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Chinese internet giant NetEase opens another gaming studio in Japan as international push continues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The NetEase Games booth at the China Joy conference in Shanghai on July 30, 2021. Arjun Kharpal | CNBC Chinese internet giant NetEase has opened another gaming studio in Japan as the company continues to expand overseas. The Hangzhou-headquartered company......

Tokyo hits record 10,000 COVID cases, Japan over 50,000 for first time

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TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tokyo recorded its fourth record number of daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday, breaking above 10,000, while Japan’s exceeded 50,000 for the first time as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The capital had 11,227 new coronavirus cases, the local government said a day after......

The Japanese WWII Soldier Who Refused to Surrender for 27 Years

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Shoichi Yokoi fled to the jungles of Guam to avoid capture in the summer of 1944. He remained in hiding until January 1972. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons / Photo by Keystone / Getty Images When Japanese sergeant Shoichi Yokoi returned to his home country after almost three decades in......

Japan poised to widen COVID-19 curbs as Omicron drives record infections

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Passersby wearing protective face masks walk on the street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Japan was poised on Wednesday to widen COVID-19 curbs to the capital, Tokyo,......

Biden to meet virtually with new Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio Friday

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden will meet virtually with new Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Friday, according to the White House. The White House says the meeting will be to “further deepen ties between our governments, economies, and our people,” and......

Japan finance minister vows stable JGB issuance via dialogue with markets

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City skyline and harbour are seen at sunrise from a quarantine bus window during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Suzuki eyes fiscal reform to balance budget by fiscal 2025 Focus on economic......

Uniqlo owner’s profits boosted by overseas surge as Japan sales fall

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Clothes of the collaborative label +J from Uniqlo’s new tie-up with German designer Jil Sander, are displayed at the retailer’s press room in Tokyo, Japan November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Ritsuko Ando/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Japan’s Fast Retailing (9983.T), owner......

Japan households’ inflation expectations hit more than 2-year high – BOJ

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Shoppers wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are seen at a supermarket in Tokyo, Japan March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOJ: 78.8% of households expect prices to rise 1 year ahead Survey shows 80.8% expect......

Japan urges more chip tie-ups with Taiwan at trade talks

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A 12-inch wafer is seen at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) in Hsinchu June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Japan called for greater collaboration with Taiwan on semiconductors at a bilateral economic and trade meeting on Tuesday.......

Japan warns of need for currency stability as yen falls persist

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Japan’s new Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Dollar hovers near five-year high vs yen Finance minister underscores need for......

U.S. and Japan sound alarm on China, seek new defence collaboration

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TOKYO/WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – The foreign and defence ministers of the United States and Japan on Friday voiced concerns about what they said was China’s ongoing efforts to undermine rules-based order, as they look to cooperate more on emerging defence threats. The officials from the two allies met virtually......

Global markets slump on hawkish Fed minutes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of trading on Monday following Friday’s steep decline in global stocks over fears of the new omicron Covid variant on December 20, 2021 in......

One country is home to half of the 10 most expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in the world

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here While Michelin-starred meals can cost just $1.50 per plate, most restaurants that have earned the prestigious award charge much more. Many cost $300-$400 for one meal, but some command even higher rates. To find the most expensive Michelin-starred restaurants, the......

League convert Ferguson arrested on drugs charges in Japan

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Britain Rugby League – England v Australia – 2016 Ladbrokes Four Nations – London Stadium – 13/11/16 Australia’s Blake Ferguson celebrates scoring their first try Mandatory Credit: Action Images / John Sibley Livepic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Blake Ferguson, a......

Japanese high school team’s bizarre free kick routine goes viral

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The Takagawa Gakuen High School soccer team’s free kick routine was viewed more than five million times in 24 hours. Twitter @yoshinikov Congratulations are due to Takagawa Gakuen High School, who got their Japanese High School tournament campaign off to a flying start on Tuesday with a win over Star Ridge......

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

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The pandemic caused many people to reevaluate their travel bucket lists. Some destinations moved higher on people’s lists, while other places are being dropped altogether. For help on what to keep and what to nix, we asked seasoned travel writers......

More than 100 Japan flights cancelled due to heavy snow

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Japan Airlines (JAL) planes sit on the tarmac at New Chitose Airport, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) – More than 100 domestic flights in Japan were grounded on Sunday due to heavy snow......

Japan to pay companies to keep sensitive patents secret- Nikkei

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Japan’s National Diet Building is pictured in Tokyo, Japan, May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Japan will compensate companies to keep secret patents with potential military applications under proposed legislation, the Nikkei reported on Sunday, without citing......

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