Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:23PM UTC Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament, paving the way for a general election next month.

Embassy issues do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:02PM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. And if driving, stop for pedestrians at cross walks.

Japanese millionairess suspected of killing husbands

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:59AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested a 67-year-old woman whom they suspect poisoned her husband late last year, one of about half a dozen former husbands or partners of the woman who have died.

Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma, now in France

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:30AM UTC Rescuers and others gather around the car of Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi after crashing during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan in October. Pic: AP.

NICE, France (AP) — The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi say he has been taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital.

Japanese bank to pay US $315 million in laundering case

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:58PM UTC

ALBANY, New York (AP) — New York regulators say Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ will pay $315 million and some employees are being sanctioned for misleading the state about bank transactions that violated U.S. economic sanctions against several countries, including Iran, Sudan and Burma. The state’s Department of Financial Services

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