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Female Japanese reporter killed in Syria

A female Japanese reporter has been killed after being caught in gunfire while covering clashes in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, the Japanese foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observato

Maria Sharapova seeking third Pan Pacific title


Nine of the world's top 10 players, including French Open champion Maria Sharapova, will compete in next month's Pan Pacific Open.

World number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus leads the field for th

Struggling Sharp to deliver asset report to banks: Sources


Japan's struggling TV maker Sharp Corp will deliver an asset appraisal report to its banks in September that they will use to judge which business the unprofitable company should sell in return for fi

Japan’s Sharp could cut thousands more jobs: Report


Japan's embattled Sharp is considering cutting thousands of jobs in addition to its current plan of slashing 5,000 jobs to repair its disintegrating balance sheet, a report said on Saturday.

Japan's Sharp mulls main businesses sale: Report


Japan's embattled Sharp Corp. is considering selling off part of its main operations as it looks to plug a gaping hole in its balance sheet, a report said Friday.

The consumer electronics giant, brac

Japan's nuclear leaks sparked butterfly mutations


Radiation that leaked from the Fukushima nuclear plant following last year's tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies - including dented eyes and stunted wings - though humans seem relatively unaf

Riot-hit Maruti plant to restart next week: Nikkei


India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will restart production at its Manesar factory early next week, after closing the plant following a deadly riot last month, the Nikkei business daily

Japan ministers visit controversial war shrine


Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine Wednesday on the anniversary of Tokyo's World War II surrender, a move set to heighten South Korean anger over an island dispute.


Global shares steady, growth worries limit gains


Asian shares steadied on Monday but gains were limited by further evidence of slowing global growth, while the bleaker economic outlook kept hopes alive that authorities around the world will embark o

Bank of Japan holds steady on rates, policy measures


The Bank of Japan on Thursday kept interest rates unchanged and held off further easing measures, repeating its view that the world's third-largest economy was 'picking up moderately'.

The BoJ kept r

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