Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Tag Archives: Japan

G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal

TOKYO: The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan. Under the agreement, G20 member countries committed to reducing plastic waste but gave little detail on how that would be done. They added that ...

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Abe flexes diplomatic muscle as he seeks to mend Iran-US standoff

TEHRAN: The purpose of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Iran is twofold: to deliver a message aimed at easing US-Iran tensions, and also to ensure stability in Japan’s crude oil imports. Abe hopes his close relationship with US President Donald Trump and Japan’s diplomatic ties crafted with nations in ...

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schoolgirl among two killed in Japan stabbing

JAPAN: A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo. At least 18 people were injured in a residential area. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, have died. A suspect, a man in his ...

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Trump greenlights Japanese PM Abe’s visit to Iran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

The Japanese Prime Minister reportedly discussed his intention to visit the Iran with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. US President Trump reacted positively to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to visit Iran in June in an effort to mediate tensions between Washington and Tehran, says a report ...

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Japan’s Trade Surplus Falls Sharply As Exports Drop

TOKYO: Japan’s trade surplus dropped by around 90 percent in April, official data showed Wednesday, with exports affected by a slowdown in China’s economy as it wages a trade war with Washington. Meanwhile, Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew 17.7 percent in April from a year ...

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Toshiba profit up on chip business sale

TOKYO: Japanese engineering firm Toshiba reported improved full-year net profit thanks to the sale of its chip business, but said operating profit was sharply down. In the year that ended March, Toshiba’s net profit jumped 26.0 percent to 1.01 trillion yen ($9 billion), chiefly because of “profit from completion of ...

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China, Japan to arrange exchanges, visits for 30,000 youths

EIJING: China and Japan have agreed to arrange exchanges and visits for 30,000 young people of the two countries in the next five years, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. The arrangement will be a part of the China-Japan Youth Exchange Promotion Year, spokesperson Lu Kang told a press briefing. “Amity ...

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Japanese military found F-35 debris, pilot still missing

TOKYO: An F-35 A stealth fighter belonging to the Japan Air Self-Defence Force’s (JASDF) fleet reportedly disappeared from radars on Tuesday, 135 kilometers (84 miles) east of the Misawa Air Base located in the country’s northern Aomori prefecture. The JASDF said Wednesday it has found what could be debris from the ...

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Japan protests over planned Russian drills on Kuril Islands

TOKYO: The Japanese government has lodged a protest with Russia over Moscow’s plans to hold a military exercise in the area of the disputed Kuril Islands, referred to by Tokyo as the Northern Territories, the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry. “This does not correspond ...

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Japanese Olympic body head resigns amid bribery scandal

TOKYO: Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee’s executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again ...

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