Small volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo

TOKYO - A small volcanic eruption at a Japanese hot springs resort not far from Tokyo prompted authorities on Tuesday to further limit access to the area, warn that more eruptions were possible and urge a handful of people to evacuate.

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GE to sell Europe private equity unit to Japan's SMBC for $2.2 billion

- General Electric Co said it would sell its European private equity financing business to a unit of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) for $2.2 billion.

4:13pm IST

Man sets himself alight on Japan bullet train, second passenger dies

TOKYO - Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died on Tuesday after one doused himself in oil and set it ablaze, police said, but there was no immediate indication of a motive for the action that left 26 others injured.

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UPDATE 4-Man sets himself alight on Japan bullet train, second passenger dies

* Train carrying 1,000 passengers makes emergency stop (Adds details)

3:09pm IST

Bank of Japan Kuroda: wants to coordinate with overseas officials, monitor Greece-related market moves

TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday he wants to coordinate with other officials overseas and closely monitor market moves related to the situation in Greece.

2:18pm IST

Sony to raise nearly $4 billion, ramp up sensors business to anchor turnaround

TOKYO - Japan's Sony Corp plans to raise nearly $4 billion via new shares and bonds to plough into image sensors as it reinvents itself as a niche component maker, pulling back from consumer goods like TVs that dragged it into losses.

2:14pm IST