Monday, 26 October 2020

Tag Archives: Japan

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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Guests from 195 nations to mark Japan royal transition

TOKYO-AA: Japan is sending out invitations to guests from 195 countries for the imperial enthronement ceremony for Crown Prince Naruhito, which is slated for May 1, according to Kyodo news agency. On April 30, Emperor Akihito will abdicate to become the first living Japanese monarch to do so in two ...

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Japan to enhance engagement with Pakistan for more investment

TOKYO: Mitsubishi Corporation Chief Executive Kimihide Ando on Tuesday said that the Government of Japan had decided to increase its engagement with Pakistan and support its companies to increase their investment in the country. In a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan along with a delegation here at PM Office, Kimihide ...

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Japan’s service sector sentiment improves in February

TOKYO: Sentiment in Japan’s service sector improved in February from a month earlier, owing to warmer weather encouraging spending, a Cabinet Office survey showed Friday. The monthly Economy Watchers survey’s diffusion index, in which a score of more than 50 means people view current economic conditions in a positive light, ...

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Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

Artist concept by JAXA JAPAN: A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid in an attempt to collect a sample of rock from the surface. The Hayabusa-2 probe was trying to grab the sample from a pre-chosen site on the asteroid Ryugu just before 23:00 GMT on 21 February. ...

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Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that remarks made by South Korea’s National Assembly speaker insisting that Emperor Akihito should apologize for the so-called “comfort women” issue be retracted. “I was astonished. We’ve immediately conveyed through diplomatic channels that the remarks were extremely inappropriate and deplorable,” Abe was quoted ...

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Iran says Japan has started process of importing Iranian oil

LONDON: Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran’s central bank said. The resumption of oil imports comes after Tokyo was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions that went into effect in November. Iran is the fourth-largest oil ...

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Japan’s workforce to plunge 20 pct

TOKYO: The number of Japanese workforce will decrease by 20 percent from 2017 to 2040, as the country’s population continues to decline, and women and the elderly face increasing difficulty in finding jobs amid sluggish economy, a government study showed Tuesday. The study was conducted by a research group of ...

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