Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Tag Archives: Japan

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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Typhoon Faxai: 17,000 stranded at Tokyo narita airport

TOKYO: About 17,000 passengers were left stranded at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport due to transit disruptions caused by the typhoon Faxai that hit the Japanese archipelago. Faxai made landfall on Monday and wreaked havoc in the Chiba prefecture with a provisional toll of three dead and dozens of injured, as ...

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Japanese authorities orders 240,000 to evacuate over flood

TOKYO:  Japanese authorities issued a rare evacuation order for 240,000 people in the country’s southwest over flood and landslide fears, as officials confirmed a man was killed in heavy rains. The evacuation orders came after the Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest-level alert for several parts of the northern Kyushu ...

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Tokyo stocks close lower as eyes turn to earnings

TOKYO stocks closed lower as Japan’s ruling bloc retained its majority in the upper house as widely expected, with focus now shifting to corporate earnings announcements this week. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.23 percent, or 50.20 points, to 21,416.79, while the broader Topix index fell 0.49 percent, or ...

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Japan ‘hell’ fire killed dozens trying to escape

KYOTO (AFP) – Details emerged Friday of a horrifying inferno that tore through a Japanese animation firm and killed dozens, with people jumping out of the three-storey building and others trapped in a staircase unable to escape. Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like “looking at hell,” after a man ...

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Japan on landslide alert as heavy rains lash south

TOKYO: Fears of landslides and flooding put southern Japan on high alert as heavy rains continued to lash the region, prompting authorities to order more than one million people to evacuate. Despite the orders, just 3,000 people were in shelters in the Kagoshima region on Thursday morning, an official tally ...

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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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