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Japan sprinter goes naked to raise paralympics cash

A 27-year-old sprinter who wants to represent Japan at the London Paralympic Games has stripped off for a calendar showcasing her finely-toned body -- complete with prosthetic leg.

Maya Nakanishi is

Sony falls below 1,000 yen for first time since 1980


Sony shares tumbled below 1,000 yen for the first time since 1980 as the Tokyo stock market plunged early on Monday following a dismal performance from Wall Street and amid global economic concerns.

China spy cloud threatens Japan minister: Report


A spy scandal involving a Chinese diplomat working at the embassy in Tokyo looks set to cost a Japanese cabinet minister his job, a report said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will sack hi

Olympus eyes Sony or Panasonic for tie-up: Report


Scandal-hit Japanese camera maker Olympus is in separate talks with Sony and Panasonic for a possible tie-up as it looks to rescue itself after a huge losses cover-up, a report said on Wednesday.


JPMorgan targeted in Japan insider trading: Report


Japanese regulators are probing JPMorgan for its alleged role in a high-profile insider trading case, Dow Jones Newswires reported Wednesday, the latest bad news for the embattled US investment bank.

Japan bets on overseas 'Japantowns' to boost economy


Japan is hoping to cash in on its rich culture by recreating fashionable districts of Tokyo in foreign cities, determined that enclaves of vibrant shops, cafes and restaurants can find new markets abr

Japan chip maker Renesas may cut 14,000 jobs: Reports


Japanese semiconductor maker Renesas Electronics Corp. is considering cutting up to 14,000 jobs or 30 per cent of its workforce as part of a major restructuring plan, news reports said on Saturday.


Ranbaxy hires consultants as part of consent decree with USFDA


Drug major Ranbaxy Laboratories on Friday said it has hired two US-based consultants to advise it on remedial work to be done at its manufacturing units in India as part of a consent decree signed wit

Japanese man cooks, serves own genitals

A Japanese artist cooked his own genitals and served them to five paying diners in Tokyo to cover the medical costs, in a bizarre act to raise awareness about sexual minorities.

Mao Sugiyama had his

Magnitude 6 quake hits Japan

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Hokkaido island of Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The temblor occurred at 3.02 p.m. GMT. It had its epicentre, wit

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.