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US President Barack Obama: No Hiroshima apology

US President Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on his landmark visit this week, he told Japanese public broadcaster in an interview.

Suzuki shares dive on reports of improper fuel testing


The scandal -- reported to cover almost every model sold in Japan since the early 1990s.

Asian shares recover after Apple, oil boost Wall Street

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MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 per cent.

Dollar firms, higher yields support as markets ponder Fed outlook

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The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against a basket of six rivals, was nearly flat at 94.547.

Oil extends gains, U.S crude at six-month top on supply concerns


Brent crude futures were up 28 cents at $49.25 a barrel, near six-month highs of $49.47 reached on Monday.

Mitsubishi Motors fuel cheating on 'almost all' Japan models


Mitsubishi sold about one million vehicles globally last year.

Japan abandons $250 million black hole satellite


Takashi Kubota (right), space programme director of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, with a miniature version of the ultra high-tech satellite Hitomi during a press conference with Saku Tsuneta (left), director-general of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, and Chikara Harada (centre), head of the space tracking and communication centre, in Tokyo. (Photo: AFP)

Lawmakers visit Tokyo war shrine

Dozens of Japanese lawmakers including a Cabinet minister visited a Tokyo war shrine on Friday in a ritual angering China and South Korea, where memories of Japan’s military and colonial record remain

US to propose Obama Hiroshima visit in May

The United States will propose that President Barack Obama visit Hiroshima, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper said on Friday, in what would be the first visit by an incumbent US president to the city devastate

Softbank foils bid to sack Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora

Japanese mobile giant SoftBank on Thursday hit back at a bid by a group of investors to unseat the former Google executive seen as heir apparent to its billionaire founder Masayoshi Son.

Wandering about the near empty streets of a somnolent Lisbon on Sunday it seemed incredible that for years I was expressly forbidden to visit the Portuguese capital. Not me alone. No Indian could.

This is the first time that an election result in a Northeast state has got so much attention in the so-called national media.