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Japan's 'Lonely Deaths' Rise Among Unemployed, Elderly

TIME | Justin Nobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the 1990s, Taichi Yoshida, the owner of a small moving company in Osaka, Japan, began noticing that many of his jobs involved people who had just d...

Value-Added Tax Trap: The inevitable fix for the deficit

Feb. 8, 2010 | Shawn Tully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The gigantic deficits the Administration is projecting are appalling, and they provide a chilling look at our future: America is...

China On Path To Become Second-Largest Economy

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China declared it is over the global crisis and signaled a shift in focus to controlling inflation, sparking concern it could hamper g...

Japan Relations At A Low As Obama Visits

nytimes.com | HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will arrive in Tokyo on Friday, at a time when America's relations with Japan are at their most contentious since the tr...

Michael Moore To Japan: "Don't Be Like Us"

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Firebrand director Michael Moore is in Japan to promote his latest documentary on the global economic meltdown, which he says should...

Japan's New Leader Reassures U.S. On Alliance

nytimes.com | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Scrambling to mend fences with his country's biggest ally, Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, told the United States ambassador on Thursday...

Japan Jobless Rate Hits New High

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan's jobless rate hit a record 5.7% in July and consumer prices fell at a record pace, figures released days before a general election have shown....

Japan Economy: Hostessing Now A Sought-After Job For Women

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The women who pour drinks in Japan's sleek gentlemen's clubs were once shunned because their duties were considered immodest: lavishing adoring (albei...

Japan 'Herbivore Men' Abstain From Sex, Business Careers

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As a result of Japan's languishing economy, a growing population of young adult males is deeming themselves "herbivores" and pursuing a radically diff...

Japan Unemployment Hits Record High

Asahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ratio of job offers to job seekers plunged to a record low in May, the unemployment rate climbed for the fourth straight month--and the government...

Japan: Diamond Engagement Rings A Luxury Of The Past

The Globe and Mail | Nathan Layne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

To 29-year-old Tsutomu Tada and his bride-to-be, an expensive diamond ring just seemed like a waste of money, especially in these tough economic times...

Japan Looks To Comic Books To Rescue Economy

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While other countries bail out banks, slash interest rates and prop up struggling industries, Japan is pinning its hopes for economic recovery on a le...

Japan PM: "Harsh Storm" Threatens Global Economy

Reuters | Burton Frierson and Christian Plumb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy contracted in the third quarter as the financial crisis raged, while Japan and Germany said they would spend billions of dollars to p...