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N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, 4th recent test

N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, 4th recent test North Korea says it has test-fired a new anti-aircraft missile By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 4:06 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:17 On Location: October 1, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press SEOUL, South …

107-year-old Japanese twins certified as world’s oldest

107-year-old Japanese twins certified as world’s oldest Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at age 107 years and 330 days By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 1:36 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:02 On Location: September 20, 2021 Catch up on …

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australia’s needs By ROD McGUIRK Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 2:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing The British government is simplifying its rules for international travel to England during the coronavirus pandemic, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that the country’s regulations were cumbersome and ineffective By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:56 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Konshens Reveals What He Learned From Cardi B After Their Collab

Konshens says collaborating with Cardi B taught him something important as an artiste. Since 2005 Konshens has been churning out the hits. He built a significant fanbase in Japan before becoming a household name in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Even as his career kept rising in 2017, he recalls learning an invaluable lesson from …

UK’s Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up

UK’s Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a Cabinet reshuffle, as he attempted to move on from a series of political missteps and U-turns By JILL LAWLESS and PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 5:23 PM• 3 min …

Japan vaccine minister seeks to be next prime minister

Japan vaccine minister seeks to be next prime minister Japan’s outspoken vaccinations minister, Taro Kono, has announced that he is running to become the head of the governing party, who usually is chosen prime minister, and pledged to be reform-minded and gets things done By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associatd PressSeptember 10, 2021, 2:52 PM• 4 min …

Japan court summons NKorea leader over repatriation program

Japan court summons NKorea leader over repatriation program A Japanese judge has summoned North Korea’s leader to face demands for compensation by several ethnic Korean residents of Japan who say they suffered human rights abuses in North Korea after joining a resettlement program there By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 1:56 PM• 3 min …

Vaccine chief Kono popular favorite to become Japan’s leader

Vaccine chief Kono popular favorite to become Japan’s leader Public opinion polls show Japan’s outspoken Cabinet minister in charge of vaccinations, Taro Kono, has the most popular support to become the country’s next leader By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 11:19 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Usain Bolt Explains Why Sha’Carri Richardson Is Good For Track & Field

One of the highlights of the recently concluded Olympics in Japan was the healthy rivalry between U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson and most of Jamaica’s female track and field team. What started as rivalry soon descended into a mean-spirited back and forth between the two countries. It did, however, peak more interest in track and field. …

Brazil starts booster shots while many still await a 2nd jab

Brazil starts booster shots while many still await a 2nd jab Some cities in Brazil are providing booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, even though most people have yet to receive their second jabs, in a sign of the concern in the country over the highly contagious delta variant By MAURICIO SAVARESE and DÉBORA ÁLVARES …

Suga bows out of party vote, paves way for new Japan PM

Suga bows out of party vote, paves way for new Japan leader Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says he won’t run in a governing party leadership vote this month, paving the way for a new Japanese leader By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 1:28 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:13 …

Reports: Russian says he swam to Japan, wants asylum

Reports: Russian says he swam to Japan, wants asylum Reports and officials say a Russian man from a Russian-held island claimed by both Tokyo and Moscow is seeking asylum after being found in a wetsuit on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 1:09 PM• 2 min readShare to …

Under delta, supply chain strains, Toyota slashes production

Under delta, supply chain strains, Toyota slashes production Toyota is scaling its production back 40%, affecting 14 auto assembly plants in Japan, as the surging coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia crimps parts supplies By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterAugust 19, 2021, 3:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Japan to boost renewable energy to meet emissions target

Japan to boost renewable energy to meet emissions target Japan aims to drastically increase its renewable energy use and reduce fossil fuel consumption over the next decade as its pushes to meet its ambitious emissions reduction target By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 2:21 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Pacific Rim leaders discuss economic way out of pandemic

Pacific Rim leaders discuss economic way out of pandemic U.S. President Joe Biden, China’s Xi Jinping, Japan’s Yoshihide Suga and Vladimir Putin of Russia are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering virtually to discuss strategies to help economies rebound from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic By ROD McGUIRK Associated PressJuly 16, 2021, 11:21 AM• 6 min readShare …

Japan’s leader pushes rescue after deadly mudslide hits town

Japan’s leader pushes rescue after deadly mudslide hits town More than 1,000 soldiers, firefighters and police have joined rescue efforts after a giant mudslide ripped through a resort town southwest of Tokyo, killing at least two people and leaving about 20 missing By KANTARO KOMIYA Associated PressJuly 4, 2021, 1:37 PM• 3 min readShare to …

At least 19 missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

At least 19 missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses Authorities in Japan say at least 19 people are missing after a powerful mudslide caused by heavy rains swept away rows of houses in a town west of Tokyo By MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMA Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 10:06 AM• 3 min readShare …

Authorities in Japan say at least 19 people missing after mudslides sweep away houses west of Tokyo following heavy rain

Authorities in Japan say at least 19 people missing after mudslides sweep away houses west of Tokyo following heavy rain Authorities in Japan say at least 19 people missing after mudslides sweep away houses west of Tokyo following heavy rain ByThe Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 4:39 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape

Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape Two Americans charged in Japan with helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, jump bail and escape Japan for Lebanon have apologized in a Tokyo court By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterJune 29, 2021, 1:29 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO …

Allies hope to bond, look beyond virus at G-7 summit in UK

Allies hope to bond, look beyond virus at G-7 summit in UK Leaders of some of the world’s richest nations will be meeting at the English seaside for a three-day Group of Seven summit in a world that has changed hugely since their last gathering two years ago By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressJune 10, 2021, …

Ghosn’s lawyers say client happy after days of French probe

Ghosn’s lawyers say client happy after days of French probe Lawyers of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn say their client has answered hundreds of questions by French investigators over the past week in Beirut By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressJune 4, 2021, 2:11 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMembers of …

French magistrates question fugitive auto magnate in Beirut

French magistrates question fugitive auto magnate in Beirut Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has sat before French investigative judges in Beirut who questioned him for several hours over suspicions of financial misconduct By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressMay 31, 2021, 4:45 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressOne of …

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo An arrested Japanese reporter has returned home after being released by Myanmar’s ruling junta in what it called a gesture of friendship to Japan ByThe Associated PressMay 15, 2021, 4:15 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressYuki Kitazumi, a Japanese freelance journalist …

Myanmar will free Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

Myanmar will free Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo Myanmar’s ruling junta says that as a gesture of friendship with Tokyo, it will free a Japanese freelance journalist who was jailed and charged with spreading false news or information that could cause public unrest ByThe Associated PressMay 13, 2021, 4:40 PM• 3 min read BANGKOK …

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise The U.S. Navy says it will hold a major naval exercise alongside Belgium, France and Japan in the Mideast amid tensions over Iran’s nuclear program in the region ByThe Associated PressMarch 21, 2021, 6:57 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn …

Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the February 1 coup is adding to pressure for more sanctions against the junta By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business WriterMarch 7, 2021, 2:30 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

AP Interview: Lawyer says Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme

AP Interview: Lawyer says Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme The chief lawyer for Greg Kelly, an American on trial in Japan on charges of under-reporting the compensation of Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, says his client was just trying to prevent his boss from going to a rival automaker By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business …

China calls for action from Australia amid worsening ties

China calls for action from Australia amid worsening tiesChina has called on Australia to take action to stem worsening relations between the sidesByThe Associated PressNovember 18, 2020, 1:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China on Wednesday called on Australia to take action to stem worsening relations between the …

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 in his first policy speech since taking over from Shinzo AbeBy MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressOctober 26, 2020, 2:13 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressJapanese lawmakers …