Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Tag Archives: Japan

Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s Prime Minister

TOKYO: Yoshihide Suga has been elected as Japan’s prime minister, becoming the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years and facing a raft of challenges including reviving an economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis, news agency Reuters reported on Wednesday. He is presently readying a “continuity cabinet”, which is expected ...

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UK secures first post-Brexit free trade agreement with Japan

LONDON: Earlier this week, Reuters reported citing anonymous officials in Tokyo that Japan intends to speed up trade talks with the United Kingdom and reach a broad consensus on an agreement this week. The UK’s Department for International Trade said in a statement on Friday that it had secured a ...

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Typhoon Haishen heads to Korea after hammering Japan

SOUL/TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen has approached South Korea after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour, was headed north toward South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan, South Korea’s weather agency said. ...

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Japan set to mark 75 years since Hiroshima, Nagasaki atomic bombing

TOKYO: Archive footage shows pre-bomb Hiroshima as a bustling, thriving city of trilby-topped gentlemen boarding trams, ladies dressed in elegant kimonos Thursday marks 75 years since the United States unleashed the world’s first atomic bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima, followed three days later by the second and last ...

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About 34 dead in Japan as heavy rain causes floods

TOKYO: About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead – including 14 at a nursing home – after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said. Rescuers were searching for 14 others still missing after floods hit the Kumamoto region on the southwestern island of Kyushu, ...

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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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