 10.9 m  by Staff, CNETAsia [Cnet Asia:8/7]

  • [8/6/'03]
  • Abductees' kin must come to Japan before talks can restart, says Fukuda  by KANAKO TAKAHARA, Staff writer [Japan Times:8/6]
  • Why the nuclear attack on Japan was right   [Age:8/6]
  • Govt's bank reforms could herald rosy future for Japan  by Howard H. Baker, Jr. / Special to The Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:8/6]
  • More glimmers of growth in Europe, Japan  by Ruth Pitchford [Reuters:8/5]

  • [8/5/'03]
  • Antinuke protest to mark Hiroshima bombing  by Mara Ginnane, Inter Press Service [Manila Times:8/5]
  • Japan slightly upgrades econ view in Aug report   [Reuters:8/5]
  • Breaking Habits, Europeans Turn to Japan's Cars  by JOHN TAGLIABUE [New York Times:8/5]
  • Japan's Ogi visits China in bid to promote trains  by BLOOMBERG [Taipei Times:8/5]

  • [8/4/'03]
  • Letters revive debate over Japanese abductees  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:8/3] *See News Review
  • U.S. and Japan discuss N.Korea inspection team  by Associated Press [Globe and Mail:8/2]
  • Koizumi's Approval Rating Falls to 45%, Nihon Keizai Says   [Bloomberg:8/4]
  • Fears That the New State of Sumo Defiles Tradition  by NORIMITSU ONISHI [New York Times:8/3]

  • [8/1/'03]
  • Abductees' kin in Pyongyang may visit parents in Japan   [Japan Times:8/1]
  • If the US is asking more of Japan, will the US tread more lightly in turn?  by Taro Kono, LDP [Christian Science Monitor:8/1]
  • Japan's Regulator May Order Banks to Return to Profit   [Bloomberg:8/1]
  • Japan 'sets scene for quiet tax rises'  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/31]

  • [7/31/'03]
  • 10 Koreans Apparently Seek Embassy Asylum  by ALISA TANG, The Associated Press [Washington Post:7/31]
  • Takenaka says state could bail out banks  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/30]
  • Japan raises tariff on our beef  [Herald Sun:7/31] *See News Review
  • Japan Says It Won't Extradite Peru's Former President  by Patrick Goodenough, Pacific Rim Bureau Chief [Crosswalk.com:8/1]

  • [7/30/'03]
  • Koizumi in pledge to press hard for reform  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/29]
  • Regional trade can cure Japan's ills  by Francois Ebersohn [Mail and Guardian:7/28]
  • International schools attract interest in Japan  by Suvendrini Kakuchi (Inter Press Service) [Asia Times Online:7/30]
  • P.O.W. Ashes Go to Japan  by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE [New York Times:7/29]

  • [7/29/'03]
  • Japan's Jobless Rate Falls to 5.3% in June From 5.4%   [Bloomberg:7/29]
  • Koizumi sees "bright signs" for Japan's economy   [Channel News Asia:7/29]
  • Japan slaps emergency tariff on beef, pork imports  by Tim Large [Forbes:7/29]
  • Japan's banking crisis stumps expert panels  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/29]

  • [7/28/'03]
  • Aftershocks continue to rattle northeast Japan   [Reuters AlertNet:7/27] *See News Review
  • Koizumi Support Outpaces Japan's Opposition Leader, Asahi Says   [Bloomberg:7/28]
  • Tokyo avoids power blackouts  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:7/28]
  • Japan gets to grips with corporate governance  by Tony Tassell [Financial Times:7/28]

  • [7/26/'03]
  • End of an era as Japan enters Iraq  by Jonathan Watts in Tokyo [Guardian:7/26]
  • Japan's Koizumi Survives No-Confidence Motion   [Bloomberg:7/25]
  • Japan's Neglected Resource: Female Workers  by HOWARD W. FRENCH [New York Times:7/25]
  • Japan cancels national hacking contest  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Seattle Post Intelligencer:7/25]

  • [7/24/'03]
  • Japan opposition to merge as election talk swirls  by Reuters [MSNBC:7/24] *See News Review
  • Stock market's recovery buoys Japan consumers  by Lily Nonomiya, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:7/23]
  • Japan's Exports Rise a Third Month in June; Gain 1%   [Bloomberg:7/24]
  • Insular Japan Needs, but Resists, Immigration  by HOWARD W. FRENCH [New York Times:7/24]

  • [7/23/'03]
  • Japan's 2nd-Qtr Consumer Confidence Rises to 37.3   [Bloomberg:7/23]
  • Japan Faces Burden: Its Own Defense  by HOWARD W. FRENCH [New York Times:7/22]
  • Leaders React to Killing of Saddam's Sons  by KENJI HALL, The Associated Press [Washington Post:7/23]
  • Japan pension fund drops $25bn  by Reuters [CNN :7/23]

  • [7/22/'03]

    [7/17/'03]
  • Japan lawmakers debate holiday to honor Showa  by AFP [eTaiwan News:7/17] *See News Review
  • South Korea Says Exchanged Fire with North at DMZ  by Paul Eckert and Oh Jung-hwa, Reuters [Washington Post:7/16]
  • Australia, Japan sign security pact  by AAP [Age :7/17]
  • Japan Wins Gold Medal in Synchronized Swimming Championships  by VOA Sports [Voice of America:7/16]

  • [7/16/'03]
  • In Japan, wariness giving way to optimism  by Ken Belson, NYT [International Herald Tribune:7/16]
  • Support for Cabinet steady at 52.2%  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:7/16]
  • Japan's financial regulator may force bank chiefs to resign if they miss earnings targets  by David Ibison in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/16]
  • Yankees: More stars are made in Japan  by LAWRENCE ROCCA, Star-Ledger Staff [Star Ledger:7/15]

  • [7/15/'03]
  • Japan's Two Economies Need to Travel One Path  by James Flanigan [Los Angeles Times:7/13] *See News Review
  • Japan's Okuda says interest rate rise acceptable  by Reuters [Forbes:7/14]
  • China high-speed rail contract may be awarded to Japan  by AFP [Taipei Times:7/15]
  • Europe, Japan give cautious welcome to establishment of governing council in Iraq  by Robert H. Reid, Associated Press [Boston Globe:7/14]

  • [7/14/'03]
  • Japan Corporate Bond Sales May Recover as Volatility Eases   [Bloomberg:7/14]
  • Optimistic on Economy  by Reuters [Washington Post:7/13]
  • US warns of 200 N Korean missiles pointing at Japan  by Agencies [Indian Express:7/13]
  • Japan pins hopes on Tiger economy  by Leo Lewis in Tokyo [Times:7/14]

