Quad Countries Worry About Situation in Ukraine

The leaders of the so-called Quad, the US, India, Japan and Australia, expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine during the Tokyo summit, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday.   “The four leaders had a frank discussion about the impact of the situation in Ukraine on the Indo-Pacific […]

Snowstorm Causes Traffic Disruption in Japan

A snowstorm has caused severe traffic disruption in northern Japan. On the northern island of Hokkaido, about 70 percent of daily train traffic to and from Sapporo station has been stopped, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported Monday.   Vehicle traffic was also severely affected by the storm. One person was […]

Japanese Billionaire Back on Earth After Trip to ISS

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station. The trip served the 46-year-old Japanese in preparation for a future tourist flight around the moon.   Maezawa landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan along with cameraman Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin. […]

Japanese Emperor Opens Tokyo Olympics

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has officially opened the Tokyo Olympics.   Naruhito (61) did so from the grandstand in the almost empty Olympic Stadium, after which the fireworks shot through the sky in Tokyo again. President Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and chairman Seiko Hashimoto of the Japanese […]

Stock Markets in Japan Lower Due to Corona Concerns

Stock exchanges in Japan and Taiwan showed heavy losses on Monday amid concerns about the corona situation in both countries.   In Japan, a state of emergency was introduced in three additional regions last Friday. The slow vaccination program in the country also put price pressure on the stock market. […]