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Media Hysteria Trumps Fact on China's Yuan Move

Thursday, August 20, 2015

By Anthony Rowley
Special to PanOrient News

Tokyo- Those crafty Chinese are at it again, to hear most Western analysts and media tell it. They are "manipulating" the value of their currency (the yuan) in order to boost exports and squeeze what little growth there is left in world trade to their own advantage.

China's central bank (The People's Bank of China, PBOC) took financial markets off guard on August 11 when it announced it was devaluing the yuan (renminbi) by just under 1.9 per ...

Toyota's Flagship Lexus SUV Charts New Territory

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Priced at about US$88,000 for the Japanese Market

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Lexus announced today it will start sales of the refreshed LX 570―positioned as the flagship model in its SUV line-up―at Lexus dealers across Japan from September 14. The LX was first launched in 1996 in North America as the Lexus brand's first SUV. Since then, sales have grown there, while also expanding primarily to the Middle East and Russia. The new LX boasts dramatic advances in both design and driving perfor...

Full Text of Japanese Prime Minister Abe's War-End 70th Anniversary Statement

Friday, August 14, 2015

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Following is a statement issued by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary Saturday of the end of World War II, as provided by the government:

Statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Cabinet Decision

On the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, we must calmly reflect upon the road to war, the path we have taken since it ended, and the era of the 20th century. We must learn from the lessons of history the wisdom for our future....

Sendai Nuclear Restart Will not End Nuclear Crisis: Greenpeace Warns

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tokyo? (PanOrient News) The restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor today will not reverse the terminal decline of Japan's nuclear industry, given all nine Japanese nuclear utilities are faced with insurmountable safety issues at their nuclear power plants together with mounting political, public and legal challenges, Greenpeace Japan warned.

“Even though one nuclear reactor has restarted, the nuclear industry is still fighting for its very survival in Japan. The lengths to which safety iss...