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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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Asian Shares Mixed Amid Uncertainties On Brexit, China Trade

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to...
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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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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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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...
Related topics: Religion, Russia, Moscow, Israel, Jerusalem, Lebanon, India, New Delhi, Japan

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Asian Shares Rise After Wall Street Gain On Solid Earnings

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% to 22,476.70, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2% to...
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Japanese Troops Rush To Areas Hit Hard By Typhoon

Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 19 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo.There were also...
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Panamanian Ship Sinks In Tokyo Bay Amid Heavy Typhoon, 9 People Missing – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Nine people are missing after a Panamanian ship sank in the Gulf of Tokyo amid the heavy Typhoon Hagibis, national media reported on Sunday.
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Arrested Japanese Stalker Used Pupil Image Reflections

TOKYO — A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she lived. Tokyo police declined comment on the specifics of the...
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Crying Or Kneeling Can Help You Make A Public Apology — But Don’t Expect Faster Forgiveness

Representatives from Tokyo Electric Power Co. apologise to evacuees after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images By Emma Young Public apologies for misdeeds can be tricky. The usual advice to companies, politicians...
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Super Typhoon Hagibis Could Be Strongest In Decades To Hit Tokyo

The typhoon could make landfall on the main Japanese island of Honshu on Saturday, hitting the capital with up to 2 feet of rain, storm surge and winds up to 135 mph.(Image credit: Issei Kato/Reuters)
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Electric Lexus Concept To Bow At Tokyo Motor Show - Roadshow

A single teaser image came with the announcement, but it hardly gives anything away.
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Justice For Pearl Harbor: How America Assassinated Admiral Yamamoto

Michael Peck History, Asia A secret operation to deliver payback. Key Point: America had broken Tokyo's codes and was able to prepare an ambush. This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor...
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Japan Utility Head Quits Over Gifts From Town Official

TOKYO — The head of a Japanese utility resigned Wednesday over a scandal involving 20 of its executives who received cash and gifts totalling $3 million from a former official in a town where it operates a nuclear power plant. Kansai Electric...
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The Latest: Chinese Say People Have Expressed Their Opinion

TOKYO — The Latest on the NBA’s relationship with China (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says ordinary people have already expressed their position after a tweet unraveled the country’s...
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Nissan Names Head Of China Business To Be New Ceo

TOKYO — Nissan tapped the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its new president and chief executive, replacing Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned after acknowledging receiving dubious income. Nissan Motor Co. has been reeling in a leadership...
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5 Ways Imperial Japan Just Might Have Won (or Survived) World War Ii

James Holmes History, Asia A difficult task for Tokyo. Key point: Tokyo should have fought strategically instead of spreading out its forces. Let's face it. Imperial Japan stood next to no chance of winning a fight to the finish against the...
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With China Rift Ongoing, Nba Says Free Speech Remains Vital

TOKYO — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s state...
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Global Shares Mixed With All Eyes On China Trade Talks

TOKYO — Global stock markets were mixed on Monday as investors cautiously awaited the outcome of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Shares in Asia closed mostly lower and Wall Street appeared headed for a drop on the open. U.S. futures...
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Tepco Ventures And Jtb Hawaii Invest In Adon Group

Tokyo-based TEPCO Ventures and JTB Hawaii announced last week that the companies will invest an undisclosed amount in Kaneohe-based Adon Group — a general contractor specializing in construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance. TEPCO...
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