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Tag Archives: Japan

Under close supervision, Tokyo welcomes foreign divers to test event

REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO – Diving and volleyball on Saturday became the first Olympic test events to include international athletes since such competitions resumed last month, as both began under close supervision in Tokyo.  The diving World Cup, also a qualifier for this summer’s Games, features more than 200 athletes from ...

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Japan to lift COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo

TOKYO – Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, said on Friday that he was resigning due to health concerns. Abe addressed the county and announced that the return of chronic ulcerative colitis – an inflammatory bowel disease that has afflicted Abe since he was a teenager – had rendered him unable to continue leading ...

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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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