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U.S. and Japanese Forces Lock and Load With One Eye on China

When U.S. Marines stormed ashore during a beach-landing exercise in Okinawa recently, they weren’t alone. Charging alongside them was a group of Japanese soldiers assigned to live and train with the Marines and learn the basics of amphibious warfare. 1,263 more words

Japan faces uncertain economic future.

With a variety of successful technological manufacturers and corporations, Japan has gained a reputation as a technological innovator that keeps the world running at a 24/7 pace. 218 more words

Politics

Japan business delegation visits China amid thaw hopes, summit preparations

China: A large business delegation left Japan Monday (Sep 22) for China with hopes of being granted an audience with President Xi Jinping as the two countries take baby steps towards patching up tattered relations. 267 more words

Impending Crisis in Pacific Asia

On December 26th, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, visited the Yasukuni shrine, the first such visit for seven years. The reason this represents such a provocative move is that it honours the imperialist acts of Japan during the 20th century. 243 more words

China

Why the World’s Most Powerful Leaders Really Love India

Some of the world’s most important people are wooing India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi like teenage boys drooling over the homecoming queen. Less than a month ago, Modi was feted in Japan on his five-day official visit, during which he even received an unexpected hug from usually stiff Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 985 more words

Updated 9/22/14: Japan preparing to reopen nuclear power plants -- CBS News; Japan nears a nuclear reboot -- The New York Times

Updated Sept. 22, 2014, CBS News: watch 2:11 news spot

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Posted Sept. 17, 2014, The New York Times: ” All of Japan’s 48 operable nuclear reactors — the source of about one-third of the country’s electricity — were shut down after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. 316 more words

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Uniqlo, Gap and H&M are lining up to sell, but India is short on one critical element

India is an attractive market for international retailers with its growing middle class and hordes of affluent young people conversant with global fashion trends.

But as retailers ranging from Japan’s Uniqlo to GAP, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch are knocking on India’s doors, a key inadequacy in the country’s infrastructure is about to get highlighted—availability of quality retail space. 474 more words