The global economic crisis feels like deja-vu to some Japanese economists. Japan's banking industry weathered a number of economic storms in the 1990's. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Jesper Koll who runs an investment firm in Japan.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the town of Obama in Japan. In Japanese, Obama means "little beach." The city's residents have cheered on US President-Elect Barack Obama. The World's Patrick Cox tells us more.
Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more about a 16-year-old girl who's about to become Japan's first female professional baseball player. She was drafted by a team from Kobe -- which is the answer to our quiz today.
The financial fraud allegedly committed by Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff has global implications. Today it's emerged that victims of the alleged scheme include some of the world's biggest banks. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
A new poll by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri suggests that the level of Japanese dissatisfaction with the United States is at its lowest since 2000. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out why from Leo Lewis, Tokyo correspondent for the Times of London.