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  • Russian politics feature in Olympic buildup

    TOKYO -- Homophobia, political oppression and terrorist threats: Sochi 2014 has them all. So can the city keep the Winter Olympics' focus on sport? The games in the Black Sea resort are drawing near. As they approach, hopes and fears about Russi

    January 28, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Emmanuel Todd: The paradox of America's fading empire

    The most important event of 2013 was the change in the relationship between the U.S. and Iran (through the nuclear talks). This is a major point. I have always said that a new kind of civil society has emerged in Iran, so there is nothing new as far

    January 26, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Nissan, Renault fusing production, development on global scale

    TOKYO -- Nissan Motor and Renault will take their alliance a step further by pooling their manufacturing facilities and bringing production and development departments under joint operations management. The partners aim to cut more than 400 bill

    January 24, 2014 02:50 am JST
  • The paradox of America's fading empire

    The most important event of 2013 was the change in the relationship between the U.S. and Iran (through the nuclear talks). I have always said that a new kind of civil society has emerged in Iran, so there is nothing new as far as that country is con

    January 16, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China, India gain ground in space race

    When its Chang'e-3 probe touched down on the lunar surface in December, China entered history as only the third country to complete a successful soft landing on the moon. That feat, together with the previous launch of a manned space mission, establ

    January 9, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China, India gain ground in space race

    When its Chang'e-3 probe touched down on the lunar surface in December, China entered history as only the third country to complete a successful soft landing on the moon. That feat, together with the previous launch of a manned space mission, establ

    January 9, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Arab nations seeking stronger ties with China, Russia

    TOKYO -- Frustrated with U.S. foreign policy, Arab countries are making aggressive overtures to China and Russia, courting investment and arms deals. American relations with the Arab world cooled considerably following a military coup in Egypt a

    January 7, 2014 02:24 am JST
  • Japan, Russia to build cancer hospital in Moscow

    TOKYO -- Japan's government and companies will team to help Russia set up a new cancer treatment center in Moscow as soon as fiscal 2015, in the first large-scale collaboration of this kind. Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimi

    December 26, 2013 04:46 am JST
  • Japan trade group, Russia-backed fund to sign energy pact

    MOSCOW -- Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide (JASE-W), is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) in Moscow on Thursday, The Nikkei has learned from an RDIF official. The a

    December 24, 2013 02:00 pm JST
  • Russia's dream for Trans-Siberian line far-fetched?

    TOKYO -- Russia's dream of transforming the Trans-Siberian Railway into the logistical backbone of Europe-Asia transport is coming up against some harsh realities. The government of President Vladimir Putin has made refurbishing the country's in

    December 17, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Thai prime minister cancels Japan trip

    BANGKOK -- Anti-government protests in Thailand, which show little sign of abatement, are taking a toll on the nation's diplomacy, forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to call off her visit to Japan as planned next week. The government on

    December 7, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Vietnam plans trade pact with Eurasia bloc

    MOSCOW -- Vietnam is likely to become the first Southeast Asian nation to form a trade pact with a customs union that includes Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, known as the Eurasia free trade bloc. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 12 held

    November 30, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • DyDo vending machines to wet Russian whistles

    OSAKA (Nikkei) -- DyDo Drinco will launch vending-machine sales of its soft drinks in Russia next year, becoming the first major Japanese firm to offer nonalcoholic beverages in the market. A wholly owned subsidiary for managing and maintaining

    November 27, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Treaty on nuclear tests by 2017 eyed

    TOKYO -- A treaty banning nuclear testing by 2017 is among the ambitions of the new chief of an organization for abolishing atomic weapons. Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-B

    November 26, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Russia relaxing LNG export rules

    MOSCOW (Nikkei) -- Russia is easing restrictions on exports of liquefied natural gas to boost shipments to Asia amid a growing threat from the U.S. shale gas boom. Russia's lower house on Friday passed a bill allowing domestic energy companies w

    November 23, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • BRICs: A bloody ridiculous investment concept?

    "Never make predictions, especially about the future." Perhaps researchers at Citi should have heeded the wise words attributed to baseball star Yogi Berra before forecasting that Egypt would be one of the world's Top 10 economies by the year 2050.

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Russia, China, Turkey vie for clout in booming central Asia

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Abundant natural resources are transforming five former Soviet republics in Central Asia into a thriving new economic bloc. Russia has long held sway in the region, but Turkey and China have moved in to create a three-way race to t

    November 19, 2013 06:57 pm JST