Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tag Archives: Tokyo

schoolgirl among two killed in Japan stabbing

JAPAN: A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo. At least 18 people were injured in a residential area. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, have died. A suspect, a man in his ...

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Germany’s Merkel says ‘still time’ to find Brexit solution

TOKYO: There is still time to find a solution to Britain’s exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky “backstop” that has stymied progress. Speaking to Japanese and German business leaders in Tokyo, Merkel stressed that “on the one ...

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Tokyo stocks close higher as investors wait for US midterm elections

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday on bargain-hunting as investors focused on US midterm elections and Toyota leapt more than two percent after upgrading its full-year forecast. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.14 percent or 248.76 points to 22,147.75 while the broader Topix index gained 1.16 percent or 18.96 ...

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Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

TOKYO: Typhoon Shanshan clipped Japan’s eastern coast, sparing Tokyo but bringing heavy rain, strong winds and high waves to some areas along the Pacific coast. The fierce storm system was expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan’s main island, the country’s meteorological agency said. But authorities urged ...

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Tokyo christens futuristic 2020 Olympic mascots

TOKYO: Japanese organisers formally introduced their doe-eyed 2020 Olympic mascots to the world, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting challenge to some. The blue-checked Olympic mascot was dubbed “Miraitowa” – combining the Japanese words for future and eternity, organisers said at an event in Tokyo.  It ...

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Japanese PM to visit Tehran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

(FILE PHOTO) TEHRAN: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran. Kyodo news agency in a report on Friday said that if the visit was made it would be the first visit to Iran ...

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

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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Ivanka Trump: Sexual harassment should never be tolerated

TOKYO: Sexual harassment of women should “never be tolerated”, Ivanka Trump told an audience in Tokyo on Friday, calling for women to be treated with greater respect at work. The speech came as global headlines are dominated by sexual harassment claims against prominent men in entertainment and politics. The new ...

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