News From Japan

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Hatoyama resigns as Japan's premier: Dispute over U.S. base Ruling party moves to stanch its losses (Post, June 2, 2010; 5:03 AM)
Hatoyama resigns as Japan's premier: Dispute over U.S. base Ruling party moves to stanch its losses (Post, June 2, 2010)
Party defection adds to Japanese leader's woes (Post, May 31, 2010)
Markets in Europe and Asia tumble on continued fears of Greek debt (Post, May 7, 2010; 6:06 PM)
A troubling trend in a prosperous society: Nation's suicide rate surges as rapid modernization spawns increasing stress yet many balk at seeking psychiatric help (Post, April 18, 2010)
DNA ties whale meat to Japanese hunt: Restaurants illegally served product; smuggling suggested (Post, April 15, 2010)
For young Japanese, U.S. degrees lose lure: Students content to stay home, citing cultural, financial advantages (Post, April 11, 2010)
LETTER FROM JAPAN: High-tech bullet trains nose ahead with help from humble hammer (Post, March 28, 2010)
Japan's economy rebounds in February (Post, March 24, 2010; 8:27 AM)
Guam's support for military has its limits: Funding concerns turn officials and residents against planned base (Post, March 22, 2010)
Big in Japan? Fat chance for nation's young women.: Body image and social pressure to diet decrease average body mass index, which bucks the trend of other developed nations (Post, March 7, 2010)
Japan says it won't comply with bluefin tuna ban (Post, March 5, 2010; 6:52 PM)
'Toyota Way' lost on road to growth: Automaker's setbacks tied to reduced training, less attention to detail (Post, February 13, 2010)
Toyota launches another global recall: BRAKE GLITCH IN HYBRID MODELS
U.S. also investigating Corolla steering issue
(Post, February 10, 2010)
Priuses sold in Japan to be recalled (Post, February 8, 2010)
Ford addresses hybrid braking issue; Toyota president apologizes: Problem is unrelated to others that plague Japanese automaker (Post, February 6, 2010)
Glaciers of trouble in Japan: A crisis looms as its economy slowly melts amid financial, manufacturing and demographic problems (Post, February 4, 2010)
Auto insiders blame Toyota's problems on a rush to grow: Did the world's biggest carmaker lose focus on quality? (Post, January 29, 2010)
Election deals new setback to U.S. air base move: Stalled relocation plan on Okinawa further complicated by results (Post, January 25, 2010)

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