  • [7/11/'03]
  • Foreign buying in Japan hits 4-year high  by Barney Jopson in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/10]
  • Bank of Japan May Refrain from Pouring More Cash into Economy   [Bloomberg:7/11]
  • Japan Highway accused of hiding data that show it riddled with debt  by REIJI YOSHIDA, Staff writer [Japan Times:7/11]
  • Honda's New President to Focus on Quality   [ABC News:7/10]

  • [7/10/'03]
  • Yen Upbeat on Japan Outlook, Stocks Data  by Mariko Hayashibara [Reuters:7/10]
  • Japan's May Current Account Surplus Rises to Record   [Bloomberg:7/10]
  • Japan Whalers Are Ones Feeling Endangered  by HANS GREIMEL, Associated Press Writer [Guardian:7/9] *See News Review
  • Dylan copied Japan novelist's lines   [Sify:7/9]

  • [7/9/'03]
  • Japan stocks stage late rebound, end at 10-mth high   [Reuters:7/9]
  • Japan schoolboy admits killing 4-yr-old  by Isabel Reynolds [Swissinfo:7/9]
  • Japan govt opts for Linux for payroll system-paper  by Reuters [Forbes:7/8]
  • The new optimism about Japan  by Howard Dicus [Pacific Business News7/7]

  • [7/8/'03]

    [7/7/'03]

    [7/4/'03]

    [7/3/'03]
  • Encounter over Sea of Japan  by AP [Borneo Bulletin:7/2]
  • Japan imposing tough rules on cigarettes  by NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER [Seattle Post Intelligencer:7/2]
  • Japanese publishers slam 'digital shoplifting'  by AP [Toronto Sun:6/30]
  • Survey ranks students in HK, Japan and SKorea among world's best in Maths, Science   [Channel News Asia:7/2]

  • [7/2/'03]
  • U.S., Japan Prosper from Europe's Pain  by Eric Burroughs [Reuters:7/1]
  • Japan leaps to world No. 2 in broadband: report   by REUTERS [Economic Times:7/1]
  • Amazon predicts Japan will be second market  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/2]
  • Chretien pitches Canadian beef to Japanese PM  by MARIA BABBAGE, CANADIAN PRESS [Toronto Star:7/1] *See News Review

  • [7/1/'03]
  • Japan big business more optimistic  by CNN's Geoff Hiscock, Asia Business Editor [CNN:7/1]
  • Private sector wages return to growth in Japan  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:6/30]
  • Japan Should Hire More Foreign Experts, Trade Ministry Says   [Bloomberg:7/1]
  • Deep-Diving Submarine Lost Off Japan  by HANS GREIMEL, Associated Press Writer [Guardian:6/30]

  • [6/30/'03]
  • Japan Sweetens Oil Pipeline Pot  by AP [Moscow Times:6/30]
  • Japan and Iran said to be near 2.5 billion oil deal  by Ichiro Suzuki and Julie Tay, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:6/30] *See News Review
  • Japan to Allow Companies to Start With 1 Yen, Nihon Keizai Says   [Bloomberg:6/30]
  • Government stiffs 36,000 out of 30 billion yen in benefits   [Japan Times:6/28]

  • [6/27/'03]

    [6/26/'03]
  • Japan Halts Aid to Burmese Over Democracy Leader's Detention  by SETH MYDANS, BANGKOK [New York Times:6/24]
  • Japan approves Mercury probe   [BBC:6/25]
  • Communists soften their stance as Japan shifts to the right  by David Ibison [financial Times:6/26]
  • Only 8.9% of managers in Japan are women  by dpa [Star:6/26]

  • [6/25/'03]
  • US in favour of Japan's military Bill  by Roger Mitton [Straits Times:6/24]
  • Japan Highway boss drives out pro-privatization staff   [Mainichi Shimbun:6/24]
  • Japan Communists Jolted by Sex Harassment Case   [Reuters:6/24]
  • Japan's Watchdog Urges Penalty for Firm  by The Associated Press [Washington Post:6/24]

  • [6/24/'03]
  • Many Japanese Support Koizumi's Re-Election, Nihon Keizai Says   [Bloomberg:6/23] *See News Review
  • Okinawa marks 58th anniversary of battle's end   [Japan Times:6/24]
  • Japan blocks activists near Tiaoyutais  by Agencies [eTaiwan News:6/24]
  • Japanese banks' tax plea set to be rejected  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:6/23]

  • [6/23/'03]
  • Japan trade surplus rises in May, exports hold up   [Reuters:6/22]
  • Japan upgrades missile defence plan  by AFP [Age:6/23]
  • Indonesia's Megawati in Japan  by AP, From correspondents in Tokyo [NEWS.com:6/22]
  • Tokyo prepares itself for summer power cuts  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:6/22]

  • [6/20/'03]
  • Japan Says No Proof of N.Korea Nuclear Warheads   [Reuters:6/19]
  • Okinawa's Strategic Value to Grow--Top U.S. Marine  by Linda Sieg, Reuters [Washington Post:6/20]
  • Japan's April Tertiary Index Rose 0.3% From March   [Bloomberg:6/20]
  • Industry leaders try to revitalise Japan talks  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:6/19]

  • [6/19/'03]

    [6/18/'03]
  • North Korea Warns U.S., Japan Against Blockade   by Reuters By Paul Eckert and Arshad Mohammed [Washighton Post:6/17]
  • Japan tax panel calls for raising consumption tax   [Channel News Asia:6/17]
  • The pension system in peril   [Japan Times:6/18]
  • Japanese Miso Soup Cuts Breast Cancer Risk-Study   [Reuters:6/18]

  • [6/17/'03]
  • A Strong Yen Helps Tokyo Retain Status as Most Costly  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:6/17]
  • Panel Backs Stronger Whale Protection  by GEIR MOULSON, The Associated Press [Washington Post:6/16]
  • Jordan 'frees' blast photographer   [BBC:6/16]
  • Asean ministers pledge anti-terror cooperation, urge Suu Kyi's release  by S Ramesh in Phnom Penh [Channel News Asia:6/17] *See News Review

  • [6/16/'03]
  • Al-Qaeda operative in Japan in '01   [Japan Times:6/15]
  • US Wants Participation of South Korea, Japan in DPRK Nuclear Talks   [People's Daily:6/15]
  • Support for empress in Japan   [Scotsman:6/16]
  • Long-term jobs are alive and well, says ILO  by Frances Williams in Geneva [Financial Times:6/16]

  • [6/13/'03]

    [6/12/'03]
  • World needs US, Japan to fire growth: US treasury chief   [Channel News Asia:6/11]
  • Japan surprises with slight Q1 GDP growth  by Jonathan Standing, Reuters [Forbes:6/11]
  • Japan to Spend $16.5 Billion to Save Bank  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:6/12]
  • U.S. and Japan Reach Agreement on New Income Tax Treaty   [Washington File:6/11]

  • [6/11/'03]
  • Japan's Central Bank to Buy Securities  by Associated Press [Newsday:6/11]
  • Japan's Stock Benchmarks Rise to 6-Month Highs; Canon, NEC Lead   [Bloomberg:6/11]
  • Japan Detains 2 North Korean Ships, Part of Pressure Strategy  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:6/11]
  • Apologetic Hirohito prepared for his sorry day but he never kept the date  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:6/11]

  • [6/10/'03]

    [6/9/'03]
  • [Korea-Japan Summit] Korea-Japan to Work for Mutual Development through Cooperation   [Korea Times:6/8]
  • North Korea suspends ferry service with Japan  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press Writer [San Francisco Chronicle:6/8]
  • Japan smooths way for military defence  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:6/7]
  • Japan Pledges $1B in Aid for Sri Lanka  by ERIC TALMADGE, The Associated Press [Doylestown Intelligencer:6/8]

  • [6/6/'03]
  • Korea-Japan summit: A low-key affair  by Suvendrini Kakuchi [Asia Times:6/6]
  • World will help Japan resolve abductions: Abe   [Japan Times:6/6]
  • Japan 'needs more icons' to stay competitive   by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:6/6]
  • Japan's Population Grew at Lowest Rate; To Peak in Three Years   [Bloomberg:6/5]

  • [6/5/'03]
  • Japan welcomes Israeli, Palestinian pledges towards peace   [Channel News Asia:6/5]
  • RP, Japan push economic partnership agreement  by Bernie Cahiles-magkilat [Manila Bulletin:6/4]
  • THAI PRESS: Govt Will Lower Steel Tariffs For Japan FTA  by Bangkok Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires [Yahoo News:6/5]
  • How America Lost Its Industrial Edge  by Paula R. Kaufman [Insight:6/5] *See News Review

  • [6/4/'03]
  • Japan and France Back Off Tough Talk on Nuclear Arms  by JOHN TAGLIABUE [New York Times:6/3]
  • Nukes, FTA to top summit with Japan  by Hwang Jang-jin [Korea Herald:6/4]
  • Troubled Japan bank may face new scandal  by Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo and David Pilling in Osaka [Financial Times:6/4]
  • Commentary: Having been first into deflation, can Japan lead the world out?  by William Pesek Jr. Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:6/3]

  • [6/3/'03]
  • G-8 warns Iran and North Korea  by Eric Pfanner/IHT [International Herald Tribune:6/3]
  • Us Changes Won't Weaken Asian Deterrence -Wolfowitz  by Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent, Reuters [Washington Post:6/3]
  • World Leaders Watch Myanmar Crackdown  by GRANT PECK, Associated Press Writer [Guardian:6/3]
  • Russia-Japan Natural Gas Project Advances  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:6/2]

  • [6/2/'03]
  • IMF chief urges US to cut deficits, Japan to continue reforms   [Channel News Asia:6/2]
  • Japan Photographer Jailed for Iraq Bomb  by SHAFIKA MATTAR, Associated Press [Kansas City Star:6/1]
  • Spy Boat Reminds Japan of N. Korea Threat  by GARY SCHAEFER, Associated Press Writer [Guardian:6/1] *See News Review
  • Revenge in the rain- Ahn strike gives South Korea victory against Japan   [CNN/SI:5/31]

  • [5/30/'03]
  • Tokyo techs push Asia higher  by [CNN International:5/30]
  • Analysis: Japan's PM as Herbert Hoover   by Martin Sieff, UPI Senior News Analyst, From the International Desk [United Press International:5/29]
  • Tale of two coaches as Japan and South Korea mark 2002 World Cup anniversary  by AFP [Soccerway:5/29]
  • Teaching Youth to Start Worrying About the Bomb  by HOWARD W. FRENCH [New York Times:5/29]

  • [5/29/'03]
  • Japan to push Korea trade pact  by AP [CNN International:5/29]
  • Analysis: Talking down the yen  by Martin Sieff, UPI Senior News Analyst, From the Business & Economics Desk [United Press International:5/28]
  • Foreign Businesses in Japan Upbeat  by AP [Austin American Statesman:5/28]
  • U.S., Japan to study sharing Yokota runway  by Sharen Shaw Johnson, Stars and Stripes [Pacific Stars and Stripes:5/28]

  • [5/28/'03]
  • Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  by DAVID E. SANGER [New York Times:5/28]
  • Japan Bank Regulator Weighs Departure  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:5/28] *See News Review
  • Japan Ponders Patriotism: to Teach or Not to Teach  by Linda Sieg [Reuters:5/27]
  • Commentary: Learning from Japan's deflation mistakes  by William Pesek Jr. Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:5/27]

  • [5/27/'03]

    [5/26/'03]
  • Japan's Koizumi Enjoys Higher Approval Rating, Asahi Says   [Bloomberg:5/26]
  • Koizumi, Saudi Leaders Review Ties  by Raid Qusti, Arab News Staff [Arab News:5/26]
  • Japan, Egypt to give Iraq medical aid   [Japan Times:5/26]
  • Japan could hike sales tax in four years -Shiokawa  by Ritsuko Ando [Forbes:5/25]

  • [5/23/'03]
  • Bush, Koizumi try for united front against North Korea's nuclear program  by SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer [SFGate:5/22]
  • Japan set to ease plight of life companies  by Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo [Financial Times:5/22]
  • Japan banks in focus after Resona  by Mariko Ando, CBS.MarketWatch.com [CBS MarketWatch:5/23]
  • Why Japan is Trapped  by Robert H. Dugger [Globalist:5/23]

  • [5/22/'03]
  • Japan's April Trade Surplus Rises 24% From March   [Bloomberg:5/22]
  • Japan Cracks Down on Firms Tied to N. Korea  by Sachiko Sakamaki and Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:5/22]
  • Japan May Consider New Bill to Send Self-Defense Force to Iraq   [Bloomberg:5/22]
  • Death penalty sought in Japan school stabbing   [Reuters AlertNet:5/22]

  • [5/21/'03]
  • Japan: Koizumi wants right to go to war   [National Business Review:5/21]
  • Japan's Koizumi Says September Election Will Be 'Interesting'   [Bloomberg:5/21]
  • Japan's Post Office to Cut 17,000 Jobs  by AP [Atlanta Journal Constitution:5/20] *See News Review
  • Israelis, Palestinians Hold Unofficial Talks in Japan  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:5/20]

  • [5/20/'03]
  • Bank of Japan Eases Policy in Effort to Stabilize Markets  by Hiroshi Inoue and Asako Tanabe, Dow Jones Newswires [Quicken:5/20]
  • Koizumi set to invite Putin to Japan in October   [Japan Times:5/20]
  • Japan may cut N Korea funding channel   [ABC News:5/20]
  • Report: China edged Japan in 2002 top trader with California  by ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer [Times Daily:5/20]

