Tourists soak their sorrows away in Japan's thermal baths.
Japanese stock markets have tanked this year. America is in the midst of its greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. And Switzerland? Wait, isn't that the country whose GDP is outweighed by a single one of its now beleaguered banks?Currency markets don't seem to be thinking quite that way.
A rare feature film about North Korea depicts the struggles of refugees with poignancy, heft and heart.
Japan's grim determination to keep hunting whales long after most states gave it up drives environmentalists round the bend. But never has it threatened relations with a key ally—or, arguably, the core of Japan's current foreign policy—till now.In recent weeks, Australia's new pro-green Labor government has demanded that Tokyo call off a current whaling expedition in Antarctica, has ordered an armed customs ship to monitor the operation; it's even considered sending in Air Force...