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Japan’s exports rise for first time in 25 months thanks to China

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dpa/GNA – The value of outbound shipments from Japan climbed 2 per cent year on year to 6.7 trillion yen (64.7 billion dollars)...
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Japan’s central bank trims economic growth outlook

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dpa/GNA – The Bank of Japan on Thursday slightly downgraded its economic growth forecast for the current financial year amid the fallout from...
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Asia shares rise on hope for Biden administration

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dpa/GNA – Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region climbed on Thursday as investor sentiment was lifted by the inauguration of new US President Joe Biden’s...
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IOC veteran Pound: Tokyo Olympics could go ahead without fans

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dpa/GNA - Dick Pound, the longest-serving International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, has said the postponed Tokyo Olympics could go ahead without spectators despite...
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Japan to expand coronavirus state of emergency

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dpa/GNA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to expand a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic to other parts of...
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80 percent of Japanese want Olympics cancelled or rescheduled

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dpa/GNA – About 80 per cent of Japanese said the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics should be cancelled or rescheduled, a survey...
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Asia shares rise on hope for US stimulus

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dpa/GNA – Stocks in the Asia Pacific region were mostly higher on Friday as market sentiment was bolstered by growing optimism over US...
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State of emergency over pandemic takes effect for Tokyo area

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dpa/GNA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked for public cooperation on Friday as a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic came...
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Japan issues state of emergency over pandemic, virus surges in Tokyo

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dpa/GNA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday for Tokyo and its surrounding region. The...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Tokyo sees record 1,591 new virus infection

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dpa/GNA – Tokyo confirmed 1,591 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, one day before Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga makes a decision as to whether...
In a surprise to many analysts, consumer spending in Japan decreased in February

Japan consumer confidence lowest in four months

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dpa/GNA - Japan's consumer confidence decreased to the lowest level in four months in December, data from the Cabinet Office showed on Wednesday. On...
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Tokyo records virus surge ahead of state of emergency decision

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dpa/GNA – Tokyo reported 1,278 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, surpassing the 1,000-case mark for the second time in six days, as the...
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Giant bluefin tuna fetches 20 million yen in first auction in Japan

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dpa/GNA – A huge bluefin tuna was sold for 20.8 million yen (202,000 dollars) in Tokyo on Tuesday in the first auction of...
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Japan to mull state of emergency amid virus crisis – premier

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dpa/GNA – Japan will consider declaring a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic for Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide...
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More Bombers Can Qualify To Tokyo – Coach Asare

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Black Bombers head coach Dr. Ofori Asare is optimistic that more Ghanaian boxers would qualify to the Tokyo Olympic Games. In an exclusive interview with...
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Japan bans foreign entry after new virus variant cases detected

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Japan on Monday temporarily suspended the entry of foreign nationals until the end of January after detecting cases of the new coronavirus strain discovered...
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Alert level raised after volcano eruption in southern Japan

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A volcano on a remote southern Japanese island erupted early Monday, prompting authorities to lift alert levels. Mount Otake on Suwanose island erupted at around...
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Japan’s industrial output unchanged in November

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Japan's industrial production was unchanged in November from the previous month, the government said on Monday. However, a recent spike of the coronavirus raised further...
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Japan sees two more cases of new coronavirus variant found in Britain

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dpa/GNA – Two more people were confirmed on Saturday to have been infected with a new coronavirus variant identified in Britain, while Tokyo...
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Tokyo reports record 888 coronavirus infections

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Tokyo posted a record 888 new coronavirus infections on Thursday as it has been severely hit by a resurgence of the virus. The latest figure...
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Japan to cull more than 1 million chickens after bird flu confirmed

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Japanese authorities on Thursday began to slaughter more than 1 million chickens at an egg farm in eastern Japan after a bird flu outbreak...
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Japan’s cabinet approves record 106-trillion-yen budget amid pandemic

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's cabinet on Monday gave a green light to a record 106.6-trillion-yen (1-trillion- dollar) budget for fiscal 2021 as the...
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Japan consumer prices fall at sharpest pace in over 10 years

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Consumer prices in Japan dropped 0.9 per cent from a year earlier in November, marking the biggest decline in over 10 years due to...
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Bank of Japan maintains ultra easing policy amid Covid-19 pandemic

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Japan's central bank decided on Friday to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy to stimulate the coronavirus-hit economy and overcome deflation. “Japan’s economy has picked up,...
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1,000 cars stuck in heavy snow in Japan

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About 1,000 cars were stranded in a massive snowstorm in eastern Japan on Thursday as a cold air system dumped much snow in the...
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Avalanche warnings and travel disruptions as cold wave grips Japan

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A cold air system brought much snow to broad swathes of Japan on Wednesday with weather authorities warning of avalanches, icy roads and...
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Japan’s exports down for 24th month in a row in November

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The value of outbound shipments from Japan declined 4.2 per cent year on year to 6.1 trillion yen (59 billion dollars) in November, the...
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Japan’s corporate profits plunges 28.4 percent in third quarter

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Japan's pre-tax corporate profits dropped 28.4 per cent from a year earlier to 12.4 trillion yen (118.9 billion dollars) in the July-to-September period, marking...
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Bach, Suga vow to hold Tokyo Olympics as planned despite virus crisis

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday exchanged fist bumps and agreed to keep the postponed...
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Japan’s economy posts first growth in four quarters

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The Japanese economy grew at an annualized rate of 21.4 per cent in the July-to-September period, the government said on Monday, marking the first...