Nintendo carries out 10-for-1 stock split to lure new investors

Nintendo carried out a 10-for-1 stock split which reduces the price of an individual share. The 133 year old Japanese gaming giant hopes the move will make it more affordable for a wider pool of investors to buy the company’s shares. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images Nintendo carried out its previously announced 10-for-1 … Read more

Japan’s army issues rare apology over sexual harassment case

TOKYO: In a rare admission of sexual harassment in Japan’s militaryits army chief apologized Thursday to a former soldier for suffering caused by a group of servicemembers. Yoshihide Yoshida, head of Japan‘s Ground Self-Defense Force, said an internal investigation found evidence that several servicemen were involved in the case brought by former soldier Rina Gonoi … Read more

‘Unbelievable’ treatment: Japan diplomat ‘blindfolded and restrained’ in Russia

TOKYO: Japan on Tuesday demanded Russia apologise for detaining a diplomat over alleged espionage, denying the charge accusing Moscow of blindfolding and pinning the man down in “unbelievable acts”. The Japanese diplomat based in the eastern city of Vladivostok was deemed “persona non grata over illegal intelligence activities”, top government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters, … Read more

Sri Lanka to back bids of India and Japan for permanent member status at UNSC: President Wickremesinghe

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said his government will back the bids of India and Japan for permanent member status at the UN Security Council. President Wickremesinghe is currently in Japan to attend the state funeral of the former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. During a meeting with Japanese foreign minister Yoshimasa … Read more

Shinzo Abe funeral: Japan holds controversial state funeral for assassinated leader

Tokyo CNN  —  Japan bid farewell to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an elaborate state funeral Tuesday, despite public opposition to the cost of the event as the country grapples with their late leader’s legacy. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot dead during a campaign speech in Nara in July, stunning a nation … Read more

What is required to travel to Hong Kong? Many, many tests

Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival. But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests. They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars … Read more

Japan lodges protest after Russia detains diplomat in Vladivostok | Politics News

Tatsunori Motoki, accused of spying by Russia’s FSB, was held for a few hours before being released and ordered to leave the country. Japan has accused Russia of “unreasonable” behavior and threatened “equivalent steps” after the FSB, the Russian federal security agency, detained a diplomat in the eastern port city of Vladivostok and accused him … Read more

The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political turmoil | Politics News

Shinzo Abe was not his assassin’s preferred target. Investigators say Tetsuya Yamagami, who fatally shot Japan’s longest-serving prime minister on July 8, had initially wanted to kill the leader of the Unification Church — a South-Korean religious sect that the 41-year-old blames for his family’s financial ruin. But the COVID-19 pandemic got in the way. … Read more

Fed Up With World’s Highest Funeral Costs, A Country Changes

One expense is offering cash to Buddhist monks (Representational) Tokyo: Even before a $12 million state funeral for the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prompted a public outcry, the Japanese have long grumbled about funeral costs, the highest in the world. Now, an increasing number of grieving families are opting for low-key send-offs, with the … Read more