Turn on CNBC any given morning and you’ll endure fund-manager after banker after stock-market-analyst attempt to decipher what the U.S. Federal Reserve might or might not do, and when it might or might not do it. 708 more words
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Message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:
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This is the moment when the maglev shinkansen—the new “bullet train” rail system using superconducting magnetic levitation technology—ascended from the tracks.
TOKYO —A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. 1,509 more words
Japan saw its first national consumption tax hike since 1997, with the rate rising from 5 percent to 8 percent. For more than a decade, Japan’s relatively low consumer taxes have been seen as a likely target for raising rates to increase tax revenue and begin dealing with Japan’s high levels of national debt. 694 more words