Taiwan lifts ban on Fukushima food, Beijing most unhappy, says analyst

China 02/12/22, 09:28

According to Chinese-language media Da Ji Yuan, Japan's "Sankei Shimbun" Taipei branch director Akio Yaita said that after Taiwan lifts the ban on Fukushima food imports, Taiwan-Japan relations will be more stable, and China is the only one left in the world to reject Japanese food. And the most unhappy ...

China’s tech crackdown impacts on SoftBank in Japan

China 12/14/21, 21:17

SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and focuses on investment management. The Group primarily invests in companies operating in the technology, energy, and financial sectors. SoftBank has reported losses due to its investment in Chinese firms like Alibaba and DiDi Chuxing, the Chinese ...

Japan reverses new flight bookings ban issued one day earlier due to criticisms

World 12/03/21, 15:36

After imposing a ban on upcoming international flight reservations, Japan announced a retraction on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The ban faced criticism, with many Japanese considering it an exaggeration. The prohibition has forced international airlines carriers to halt bookings for flights arriving in Japan till the year-end as an urgent preventive measure ...

Japan boosts record defense spending amid China’s growing hostility

China 11/21/21, 14:58

Japan passed an economic stimulus package on Friday, Nov. 19 that comprises a supplementary budget of more than 700 billion yen (US $6.12 billion) for defense only, according to Reuters.  The extra sum represents approximately 50% over the previous high, set in fiscal 2018, per Reuters. With this addition, the entire ...

Japan records third death after receiving jab of suspended Moderna vaccine

News 09/08/21, 06:48

A third person had died in Japan after being administered with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that came from one of the recalled contaminated batches, Japan authorities confirmed Monday, Sept. 6.  The man, 49, died on August 12 after receiving his second shot a day prior, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor ...

Japan detects first Mu variant patients

News 09/04/21, 00:19

On the first day of September, Japan reported the arrival of the Mu COVID-19 strain in its country.   The Mu variant, also known as B.1.621, was categorized into the World Health Organization (WHO)’s list of “variants of interest” on Aug. 30. Japan’s health ministry announced there were two patients infected with the ...

Japan rejects another million doses of contaminated Moderna vaccine

News 08/31/21, 15:57

Japanese authorities announced the suspension of another one million doses of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Moderna vaccines after growing concerns about contaminated batches in different regions of the Asian country.  According to Reuters, two regions in Japan announced the temporary suspension of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday after "foreign substances" ...

Contaminated Moderna vaccines in Japan: Two deaths after inoculation

World 08/30/21, 03:50

Two days after Japan announced the suspension of 1.6 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines due to contamination reports, the country accounted for two deaths from Moderna recipients on Saturday, Aug. 28.  Japan's health ministry revealed that the two patients in their 30s died days after receiving one of the Moderna shots belonging ...

Tokyo Olympics to continue despite a record number of daily new infections

World 07/28/21, 03:27

On Tuesday, July 27, only days after the Olympics began, Tokyo announced the greatest number of new COVID-19 cases. Citizens were asked to stay away from non-essential activities, but the Games would not be suspended, said Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. “There is no worry about that,” Suga said when asked if ...

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