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Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's vice chair seen as the frontrunner to succeed Ben Bernanke, has been given a thumbs up from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso in representing the U.S. central bank at high-profile international meetings.
As part of a push to refresh the image of Japan's oldest political party, the Japanese Communist Party unveiled an eight-member digital mascot team to lead this year's campaign charge ahead of July 21 elections.
Some Indian editorials asked whether the country should be going ahead with its ambitious new food aid program when it hasn’t been able to fix the flaws in its free school lunches yet.
.@Naveen_Jain_CEO: Stop Dreaming and Just Launch That Startup - The Accelerators - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
GUEST MENTOR Naveen Jain, founder of Moon Express: Many entrepreneurs believe they need to perfect their products before the outside world sees them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The key is to build a working product, get it in the hands of cu
The characteristics of former smokers are more highly rewarded in the labor market than those of smokers and people who’ve never smoked.
House Speaker John Boehner reaffirmed that House Republicans planned to take a gradual, “step by step” approach to overhauling the country’s immigration system, but he didn’t put the quest at the top of his list of legislative priorities for the year.
Malaysia Goes Green, Drawing on Bank Note Stockpile Ahead of Eid - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
Malaysia's central bank plans to draw on existing supplies of one- and five-ringgit bank notes ahead of Eid al-Fitr, when demand for these denominations spike for gifts--forgoing the usual practice of printing new notes.
Oliver Giroud scored a first-half hat-trick in Arsenal's thrashing of Vietnam with a 7-1 friendly, but the unlikely star of the team’s exhibition trip to Vietnam was a fan who chased their bus for five miles along Hanoi streets during a city tour.
Will it be any different this time around? Ahead of Sunday’s upper house election, foreign investors expressed varying degrees of optimism and skepticism that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will forge ahead with difficult structural reform even if his party wi
Christopher Hohn of the London-based The Children’s Investment Fund is betting on commercial aircraft maker EADS, headquartered in France, Porsche Automobil Holding SE and rail freight company Aurizon, listed in Australia, he said Wednesday.
North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Zone Sees Activity But Restarts Aren't in View Yet - Korea Real Time - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
Kaesong has been a relative hive of activity over the past couple of days, but this doesn't necessarily mean companies that operate at the North Korean industrial zone will be restarting production any time soon.
Japan's military men are "well-trained," defense minister Itsunori Onodera boasted in a weekend speech at the Yokosuka Naval Base -- "at cleaning, washing, and cooking."
The decision to allow foreign telecom companies to operate without a local partner will not be enough to tempt investment into the sector, according to some analysts.
China's Huawei Technologies Co. is currently developing fifth-generation network technology, which will enable mobile users to have wireless connection experience similar to today's home fiber network environment.
The North Korean women’s soccer team is scheduled to arrive in Seoul later Thursday ahead of its opening game in the East Asia championship on Sunday against South Korea -- and will likely be confident of giving Kim Jong Un something to cheer about.
China’s Spring Airlines has been inundated with over a thousand applications from aspiring flight attendants after starting a recruitment campaign targeted at married women with kids.
Indonesian Elephant Is Latest Loser in Battle With Villagers - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ blogs.wsj.com
The endangered Sumatran elephant found dead in the province of Aceh over the weekend was probably trapped and mutilated by locals looking to protect their crops, authorities said.
The event was aimed at revamping the image of the Indian housewife but some aspects of it highlighted how deep-rooted gender bias is in India’s largely patriarchal society, even among women.
Some American police jurisdictions keep photographs of license plates which monitor private citizens' motion indefinitely. blogs.wsj.com
According to documents released Wednesday, local authorities have a patchwork of rules for storing and using car-tracking data, with some deleting it almost immediately and others keeping it indefinitely.