March 14, 2013
Professional orchestras are recording the songs of schools slated for closure in Japan's most disaster-stricken prefectures in hopes of preserving a piece of history and...
March 09, 2013
Nearly one-fifth fewer people took hotel rooms in northeastern Japan in 2012 than in 2010, although tourism in other areas showed a strong recovery, government figures show.
March 01, 2013
More than half of local governments devastated by the 2011 disaster in northeastern Japan say they will need six to 10 more years to completely rebuild their communities, an...
February 27, 2013
HONG KONG--Hong Kong's finance chief predicted the southern Chinese financial city will have a modest economic recovery in 2013 as he on Feb. 27 unveiled measures to boost...
February 19, 2013
Soaring prices of construction materials have scared off contractors and are stalling projects in the areas of northeastern Japan that were devastated by the March 2011 quake...
February 08, 2013
A snorkel-equipped bulldozer designed for shallow coastal and river work has been cranked into life again after sitting idle for 20 years.
January 13, 2013
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture-- “We have the common goal of expanding consumption of the world's marine products.”
November 09, 2012
BEIJING--China's auto sales, consumer spending and factory output improved in October in a new sign of economic recovery as the Communist Party prepared to install a new...
October 25, 2012
More than eight years ago, famed kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro XII was diagnosed with acute premyelocytic leukemia as he was performing a well-known kabuki play.
October 17, 2012
HONG KONG--Chinese corporate profits show no sign of a second-half recovery as analysts cut earnings estimates in September by the most in 2-1/2 years, a red flag for investors ...
April 26, 2012
For the second quarter in a row, the Finance Ministry said the domestic economy is "gradually recovering."
March 23, 2012
The government released its report on land prices as of Jan. 1. Across Japan, while average land prices dropped for four straight years for both residential and commercial...
March 12, 2012
The workers at Miyafuji Industrial Co. never gave up even after all 30 of their welding machines were flooded by a 2.5-meter tsunami spawned by the Great East Japan Earthquake...
March 12, 2012
Already, one year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Yet even now, 340,000 people continue to live in temporary housing and other similar facilities. They have...
March 08, 2012
A fishing vessel washed ashore by the tsunami, a train car lifted from its tracks by a wall of waves and a dimly lit gym packed with evacuees are some of the images forever...
February 09, 2012
Katsunobu Sakurai has run for mayor in the past, and he won that race. Now, he will run to honor victims of the March 11 disaster.
December 30, 2011
A visit to the disaster areas in winter shows just how much we lost in the Great East Japan Earthquake.
December 29, 2011
Traveling to work by boat, shifting production to upper levels away from the slime and muck, and moving production to outside countries are just a few of the ways companies are ...
October 19, 2011
Japanese companies hard hit by the devastating flooding in Thailand can now expect a little help.
September 28, 2011
The government's decision to raise taxes to gain 9.2 trillion yen (about $115 billion) for recovery efforts in the disaster-hit Tohoku region drew continued grumbling from...