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4/15: Japan suffers two major earthquakes in two days; crooked cop paired up with man he framed

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 4/15: Japan suffers two major earthquakes in two days; crooked cop paired up with man he framed – CBS News Watch CBSN Live An earthquake with a seven magnitude struck Japan Friday afternoon, a day after a 6.5 quake......

‘Tacky’ to ‘demoralizing’: Travel writers share their biggest ‘bucket list’ disappointments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here So-called bucket list destinations come with big expectations — and often big crowds too. While overtourism can ruin many a holiday destination, it’s not the only reason vacations miss the mark. Here, travel writers who contribute to CNBC’s Global Traveler......

Biden seeks closer ties with Japan as the U.S. prepares to challenge China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. and Japanese national flags displayed outside the Palace Hotel Tokyo on May 25, 2019 ahead of former U.S President Donald Trump’s state visit. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide......

Asian shares defensive, dollar struggles near one-month lows

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were on the backfoot on Thursday following mixed cues from Wall Street where a sharp sell-off in the largest bitcoin exchange Coinbase hit tech shares while the dollar index struggled near one-month lows. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians and a traffic light stop sign are reflected on......

BOJ’s Kuroda warns of lingering COVID pain on economy

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FILE PHOTO: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy was picking up but any recovery was likely to be modest due to lingering caution over the coronavirus pandemic, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko......

South Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s president ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National......

S.Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

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SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly......

IMF says Japan’s economy can weather change of plan in Olympics

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TOKYO (Reuters) -Cancelling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics Games probably will not hurt Japan’s economy much, but may require the government to offer targeted support for hard-hit small firms, a senior International Monetary Fund official said. FILE PHOTO: The giant Olympic rings are silhouetted in the sunset, amid the coronavirus......

Surprise drop in Japan machinery orders stokes recovery fears

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly fell the most in about a year in February, government data showed, dashing hopes for a pick-up in capital expenditure needed for a private sector-led recovery from the coronavirus-induced slump. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a factory during the sunset at Keihin......

Toshiba shares surge on imminent CEO resignation, bidding war expectations

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares in Japan’s Toshiba Corp surged on Wednesday, propelled higher by reports of more plans of bids for the conglomerate and expectations that its embattled chief executive would soon resign. FILE PHOTO: Toshiba Corp CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani attends a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo,......

BOJ’s Kuroda says weak yen promises to benefit Japan’s economy

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FILE PHOTO: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda wearing a protective face mask attends a news conference as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2020, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) -Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda......

U.S. expresses support for Japan’s release of Fukushima nuclear plant water

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FILE PHOTO: The storage tanks for treated water are seen at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday said Japan “appears to have adopted an approach in accordance with globally accepted......

Japan says to release contaminated Fukushima water into sea

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By Yuka Obayashi, Aaron Sheldrick FILE PHOTO: The storage tanks for treated water are seen through a window at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to release into the sea more than 1......

The Masters: Hideki Matsuyama survives late mistakes to win first men’s major for Japan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Hideki Matsuyama overcame a nervy......

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