Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Tag Archives: Japan

Japan offers $1m to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

TOKYO: The Japanese government has decided to provide another $1 million to Pakistan through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to equip people and Afghan refugees to fight Covid-19. Prior to this, the Japanese government had provided $2.41m to Pakistan to support its efforts to combat the infection, ...

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Yahoo Japan agrees to merge with Line Corp

TOKYO: Yahoo Japan, which is controlled by SoftBank, agreed to merge with Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp., which is controlled by Naver Corp. The combined company would be worth around $30 billion. This will create Japan’s largest internet services company by revenue and gives it scale to better compete ...

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North Korea launches two ballistic missiles

SEOUL: North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearisation talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since ...

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Japanese defence forces plan MidEast mission

TOKYO: Japan plans to send its military to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led maritime coalition in the region, Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday. The move comes after attacks on tankers in the Gulf, as well as on Saudi Arabian oil installations. Washington, ...

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Super Typhoon Hagibis death toll in Japan hits 14, dozens Injured

MOSCOW: Local media earlier reported, citing Japanese meteorologists, that Super Typhoon Hagibis could become more destructive than Typhoon Ida, which killed over 1,000 in 1958. The number of people who’ve died as a result of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has increased to 14, while at least 16 more remain missing, the ...

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Japan promotes China as bigger threat than North Korea

TOKYO: China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defense review indicated, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a section on Japan’s ally, the United States, the first time ...

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UN Security Council needs structural reform: Shinzo Abe

NEW YORK: The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, while speaking at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, noted that both the United Nations and the UN Security Council should be reformed. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for structural reforms of the UN Security Council , expressing hope ...

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Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

TOKYO: Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in. In the Japanese government-funded demonstration project, Toyota engineers fitted solar panels designed by Sharp Corp to the ...

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