Category: Asia

Main events scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1

Published by Kyodo News Main events scheduled in Japan for Wednesday, Dec. 1: — Princess Aiko, daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, to turn 20. — Third-dose vaccination against COVID-19 to start. — Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for July-September period at 8:50 a.m. — Japan Automobile Dealers

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Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – The US military will re-inforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday, referencing results of a review. The US Defense Department will be upgrading and expanding military facilities in Guam

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2021 Winter Events at Laurus International School

Published by Savvy Tokyo Looking for fun educational events for your children this holiday season? Laurus International School has got you covered. Laurus International School of Science invites primary school-aged children to join in on some amazing winter-themed experiences and activities at its fun and educational science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) winter day

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U.S. Senate blocks annual defense bill amid Republican objections

Published by Reuters By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate blocked the National Defense Authorization Act on Monday amid objections from Republicans and some liberal Democrats, although lawmakers will keep working on the massive annual defense policy bill, which has become law for 60 straight years. The vote was 45-51, meaning

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Japan’s Oct. industrial output rises 1.1% on month

Published by Kyodo News Japan’s industrial output in October rose 1.1 percent from the previous month, government data showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted index of production at factories and mines stood at 90.5 against the 2015 base of 100, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a preliminary report. The index of industrial

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Chinese province targets journalists, foreign students with planned new surveillance system

Published by Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) -Security officials in one of China’s largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other “suspicious people”, documents reviewed by Reuters showed. A July 29 tender document published on the Henan provincial government’s procurement website – reported in

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Omicron

Published by Philippine Star FIRST PERSON – Alex Magno – The Philippine Star November 30, 2021 | 12:00am Now we know what “endemic” means. It is not only that the virus hangs around in the environment, possibly for eternity. It is also that the virus constantly mutates, defying our defenses and provoking spikes in infections

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Japan’s jobless rate in October falls to 2.7%

Published by Kyodo News Japan’s unemployment rate in October fell to 2.7 percent from 2.8 percent in the previous month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday. The job availability ratio worsened to 1.15, down from 1.16 in September, meaning there were 115 job openings for every 100 job seekers, according to the

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US Congress faces December pile-up as default threat looms

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – Lawmakers returned to Washington Monday staring down a critical holiday season to-do list that juggles President Joe Biden’s domestic spending priorities with keeping the government open and averting a catastrophic debt default. Senators are bracing for what is shaping up to be the one of the most grueling Decembers

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