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FM Qureshi phones Japanese counterpart, apprises him of delay in visit

02 February, 2019 4:01 pm 4:01 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and apprised him of the reasons behind the postponement of his visit to Japan. He said: “After the Pulwama incident, law and order situation has worsened. The situation in Occupied Kashmir is also tense.” The minister said that his presence … Read More

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Volcano erupts in southern Japan, no evacuation warning

01 January, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan on Thursday, the meteorological agency said, but the warning level was kept below the scale requiring evacuation. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the volcano on Kuchinoerabujima island, roughly 1,000 km (620 miles) southwest of Tokyo, erupted at 9:20 a.m. (0020 GMT). The … Read More

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Japan’s Abe says he hopes a no-deal Brexit will be avoided

01 January, 2019 11:45 pm 11:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he hoped Britain and the European Union would avoid a no-deal Brexit. “It is the strong will of Japan to further develop this strong partnership with the UK, to invest more into the country and to enjoy further economic growth with the UK,” Abe … Read More

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SKorea’s surviving comfort women spend final years seeking atonement ...

11 November, 2018 8:44 am 8:44 am

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – When 17-year-old Lee Yong-soo returned home to South Korea in 1945 after years as a child sex slave for Japanese troops, her family, having given her up for dead, thought she was a ghost. “When I returned, I had a deep wound,” Lee told Reuters, holding a black and white … Read More

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Japan, China seek warmer ties against backdrop of US trade friction

10 October, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s prime minister travels to Beijing on Thursday for his first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders in seven years as the Asian rivals seek to build on a thaw in ties against the backdrop of trade friction with Washington. China has stepped up its outreach to Japan and others as it … Read More

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Japan PM Abe ‘relieved’ at hostage’s release but wants to...

10 October, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he was “relieved” that a Japanese hostage believed to have been captured in Syria three years ago had been released, but added that the government still needed to confirm the man’s identity. Late on Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tokyo had received … Read More

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Japan household spending posts biggest rise in three years, signals steady ...

10 October, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s household spending jumped in August at the fastest annual pace in three years as bigger bonuses boosted consumption, suggesting robust domestic demand could help offset ill-effects from escalating trade frictions. Friday’s upbeat data may also moderate some analysts’ fears that the world’s third largest economy may slow or even contract in … Read More

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Powerful typhoon kills two, snarls transport for thousands in Japan

10 October, 2018 9:59 am 9:59 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful typhoon brought down trees onto railroad tracks and kicked up debris across Tokyo as it brushed past the Japanese capital early on Monday, killing two people and stranding thousands as train lines were closed or severely delayed. Typhoon Trami made landfall in western Japan on Sunday evening and threatened heavy … Read More

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Momota becomes first Japanese man to top world rankings

09 September, 2018 10:25 am 10:25 am

(Reuters) – World champion Kento Momota has become the first Japanese man to top the Badminton World Federation rankings, replacing Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen at the top of the list for men’s singles. Rio Olympic bronze medallist and 2017 world champion Axelsen slipped to third in the latest edition of the rankings, behind China’s Shi Yuqi. … Read More

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Japan hit by another cryptocurrency heist, $60 million stolen

09 September, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp said about $60 million (£45.6 million in digital currencies were stolen from its exchange, highlighting the industry’s vulnerability despite recent efforts by authorities to make it more secure. Tech Bureau, which had already been slapped with two business improvement orders by regulators this year, said its … Read More

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Japan’s Abe likely to win party vote but faces Trump trade challenge

09 September, 2018 8:38 am 8:38 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution. First, however, he must confront the immediate challenge of a likely summit with US President Donald … Read More

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Japanese submarine conducts first drills in South China Sea

09 September, 2018 9:09 am 9:09 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese submarine joined a naval drill in the South China Sea for the first time, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday, in an escalation of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others. The Maritime Self Defense Force submarine Kuroshio conducted a naval exercise with other Japanese … Read More

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Japan Inc against daylight savings for the 2020 Olympics – Reuters po...

09 September, 2018 10:25 am 10:25 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Japanese firms oppose a proposal to adopt daylight savings time ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, citing the time and effort to adjust computer systems as well as disruptions to public life. Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have floated the idea after scorching heat … Read More

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Japan’s Nidec sees electric vehicles driving profits as it plans for ...

09 September, 2018 10:39 am 10:39 am

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – Since starting Nidec in 1973 in a tiny Kyoto shed with just three workers, Shigenobu Nagamori has built it into the world’s top maker of precision motors and became one of Japan’s most venerated business leaders. Nagamori guided Nidec past Nissan and Panasonic in market value and helped place its products … Read More

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Death toll from Japan’s Hokkaido doubles to 16: prime minister

09 September, 2018 8:43 am 8:43 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido doubled to at least 16, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday, with more than half the island’s 5.3 million residents still without power. The 6.7-magnitude quake, which hit before dawn on Thursday, triggered landslides that buried … Read More

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