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Sony to invest in troubled Olympus: Reports


Japan's Sony will inject about $623 million into troubled Olympus as the camera and medical equipment maker rebuilds its finances after a massive cover-up scandal, reports said Friday.

The 50-billion

Nissan to chop Japan production by 15%: Reports


Nissan Motor is cutting its production in Japan by 15 per cent from July in a response to surging manufacturing costs driven by a stronger yen and weakening domestic demand, reports said on Thursday.

Powerful typhoon expected to hit Japan

A powerful typhoon bringing heavy rain and strong winds was expected to make landfall in western Japan later on Tuesday, the weather agency said, as flights were cancelled and evacuations advised.


Powerful typhoon cuts across Japan


A powerful typhoon bringing heavy rain and strong winds cut across Japan's main island of Honshu on Tuesday, the weather agency said, as flights were cancelled and evacuations ordered.

About 10,400 p

Brain-dead boy's heart, liver and kidneys save three lives

Heart, liver and kidneys of a young boy who was declared brain-dead under were successfully transplanted into three different recipients at three hospitals in Japan.

Surgeons at Osaka University Hosp

Japan PM orders nuclear restart: Reports


Japan ordered nuclear reactors back online Saturday, defying public sentiment against atomic power following last year's meltdowns at Fukushima sparked by the quake-tsunami, reports said.

Prime Minis

Researchers admit Einstein was right

Albert Einstein

A team of scientists who last year suggested neutrinos could travel faster than light conceded on Friday that Einstein was right and the sub-atomic particles are — like everything else — bound by the

Former Tepco chief to be grilled over Fukushima disaster


The former president of Fukushima plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co faces questioning for the first time on Friday by a high profile investigative panel seeking to uncover the causes of the world

Scam-hit Olympus to slash 2,700 jobs


Scandal-hit Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus said on Friday it will cut 2,700 jobs as part of a wider restructuring as it tries to recover from a loss cover-up scandal.

The firm's

Asian shares rise as Spanish woes stoke stimulus hopes


Asian shares rose on Wednesday as concerns that Europe's financial strains could intensify following a warning from Spain that it was being shut out of credit markets fuelled hopes that policy makers

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