Monday, 26 October 2020

Tag Archives: Japan

Hitachi to buy majority stake in ABB’s power grid arm for $6.4 bn

TOKYO: Japan’s Hitachi announced plans to buy a majority stake in the power grid business of Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB for $6.4 billion, in what would be its biggest ever buyout. The deal would make Hitachi the world’s largest power grid company, local media said. Under the plan, ABB will ...

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EU-Japan deal to come into force in February

BRUSSELS-Sputnik: The trade agreement between the European Union and Japan will come into effect in February 2019, European Commission Spokesperson for Trade and Agriculture Daniel Rosario said in his twitter account on Wednesday. “EU-Japan trade agreement on track to enter into force in February,” Rosario said. The trade agreement between ...

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Six missing after two US warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO: Six US marines were missing after two American military aircraft crashed on Thursday during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, said officials. The two planes – an F-18 fighter and a C-130 tanker – were involved in a “mishap about 200 miles off of the coast of ...

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Japan youth suicides hit 30-year high

TOKYO: Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country’s education ministry says. In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives. The number is five more ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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Younis Khan offered Japanese cricket coach position

TOKYO: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has been offered to take up the position of the coach for the Japanese cricket team. Pakistani, Japan-based businessman Abid Hussain while speaking to a local media outlet informed that Younis has responded positively to his offer to coach players in Japan. The businessman ...

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Kento Momota wins Japan badminton title

TOKYO: Japan’s Kento Momota outgunned Thai rival Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a one-sided final to capture the Japan Open badminton title on Sunday. The 24-year-old sank to his knees after a towering smash completed a comfortable win, kissing the Japanese badge on his shirt as he took another step ...

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Hopes fade for Japan quake survivors

TOKYO: Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 18. Around 22 people are still unaccounted for in the small northern countryside town of Atsuma, where ...

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Fukushima nuclear plant worker death from radiation

TOKYO: Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has died after being exposed to radiation, Japanese media reported. The man aged in his 50s developed lung cancer after he was involved in emergency work at the plant between March and December ...

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