May 21, 2016

Japan to up infrastructure aid to developing nations to $200 billion

The government plans to expand financial assistance for infrastructure improvement and resources development in emerging countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, to $200 billion over the next five years, it was learned Friday. Tokyo earlier unveiled a plan to extend $110 billion over five ...

Railway line to be suspended during G-7 summit in Japan

Feb 2, 2016

Railway line to be suspended during G-7 summit in Japan

Security measures for the upcoming Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture will include the suspension of trains on a railway line near the venue. Kintetsu Inc. will suspend services on the Kintetsu Shima Line between Kashikojima Station and Ugata Station, both in the ...

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Jun 5, 2014

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was kept out of Wednesday’s summit of world leaders but dominated the meeting as President Barack Obama and his counterparts from the G-7 group of major economies sought the Kremlin chief’s renewed cooperation to end the Ukraine crisis. French President ...

Dec 5, 2013

Dementia cases to treble worldwide by 2050: study

The number of people with dementia worldwide is set to explode in the coming decades as the population ages, trebling by 2050, according to a study released Thursday. Some 44 million people already live with the disease, according to the report by Alzheimer’s Disease ...

Jun 22, 2013

Kudos and caution for Mr. Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been praised by G-8 leaders for his monetary policy as well as warned not to forget about a medium-term fiscal plan.