  • [5/19/'03]
  • Japan's Resona bank seeks government bailout  by Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo [Financial Times:5/17] *See News Review
  • Japan's central bank injects US$8.6b to stabilise market  by AP [Star:5/19]
  • G8 upbeat despite recession threat  by AFP [Ninemsn:5/19]
  • Taiwan apologizes to Japan for infected doctor's visit  by Hung-fu Hsueh, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter [eTaiwan News:5/19]

  • [5/17/'03]

    [5/15/'03]
  • Tokyo Urges Set of Moves to Shore Up Stock Market  by Ken Belson [New York Times:5/15] *See News Review
  • Japan to speed up court trials  by AFP [Straits Times:5/15]
  • Japan Urges North Korea Not to Escalate Tensions   [Reuters:5/15]
  • War in Iraq hits Japan's exports  by Daisuke Takato, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:5/14]

  • [5/14/'03]

    [5/13/'03]
  • Tokyo shares buoyed by pension money report  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:5/13]
  • Russia's Latest Oil and Gas Oasis  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:5/13]
  • Japan's March Machinery Orders Rise 3.8% From Feb.  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:5/13]
  • Japan sends rocket to retrieve asteroid sample  by AP [CTV:5/10] *See News Review

  • [5/12/'03]

    [5/9/'03]
  • Bush to Host Japanese Prime Minister  by AP [Washington Post:5/8]
  • Japan looks at punishing North Korea for abductions  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:5/9]
  • Japan to send experts to help China battle SARS   [Reuters AlertNet:5/9]
  • Former U.S. Sen. Hatfield gets Japan's highest honor Hatfield  by AP [Statesman Journal:5/7] *See News Review

  • [5/7/'03]
  • Japan, China to Hold St Petersburg Summit -Media  by Reuters [Washington Post:5/7]
  • Japan Passes Privacy Law Despite Protests  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Seattle Post Intelligencer:5/6]
  • Japan May Speed Pension Transfers, Minister Says  by Hideki Sagiike and Daisuke Takato [Bloomberg:5/6]
  • Loan buy-up plan to aid Japan's industry   by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:5/7]

  • [5/6/'03]
  • Children comprise record low 14.1% of population   [Japan Times:5/5] *See News Review
  • USS Kitty Hawk Returns to Home Port  by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press [San Jose Mercury News:5/5]
  • Japanese politicians to try boosting stocks, again  by Ritsuko Ando, Reuters [Forbes:5/5]
  • G8 States Back High - Tech Passport Plan  by Reuters [New York Times:5/5]

  • [5/2/'03]
  • Bush Declaration Met by Caution in Asia  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:5/2]
  • Bomb at Jordan Airport Kills Guard   by JAMAL HALABY, The Associated Press [Washington Post:5/1]
  • BOJ's Fukui Deflects Calls to Buy Shares in Banks  by Mayumi Otsuma [Bloomberg:5/2]
  • Koizumi fails to ease strained US-Europe ties  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:5/2]

  • [5/1/'03]

    [4/30/'03]
  • Japan's central bank raises target for excess cash  by AP [Star:4/30]
  • Bleak outlook for Japanese economy   [BBC:4/30]
  • North Korea faces naval blockade over nuclear arms  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo and agencies [Sydney Morning Herald:4/28]
  • Yankees lose this Japan matchup of Ichiro vs. Matsui; Clemens loses bid for No. 298  by JIM SALISBURY, Philadelphia Inquirer [San Jose Mercury News:4/30]

  • [4/28/'03]
  • Japan's Ruling Party Wins 3 By-Elections Out of 4, Kyodo Says  by Yoshiko Matsushita, Kyodo [Bloomberg:4/28]
  • New global bank rules seen prodding Japan reforms  by Chikako Mogi, Reuters [Forbes:4/28]
  • Japan Airlines to Increase Domestic Fares by 11%  by Masumi Suga [Bloomberg:4/28]
  • Yahoo! surges, profits jump in Japan   [National Business Review:4/28]

  • [4/25/'03]
  • North Korea tells U.S. it has nuclear weapons  by Star News Services [Kansas City Star:4/25] *See News Review
  • Koizumi aims to act as trans-Atlantic fencemender  by Miwa Suzuki, AFP [Daily Times:4/25]
  • Japan's Nikkei Set for 2-Decade Low; Sony May Drop on Earnings  by Michael Tsang [Bloomberg:4/25]
  • Jobs drought hits young Japan   [BBC:4/25]

  • [4/24/'03]
  • U.S. won't respond to N.Korea like Iraq - Japan PM  by Linda Sieg [Reuters AlertNet:4/24]
  • US expert sees burgeoning Japan Inc restructuring  by Miki Shimogori [Forbes:4/24]
  • Japan Doomsday Guru May Get Death Penalty  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press [Kansas City Star:4/24]
  • Top official affirms Japan SARS free  by AP [Borneo Bulletin:4/22] *See News Review

  • [4/23/'03]
  • Japan export growth slows, raising economy fears  by Jonathan Standing [Reuters:4/23]
  • Panel structure to spur governance in Japan-S&P  by Reuters [Forbes:4/23]
  • 2 New Chiefs in Japan Honed Skills in U.S.  by KEN BELSON with MICHELINE MAYNARD [New York Times:4/23]
  • Luxury Housing Project Opening in Tokyo  by YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated Press [Washington Post:4/22]

  • [4/22/'03]
  • Japan aims to create fund for rebuilding Iraq  by [ABS CBN News:4/22]
  • U.S. wants Japan to promote M&A  by Mariko Ando, CBS.MarketWatch.com [CBS MarketWatch:4/22]
  • Japan banks have no capital shortage--assn head  by Reuters [Forbes:4/22]
  • Toshihiko Fukui vows to fix Japan's stagnant finances  by BLOOMBERG [Taipei Times:4/22]

  • [4/21/'03]
  • Japan participation in N.Korea talks vital-Koizumi   [Reuters AlertNet:4/21]
  • Japan begins campaign to draw more tourists   by CHISAKI WATANABE [Chicago Sun Times:4/21]
  • Japan's Tokio Marine to invest in Chinese insurer  by Reuters [Forbes:4/20]
  • Cherry blossoms weave magic in Japan  by LINDA SIEG, REUTERS [New Zealand Herald:4/21] *See News Review

  • [4/18/'03]
  • Japan to send officials to Iraq rebuilding unit   [Channel News Asia:4/18]
  • US, Japan, South Korea to Meet Friday  by VOA News [Voice of America:4/17]
  • LDP barons urge Japan govt, BOJ to boost stocks  by Reuters [Forbes:4/18]
  • Japan juggles with bad loan problems  by Reuters [Star:4/18]

