The Chinese interior city of Xi’an in Shaanxi province has counted more than 1,200 cases of the coronavirus in the past three weeks. The spread of the virus in the city has become the largest this year in China. Health officials say 161 locally transmitted cases were confirmed in theRead More →

December 31, 2021 Toppan, a communications company, the Yoi-Otera Research Institute, the Borderless Art Organization and the NPO Support Center DREAM are working with Stichting hetWerkvan, an organization supporting artists with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands, to organize an online reality exhibition virtual in the Ryuhozan The Daitoku-ji Zuiho-in templeRead More →

Free agent third baseman Kyle Seager announced his retirement on Wednesday after 11 seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Seager, who turned 34 in November, set career highs with 35 homers and 101 RBIs in the Mariners’ 90-game winning season of 2021. “Today, I am announcing my retirement from Major LeagueRead More →

If you are a resident of Japan and crave the savory calorie bomb of a large order of McDonald’s French fries with your Kokuuma Angus Beef Balognese Gracoro sandwich or beef pie dessert, you might encounter a stern look from the chain employees. A shortage of fries is underway inRead More →

TOKYO, December 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Short Film Festival and Asia (SSFF & ASIA) is collaborating with Japan Cultural Expo on a project on Experiencing the Beauty of the Japanese Countryside. As part of this project, SSFF & ASIA is proud to present the “Achi Village Promotional Video”Read More →

To further increase and give a major boost to the trade sector between Cambodia and Japan, the government has established extensive liaison with the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in Japan. In a December 17 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the CCC liaison was established in Sendei city, TohokuRead More →

The Mitsubishi Corp brand is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan on August 2, 2017. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, December 24 (Reuters) – Japan’s ministries of industry and land have selected three consortia, all ledRead More →

Japan approves the Merck Covid pill Delivery of first batch of 1.6 million doses could start as early as Monday, PM says Patients who received Molnupiravir within five days of developing symptoms of the coronavirus were 30% less likely to be hospitalized or die than those who received a placebo,Read More →

The Japanese stock market finished higher for the third consecutive session on Thursday, December 23, 2021, as investors rejoiced to follow overnight advances on Wall Street after strong US and U. S. Approval by regulators of an oral COVID-19 drug developed by Pfizer Inc. Market gains were capped, however, amidRead More →

Japan’s equity market ended higher for the second consecutive session on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, as sentiment strengthened on monitoring overnight advances on Wall Street. Market gains, however, were capped due to coronavirus concerns after reports emerged that community spread of Omicron had been detected in the westernRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session higher on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, ending two days of losing streak as investors looked for heavily damaged stocks in hopes the recent sell-off was overdone and after the company American Micron Technology has exceeded market expectations by publishing more solid quarterly results.Read More →

International students enrolled in Japanese universities need to know when they can return. The country previously said it would accept foreign nationals (including those registered to study in Japan) in November but with the new Omicron variant, the government implemented a new ban, stressing many stranded students. Not only doRead More →

(Tokyo) – The Japanese government should sever ties with the Burmese military and immediately suspend an overseas military studies program involving Burmese cadets, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 1, 2021, the Burmese army, known as Tatmadaw, staged a coup and installed a junta that overturned democratic elections. AsRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended lower for the second consecutive session on Monday, December 20, 2021, as risk aversion liquidated across the board following broadly negative signals from Wall Street on Friday. Meanwhile, selling pressure has intensified amid concerns about the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, withRead More →

Over the weekend, according to NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, Osaka firefighters began urgent on-site inspections of buildings with a single staircase, identifying nearly 5,500 of those structures in the city of nearly 2, 7 million. The firefighters checked that these exits were not blocked. Two years ago, another arsonRead More →

JEDDAH: Government authorities in Saudi Arabia continue to intensify their labor reforms to improve the working environment and strengthen laws to protect workers’ rights and establish an attractive working environment. Last year, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development launched a labor reform initiative that streamlines labor marketRead More →

The US administration of President Joe Biden has said the United States, Britain and Australia have agreed to commission Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines “as soon as possible” as part of a new security pact involving the three countries. A White House statement on Friday said members of the new AUKUS trilateralRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session sharply lower on Friday, December 17, 2021, as investors registered gains in the previous two sessions after following broadly negative signals from Wall Street overnight. Sentiment was also heightened amid concerns over the impact of the Omicron variant after several countries around theRead More →

The Bank of Japan has announced plans to cut its emergency coronavirus economic support program, cutting its corporate debt purchases to pre-pandemic levels, while tracking other major global central banks in l gradual elimination of crisis policies. The BoJ has not made any changes to its ultra-flexible monetary policy, however,Read More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session sharply higher on Thursday, December 16, 2021, as risk sentiment strengthened following the US Federal Reserve’s decision to cut rates and plans to hike rates three times the next year were in line with market expectations. At the closing bell, the 225-issue NikkeiRead More →

Chroniclers Why Kenya is highly rated in Japan-Africa relations Wednesday, December 15, 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo in 2019. FILE PHOTO | NMG By Ryochi HorieMore from this author Summary President Uhuru Kenyatta proudly validated ourRead More →

Japan Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on November 29, 2021 (AP Photo / Koji Sasahara) TOKYO (Kyodo) – The government plans to simplify immigration procedures for foreign travelers arriving in Japan by luxury transport such as private jets and superyachts usually used byRead More →

Japan’s health ministry has started disclosing more information on the number of hospital beds available for coronavirus patients, in order to achieve optimal occupancy rates. The move was taken after it became apparent that the average occupancy rate of hospital beds reserved for COVID-19 patients was 68% in September, whenRead More →

NUCLEAR waste is an endless curse that has eternally haunted the future of civilization for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The challenge of making nuclear energy safer does not end once the electricity has been produced. Nuclear fuel remains dangerously radioactive for thousands of years after it is noRead More →

Kyodo News Tokyo, Japan ● Sun 12 December 2021 2021-12-12 14:00 0 7c8de5fbfa8fecad7676baf1830e775a 2 Asia and pacific Japan, boycott, Olympics, Beijing, Winter Olympics, diplomacy To free Japan plans to not send Cabinet ministers to next year’s Beijing Olympics, in line with the US-led diplomatic boycott amid growing criticism of China’sRead More →

Top diplomats from Japan and the United States have shared their opposition to China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea. They agreed on the need to strengthen the deterrence capabilities of the Japanese-American alliance. Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and US Secretary of StateRead More →

Although Japan is home to some of the world’s most prominent electronics companies, the country can be surprisingly attached to old technology. It’s only been two years since the pager service officially ended in Japan, after all, and in another example of this if-it-don’t-bro-not-fix-it philosophy, KDDI, the one of Japan’sRead More →

Summary: The research report of the Japan Software Outsourcing Market comprises in-depth data of the business area with respect to the major growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the future trends. The software outsourcing market in Japan is expected to grow at an annual rate of xx% by the endRead More →

A two-day meeting of Group of Seven foreign ministers kicked off in the UK city of Liverpool on Saturday. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be attending some of the online sessions for the first time. The ministers are expected to discuss security and human rights issues,Read More →

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the annual conference of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, according to Kyodo News. Taiwan is not allowed to join most international organizations due to resistance from China, which claims full sovereigntyRead More →

December 11, 2021 TWO TALES we often talk about Japan. The first is that of a nation in decline, with a population that is shrinking and aging, undermined of its vitality. The second is that of an attractive, hyper-functional, and somewhat eccentric society – a nice place to eat sushiRead More →