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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2022
McDonald’s and Coca-Cola hit pause on Russia amid rising backlash
The iconic U.S. brands, seen around the world as the face of U.S. capitalism, have joined hundreds of other global companies in halting work in Russia since the war began.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 9, 2022
Japan downgrades fourth-quarter GDP on service sector weakness
The downwardly revised growth is bad news for policymakers tasked with keeping the country's fragile recovery on track.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2022
Here’s how surging oil prices shift the economic outlook in Asia
Oil's relentless surge above $125 a barrel threatens to stoke inflation across Asia.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 9, 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine set to compound worldwide hunger crisis as shipments dry up
Together, Russia and Ukraine exporting so much wheat, corn, sunflower oil and other foods that it adds up to more than a tenth of all calories traded globally.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 9, 2022
As fighting gets closer, a Kyiv hospital treats the war’s atrocities
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that it had confirmed attacks on medical facilities in Ukraine and said it was investigating reports of more attacks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2022
Top Japanese and U.S. officials to meet this week to discuss Ukraine war
Foreign and defense officials will meet in Tokyo to coordinate their responses to the Ukraine crisis, while also discussing closer defense cooperation between China and Russia in East Asia.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 9, 2022
U.S. spy chiefs say Putin may escalate despite Ukraine setbacks
Putin's announcement that he was elevating his nuclear forces' readiness was unusual, but intelligence analysts say they have not observed changes in Russia's nuclear posture.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2022
'A war for life of our child': Health crisis spills out of Ukraine conflict
Ukraine, a country of 44 million, has 2.3 million people with diabetes, 250,000 people living with HIV and around 160,000 cancer patients, according to the latest WHO estimates.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2022
In banning Russian fuel imports, U.S. refuses to subsidize Putin’s war
With other petroleum products included, Russia accounted for about 8% of 2021 oil imports to the U.S., though those shipments have trended lower in recent months.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 8, 2022
Ukrainian refugees reach 2 million mark as evacuation from besieged cities ramps up
Residents ran with their young children in strollers or cradling babies in arms, while others carried pets and plastic bags of belongings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 8, 2022
Rice could keep Asia’s food inflation risks from getting worse
Rice is more popular with many Asian consumers than wheat, which has seen supplies cut off from one of the world's breadbaskets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 8, 2022
Shoppers scramble for staples as food fallout from war spreads
Russia and Ukraine are vital suppliers of grains, vegetable oil and fertilizers, which means that supply disruptions will be felt all over the world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2022
Invasion of Ukraine becomes moment of truth for Asian nations
Many Asian nations insist on noninterference in internal affairs, so it would be expected that the dismembering of a state, Ukraine, by a neighbor would have warranted condemnation. It did not.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 8, 2022
The letter ‘Z’ has become a symbol for Russians who support the invasion of Ukraine
The letter's ubiquity has led many to conclude that its adoption is an orchestrated Kremlin effort to drum up support for the war.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 8, 2022
Ukraine invasion sets back Elon Musk's dream for cheaper EVs, for now
Rising prices of nickel, lithium and other materials threaten to slow and even temporarily reverse the long-term trend of falling costs of batteries.
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.

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