  • [4/17/'03]
  • Japan Praises UN Human Rights Condemnation of N. Korea  by VOA News [Voice of America:/]
  • Peace Winds Japan provides health care in Mosul and Kirkuk  by Public Relations Unit, Peace Winds [Reuters AlertNet:4/17]
  • "Post-War Japan Occupation No Road-Map for Iraq"  by Linda Sieg, Reuters [Reuters:4/15] *See News Review
  • Last minute goal gives Japan 1-0 upset win over Korea   [Channel News Asia:4/17]

  • [4/16/'03]
  • N Korea vets guest list  by Stephen Lunn in Tokyo [Sunday Times:4/16]
  • Japan Agency Will Buy Bad Loans  by Associated Press [Kansas City Star:4/15]
  • Russia: Moscow Sees No Profit In Japan Oil Line  by Michael Lelyveld [Radio Free Europe:4/15]
  • Japan May Face Power Shortage  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:4/15]

  • [4/15/'03]
  • Japan's Internet community opposes privacy protection law  by Associated Press [Hindustan Times:4/15]
  • Japan's Shiokawa rejects business groups' proposals on tax breaks   [Channel News Asia:4/15]
  • Japan sees healing role in inclusive approach  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:4/15]
  • Japan SARS-free thanks to luck...and hand-washing  by George Nishiyama, Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:4/15]

  • [4/14/'03]
  • Ishihara wins in landslide as gubernatorial elections close  by Compiled from wire reports [Japan Times:4/14] *See News Review
  • BOJ chief Fukui treads lightly at G7 debut  by Tamawa Kadoya, Reuters [Forbes:4/13]
  • Japan business groups seek 1-year stock tax freeze   [Reuters:4/13]
  • Final Tepco reactor to shut  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:4/13]

  • [4/11/'03]
  • U.N. Role Key for Rebuilding Iraq -- Japan Envoy  by Linda Sieg [Reuters:4/11]
  • Iraqis in Japan observe the close of a `nightmare'   by IHT/Asahi [Asahi Shimbun:4/11]
  • Japan slows down in bank lending  by Reuters [Star:4/11]
  • Cult still a danger in Japan  by AFP [Brisbane Courier Mail:4/11]

  • [4/9/'03]
  • Japan pledges millions in humanitarian aid for Iraq  by NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON, The Associated Press [Penn Live:4/9] *See News Review
  • Our missiles can strike you, N Korea warns Japan   [Ireland Online:4/9]
  • Bank of Japan Weighs New Initiative to Boost Economy  by Akiko Kashiwagi and Peter S. Goodman, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:4/9]
  • Japan set to get tough on Asian aid   [Straits Times:/]

  • [4/8/'03]

    [4/7/'03]
  • In Japan, a Veteran Sees History Repeat  by Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:4/7]
  • Chinese FM Holds Talks with Japanese Counterpart   [People's Daily Online:4/7]
  • Japan's foreign reserves rise to record after interventions to weaken yen  by [Channel News Asia:4/7]
  • Happy birthday Astro Boy  by AFP [ABC Online:4/7]

  • [4/4/'03]
  • Japan's foreign minister plans to visit Britain, France, Germany  by AFP [SpaceDaily:4/4]
  • Japan's SARS worries  by Reuters [CNN/Money:4/3]
  • Japan stepping closer to Patriot missile use  by David Allen and Chiyomi Sumida, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition [Stars and Stripes:4/4]
  • Blasts outside US base in Japan   [ABC Online:4/4]

  • [4/3/'03]
  • In Interview, Koizumi Defends Support for War  by Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:4/2]
  • Rift seen in Japan cabinet after Shiokawa outburst  by Tamawa Kadoya [Forbes:4/2]
  • Mergers in Japan neglect the hard part: cost cuts  by Desmond Hutton, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:4/2]
  • Japan in new reforms push   [Gulf Daily News:4/3]

  • [4/2/'03]
  • Japan unsure about N. Korea launch  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [Richmond Times Dispatch:4/2]
  • South Korea asks Japan's help with North Korea  by JAE-SUK YOO, Associated Press [Kansas City Star:3/31]
  • A weaker currency will make Japan stronger  by Kumiharu Shigehara [Financial Times:4/1] *See News Review
  • Matsui a hit in Japan  by AP [Sporting News:4/1]

  • [4/1/'03]
  • Japan: N. Korea fires missile   [CNN International:4/1]
  • Year-end stock falls add to Japan banks' gloom  by Chikako Mogi, Reuters [Yahoo News:3/31] *See News Review
  • Japan's postmasters braced for corporation experiment  by David Pilling [Financial Times:4/1]
  • Negotiators Fail to Agree on Agriculture Subsidies  by ELIZABETH BECKER [New York Times:4/1]

  • [3/31/'03]
  • War worries cloud end of Japan's fiscal year  by Jonathan Standing, Reuters [Forbes:3/31]
  • Japan's farm minister steps down over bribery scandal  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press Writer [San Francisco Chronicle:3/31]
  • Japan Shuts Down Prototype Nuclear Plant   by AP [Austin American Statesman:3/31]
  • Japan Mulls Widening Limited Military Capabilities  by Steve Herman in Tokyo [Voice of America:3/31]

  • [3/28/'03]
  • Japan Puts Deregulation to Big Test  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:3/28]
  • Japan Enacts $681.81 Billion Fiscal-Year National Budget  by Miyako Takebe, Dow Jones Newswires [Quicken:3/28]
  • Japan jobless fall masks reality, spending sags  by Stuart Grudgings, Reuters [Forbes:3/28]
  • Japan Launches Spy Satellites Amid N.Korea Fears  by Kimimasa Mayama [Reuters:3/28]

  • [3/27/'03]
  • Japan to Launch Spy Satellites  by Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:3/26] *See News Review
  • Japan, Singapore say UN should play key role in Iraq's reconstruction  by AFP [SpaceDaily:3/26]
  • Japan to give 100 million dollars to UN to help Iraqi refugees: report  by AFP [SpaceDaily:3/27]
  • US Negotiator Urges EU, Japan to Move on Agricultural Reform  by Bruce Odessey, Washington File Staff Writer [Washington File:3/26]

  • [3/26/'03]
  • Japan rejects US request for closure of Iraq embassy  by AFP [SpaceDaily:3/26]
  • Call to rearm Japan against Korea  by Shane Green, Japan Correspondent Tokyo [The Age:3/26]
  • Hike In Japan NTT Access Fees Appears Unavoidable  by Kyodo [Yahoo News:3/26]
  • Japan Court Rejects War Sex Slave Claim  by AP [Guardian:3/25]

  • [3/25/'03]
  • Japan launches spy satellites to counter North Korean threat  by Colin Joyce in Tokyo [Daily Telegraph:3/23]
  • Spirited Away Captures Oscar   [Anime News Network:3/23] *See News Review
  • Japanese Land Prices Fall to 1970s Level  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [Seattle Post Intelligencer:3/24]
  • Screening US POW Images Is Justified: Japan TVs  by Agence France Presse [Arab News:3/25]

