Tuesday, December 23, 2014 2:04 PM EST

Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

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Articles About Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano speaks during a news conference in Tokyo September 9, 2013. Sony Corp announced the Japanese release of its PlayStation 4 on Monday as the electronics maker braces for a console war with Micr
New PS4 Games Announced: ‘J-Stars Victory Vs,’ ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ And Possibly ‘The Last of Us 2’

By IBTimes AU

Two new titles are coming to the PS4 and PS3, with the rumoured sequel of “The Last of Us” also hinted. (10:41 am)

Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey holds a news conference after a meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington October 10, 2014.
Treasurer Hockey Forecasts Australian Unemployment Rate To Hit 12-Year High Of 6.5% In 2015

By IBTimes AU

In his Sunday announcement of Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the changes are geared towards making the jobs and families a top priority in the coming year, 2015. (10:05 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, IMF, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against David Ferrer of Spain at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
Andy Murray: The Next Under Armour Endorser

By IBTimes AU

Under Amour's next endorser could be the British no. 1, Andy Murray. (1:12 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ADVERTISING

Water tanks storing radiation contaminated water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool
TEPCO Removes Spent Fuel At 1st Of 4 Fukushima Reactors

By IBTimes AU

Spent radioactive fuel in reactor number 4 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been cleared. (12:18 am)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal poses during the premiere of "The Interview" in Los Angeles
US Planning International Cyberattack Response With Aid of Australia, New Zealand, UK

By IBTimes AU

The United States government is consulting with Australia, New Zealand, UK, China and other countries in the fight against international cyberattacks. (12:09 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, SONY

A fluorescent microscope image shows human embryonic stem cells in this photo taken at Stanford University and released by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, March 9, 2009.
Japanese Research On Stem Cells Proves To Be A Complete Failure

By IBTimes AU

The scientific community received a strong blow to the gut when Japanese researchers announced that their supposed breakthrough research on stem cells proved to yield no positive results. (11:31 pm)

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President And Chief Executive Officer Of The Pokemon Company And Producer Of Pokemon, Introduces The New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During A News Conference At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known As E3, In Los Angeles
‘Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’ Updates: Use Starter Pokemons From Previous Titles, New Events Announced

By IBTimes AU

Check out the new starters that you can obtain and use in “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” Also, new events have been announced for the title. (Dec 22)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, GOLD, STORM, SILVER

U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul August 2, 2013. Picture taken August 2, 2013.
Global Markets Overview – December 22, 2014

By IG Markets

Markets ended last week on a positive note with the post-FOMC meeting bid tone continuing to resonate through the globe. The rebound in oil prices also helped underpin sentiment to an extent. While equities drifted higher, there were some notable mov... (Dec 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

A stack of Australian one dollar coins stand on a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 19, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has made back some of yesterday's post FOMC losses, currently trading around 0.8160. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, BANK OF JAPAN