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Violent Japanese anti-war film is a contender at Venice festival

LONDON - One of the most powerful and violent films to be shown at the Venice Film Festival this year, Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto's "Nobi" (Fires on the Plain), delivers a stinging anti-war message bathed in blood. | Video

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Europe shares open higher after gains in Japan, China

LONDON - Risk appetite flickered back into life in financial markets on Tuesday with the dollar and European and Japanese shares rising while safe-haven bonds, the yen and gold all took a step back.

Business, 02 Sep 2014

Nikkei ends at seven-month high on weak yen, reform hopes

TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a seven-month high on Tuesday in active trade as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings.

Business, 02 Sep 2014

Nishikori works late to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK - Japan's Kei Nishikori outlasted fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-7 (6) 7-5 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, equalling the record for latest match ever played at the year's final grand slam.

02 Sep 2014

Nissan says Aug China auto sales fell 0.7 pct y/y

SHANGHAI, Sept 2 - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Tuesday that, together with its Chinese joint venture partner, it sold about 85,500 automobiles in China in August, down 0.7 percent from a year earlier.

02 Sep 2014

Japan says to seek return of all its citizens held by North Korea

TOKYO - Japan is determined to secure the return of all its citizens abducted by North Korea, a cabinet minister said on Monday, warning Pyongyang to take seriously its promise to report fully on the emotive issue.

World, 01 Sep 2014