  • [3/24/'03]
  • Japan says to give $100 million aid to Jordan  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/23]
  • US asks Japan to send troops in postwar Iraq: report  by Agence France-Presse [Philippines Daily News:3/24]
  • Japan allays fears of war on North Korea  by AFP, AP, Korea Herald/Asia News Network [Straits Times:3/24]
  • Japan's trade surplus rises 20.4% in February  by AP [Star:3/24]

  • [3/22/'03]
  • Japan May Send Goods Via Syria For Iraqi Refugees - Kyodo  by Dow Jones [Yahoo News:3/22]
  • Anti-War Rallies Draw Thousands Worldwide   [Guardian:3/22]
  • Feature: Virtual war assails Japan  From the International Desk [United Press International:3/21]
  • Japan confirm withdrawal from US tour   [Football Asia:3/22]

  • [3/20/'06]
  • Japan supports US war  by Agence France-Presse [News Interactive:3/20]
  • US and Japan poised to intervene  by Simon English in New York [Daily Telegraph:3/20]
  • Japan watchful of N. Korea as Iraq war starts  by Reuters/abs-cbnNEWS.com [ABS CBN News:3/20]
  • Japan gets involved in Sri Lanka peace talks  by AFP [Daily Times:3/20]

  • [3/19/'03]
  • Cash-strapped Japan govt frets over Iraq costs  by Yuko Yoshikawa and Izumi Nakagawa [Forbes:3/19]
  • Japan Threatens To Break Pledge With N. Korea  by VOA News [Voice of America:3/19] *See News Review
  • Bank of Japan leadership changing  by Paul Wiseman, USA TODAY [USA Today:3/18]
  • Opening Series In Japan Canceled  by JACK O'CONNELL, Courant Staff Writer [Hartford Courant:3/19]

  • [3/18/'03]
  • Japan, Aus back Bush; globe says no to war  by Reuters/AFX [News24:3/17]
  • Hayami:No need to buy more than Y2 trln from banks   [Reuters:3/17] *See News Review
  • Japan upgrades economic assessment  by AFP [Business Day:3/18]
  • Japan 'must reform' to woo foreign investors  by David Ibison in Tokyo [Financial Times:3/18]

  • [3/17/'06]
  • Japan backs U.S. stance on Iraq deadline  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/17]
  • World Ministers Open Japan Water Forum  by KENJI HALL, Associated Press [San Jose Mercury News:3/16]
  • Japan health authorities on alert over pneumonia  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/17]
  • Hu congratulated by Japan, Pakistan and North Korea  by Associated Press [eTaiwan News:3/17]

  • [3/15/'03]

    [3/13/'03]
  • Post-War Iraq Good Chance For Japan Role  by Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN [E.Sinchew-i.com:3/13]
  • North Korean test missile could reach Japan, US warns  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:3/14]
  • North Korea threat tightens U.S.-Japan alliance  by Linda Sieg, Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/13]
  • Japan unveils support plans to sceptical market  by Reuters [Forbes:3/13]

  • [3/12/'03]
  • Nikkei Hits 20-Year Low as Yen Strengthens  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:3/11] *See News Review
  • Japan lawmakers seek to avert US "violence" in Iraq  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/12]
  • Japan plans $1.3 bln in postwar Mideast aid -Kyodo  byReuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/12]
  • Japan Ups Diplomatic Pressure on Mexico  by Associated Press [Kansas City Star:3/11]

  • [3/11/'03]

    [3/10/'03]
  • Japan plays down N Korea missile launch   [ABC Online:3/10]
  • Japan's Nikkei falls near 8,000; brokers slide  by David McMahon, Reuters [Forbes:3/9]
  • Japan Says It Will Back the U.S. Resolution on Iraq  by HOWARD W. FRENCH [New York Times:3/10]
  • Tokyo governor takes on the banks, again  by David DeRosa, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:3/10]

  • [3/7/'03]
  • Japan could be the new paradigm  by Graham Searjeant, Financial Editor [Times:3/7]
  • So many business ideas for Japan, so few accepted  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:3/7] *See News Review
  • North Korea's missile itch puts region on edge  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydeny Morning Herald:3/7]
  • Japan's lower house approves arrest of lawmaker  by AP [Star:3/7]

  • [3/6/'03]
  • U.S. Sends Bombers to Guam to Deter North Korea  by Charles Aldinger and Paul Eckert, Reuters [Washington Post:3/5]
  • Japan must end its silence  by Makiko Tanaka [Korea Herald:3/6]
  • Iraq: Does Postwar Japan Serve As Model For U.S. Plans?  by Antoine Blua [Radio Free Europe:3/5]
  • Founder set to retire at McDonald's Japan  by Ian Messer, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:3/5]

  • [3/5/'03]
  • US Presses Diplomacy Despite N.Korean Interception  by Paul Eckert and Steve Holland [Washington Post:3/4]
  • Japan needs to protect itself against North Korea - A growing threat  by Masashi Nishihara (IHT) [International Herald Tribune:3/4]
  • BOJ Share Buys: Bought Y136.8 Bln In Latest Period  by Tokyo Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires [Yahoo News:3/4] *See News Review
  • Japan to push case for Siberia-Pacific pipeline   by Andrew Jack in Moscow and Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:3/5]

  • [3/4/'03]
  • Japan to launch first spy satellite soon  by Reuters [CNN:3/3]
  • Japan Abductees' Families Eye U.S. Help  by Associated Press [Kansas City Star:3/3]
  • Japan's 2003 Budget OK'd by Lower House  by AP [Austin American Statesman:3/3]
  • Softbank selling part of Yahoo Japan stake  by BLOOMBERG [Taipei Times:3/4]

  • [3/3/'03]

    [2/29/'03]
  • N.Korea Stokes Fears on Missiles, Nuclear Plant  by Reuters [Washington Post:2/28]
  • Japan jobless back at record high, output better  by Stuart Grudgings [Forbes:2/28]
  • Japan plans deregulation of electricity  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/27]
  • Matsui Debut Is a Big Hit in Japan and Tampa  by TYLER KEPNER [New York Times:2/27]

  • [2/27/'03]
  • Japan to send envoy to Iraq in bid to avoid war  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:2/26]
  • Japan: Hawks coming out of the woodwork  by Axel Berkofsky [Asia Times:2/26]
  • Microsoft increases push for e-Japan  by Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/26]
  • Dutch village theme park goes bust in Japan  by Reuters [Straits Times:2/27]

  • [2/26/'03]
  • Japan PM urges S Korea to stay close to US   by Reuters [Daily Times:2/26]
  • Japan seeks parasol in shade of US umbrella  by Richard Lloyd Parry and Robert Thomson [The Times:2/26] *See News Review
  • Chirac cancels March trip to Japan due to Iraq   [Reuters AlertNet:2/26]
  • Japan pension fund group to punish firms in red  by Reuters [Forbes:2/26]

