- US, Japan in 'close consultations' amid Russian tensions
President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida committed to working closely together to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine but stopped short of announcing a coordinated response should Moscow take ...
Laura Kelly. The Hill. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:20:17 +0000.
- Amgen's (AMGN) KRAS Inhibitor Gets Nod in Japan for Lung Cancer
Amgen's (AMGN) KRAS inhibitor, Lumakras, gets approval in Japan for the treatment of KRAS G12C-mutated positive advanced/recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:11:00 GMT.
- Airline pilots film landing in heavy cloud in Arkansas [Video]
Steve Giordano was flying the Boeing 767-300 from Tokyo to Blytheville, Arkansas with his colleague Bob Allen when their destination airport was blanketed in heavy cloud.
Daily Mail. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:12:56 GMT.
- Kyogo Furuhashi: Celtic boss Postecoglou confirms there will be no 'quick return' for Japan forward
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou says there is "not going to be a quick return" for forward Kyogo Furuhashi, who remains missing with a hamstring injury.
BBC News. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:03:17 GMT.
- Japan widens COVID restrictions due to omicron
Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant, which has caused cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas.
Fox News. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:13:33 GMT.
- Defence forces from Australia, New Zealand, and Japan increase Tonga relief efforts
Australia, New Zealand, and Japan have ramped up defence-force operations to support Tonga, which was hit by a devastating tsunami caused by the eruption of the ...
Janes 360. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:05:12 Z.
- Toyota Land Cruiser customers in Japan face four-year wait
The firm also said it will slow production at up to 11 plants in Japan due to rising Covid infections.
BBC News. Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:16:19 GMT.
- 2022 Winter Games in Beijing to run as scheduled, says Russian Olympic chief
Earlier, Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that the experience gained during the 2020 Olympics in Japan would help the Russian national team to avoid infections during the upcoming Games in China
Tass. Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:29:05 +0300.
- Gallery: The best photos from around the world this week
From Shinto new year rituals in Japan to the ongoing military tensions between Ukraine and Russia, these are the best photos from around the world in the past week, as chosen by The Age's photo editors.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 16 Jan 2022 04:42:12 +1100.
- Denmark Latest Country To Join U.S.-Led Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Olympics
Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada previously joined a U.S.-led boycott, while Japan said it will not send an official diplomatic delegation.
By Lisa Kim, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:39:40 -0500.
- Severe snowstorms are hitting northern and western Japan
A winter storm is bringing heavy snow to some parts of northern to western Japan on the Sea of Japan side on Thursday. Snowfall may accumulate rapidly overnight, creating potentially hazardous conditions for motorists.
AfricaNews. Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:45:06 +0000.
- Neighbours say North Korea has fired possible ballistic missile into sea
North Korea fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second weapons launch in a week, the militaries of South Korea and Japan said.This month's launches follow a series of weapons tests in 2021 ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:17:00 +1200.
- McDonald's limits portions of French fries in Japan for another month
Japanese customers of McDonald's will have to make do with small portions of fries for another month after further supply chain problems.
Sky News. Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:04:00 +0000.
- US, Japan chide China as they deepen defence ties
Two countries accuse China of 'ongoing efforts' to undermine rules-based order amid uncertain regional outlook.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 07 Jan 2022 01:51:52 +0000.
- Japan's data integrity comes into question again over rigged land ministry statistics
This is the latest case of malfeasance to have come to light in Japan in recent years.
Straits Times. Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0800.
- New Year's Eve Parties Are Scaled Back Worldwide
New York City, London, Tokyo and New Delhi are among the cities where major gatherings have been curtailed or canceled as Omicron spreads.
Anna P. Kambhampaty and Alyssa Lukpat. New York Times. Tue, 28 Dec 2021 21:21:36 +0000.
- Russia Reportedly Tests Cruise Missile From Sea Of Japan
A Russian submarine has successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile from the Sea of Japan at a land target more than 1,000 kilometers away, Russian news agencies reported on December 21.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:18:16 +0000.
- Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel confirmed as ambassador of Japan by US Senate
Rahm Emanuel was confirmed U.S. envoy to Japan.
Wls. ABC News. Sun, 19 Dec 2021 04:38:39 +0000.
- Senate confirms former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to be Japan ambassador
The former Chicago mayor and Obama chief-of-staff faced calls for his withdrawal from progressives over case of Laquan McDonald
John Bowden. The Independent. Sat, 18 Dec 2021 18:17:51 GMT.
- How Cup Noodles Became the Instant Ramen for Americans
Released in Japan 50 years ago, the portable meal proved to be one of the biggest transpacific business success stories of all time
Smithsonian. Wed, 08 Dec 2021 18:18:27 +0000.
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