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  • Warren Buffett’s advice for activist investors, private equity in Japan Jul 04, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    Warren Buffett’s advice for activist investors, private equity in Japan

    Activist investing and private equity are growing, but that doesn’t mean Western-style management has all the answers.

  • Madhya Pradesh farmer uses 3 guards, 6 dogs to protect Miyazaki mangoes worth Rs 2.7 lakh/kg Jul 04, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh farmer uses 3 guards, 6 dogs to protect Miyazaki mangoes worth Rs 2.7 lakh/kg

    There are few few farmers in the country that have been able to grow Miyazaki mangoes successfully.

  • Apple hikes Japan price of iPhone by nearly a fifth Jul 01, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Apple hikes Japan price of iPhone by nearly a fifth

    The Cupertino, California-based manufacturer's entry level iPhone 13 now costs 117,800 yen ($870), Apple's website showed, compared to 99,800 yen previously.

  • India, Japan discuss cooperation in 5G technology Jun 30, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    India, Japan discuss cooperation in 5G technology

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said both sides discussed important areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and reviewed the progress achieved in the areas of cybersecurity and information and communication technologies.

  • Watch: Japanese company builds 'flood-proof' house than can float Jun 29, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    Watch: Japanese company builds 'flood-proof' house than can float

    According to the company, these house have a unique structure. They are connected to a number of thick iron rods sticking out of the ground with thick cables that ensure the structure stays in place during floods.

  • PM Modi meets counterparts from UK, Japan and Italy in Germany Jun 28, 2022 06:21 AM IST

    PM Modi meets counterparts from UK, Japan and Italy in Germany

    Prime Minister Modi also met President of Senegal Macky Sall, Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and held fruitful discussions with Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

  • Solv raises USD 40 million from Japan's SBI Holdings, others Jun 27, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Solv raises USD 40 million from Japan's SBI Holdings, others

    Solv chief executive Amit Bansal said the company served 2.2 lakh MSMEs in a Covid-hit year domestically, and it will be using its learnings in India to create workable models for global markets.

  • Japanese man loses USB with personal details of every city resident after night of partying Jun 24, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Japanese man loses USB with personal details of every city resident after night of partying

    A worker in Japan lost a USB flash drive containing the personal details every resident of the city after a night of alcohol-fuelled partying.

  • Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake that killed 1,000 Jun 24, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake that killed 1,000

    About 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed in Wednesday’s earthquake in a remote area near the border with Pakistan, Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesperson for the disaster ministry, told Reuters.

  • US recession fears darken outlook for Japan, global factories Jun 23, 2022 09:27 AM IST

    US recession fears darken outlook for Japan, global factories

    Australia's manufacturing activity held steady this month, data showed on Thursday which, together with Japan's figures, come ahead of a string of European and U.S. purchasing managers' index (PMI) surveys due out later in the day.

  • Bidders weigh offers valuing Toshiba at up to $22 billion: Sources Jun 23, 2022 07:39 AM IST

    Bidders weigh offers valuing Toshiba at up to $22 billion: Sources

    Toshiba, which is exploring strategic options, said this month it had received eight initial buyout proposals and two for capital alliances that would see it remain listed.

  • Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans donor conference with China, India and Japan Jun 22, 2022 12:27 PM IST

    Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans donor conference with China, India and Japan

    A high-level delegation from India will also arrive on Thursday for talks on additional support from New Delhi, while a special team from the U.S. Treasury will visit next week, Wickremesinghe said.

  • Singles in Japan give online dating a miss, write letters to find 'the one' Jun 20, 2022 08:58 PM IST

    Singles in Japan give online dating a miss, write letters to find 'the one'

    Since 2020, when the project began, 450 people have signed up with around 70 percent in their 20s and 30s.

  • Yen tanks as BOJ sticks to stimulus, caps volatile week for FX Jun 17, 2022 09:04 PM IST

    Yen tanks as BOJ sticks to stimulus, caps volatile week for FX

    The Japanese yen fell against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan defied expectations and maintained its ultra-accommodative stance, escalating volatility in currency markets already roiled by a spate of rate hikes this week.

  • Man with Alzheimer’s killed granddaughter after a fight. He says he has no memory of it Jun 12, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Man with Alzheimer’s killed granddaughter after a fight. He says he has no memory of it

    The murder had taken place in Japan’s Fukui city in 2020. Last month, the accused, 88-year-old Tomizawa, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.

  • Quad important for free and open' Indo-Pacific: Japan PM Kishida Jun 10, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    Quad important for free and open' Indo-Pacific: Japan PM Kishida

    The Quad of the United States, India, Japan, and Australia is playing an important role in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific, according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who urged like-minded countries to increase their investment in the strategically important region in the face of China's growing assertiveness.

  • Japan edges closer to intervention in yen Jun 10, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    Japan edges closer to intervention in yen

    In a rare joint statement, Japan's government and central bank expressed alarm about recent severe declines in the yen, the strongest warning to date that Tokyo may act to defend the currency as it plummets to 20-year lows.

  • Asteroid dust may hold clues to origin of life Jun 10, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    Asteroid dust may hold clues to origin of life

    Pristine material from the asteroid Ryugu was brought back to Earth in 2020 after a six-year mission to the celestial body around 300 million kilometres away.

  • Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to visit Toyota headquarters ahead of election, sources say Jun 10, 2022 12:10 PM IST

    Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to visit Toyota headquarters ahead of election, sources say

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Toyota Motor Corp's headquarters as early as next week, two people familiar w..

  • Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland elected to UNSC as non-permanent members Jun 09, 2022 11:08 PM IST

    Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland elected to UNSC as non-permanent members

    Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland were elected to the United Nations Security Council as non-permanent members for the 2023-2024 term, and are set to take over the horseshoe table from India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, and Norway on January 1 next year.

  • Asian shares slip, bond yields rise as investors await ECB Jun 09, 2022 08:38 AM IST

    Asian shares slip, bond yields rise as investors await ECB

    But before the meeting, at which the ECB is set to bring to an end its Asset Purchase Programme and signal rate hikes to combat rising inflation, moves in the Asian session were relatively muted as many investors kept to the sidelines.

  • Japan’s blurred vision for the future of capitalism Jun 08, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Japan’s blurred vision for the future of capitalism

    Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, has finally given the broad strokes of his signature economic growth programme. It’s not Abe’s ‘Three Arrows’

  • Japan's Q1 GDP revised up to 0.5% annualised contraction Jun 08, 2022 07:17 AM IST

    Japan's Q1 GDP revised up to 0.5% annualised contraction

    The revised figure for gross domestic product (GDP) released by the Cabinet Office compared with economists' median forecast for a 1.0% contraction in a Reuters poll.

  • Japan to open to tourists after two years but only with masks, insurance, guides Jun 07, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    Japan to open to tourists after two years but only with masks, insurance, guides

    Only visitors on package tours will be allowed in during the first phase of reopening, from June 10, the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) said, adding that travel agency guides accompanying visitors will have to ensure they wear their masks.

  • US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on North Korea nuclear tension Jun 03, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on North Korea nuclear tension

    US Special Representative Sung Kim met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Kim Gunn and Funakoshi Takehiro, after a U.S. assessment that the North was preparing its Punggye-ri test site for what would be its seventh nuclear test.

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