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Fencer Misaki Emura (left) and breaker Shigekix, whose real name is Shigeyuki Nakarai, during a send-off ceremony in Tokyo on Friday
OLYMPICS
Jul 5, 2024
Japanese athletes get rousing send-off ahead of Paris Olympics
Three years after hosting the Tokyo Olympics, Japan is preparing to send almost 400 athletes to the Games in the French capital.
Labour leader Keir Starmer reacts as he speaks at a reception to celebrate his win in the election, at Tate Modern in London on Friday.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 5, 2024
Keir Starmer set to be U.K. PM as Labour trounces Tories in election
Analysts largely expect continuity in Downing Street's foreign policy with the Indo-Pacific despite there being no mention of the region in Labour's election manifesto.
A Maruti Suzuki India showroom in Chennai, India
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2024
Suzuki starts $40 million India fund to help rural startups
Suzuki is at risk of losing customers in India due to its paltry lineup of hybrid cars and lack of any electrified options.
Protesters rally in front of the Okinawa Prefectural Government building in Naha on Thursday following recent revelations of sexual abuse cases involving U.S. servicemen in Okinawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 5, 2024
Info-sharing on U.S. soldiers' crimes to improve, Kamikawa says
The central government will also strengthen measures to prevent U.S. servicemen from committing sex crimes in Japan, the foreign minister said.
Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko speaks during an interview in Kyiv on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2024
Ukraine eyes investment deal with Japan by year-end
A new bilateral tax treaty is expected to enter into force in January next year, according to the Ukrainian government.
Gen. Romeo Brawner, the chief of the Philippines' military, speaks at a news conference in Manila on Thursday.
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2024
Philippines hopes to sign key defense pact with Japan
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa are set to meet with their Philippine counterparts in Manila on Monday.
Japan's Tatsuru Saito competes during the 2022 world championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
OLYMPICS / Judo
Jul 4, 2024
Japan's Tatsuru Saito aims to emulate late father with judo Olympic gold
Hitoshi Saito was a judo great who triumphed at consecutive Olympics in 1984 and 1988 at over 95 kilograms.
U.S. Air Force F-35A fighter jets will be deployed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2024
U.S. to upgrade Japan-based military aircraft
The U.S. Defense Department will spend over $10 billion to upgrade tactical military aircraft deployed in Japan over the next several years.
Naomi Osaka reacts after losing a point against Emma Navarro during the second round of Wimbledon, in London on Wednesday.
TENNIS
Jul 4, 2024
Naomi Osaka focuses on Olympics after Wimbledon exit
The Japanese superstar, playing at the All England Club for the first time since 2019, went down 6-4, 6-1 in her second-round match on Centre Court in less than an hour.
MUFG has been seeking to build its presence in India, and has been involved in negotiations for a minority stake in HDFC Bank’s consumer lending unit.
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2024
MUFG's talks for stake in India consumer lender said to hit snag
MUFG has been seeking to build its presence in India.
Japan forward Mao Hosoya controls the ball during a game against the United States in Kansas City, Kansas, on June 11.
OLYMPICS
Jul 3, 2024
Japan goes with all U-23 men's soccer squad for Paris Olympics
Veterans like Liverpool’s Wataru Endo, 31, had been rumored as possible options to supplement the 18-man squad, but instead Japan will be counting on youth in Paris.
People protest in Tokyo on Tuesday against sexual abuse cases by U.S. servicemen stationed in Okinawa Prefecture and the fact that the central government failed to quickly inform local officials of the cases.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 3, 2024
More sexual offense cases disclosed involving U.S. servicemen in Okinawa
The three other cases occurred in February and August last year and in January this year, with all of them being dismissed.
The revised action plan for Japan's response to outbreaks of new infectious diseases requires the government to take action to raise awareness about vaccinations, reflecting concerns expressed by many of those who submitted public comments over the revision.
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2024
Japan adopts revised action plan for infectious diseases
The government will implement the plan flexibly while taking into consideration the impact of the measures on people's lives.
Japan skateboarding national team coach Daisuke Hayakawa performs at a skateboard training area in Tokyo on June 12.
OLYMPICS / Skateboarding
Jul 2, 2024
Japan's skateboarding youth turn street culture into Olympic gold
National team coach Daisuke Hayakawa said that the number of skaters in Japan had tripled since the Tokyo Games.
Japan's Universal Entertainment is dropping a plan to buy PH Resorts' gaming project in the central Philippines.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 2, 2024
Japan's Universal scraps plan to buy central Philippines casino
Shares in PH Resorts slumped as much as 29% to a nine-month intraday low following the disclosure.
A city street in Kyoto crowded with tourists in April. American tourists headed for Japan have surged this year, according to data from the International Trade Administration.
BUSINESS
Jul 2, 2024
More American tourists head to Japan as battered yen beckons
Airlines are also moving in tandem with this trend, adding 9% more seats between the United States and Japan in the three months through August.
Yohei Kono, leader of a Japanese delegation to promote economic ties with China (left), speaks with Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng in Beijing on Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2024
Japan group shows concerns about safety of Japanese in China
The delegation leader asked China to identify whether the Suzhou knife attack last week specifically targeted Japanese nationals.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping with French President Emmanuel Macron in France in May. As part of a charm offensive, Xi visited France and other European countries in the spring.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 1, 2024
Expectations vs. reality of Xi Jinping's charm offensive
Beijing is trying to win back favor in several countries to tackle its economic woes, with Xi courting bilateral relations with leaders in Europe and beyond.
A bus stop where a Japanese mother and child appear to have been attacked in Suzhou in China's Jiangsu Province
JAPAN / Society
Jul 1, 2024
Chinese social media companies condemn hate speech against Japanese people after knife attack
Wechat owner Tencent said it had tackled 836 instances of content related to the attack that infringed its rules.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2024
Japanese business executive detained in Myanmar
The military regime said an Aeon Orange executive and local supermarket officials allegedly sold rice at prices higher than levels set by authorities.

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