IMF cuts forecast for US economy, upgrades Europe and Japan

By Wed, Apr 15, 2015 10:09AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF), citing the consequences of a strong dollar, is downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy but raising its forecast for Europe and Japan.

Reports: Asiana plane skids off runway in Japan; about 20 injured

By Wed, Apr 15, 2015 9:57AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — News reports say an Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway after landing in western Japan and about 20 passengers received minor injuries.

Japan court rejects bid to restart 2 nuclear reactors

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 3:59PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A court has issued an injunction ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators’ safety approval for the facility ahead of their planned restart later this year.

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 1:35PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has lifted an overseas travel ban on a Japanese journalist charged with defaming the South Korean president.

IWC panel unconvinced by Japan’s whale ‘research’ in Antarctic

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:56AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — An International Whaling Commission (IWC) panel says Japan’s revised plan for research whaling in the Antarctic still lacks a convincing explanation of why it needs to kill the mammals.