Happy 2014 to all our visitors. It's the Year of the Horse in 2014, below is the kanji character for the Year of the Horse (午年; umadoshi).
2013 saw the government of Shinzo Abe and the LDP continuing to row with China and South Korea over disputed islands and Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine at the end of the year.
On the economic front, stocks ended higher as the yen continues to weaken and deflation lessens.
We wish you all a peaceful and healthy 2014.
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