Trump-Kim summit: What’s at stake for Japan?

Tokyo, Japan – As global interest in the second meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump next week in Vietnam gathers momentum, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is insisting on holding his own summit with the North Korean leader to settle the two neighbours’ long-standing differences. Even as a member of his foreign ministry last month…

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Naomi Osaka: When Japan woke up to a new queen

Naomi Osaka dropped to her haunches, hid her face from the view, and tried to breathe in her accomplishment. The 21-year-old Japanese-Haitian had just won the Australian Open, beating a former world number one and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. The win in Melbourne was her second Grand Slam after beating Serena Williams in the…

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Five Marines Missing After Midair Collision Off Japan’s Coast

Five U.S. Marines remained missing as a search continued in the waters off Japan after a midair collision Thursday between two military aircraft, U.S. and Japanese officials said. A joint Japanese-U.S. search-and-rescue operation has located two Marines, one of whom was declared dead, officials said. The second Marine was in fair condition and receiving medical…

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One Marine dead after aircraft collision over coast of Japan

Two Marines have been found following an aircraft collision between a KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet off the coast of Japan on Wednesday. While one was in fair condition, the other was declared dead, the III Marine Expeditionary Force said on Facebook Thursday. The details: Following the update, President Trump tweeted “thoughts and prayers” to…

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Women and Foreigners Won’t Save Japan Inc.

As Japanese investors flock to annual general meetings this week — more than 400 of them on June 28 alone — they’ll have new yardsticks by which to measure performance. The Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Agency added two new recommendations to the corporate governance code this month: to reevaluate complex cross-shareholdings and…

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