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Stocks fall, as Wall Street heads for another losing week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping again on Friday as the sharp, recent surge for interest rates keeps weighing on Wall Street. The S&P 500 was 0.8% lower in early trading and ...

Ukrainian opera singer in Japan prays for peace in melody

TOKYO (AP) — The Ukrainian song has no words. When Oksana Stepanyuk, an award-winning soprano with The Japan Opera Foundation, performs “Melody,” composed by Myroslav Skoryk, her vo...

US lawmakers affirm Japan alliance eyeing China, North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to working together under a longstanding bilateral alliance on Saturday at a time of he...

Asian shares fall, trading muted with Good Friday, holidays

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell in muted trading as most world markets were closed for Good Friday and other holidays. Benchmarks declined in Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. Sydney, Manil...

Global shares mostly rise on interest rate, inflation hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday after new data showed inflation in the U.S., while still at a 40-year high, was not as bad as some analysts had expected. Benc...

Japan's Honda outlines strategy to forge ahead on EVs

TOKYO (AP) — Honda is investing 5 trillion yen ($40 billion) over the next decade in research, especially to realize a major shift to ecological electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday....

Japan's Nissan plans 'game changing' electric car batteries

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan is working with NASA on a new type of battery for electric vehicles that promises to charge quicker and be lighter yet safe, the Japanese automaker said Friday. T...

Ansel Elgort takes on Japan mafia in HBO drama series

TOKYO (AP) — The HBO Max drama series “Tokyo Vice” takes the perennial story of a novice reporter on the police beat but places it in the bustling exotic landscape of the Japanese capital of the 1990s...

Famed directors denounce sexual abuse in Japanese filmmaking

TOKYO (AP) — A #MeToo crisis is raging in the Japanese film industry. A petition signed by top names, including Cannes’ Palme d’Or-winning Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cannes Jury Prize winne...

Stocks edge lower, Treasury yields soar after jobs data

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower on Wall Street Friday while Treasury yields soar, after a healthy report on the U.S. job market strengthened expectations for coming interest rate hikes. ...

Global shares gain, oil prices fall as Shanghai locks down

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares are mostly higher and oil prices have fallen after Shanghai went into a nine-day semi-lockdown. Benchmarks rose in Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shangha...

Scandal at Japanese brokerage widens with executive's arrest

TOKYO (AP) — The scandal at a top Japanese brokerage widened as the vice president of SMBC Nikko Securities was arrested Thursday and the company was charged with stock manipulation. ...

Japan's Toshiba shareholders vote down restructuring plan

TOKYO (AP) — Shareholders of embattled Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba Corp. voted down a major restructuring plan on Thursday, in a setback for the company's management. ...

Global shares gain as investors watch Ukraine situation

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday as investors eyed the war in Ukraine and inflationary risks including rising energy costs. Benchmarks rose in Europe in early trading, while ...

S. Korean slavery victim seeks UN justice as time runs out

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thirty years after going public with her story of abduction, rape and forced prostitution by Japan’s wartime military, Lee Yong-soo fears she’s running out of time to get clo...