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