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Report: Korean leader Kim Jong Un dead

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has died, according to a leading Hong Kong television channel Hong Kong Satellite Television (HKSTV). A vice director of HKSTV reported the news on Saturday, citing a “solid source”. Her post first appeared on the Chinese messaging app Weibo, according to the International Business …

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Coronavirus emergency to be declared in US

U.S. President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency over the fast-spreading coronavirus on Friday, opening the door to more federal aid to combat a disease that has infected 138,000 people worldwide and left more than 5,000 dead. Trump, who some experts criticized for being slow to respond to the …

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Quarantine lifted on Diamond Pricess voyage

Passengers began disembarking on Wednesday from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship after spending two weeks in quarantine off Yokohama, near Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said. Around 500 people were expected to disembark on Wednesday with the entire process to be completed by Friday, NHK reported. The Diamond Princess, operated …

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President Mirziyoyev to pay an official visit to Japan

On December 18, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Japan, Taro Aso, at Akasaka residence, in Tokyo. Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted with deep satisfaction the consistent strengthening of Uzbekistan – Japan friendship and strategic partnership, as well as expanding …

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Uzbek President to visit Japan

On July 2, 2019, Abdulaziz Kamilov, the minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, received Japan’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Nobuaki Ito, who is completing his diplomatic mission in the country. During the meeting, the parties discussed the issues concerning further cooperation as well …

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Senior Japanese military official in UAE

Brigadier Rashid Saeed Al Shehhi, Deputy Commander of the UAE Land Forces, today met with General Koji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defence Forces. The meeting comes within the framework of the two parties’ keenness to review current developments and exchange views on a number of …

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Khamenei insists Itanian nuclear programme peaceful

Iran has no intention of making or using nuclear weapons, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Thursday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Khamenei’s comment, a reiteration of Iran’s stance, comes at a time of increased U.S.-Iranian tension, a year after Washington abandoned an agreement …

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Diplomatic communications with Japan from UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received a phone call from Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on the prospects for further accelerating bilateral relations at various fronts. The latest regional and international …

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Japan major customer of UAE crude

Japan imported from the United Arab Emirates 21.564 million barrels of crude oil in April 2019, data released by the Agency of Energy and Natural Resource in Tokyo showed. This accounts for 23.7 percent of Japan’s total crude imports, the agency that belong to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and …

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ADNOC-Japan cooperate in solar power initiative

As part of its continuing commitment to efficiency and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies in its growing network of service stations, ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has signed an agreement with Japan Cooperation Centre Petroleum, JCCP, to supply, install and pilot the use of a photovoltaic, …

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Japan guest of honour at Sharjah book fair

Japan has been announced as this year’s guest of honour at Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which will run from October 31 to November 10 at Expo Centre Sharjah. SIBF’s organisers, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), said the selection aligns with their goal of introducing Arab readers and intellectuals to …

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Japan confesses to padding disability hiring data

The Japanese government on Tuesday apologised for routinely overstating the number of disabled people it employed to meet legal quotas in a “highly regrettable” scandal. Thousands of able-bodied employees at 27 ministries and government agencies were wrongly counted as disabled, Tokyo admitted. “When the figures were revised, the ratio of …

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Flexing your Intellectual Muscles: Indo-Pacific Conflict Scenarios, in Fact and Fiction!

By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD*   Attended a very interesting lecture the other day with a deceptively simple title: “The Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Region: The Challenges and Opportunities for Japan”, by Professor Satoru Mori from the Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. (Faculty of Law, Department of Global Politics; little …

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The rapprochement between India and Israel

By Geoffrey Cook*   The friendly ties between India and Israel are only about twenty years old whereas rapprochement  started haltingly five years earlier in 1992.  They have become most friendly with the rise of the Narendra Modi and his Islamophobic BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) during 2014. Today their ties …

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Russia’s Putin boasts of all-powerful nuclear missile

Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted Thursday that his country has developed a nuclear-powered missile with an unlimited range that is also completely immune to enemy intercept. Speaking during an annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow, Putin said the cruise missile is capable of penetrating any missile defense and can reach virtually any target around the …

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Al Jaber meets Japanese Premier

Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Adnoc, has met with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, as well as senior government and corporate leaders, during a visit to Tokyo, as Adnoc seeks to expand strategic partnership and …

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China declares intention to improve ties with Japan

China hopes to work with Japan to establish more cordial relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday, aiming to move on from a series of disputes, some dating back to before World War Two. China and Japan have sparred frequently about their painful history, with …

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Japan bolstering defenses against North Korea threat, Abe says

As tensions continue to escalate in East Asia, Japan is bolstering defense measures in response to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called his nation’s most serious security threat since World War II. Abe outlined his plan Friday during a policy speech in parliament. His agenda included strengthening Japan’s missile defense …

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