February 2015

Volcano grows Japanese island
CNN, Feb 28 

Reforming Japan: Just do it
The Economist, Feb 28

Britain’s Prince William visits Fukushima with Abe
Japan Times, Feb 28

A prime opportunity to turbo-charge our economy
CNBC (Commentary), Feb 27

Top WSJ Stories on Japan: Prince William Visit, Nissan Infiniti, Taco Bell
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 27

LDP, DPJ to face off in just 2 gov. polls / Joint support of incumbents eyed in 6 races
The Japan News, Feb 27

Gov't aims to expand ship inspections as support for foreign forces
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 27

Japan’s Household Spending and Retail Sales Decline
The New York Times, Feb 26

Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement
Los Angeles Times, Feb 26 

Kennedy thanks woman who gave ‘hina’ doll set to her father
The Japan Times, Feb 26

Big 3 gas turbine makers eye thermal plant orders
The Japan News, Feb 25

Okinawa governor likely to halt seabed survey for Futenma relocation
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 25

Secondary exams for national, public universities start across Japan
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 25

Opposition assails Abe over Nishikawa resignation
The Japan Times, Feb 24 

A Caregiver Robot With a ‘Gentle Touch’
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 24

Tokyo police to station ex-officers at banks to prevent money transfer scams
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 24

Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker
NPR, Feb 23

Nishikawa resigns as minister over funds
The Japan News, Feb 23

Defense Ministry eyes law change to loosen civilian grip on SDF
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 22

Japan Inc. sees no need for 2 percent inflation or more easing: Reuters poll
Reuters, Feb 22

Vision not yet clear for security legislation / LDP, Komeito remain apart over policy
The Japan News, Feb 21

Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market
Los Angeles Times, Feb 21

Japan, France to hold security talks in mid-March
The Japan Times, Feb 21

Japan-led group to win Qatar subway order
The Japan News, Feb 20

Gov't picks for war anniv. panel designed to emphasize body's neutrality
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 20

Japan and immigration: Bad timing
The Economist, Feb 20

IMF Shinohara Says More BOJ Easing May Be Needed
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 19

Japan, China may resume security talks in April: sources
The Japan Times, Feb 19

Hitachi develops world's most powerful electron microscope
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 19

Sony outlines 3-year recovery plan, targets $4.2B earnings
The Washington Post, Feb 18 

Abe moves to shape national security debate
The Japan News, Feb 18

Japan eyes fine of 1 bil. yen for leaking industrial secrets abroad
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 18

Suntory wins 2014 sales crown
The Japan News, Feb 17

Japan to give $15.5 million for anti-terror efforts
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 17

Top WSJ Stories on Japan: GDP, Currency Swap Program, Industrial Robot
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 17

Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
Los Angeles Times, Feb 16

South Africa protests apartheid column in Japanese press
The Washington Post, Feb 16

Tokyo University of the Arts partners with schools in U.S., UK, France
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 16

Japan, U.S. cooperating on joint document to mark 70th anniversary of war’s end
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 15

Honda to reduce vehicle lineup by 20%
The Japan News, Feb 15

American forces in Japan: Showdown
The Economist, Feb 14

Corporations suspected of rigging bids for pavement projects since before 3/11
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 14

US appeals to Japanese business to help push for trade pact
The Washington Post, Feb 13 

A confident Abe plans drastic reform
The Japan News, Feb 13

Report: Japan's press freedom deteriorates under state secrets law
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 13

Japan’s Abe Faces Uphill Battle in Putting Fiscal House in Order
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 12

District in Tokyo Plans to Extend Rights of Gay Couples
The New York Times, Feb 12

Red Cross chief offers Abe way to help war victims without taking sides
The Japan Times, Feb 12

ODA used as strategy to bolster relations
The Japan News, Feb 11 

Japan: JFK gift-giver traced after 53 years
BBC, Feb 11

Japanese book with Muhammad cartoons goes on sale amid criticism
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 11

Hostage crisis sharpens focus on Japan’s Middle East risks
The Washington Post, Feb 10

Japan, Thailand to cooperate on railway projects
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 10 

Japan adopts new aid policy, may aid foreign militaries
The Japan Times, Feb 10

Support rate for Cabinet climbs to 58%
The Japan News, Feb 9 

From Soy Sauce To Bullet Trains: Famed Japanese Designer Dies At 85
NPR, Feb 9

BOJ Board Member Warns of Risks from Latest Easing
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 9

Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade
The New York Times, Feb 9

Japan seizes passport of Syria-bound journalist
BBC, Feb 8

Police officers to run in Tokyo Marathon in bid to prevent terrorist attacks
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 8

Japan after the tsunami: Grinding on
The Economist, Feb 7

Move to lower voting age from 20 to 18 now a done deal
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 7

Major companies see boost to sales, profits from weaker yen
The Japan News, Feb 7

Tokyo Population Keeps Growing
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 6 

Separation of power generation and transmission to come in 2020
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 6

Tokyo, Okinawa stuck in cold war over U.S. base
The Japan Times, Feb 6

Decision on new sports for Tokyo Games put off until 2016
The Washington Post, Feb 5

Facing up to international terrorism / Foreign intelligence key against terrorism
The Japan News, Feb 5

McDonald's Japan pushed into loss by food safety woes
Reuters, Feb 5

Abe seeks national referendum for amending the Constitution as early as late 2016
The Asahi Shimbun, Feb 4

Sony trims full-year loss forecast to $1.4 billion
The Washington Post, Feb 4

Top WSJ Stories on Japan: BOJ Nominee, TV Makers, Muslims
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 4

Facing up to international terrorism / Crisis response, a turning point
The Japan News, Feb 3

Work begins to build interim nuclear soil storage in Fukushima
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 3

Japan and Islamic State: The bitter end
The Economist, Feb 2 

Tokyo offers to cut tariffs on U.S. pork in TPP talks, sources say
The Japan Times, Feb 2

Beloved Japanese Author Answers Questions At 'Mr. Murakami's Place'
NPR, Feb 2

Super Bowl Party is Good Business in Tokyo
The Wall Street Journal, Feb 2

Departing From Japan’s Pacifism, Shinzo Abe Vows Revenge for Killings
The New York Times, Feb 1

Researcher works to make database of A-bomb survivor accounts
Mainichi Shimbun, Feb 1