Suga calls for transparent WHO coronavirus probe

National Jan 30, 2021

Suga calls for transparent WHO coronavirus probe

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said that Japan will "actively" cooperate with the World Health Organization's efforts to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus, adding that the probe should be conducted in a "transparent" manner as its findings will be key to combating ...

IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020

Business / Economy Jan 21, 2020

IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020

The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that Japan's economy will grow 0.7 percent this year, up 0.2 percentage point from its earlier estimate due to stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of the Oct. 1 consumption tax hike. The Washington-based institution also said global growth ...

Abe makes sales pitch for Fukushima sake at Davos

National Jan 24, 2019

Abe makes sales pitch for Fukushima sake at Davos

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a sales pitch for sake produced in Fukushima Prefecture. At the Japan Night event in Davos, Abe advertised Yamato no Kokoro, produced in Fukushima's Aizuwakamatsu from rice that ...