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Fast Retailing chief to donate ¥10 billion for medical research

Business Jun 24, 2020

Fast Retailing chief to donate ¥10 billion for medical research

Fast Retailing Co. Chairman and CEO Tadashi Yanai said Wednesday he will donate ¥10 billion ($94 million) to Kyoto University to support its medical research under two Nobel Prize winners, Tasuku Honjo and Shinya Yamanaka. The chief of Fast Retailing, the operator of the Uniqlo ...

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

World Jun 24, 2020

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. calls for discussions were insincere. The confrontation between arch foes Tehran and Washington ...

China asks Japan to maintain 'exclusively defense-oriented' policy

National Jun 24, 2020

China asks Japan to maintain 'exclusively defense-oriented' policy

China on Wednesday asked Japan to maintain its "exclusively defense-oriented" policy under the war-renouncing Constitution, as some Japanese ruling lawmakers have called for Tokyo to acquire the ability to attack foreign bases. "Because of historical reasons, Japan's military security trends have always received the attention ...

BOJ policymakers voice concerns over deflation risk

Business / Economy Jun 24, 2020

BOJ policymakers voice concerns over deflation risk

Some Bank of Japan policymakers voiced concern at a meeting last week that the coronavirus pandemic could tip the country back into deflation, a summary of opinions released Wednesday showed. A return to deflation would be "a considerable obstacle" to eventually achieving the central bank's ...

South Korea's first female trade minister bids for top WTO job

Asia Pacific Jun 24, 2020

South Korea's first female trade minister bids for top WTO job

South Korea's trade minister Yoo Myung-hee on Wednesday announced her bid to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, aiming to be the first female leader at the trade body. The nominations process began earlier this month to find a successor to Brazilian ...

JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Olympics Jun 24, 2020

JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita sent a message to his international counterparts Tuesday, telling them Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities as it emerges from the new coronavirus pandemic. In an English memo to the presidents of national Olympic committees and sports federations, Yamashita ...