Jun 7, 2013 — Hollande made the mistake standing right next to the Japanese prime minister. Elysée officials said: "He is tired."
May 9, 2013 — A lingerie company says the bra has a "growth strategy" to help bust Japan's inflation problem.
Apr 28, 2013 — The day marks the end of the allied occupation of the country following its defeat in World War II. The day was an election pledge by the prime minister, who in recent weeks has adopted a more hawkish security stance.
Nov 16, 2012 — Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolves the lower house of Japan's parliament and calls elections; polls suggest neither of the main parties will win a parliamentary majority in Dec. 16th vote.