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Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier after the ruling party decided on Tuesday [more…]

Japan’s Kishida says can show strength in economic, foreign policy fields

Japan’s Kishida says can show strength in economic, foreign policy fields

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ruling party heavyweight Fumio Kishida, who has declared his candidacy for the party leadership, said on Tuesday he can show strength [more…]

Osaka allays injury fears in three-set win over Doi

Osaka allays injury fears in three-set win over Doi

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan’s Naomi Osaka showed no signs of discomfort from the injury that forced her to miss a final on Saturday but [more…]

Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former U.S. Open champion walked onto court [more…]

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Whoever succeeds Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister will be confronted with growing signs that the job market is deteriorating in an [more…]

Highlights: U.S. Open day one

Highlights: U.S. Open day one

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Highlights of the first day at the U.S. Open on Monday (times ET- GMT-4). The Grand Slam, the second this year after [more…]

Why Buffett’s bet on Japan could turn on higher inflation, weakening dollar

Why Buffett’s bet on Japan could turn on higher inflation, weakening dollar

Published 31/08/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s $6.2 billion foray into Japan’s five largest trading houses may signal billionaire Warren Buffett’s expectation that inflation and [more…]

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Published 31/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A popular Tokyo amusement park on Monday closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine [more…]

Global funds once again opt out of stocks, despite rally, Reuters polls show

Global funds once again opt out of stocks, despite rally, Reuters polls show

Published 28/08/2020

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Funds recommended equity holdings be trimmed to the lowest in over four years in August, despite record-breaking gains by world stocks, as [more…]

COVID-19 scary? Japan group offers coffins, chainsaws for stress relief

COVID-19 scary? Japan group offers coffins, chainsaws for stress relief

Published 22/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Finding the pandemic scary? A Japanese group is trying to take people’s minds off COVID-19 - by putting them in coffins surrounded [more…]