BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Politburo on Wednesday the country wanted to resolve its maritime territorial disputes peacefully and through talks, but would not compromise on sovereignty and had to step up its defensive capabilities. Full story
TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, will on Thursday meet officials in Tokyo overseeing Japan's defense contractors, his first visit with industry regulators reviewing the pacifist nation's decades-old ban on overseas arms sales. Full story
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on course to raise Japan's sales tax as scheduled in a crucial step toward fixing the nation's tattered finances, despite calls in his government to water down the increase, senior coalition officials said on Wednesday. Full story
TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co <7267.T> aims to recover market share in its biggest market the United States, where it slightly dropped in the first half of 2013, banking that its redesigned SUV will help boost sales. Full story
Daniel Amos, Aflac chairman & CEO, discusses how stronger premium growth in Japan boosted earnings in the second quarter and explains why guidance for the third quarter will likely fall short of expectations.
The former first daughter who helped President Obama win the nomination in 2008, will be named the next ambassador to Japan, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, who was ambassador to Great Britain. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.
Anthony Weiner is rejecting calls to drop out of the New York City mayoral race. The Daily Beast’s Paula Szuchman discusses what happens next.
After admitting to a new spate of raunchy online behavior that began a full year after he resigned from Congress in disgrace, Anthony Weiner is still fighting to stay in the New York City mayoral race. His latest confession, however, has prompted criticism and even outrage from editorial writers and
Wilbur Ross, chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC, talks about the mood in Japan right now, as well as the country's future.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to voters during a campaign for the July 21 Upper House election in Funabashi, east of Tokyo, in this July 19, 2013 file photo. Abe is on course to raise Japan's sales tax as scheduled in a crucial step toward fixing the nation's tattered finances, despite ca
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his official residence in Tokyo in this January 19, 2013 file photo. Abe is on course to raise Japan's sales tax as scheduled in a crucial step toward fixing the nation's tattered finances, despite calls in his government to water down the increase, senio
Japan's Kosuke Hagino swims in the men's 200m individual medley semi-final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING)