Japan

Japan's Emperor Naruhito Formally Declares His Ascension To Throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended to the throne Tuesday in an elaborate ceremony in Tokyo.Naruhito read out a proclamation at the Imperial Palace, promising to fulfill his responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the unity of...
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Sorry China, Japan's Helicopter Carriers Will Soon Be Flying F-35b Stealth Fighters

David Axe Security, Asia A significant capability upgrade. Key point: For the first time since World War II, Japan will be operating flattops with fixed-wing aircraft. Japan's cabinet on Dec. 18, 2018 approved a plan to modify the Japanese navy's...
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Adam Neumann To Be Paid Another $200 Million To Leave Wework's Board

Adam Neumann To Be Paid Another $200 Million To Leave WeWork's Board Earlier when we reported that Japan's SoftBank, already its largest investor, has offered a $5 billion debt-funded bailout package to WeWork as well as a tender offer...

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Japan Exports Remain Weak: Tough Time For Etfs?

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Macro Briefing | 21 October 2019

IMF predicts China’s economy will continue to slow in 2020: CNBC Weak exports for Japan and S. Korea highlight global slowdown: Bloomberg Johnson plans to bring his Brexit deal to a new vote in Parliament: WSJ Japan’s top central banker...
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World War Ii Terror Weapons: How Imperial Japan Used Mini-submarines

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia And failed.  Key point: Tokyo's mini-subs often didn't work as well as planned. Australia was situated considerably closer to the action in the Pacific than the United States during World War II. Japanese aircraft...
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Toyota Will Debut Its Tiny City Ev At The 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota is showing off the production-ready version of an ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. And by "ultra-compact," the company means really, really tiny. The automaker says it designed the city car...
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Here's What World War I Can Tell Us About How China And Japan Would Wage War

James Holmes Security, The Great War come again? Key point: The outcome of such a war would be anything but straightforward. The First World War is the gift that keeps on giving when surveying modern Asian geopolitics and pondering how to manage...
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Japan To Send Its Own Military Force To Strait Of Hormuz

Japan To Send Its Own Military Force To Strait Of Hormuz Ever since the new round of 'tanker wars' began in Strait of Hormuz in mid-June with a mysterious mine attack on multiple tankers, one involving a Japanese-owned ship, Tokyo has...
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In A War With North Korea, Japan's Capital Could Become A Nuclear Crater

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia Millions would perish. Key point: It is no wonder that Japan feels very invested in U.S.-North Korean negotiations. Tokyo has a population of 13.491 million, making it by far the largest city in Japan and home to more...
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Japan's Population Will Rapidly Age And Shrink By 20 Percent By 2050

East Asia Forum Security, Asia Demographics seem to be destiny for Tokyo. Population projections from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs confirm that Japan will remain the world’s most aged country for at least the next few...
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Choice Hotels On Expansion Mode, To Open 30 Hotels In Japan

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Japan Was Ready For America's Navy, But Not For The B-29 Superfortress

Warfare History Network Security, A sound they never wanted to hear. Key point: U.S. bombers killed more Japanese than the atomic bombs. As the Japanese delegation stood on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945, preparing...

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Japan To Send Own Force, Won’t Join Us Coalition For Mideast

Japan has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East, but will send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan

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Religious Leaders’ Plea To Member States: Honour Your Commitment To The Un

By Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis, Moscow, Rabbi David Rosen, Jerusalem,Dr. Nayla Tabbara, Beirut, Dr. Vinu Aram, India and Rev. Kosho Niwano, TokyoMOSCOW, JERUSALEM/BEIRUT/NEW DELHI/TOKYO, Oct 18 2019 (IPS) On the 8th of October, the United Nations...
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Japan Emperor To Proclaim Enthronement In Ritual-bound Ceremony

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast a shadow over proceedings. Naruhito officially assumed his duties as...

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This Is Japan's Plan To Counter China's Massive Submarine Buildup

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia Tokyo is building the planes it needs to find Chinese subs. Key point: Tokyo plans to operate additional Kawasaki P-1 planes to improve its ASW capabilities.  Japan may be the only nation to have experienced having...
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Imperial Japan's Zero Fighter Was Once Thought To Be Nearly Unbeatable

Sebastien Roblin History, Asia When Japan launched her surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and on British and Dutch possessions in East Asia, the 521 Zeroes serving in the Japanese Navy quickly became the terror of Allied fighter pilots. How did...

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Japan's World War Ii 'diving Shells' Were A Nightmare For The Allies

Warfare History Network Security, Asia Sometimes the best weapons are created unintentionally. Key point: They were not very effective against heavier vessels. The eight-inch shell that penetrated the cruiser’s hull and threatened to blow up her...
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Japan Considers Postponing Emperor Enthronement Parade Over Recent Typhoon - Reports

TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese government is mulling postponing the solemn parade dedicated to the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito over powerful typhoon Hagibis that devastated the country over the weekend, local media reported on Thursday.
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