Japan

Inside The Assassination Of Imperial Japanese Admiral Yamamoto

Michael Peck History, Asia A daring tale. Key point: Tokyo didn't know that Washington had broken its codes. Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. This time,...
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Apple’s $200m Investment In Japan Display Reassures, Attracts $830m One

Apple’s agreement to put $200M into the bailout of supplier Japan Display has reassured other investors, and resulted in a new $830 investment from an asset manager, helping the company’s move into making OLED screens for the Apple...
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Fukushima: Lessons Learned From An Extraordinary Case Of Soil Decontamination

Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2. On December 12, 2019, with most of this work...
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Sasakawa Vows To Continue Support For Fighting Leprosy In Bangladesh

Chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation in Japan Yohey Sasakawa speaking at the Conference of Organizations of Persons Affected by Leprosy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh,...
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Japan Government Ordered To Pay Damages Over Transgender Toilet Ban

A Tokyo court on Thursday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to a transgender official who was refused use of the women’s bathroom at work. “The Tokyo district court ordered the accused to pay 1.3 million yen ($12,000)...
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During World War Ii America Gave Russia 150 Ships To Invade Japan With

Sebastien Roblin Security, Did you know about this? Key Point: The plan was only terminated until days after Japan's official surrender. On April 10, 1945 a Soviet freighter slipped up to a quay at a frozen military base on a remote tip of...
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When Japan Sunk The Royal Navy's Best Battleships, It Proved That Air Power Was King

Robert Farley History, Europe The rise and fall of HMS Prince of Wales. Key point: The Japanese might have approached the conquest of Southeast Asia with considerably more caution if they still had a pair of fast battleships to contend...

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Japan's Nuclear Watchdog Approves Decommissioning 2 Reactors At Oi Plant - Reports

TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved plans to decommission two reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, the Kyodo news agency reported.
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Newsletter: Tariff Delay, Fed Fizzle, And The Rise Of Noncompetes

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here to take you through the latest developments on trade, the Fed, worker mobility and wages, Facebook,...
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How Messaging App Line Thrives On A Culture Of Chaos, Not Cuteness

We visited Line's Developer Day in Tokyo to speak to the company's CTO, and discovered it's not driven by cuteness, but thrives on chaos.
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Adam Jones Signs With Japan’s Orix Buffaloes

Longtime major league outfielder Adam Jones’ time in the bigs may have just drawn to a close. Jones announced on Twitter that he’s signing with Japan’s Orix Buffaloes. He inked a two-year, $8MM contract with a club option for 2022,...
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Meet Imperial Japan's Strange 'underwater' Aircraft Carriers

Warfare History Network Security, Asia A predecessor to the modern ballistic submarine. Key Point: One of Japan's most farsighted technological advancements went on to become a foundational part of U.S. military strength. Lieutenant Commander...
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Japan Etfs In Spotlight As Economy Beats Growth Estimates

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFJ): ETF Research Reports iShares MSCI...
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Health In 2 Point 00, Episode 102 | Proteus, Health 2.0 Asia/japan, And…a Jewel Heist?

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess is in Las Vegas while I’m all the way in Tokyo for Health 2.0 Japan. In Episode 102, Proteus Digital (finally) announces that they’re running out of money. Does this put the whole category of digital...
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Franklin Ftse Japan Etf (fljp) Hits A New 52-week High

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Franklin FTSE Japan ETF (FLJP): ETF Research Reports To read this article on...
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Japanese Regulators Recommend $22 Million Fine On Nissan

TOKYO — Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) over the under-reporting of compensation of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The watchdog, the Securities and Exchange...
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European Shares Fall, Asia Advances After Wall Street Rally

TOKYO — Shares fell in Europe early Monday after a day of gains in Asia. Investors were encouraged by a wave of buying late last week on Wall Street that was spurred by strong U.S. jobs numbers and optimism over China-U.S. trade. France’s...
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Tim Cook Visits Japan To Meet With Developers And Employees

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been touring Tokyo, Japan over the last few days, meeting with local employees, developers, healthcare experts, and others. Cook has been documenting the trip on his Twitter account. Cook has traveled to several countries...
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Tokyo Says Monitoring North Korea After Pyongyang Mentions 'important Tests' – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Japanese government on Monday said that is was closely monitoring North Korean actions after Pyongyang's remarks about a "very important" test conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, NHK reported.
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Imperial Japan Wanted Battleships With 20-inch Guns To Destroy America

Robert Farley Security, Asia But it didn't happen. Why? Key point: For Imperial Japan, size mattered. In January 1936 Japan announced its intention to withdraw from the London Naval Treaty, accusing both the United States and the United Kingdom of...
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