Kishida urges wage growth to revive Japan’s economy

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Wednesday to prop up the country’s stagnant economy, saying wage growth will become a “driver” for economic recovery with prices rising… Read more

Kishida to visit France, Italy, UK, Canada, U.S. from Jan 9-14

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is scheduled to visit France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States from Jan 9-14, his office said Wednesday. During… Read more

Japan lifts coupon rate for 10-yr gov’t bond to 0.5%, highest in 8 yrs

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ The Japanese government on Thursday more than doubled the coupon rate for new 10-year government bonds to 0.5 percent, the highest in more than eight years,… Read more

AJMEDIA News Digest: Jan. 5, 2023

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Tuna fetches 36 mil. yen at New Year auction in Tokyo TOKYO – A bluefin tuna fetched 36.04 million yen ($273,000) on Thursday at the New… Read more

U.S. looks to work with Japan to boost women’s tech job opportunities

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ The United States is seeking to step up cooperation with Japan to encourage women to pursue science and technology, a State Department official leading gender equality… Read more

Asia shares up as sentiments boosted by Fed minutes, US jobs

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Asian shares are mostly higher following a rally on Wall Street as investors assessed minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting of policymakers and welcomed encouraging… Read more

Ukraine says Russia plans new mobilization to ‘turn tide of war’

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia was planning to call up more troops for a major new offensive, even as Moscow was facing some of its… Read more

Australia to spend A$1 billion on new naval missiles, rocket system

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Australia said on Thursday it would be investing more than A$1 billion ($684 million) to buy new naval missiles and a land-based, long-range, surface-to surface High… Read more

Obey or leave: NGOs torn over Taliban ban on women staff

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ Aid groups say they have been “pushed against a wall” by the Taliban prohibiting Afghan women from working for NGOs, a ban that has left a… Read more

More vehicles of Russian peacekeepers pass along Azerbaijan’s Lachin-Khankendi road

Tokyo, 5 January, /AJMEDIA/ The peaceful rally on Azerbaijan’s Lachin-Khankendi road to stop the illegal exploitation of Azerbaijan’s natural resources, has been going on for the twenty-fifth day, AJMEDIA reports… Read more