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Japan's economy contracts, but at smaller rate than thought

Jun. 07, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy contracted in the first quarter, but at a slower pace than earlier estimated, the government said Wednesday. The world’s third-largest economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.5%, according to Cabinet Office data. That was smaller than the 1.0%...

EXPLAINER: What's the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

May. 24, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come from and why do diplomats keep coming up with strange names for various partnerships? WHAT IS THE QUAD? ...