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The United States sees no signs that North Korea is ready to meet Washington's conditions for rejoining talks aimed at dismantling the rogue regime's nuclear program, so the United States will continue to enforce sanctions, an American envoy said Thursday.
Japan waded into the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years, buying dollars to weaken the surging yen, which is battering famed Japanese manufacturers like Toyota and Sony after spiking to 15-year highs.
U.S. officials are monitoring rising tensions between China and Japan over Japan's detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain who is accused of ramming his boat into two Japanese patrol boats near the Senkaku islands north of Taiwan and south of Okinawa.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may have fended off a challenge Tuesday from a powerful politician in his own party, but now he faces the more daunting task of reviving an economy that has sputtered under five premiers over the past four years.
The new president of Hitachi Ltd. urged Japan's government to tackle the strong yen, which is squeezing business as he seeks to transform one of Japan's biggest companies.
Japan freed 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing ship Monday nearly a week after their vessel and two Japanese patrol boats collided near disputed southern islets, but China lashed out at Tokyo's decision to keep the captain in custody.
UNDER PRESSURE: Hitachi Ltd.'s new president, who is seeking to transform one of Japan's biggest companies, says the strong yen is squeezing business.
South Korea will send a list of proposed relief aid to flood-stricken North Korea and hold talks on reuniting families separated by war six decades ago, the government said Sunday, in signs of easing tensions on the divided peninsula.
Philippines official says police may have shot hostages