Japan

Boxer Accused Of Killing Man With Karaoke Machine Remote Control

Tomoaki Hashizume was arrested by Osaka Prefectural Police over the weekend. Sankei Shimbun (via Tokyo Reporter) reports that at around 12:45 AM on Sunday, Tomoaki Hashizume, 30, was arrested by police in Osaka Prefecture, Japan after a fatal bar...
Related topics: Karaoke, Police, Tokyo

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Japan To Host Us Missiles Despite Russian Claim That They Violate The Inf Treaty

Tokyo has acquired Aegis Ashore air defence systems and plans to install them within four years in order to mitigate the nuclear threat from North Korea. Moscow believes that the deployment of these systems contradicts the Cold War-era treaty...
Related topics: Tokyo, North Korea, Russia, Moscow

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Abe Calls Advancing Japanese-russian Dialogue Tokyo's Top Priority

TOKYO (Sputnik) - The advancement of dialogue with Russia is the Japanese government's top priority, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday, adding that the right environment would help facilitate the process.
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Japan Posts Largest Trade Deficit In 5 Years

Japan logged its biggest trade deficit in nearly five years in January, as trade tensions and a global economic slowdown weighed on exports and threatened the country’s main engine of growth. The value of Japan’s January exports fell by...

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Possible Peace Declaration Looms Over Trump-kim Summit

TOKYO — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Tokyo

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Apple’s Iphones Are Crushing The Competition In Japan

While Apple’s iPhones are currently not doing so well over in China, it appears that Apple is continue to dominate the Japanese market, and not in a small way either. According to the data from Canalys, it seems that Apple currently owns a 56%...
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Japan Self-defense Forces Lose Contact With F-2 Fighter - Reports

TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japan Self-Defense Forces lost contact on Wednesday with one of their F-2 fighters off the coast of the Yamaguchi Prefecture, local media reported.
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First Libreoffice Asia Conference To Take Place May 25-26, 2019 In Tokyo, Japan

The Document Foundation published today more information on when and where the first ever LibreOffice Asia Conference event will take place this year. LibreOffice Asia Conference 2019 will be the project's first conference event to take place in a...
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Hsbc Made $120 Million In One Day As Turkish Lira Imploded

Countless Japanese amateur FX traders and Mrs. Watanabes were crushed last summer when the Turkish lira, one of Japan's favorite FX pairs, tumbled in an accelerating avalanche following a sharp deterioration in the Turkish economy and a major...
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Germany Surpasses Japan, Russia With World's Biggest Trade Surplus In 2018

Germany's trade surplus becomes the world's largest for a third consecutive year, surpassing those of Japan and Russia yet again, but Berlin's trade policies and economic performance have produced tensions between Germany and the US, as well as...
Related topics: Germany, Russia, Berlin

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Japan’s Honda Confirms Plans To Close Uk Car Plant In 2021

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japanese carmaker Honda confirmed on Tuesday it was planning to close its only factory in the United Kingdom in 2021 as the company shifts the focus of its manufacturing network on areas that have increased production of electric...
Related topics: United Kingdom, Russia, Moscow

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Tokyo Explains How Trump Might Deserve Nobel Peace Prize

TOKYO (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize if he manages to ensure that North Korea gets rid of its entire nuclear arsenal, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday.
Related topics: Tokyo, Donald Trump, Nobel Prize, North Korea

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Japan Recognises Guaido As Interim President Of Venezuela

Juan Guaido, who declared himself Venezuela's interim president on 23 January, has been recognised as such by many EU countries and the United States, while Russia, China, Mexico and others continue to back President Maduro as the legitimate...
Related topics: Venezuela, Russia, China, Mexico

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Japanese Utility Makes First Contact With Melted Fukushima Fuel

Before the nuclear fuel deposits had been touched. [credit: TEPCO ] Late last week, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent a probe...
Related topics: Fukushima, Tokyo

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Brexit Uncertainty Blamed For Reported Shutdown Of Uk Honda Factory In 2022

The UK automotive sector may face yet another blow, following the decision by another Japanese manufacturer Nissan to move some of its production to Japan, citing wider industry pressures in the United Kingdom and Brexit uncertainty.
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"japan’s Abe Won’t Confirm Trump Nobel Prize Nomination, But Media Reports Say He...

WaPo reports.Abe’s reluctance to confirm the story is understandable, as he negotiates a fine line between flattering Trump’s ego and appearing too deferential in front of his own electorate....In Seoul, a spokesman for President Moon Jae-in was...
Related topics: Nobel Prize, South Korea, Seoul

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Former Top Bank Of Japan Official Urges Fiscal Stimulus To Support Economy

Kikuo Iwata, a retired academic and former Japanese central banker, says Bank of Japan (BOJ) policies alone aren't enough to boost inflation and economic growth amid mounting international challenges, and therefore must be supported by a larger...

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Who Are The Indigenous Ainu People Of Japan?

Japan is a country which often touts its ethnic homogeneity. That narrative, however, erases the country’s Ainu indigenous people, who have inhabited the north of the country long before the arrival of the Japanese. For the first time ever,...

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The White House Asked Japan’s Prime Minister To Nominate Trump For A Nobel Prize

Donald Trump’s rambling press conference Feb. 15 to announce a “national emergency” on the US’s southern border touched on everything from the stock market to his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator. One...
Related topics: White House, Donald Trump, Nobel Prize, Kim Jong-Un

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Japan's New F-3 Fighter: Why Not Just Buy More F-35s?

Charlie Gao Security, Asia We have a look at what Tokyo is planning. In February 2019, Japan turned heads with its decision to proceed with the development of an indigenous stealth fighter jet. This came in the wake of the decision to purchase...
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