  • [2/25/'03]
  • N Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan   [ABC Online:2/25]
  • FOREX-Yen surges after Japan names new central banker  by Javier David [Reuters:2/24]
  • Japan trade surplus dips first time in 11 months  by Ritsuko Ando [Reuters:2/23]
  • In Japan, exporters fear war  by Tim Kelly, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:2/24]

  • [2/24/'03]

    [2/21/'03]

    [2/20/'03]
  • Going nowhere  From The Economist Global Agenda [Economist:2/19] *See News Review
  • Powell to Visit Japan, China, South Korea  by Arshad Mohammed, Reuters [ABC News:2/19]
  • Japan beefs up subway security   [SABC News:2/19]
  • Japan was right to back U.S.  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:2/20]

  • [2/19/'03]
  • Call for Japan to auction problem loans  by David Ibison in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/18]
  • Yen Rallies as Shiokawa Nixes G7 FX Talk  by Reuters [Washington Post:2/18]
  • Golden age over for Japanese pensioners  by David Pilling [Financial Times:2/18]
  • A War-Torn Land  by Alex Kerr [TIME Asia:2/24]

  • [2/18/'03]
  • US, Japan in damage control  by Agence France-Presse [NEWS INTERACTIVE:2/18]
  • Karzai Heads to Japan with Plan to Disarm Warlords  by Sanjeev Miglani, Reuters [Washington Post:2/17]
  • Japan Emperor Back to Work After Surgery  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:2/17]
  • Japan must shift to regional autonomy  by KENZO UCHIDA [Japan Times:2/18]

  • [2/17/'03]
  • More jets sent to reassure Japanese  From Richard Lloyd Parry in Tokyo [The Times:2/17]
  • WTO Ministers' Meeting Comes to a Close  by YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated Press [Washington Post:2/16] *See News Review
  • Antiwar protesters march in Tokyo  by NAO SHIMOYACHI, Staff writer [Japan Times:2/16]
  • Higher cost of NTT access causes storm  by Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/16]

  • [2/14/'03]
  • Nervous Japan tells North Korea it will strike first  by Richard Beeston, Diplomatic Editor [The Times:2/14]
  • Japan's role in solving Iraq issue   [Japan Times:2/14]
  • Japan Tells Nationals to Leave Iraq    [Guardian:2/14]
  • Japan surprises with good GDP figure  by Geoff Hiscock, CNN Asia Business Editor [CNN:2/14]

  • [2/13/'03]
  • Talk Therapy  by Robert J. Einhorn [New York Times:2/12] *See News Review
  • Kan: We're going to challenge Ishihara   [Asahi Shimbun:2/12]
  • METI aims to help sick firms beat bankruptcy   [Japan Times:2/12]
  • British fund manager $keeps an eye on Japan  by Tomoko Yamazaki, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:2/12]

  • [2/12/'03]
  • Japan industry data boost economic recovery hopes  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/12]
  • Mizuho Up on Report Merrill to Buy Shares  by Reuters [Washington Post:2/11]
  • Channeling wealth to Russia's Far East  by Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times [International Herald Tribune:2/12]
  • >79% in Japan oppose U.S. offensive in Iraq: survey79% in Japan oppose U.S. offensive in Iraq: survey   [Japan Times:2/11]

  • [2/10/'03]
  • Tokyo battens down for feared attack  by Shane Green, Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:2/10]
  • More Advice for Curing Japan's Ills  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:2/9]
  • Surprise Van Gogh Brings High Price in Japan  by Reuters [Washington Post:2/8]
  • Japan Prepares Spy Satellite  by HANS GREIMEL, The Associated Press [Washington Post:2/7]

  • [2/7/'03]
  • Japan to Act as US Ally on Iraq, Japanese PM Says  by [People's Daily:2/7]
  • Inaction is not an option   [Japan Times:2/7]
  • Japan's desperate market move   [BBC:2/7]
  • Imperial Irony Building in Japan  by Peter S. Goodman and Akiko Kashiwagi [Washington Post:2/6]

  • [2/6/'03]
  • North Korea Said to See Opportunity in Iraq Crisis  by Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:2/4]
  • Poor Nations Want Access to Vital Drugs  by NAOMI KOPPEL, The Associated Press [Washington Post:2/5]
  • The State of the Union: A View from Japan   by Yone Sugita [In The National Interest:2/5]
  • Tokyo Train Makes Extra Stop for Student  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:2/5]

  • [2/5/'03]
  • Where Banks Pay Borrowers to Borrow Money  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:2/5] *See News Review
  • Adapt to a changing world economy Watch China and India  by Eisuke Sakakibara [International Herald Tribune:2/5]
  • Japanese boss held for under-paying overtime workers  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:2/5]
  • Is the press fulfilling its role?  by HUGH CORTAZZI [Japan Times:2/3]

  • [2/4/'03]
  • JGBs prove a hit with individuals   [Japan Times:2/4]
  • Japan's stealthy intervention keeps market on toes  by Reuters [Reuters:2/3]
  • North Korea's Closed Society Keeps Trade Routes Open  by Doug Struck, Washington Post Foreign Service [Washington Post:2/3]
  • Japan must open borders or face slow decline  by David Pilling and Michiyo Nakamoto [Financial Times:2/3]

  • [2/3/'03]
  • Columbia Disaster Deals Blow to Japan Space Plans  by Reuters [Washington Post:2/2]
  • The Japanese business conflict  by Charles Scanlon, BBC Tokyo correspondent [BBC:1/30]
  • Japan calls for fewer US troops on Okinawa  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/3]
  • 'Spirited Away' Wins Animation Award  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:2/2] *See News Review

  • [1/31/'03]
  • Japan's Koizumi: Reforms Need More Time  by Kenji Hall, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:1/30]
  • Japan's jobless rate hits record high  by AP [Financial Review:1/31]
  • Public debt set to rise in Japan  by Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:1/30]
  • Sayonara  From The Economist print edition [Economist:1/30]

  • [1/30/'03]
  • Tokyo helps Japanese wife of North Korean  by AFP [Straits Times:1/30]
  • N Korea's Japan ferry 'spying'   [BBC:1/29]
  • Asia Reacts Cautiously to Bush's Speech  by Natalie Obiko Pearson, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:1/29]
  • Strong offshore growth boosts Japanese auto industry  by Brendan Pearson in Tokyo [Financial Review:1/28]

  • [1/29/'03]
  • N. Korean Team Arrives in Japan to Games  by The Associated Press [Washington Post:1/28]
  • Japan 'loses' 206kg of plutonium  by Bayan Rahman in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/28]
  • Selling currency is not the solution, Hayami says  by Kanako Chiba and Mayumi Otsuma (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:1/28] *See News Review
  • Clean Streets and Subways That Run on a Schedule  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:1/28]

