Japan

Wladimir Balentien Announces Retirement From Npb

Wladimir Balentien is retiring from Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, the outfielder announced via Twitter. The 37-year-old is best known for setting the NPB’s single-season home run record in 2013 when he slugged 60 home runs for...
Related topics: Social Media, Tokyo

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Forget Pearl Harbor: What If Japan Kicked The Navy Out Of Asia?

James Holmes World War II, Asia What if Japan had never attacked Pearl Harbor? Here's What You Need to Remember: In all likelihood, the American reaction would have proved more muted—and more manageable for Japan. Suppose Robert E. Lee had...

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Over 10 People Injured In 6.4-magnitude Earthquake In Japan, Reports Say

TOKYO (Sputnik) - Over 10 people were injured as a result of a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit southwestern and western Japan, media outlets reported on Saturday.
Related topics: Earthquakes, Tokyo

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Can China Face Both The Japanese And American Military?

Kris Osborn Japan Self-Defense Forces, Asia At least initially, it is likely that the U.S.-Japan alliance would attack with the more limited goal of liberating the island chain or at least repelling the Chinese presence from the contested area...
Related topics: China, Military

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Uk Mulls Basing Military Assets In Australia Amid 'malign Actors' Rise In Indo-pacific

Australia has boosted its defences by forming alliances with the US, UK, Japan, and India via new agreements such as AUKUS and reciprocal access pacts. Despite objections from China, Prime Minister Morrison has taken several defence-related measures...
Related topics: United Kingdom, Military, Australia, India, China

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Is Fidelity Japan Fund (fjpnx) A Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now?

There are plenty of choices in the Mutual Fund Equity Report category, but where should you start your research? Well, one fund that might be worth investigating is Fidelity Japan Fund (FJPNX). FJPNX carries a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank of 1 (Strong...

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Indian Pm Modi Is The Most Popular Global Leader As Bojo Considered The Most Unpopular, Shows Survey

Morning Consult has been tracking the weekly approval ratings of leaders in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States since March 2020. The latest approval ratings are...
Related topics: Polls, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom

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From Barricaded Playgrounds To Crowded Beaches: Life With Omicron Around The World

The omicron variant is eliciting different government measures. Post reporters in Japan, India, Brazil, Senegal, Israel, France, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the UK share how the countries they cover are responding.
Related topics: India, Brazil, Senegal, Israel, France, Hong Kong, South Africa, United Kingdom

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Here's Why You Should Retain Aflac (afl) In Portfolio Now

Aflac Incorporated AFL is currently gaining on the back of a global economic recovery, which has led to a sales uptick in its U.S. business. The same is expected to happen for the Japan unit as well. A diversified product portfolio, sincere digital...
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Japan's Prime Minister Laid Out An Ambitious Economic Plan That Could Usher In 'a New Form Of...

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at 2021 press conferenceGetty Images Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio called for a new form of liberal democratic capitalism. Fumio says unfettered state capitalism has led to widening income gaps and...

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Sony Loses $20 Billion In Market Value After Microsoft's Massive Deal To Buy Activision Blizzard...

Rokas Tenys/Shutterstock Sony's market value dropped $20 billion in a single day after its shares lost almost 13% in Tokyo. The stock fell after Microsoft said it plans to buy 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard for almost $69...
Related topics: Microsoft (MSFT), Tokyo

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Invasion: How Japan Brought War To The United States

Sebastien Roblin World War II, Pacific As the blockade and bombardment further intensified, the stage was set for Allied amphibious landings that would finally eject Japanese troops from U.S. soil. Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Japanese...

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Japan Widens Covid Curbs, Including In Tokyo, As Cases Surge

The Japanese government will place Tokyo and a dozen other areas under new restrictions for COVID-19 effective Friday, allowing local leaders to shorten hours for eateries, as a surge in omicron cases threatens to paralyze society
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Bank Of Japan Revises Inflation Projection For First Time Since 2014

Prices have finally begun to rise but increases still lower than elsewhere in the world
Related topics: Banking, Inflation

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Us Condemns 4th North Korean Ballistic Missile Test In A Month

US Condemns 4th North Korean Ballistic Missile Test In A Month It's been confirmed that early Monday morning North Korea launched a pair of ballistic missiles which fell into the Sea of Japan. Crucially this marked the fourth major...
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Japan's Kishida Says Virus Measures, Defense Top Priorities

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said fighting the pandemic was a “top priority” for his government in his speech opening this year’s parliamentary session

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Biden, New Japanese Prime Minister To Meet Virtually Friday

President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan on Friday
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Visualizing The $94 Trillion World Economy In One Chart

Visualizing The $94 Trillion World Economy In One Chart Just four countries - the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany - make up over half of the world’s economic output by gross domestic product (GDP) in nominal terms. In fact, as...
Related topics: China, Germany

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Which Nation Has The Most 'powerful' Passport?

Which Nation Has The Most 'Powerful' Passport? Some passports afford their bearers more freedom than others. In 2022, Japan and Singapore have been named the countries with the world's most powerful passports by the Henley...
Related topics: Singapore

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Tsunami Hits Parts Of Japan, Local Newspaper Says

Earlier a tsunami warning was issued for parts of the US and Canada after an undersea volcano erupted near the Tonga archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The warning was issued for the country's west coast, and applied to Alaska and Hawaii as well.
Related topics: Tsunami, Canada, Volcanoes, Tonga

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