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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2022
War in Ukraine pushes up already high freight costs for Japan
Delivery times and costs for shipping and air cargo had already been affected by the pandemic, and now the conflict has led to closed airspace and reduced port access.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2022
How to make sense of market forecasts in wartime
Trying to predict whether economic activity will rise or fall is almost impossible because what you're really trying to do is predict human behavior.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2022
Hot on the heels of COVID, global aviation takes another battering as Russia sanctions bite
Manufacturers, lessors, insurers and maintenance providers for Russian carriers are among those hit directly by sanctions, while foreign airlines face high fuel costs and diverted routes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2022
Japan to change defense supply transfer guidelines amid Ukraine crisis
The provision of defense equipment to a country under armed attack is rare for Japan, which is bound by strict conditions employed to adhere to its war-renouncing Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2022
Reactor restarts could be 'best option' for Japan to ride out energy shortages, senior LDP lawmaker says
Joining a U.S.-led import embargo on Russian oil would hit Japan hard, but nuclear energy could help ease any blow, former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 8, 2022
Russian oil becoming untouchable as purchases slammed and U.S. mulls ban
Tension between economic imperative and political pressure to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine is dragging the oil market toward a watershed.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 8, 2022
Ukraine’s Paralympians 'are all thinking of home'
Ukraine has won eight medals — third most, behind China and Canada — after three days of competition, each one a chance to convey a message.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 8, 2022
For foreign fighters, Ukraine offers purpose, camaraderie and a cause
Ukraine has established an 'international' legion for people from abroad and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has publicly urged foreigners to 'fight side-by-side with Ukrainians.'
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 8, 2022
China warns U.S. against backing Taiwan and turning Pacific alliances into Asia NATO
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said some of those speaking about Ukraine's sovereignty have undermined China's sovereignty over Taiwan, in what he called 'a blatant double standard.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2022
Japanese Embassy staff to leave Ukraine as Russia's attacks intensify
The Foreign Ministry said it will support Japanese citizens living in Ukraine from its embassy in Warsaw and a liaison office in the Polish city of Rzeszow.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2022
Japan hits Russia and Belarus with more sanctions over Ukraine invasion
Relations between Japan and Russia — from diplomacy to business — are quickly growing fragile as Tokyo joins Western countries in putting pressure on Moscow.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 7, 2022
France warns Russia against blackmail over Iran nuclear talks
Moscow has demanded a U.S. guarantee that sanctions it faces over Ukraine will not hurt its trade with Tehran.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2022
Japan discussing Russian oil import ban with U.S. and Europe
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida underscored the need for Japan to act with Western countries in dealing with Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2022
Legacy of Ukraine's Soviet-era Great Famine casts shadow over Putin’s words and actions
Although there are historical ties with the Ukrainian people, Russia's claims of brotherly relations dismisses the lasting trauma caused by the Soviet Union during the Great Famine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2022
Is there a method to Putin’s Ukraine madness?
While European political leaders pursued dialogue with Russia and offered various forms of appeasement, we now know that a diplomatic “solution” was never really on the table.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2022
How Putin destroyed the three myths of America’s global order
Putin's gambit is producing an intellectual paradigm shift, a recognition that this war may be a prelude to more devastating conflicts unless democratic states respond.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2022
SBI Sumishin Net Bank to postpone $1.2 billion IPO
The postponement marks the latest example of an IPO being shelved in markets globally, as investors from Hong Kong to Zurich grow anxious following the events in Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 7, 2022
Ukraine decries 'immoral' stunt after Moscow says it will let civilians flee — to Russia
Kyiv immediately dismissed Russia's proposed new 'humanitarian corridors' that Moscow said would transport Ukrainians trapped under its bombardment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2022
Uniqlo owner pledges to stay in Russia as wave of companies exit
Fast Retailing Co., Asia's largest retailer and parent of Uniqlo, will continue to operate in Russia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2022
Ukraine-born woman in Japan awaits reunion with family
After the Japanese government announced its plan last Wednesday to accept Ukrainian evacuees, Kagoshima resident Nika Koriyama immediately informed her relatives of the news.

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