  • [1/28/'03]
  • Japan's Lower House OKs Extra Spending  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:1/27]
  • Japan's Shiokawa, Hayami disagree over yen policy   [Reuters:1/27]
  • Court setback for Japanese nuclear industry   [BBC:1/27]
  • China outstrips US as top exporter to Japan  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo and Alan Beattie in Washington [Financial Times:1/27]

  • [1/27/'03]
  • Bush, Koizumi Discuss N. Korea Problem  by The Associated Press [Washington Post:1/25] *See News Review
  • Japan's Trade Surplus Jumps Over 51 Pct.  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:1/26]
  • Koizumi's confused chorus is out of tune on deflation  by David DeRosa (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:1/27]
  • A Time to Fight?  by JIM FREDERICK/TOKYO [TIME Asia:1/27]

  • [1/24/'03]
  • Japan Cautious About Sanctions on North Korea  by Reuters [Washington Post:1/24]
  • Japanese economic recovery uncertain  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/23]
  • Bank of Japan defies PM on money policy  by Mariko Sanchanta and David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/22]
  • Japanese Films Chosen by Sontag  by DAVE KEHR [New York Times:1/24]

  • [1/22/'03]
  • Koizumi: Tough times for 2-3yrs more  by AFP [Financial Review:1/22]
  • Tokyo sees a bold new vision for its foreign policy  by David Pilling [Financial Times:1/22]
  • Japan to Cut Contribution to the Budget of the U.N.  by JAMES BROOKE [New York Times:1/22] *See News Review
  • Court Tosses WWII-Era Enslavement Suits  by David Kravets, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:1/21]

  • [1/21/'03]
  • Lawmakers Pressure Japan's Bank  by KEN BELSON [New York Times:1/21]
  • Japanese bankruptcies on the rise  by Barney Jopson and Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/20]
  • Gloom in Japan as sumo star sets  by Jonathan Watts in Tokyo [Sydeny Morning Herald:1/22]
  • Japan's Mizuho to lose $16bn   [BBC:1/21]

  • [1/20/'03]
  • Iraq War Protested Worldwide  by Associated Press [Washington Post:1/19]
  • Koizumi approaches make-or-break time  by Tim Kelly and Kanako Chiba, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:1/20]
  • Japanese Emperor Has Prostate Surgery  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:1/19]
  • Japan's Monarchy, Once Godlike, Shows Its Frailty  by KEN BELSON with HOWARD W. FRENCH [New York Times:1/20] *See News Review

  • [1/17/'03]
  • Seoul Braced for 'Worst-Case' Korea Scenario  by Reuters [Washington Post:1/16]
  • Wolfensohn backs Japan inflation targeting  by Barney Jopson in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/16]
  • Tokyo, Osaka Remain World's Most Expensive Cities-Study  by Reuters [Washington Post:1/16]
  • Japan may cut its United Nations contribution  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/16]

  • [1/16/'03]
  • U.S. Asia Allies Cautious on N.Korea Project's Fate  by REUTERS [New York Times:1/15]
  • Tokyo careful not to step on Pyongyang's toes  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:1/16]
  • Politics Seen in Koizumi War Shrine Stop  by Kenji Hall, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:1/15]
  • Yankees Welcome Japan's Hideki Matsui  by Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer [Washington Post:1/15]

  • [1/15/'03]
  • Japan PM Visits Controversial War Shrine  by Kenji Hall, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:1/14]
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Expands  by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [New York Times:1/14]
  • Japan should avoid a fiscal squeeze  by Richard Katz [Financial Times:1/13]
  • Japan starts trade talks with Mexico  by Reuters [CNN:1/14] *See News Review

  • [1/14/'03]
  • North Korea Registers for Asian Games  by The Associated Press [Washington Post:1/13]
  • Struggle looms over rival oil pipeline routes from Siberia to the east  by Andrew Jack and David Stern in Moscow and David Buchan in London [Financial Times:1/11]
  • Japanese bank deposits rose in 2002  by Miki Anzai (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:1/13]
  • 23% of young want to be office workers   [Japan Times:1/14]

  • [1/10/'03]
  • Japan Demands N. Korea to Honor Treaty  by Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:1/10]
  • Japan and Russia set to back pipeline  by Quentin Peel in London and Andrew Jack in Moscow [Financial Times:1/10] *See News Review
  • Yield hits 4-year low on Japan's key bond  by Chris Cooper (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:1/9]
  • Commentary: How Japan looks, from far, far away  by William Pesek Jr. (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:1/8]

  • [1/9/'03]
  • Japan Seeks Suspected N. Korean Abductor  by The Associated Press [Washington Post:1/8]
  • Japan, Russia Seek to Move on from Island Dispute  by Elaine Lies, Reuters [Washington Post:1/8]
  • Japan Leasing Disputed Southern Island for U.S.  by REUTERS [New York Times:1/8]
  • Japanese Emperor Faces Operation to Remove Prostate  by REUTERS [New York Times:1/8]

  • [1/8/'03]
  • Tokyo hoping for swift response to IAEA ultimatum   [Japan Times:1/8]
  • Court-ordered property auctions moving to Net   [Japan Times:1/8]
  • Osaka bourse plans to sell shares to the public  by Yuka Yamaguchi (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:1/7]
  • Writer, Tokyo governor, and just maybe prime minister  by Kwan Weng Kin [Straits Times:1/7] *See News Review

  • [1/7/'03]
  • Koizumi reiterates pledge to fight deflation  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/6]
  • Japan PM Says No Poll This Year, Speculation Swirls  by REUTERS [New York Times:1/6]
  • Japan leads Asia on a winning run  by Alex Frew McMillan [CNN:1/6] *See News Review
  • US, S.Korea, Japan Work on Joint N.Korean Strategy  by Jonathan Wright, Reuters [Washington Post:1/6]

  • [1/6/'03]
  • Diplomatic Drive on N.Korea Crisis Gathers Pace  by REUTERS [New York Times:1/5]
  • China protests Japan islands lease   [BBC:1/5]
  • Japan official says BOJ must act on 'emergency'  by Yoshiko Matsushita, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:1/6]
  • Yayori Matsui Dies at 68; Championed Asian Women  by WOLFGANG SAXON [New York Times:1/5]

  • [1/1/'03]
  • Koizumi reiterates his determination   [Japan Times:1/1]
  • Japan Considers Limiting Trade with N.Korea-Media  by Elaine Lies, Reuters [Washington Post:12/30]
  • 2003 looks to be the year of the bailout in Japan  by Mariko Iwasaki (Bloomberg News) [International Herald Tribune:12/30]
  • Tokyo stocks lower in final session of trade  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:12/30]

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