Japan's 'SWAT' team hones terror attack response after Brussels

Mar 30, 2016

Japan's 'SWAT' team hones terror attack response after Brussels

Police armed with guns tackled a grenade-throwing man and his accomplice in a bus hijack enactment in Tokyo on Wednesday after the Brussels airport and subway bomb attacks that killed 32 people. The Emergency Response Team, a select group from members of the country’s ...

MPD holds couterterrorism drill ahead of G-7 summit

Mar 28, 2016

MPD holds couterterrorism drill ahead of G-7 summit

The Metropolitan Police Department held an anti-terrorism drill Monday ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Ise-Shima, Mie Prefecture, in May. Around 200 people, including staff from East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) and other companies, took part in the drill at Tokyo ...

May 29, 2015

Volatile forex movements undesirable, Aso, Lew agree

The Japanese and U.S. finance chiefs agreed Thursday that volatile movements in foreign exchange markets are undesirable in the wake of the recent fall of the yen’s value against the dollar to a 12½-year low. Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters after meeting with ...

May 28, 2015

BOJ Kuroda calls for forex stability as yen plunges

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday called for stability in the foreign exchange market as the dollar continues expanding its gains after topping ¥123 for the first time in nearly eight years the previous day. “It is desirable for foreign exchange rates ...

Aid for Ukraine topic at G-7 meet

Apr 11, 2014

Aid for Ukraine topic at G-7 meet

The Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors met Thursday in Washington to discuss the need for financial aid in crisis-hit Ukraine and the possibility of additional sanctions against Russia. The discussions “covered the major and recent developments in the global economy ...