Monday, 23 April 2018

Tag Archives: Japan

Japanese confirmed as world’s oldest living man

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HOKKAIDO: Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised Tuesday as the world’s oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths. Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905, just months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, received ...

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Japan’s jobless rate at lowest in nearly 25 years

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TOKYO: Japan’s jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in nearly 25 years, official data showed Friday, a major boost for the world’s third-largest economy. The figure – the lowest since April 1993 when the rate hit 2.3 percent — comes as Japan has notched up eight ...

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American man arrested after woman head found in suitcase

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TOKYO: An American tourist is in custody as part of a police investigation into the disappearance of a Japanese woman. Authorities found what is believed to be her severed head in a suitcase. Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar was arrested in Japan’s Nara prefecture after the suitcase was found in an apartment ...

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Davis Cup tie: Pakistan thrash Korea, Italy win against Japan

LONDON: Pakistan thrashed Republic of Korea 4-0 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie after experienced Pakistani pair of Aisam Qureshi and Aqeel Khan winning the doubles match and Abid Ali Akbar winning the reverse singles here at Pakistan Sports Complex grass courts. The set went into tie break and ...

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11 Asia-Pacific nations agree to move towards trade deal without US

11 Asia-Pacific nations agree to move towards trade deal without US SAYS Japan

TOKYO: Eleven Asia-Pacific nations on Tuesday agreed to move toward signing a massive trade deal, Japanese officials said, after they revived it following the pullout of the United States. “A statement of agreement by the TPP 11 has finally been sealed and the 11 countries agreed to go ahead with ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Japan PM heads to Europe amid North Korea tensions

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister on Friday headed to the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...

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Japanese airport to be filled with robots for 2020 Olympics

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TOKYO: Those planning on attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can look forward to receiving luggage and language assistance from robots “scattered” around Haneda Airport. According to Yutaka Kuratomi, a representative from the Japan Airport Terminal, seven new robots have been designed to perform useful tasks at the airport. One of the robots is a fluffy ...

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North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

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PYONGYANG: North Korea said it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of “striking the whole US mainland”. Pyongyang claimed the nuclear-capable missile, known as Hwasong-15, is the most powerful weapon it has ever tested. In a broadcast on state television, the isolated state added that the new ICBM ...

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South Korea, Japan Back US’ ‘Terror Sponsor’ Tag For North Korea

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SEOUL: South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions ...

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