Tag Archives: Japan

Japan anger over South Korea’s shrimp surprise for Donald Trump

The menu at South Korea’s state banquet for Donald Trump has left a nasty taste in Japan, after the president was served seafood caught off islands at the centre of a long-running territorial dispute between Seoul and Tokyo. Japanese officials have also complained about the decision to invite a former wartime sex slave to the event, held earlier this week during the… Read More »

North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said.… Read More »

EU clears German plan for electric vehicle charging network

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved German plans for an infrastructure network for charging electric vehicles across the country. The plan, at a total cost of 300 million euros (255 million pounds) over four years, will require that the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, with contracts awarded through an open tender process. “Electric vehicles… Read More »

Prada 2016 revenue down 10 percent as Asia, Japan lead global decline

Italian fashion group Prada (1913.HK) reported a 10 percent drop in revenues on Monday as sales fell across all regions, including Japan and its top market Asia Pacific. Consolidated revenues in the financial year through January 2017 fell to 3.18 billion euros (3 billion pounds), down from 3.55 billion euros a year before. At constant exchange rates sales… Read More »

Japan November machinery orders seen falling on U.S. policy uncertainty

A Reuters poll on Friday found Japan’s machinery orders were expected to fall in November, the first decline in two months, suggesting firms remain cautious about capital spending. Core machinery orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as a leading indicator of capital spending, were expected to have slipped 1.7 percent in November following a 4.1 percent rise… Read More »

Japan parliament legalises casinos

Japan’s parliament has passed a long-awaited law to legalise casinos. The move paves the way for casino resort developments that also include hotels and shopping centres. International gaming firms including Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts and Caesars have expressed an interest in running businesses in Japan. Casino operators are keen to find new markets, especially those in close proximity… Read More »

Windows 10-powered NuAns Neo to be available outside of Japan starting today

Inline with the previously revealed June-end launch time frame, the Windows 10-powered NuAns Neo will be available for purchase in select countries starting today. This was announced by NuAns, the company behind Neo, in a press release. “The NuAns NEO will be available to select countries outside of Japan via our Kickstarter campaign which will launch Friday, July… Read More »

Japan Quakes Disrupt Sony Image Sensor Production Used in Apple iPhones

Electronics giant Sony Corp said a factory producing image sensors for Apple Inc and other smartphone makers will remain closed while it assesses the damage from two deadly earthquakes which hit southern Japan. Sony said it will extend the closure of its image sensor plant in Kumamoto, which is in the southern island of Kyushu, after major tremblors… Read More »

Thousands evacuated from homes as hunt for Japan quake survivors goes on

Japanese authorities have ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes after a deadly earthquake struck a southern island and the search for survivors went on into the early hours of Sunday amid worsening weather conditions. A 7.3 magnitude tremor struck early on Saturday morning, killing at least 32 people, injuring about a thousand more… Read More »

At least two dead after earthquake hits Japan

Scores of people injured after quake estimated to have magnitude of 6.5 demolishes houses on island of Kyushu  At least two people were killed and 45 were injured by a powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake that knocked over houses and buckled roads in southern Japan on Thursday. Both victims were from the hardest-hit town of Mashiki, about 15 kilometers… Read More »