Japan’s trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japan’s trade and industry minister said on Thursday post-Cold War free trade and economic inter-dependence had bolstered authoritarian regimes and urged the United States and other… Read more

Japan’s female politicians face headwinds as gender bias still rampant

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ Female politicians and leaders in Japan are more likely to face gender biases and sexual harassment than their male counterparts, with their competence often questioned regardless… Read more

Philippine leader Marcos eyes Japan visit in mid-February

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said Thursday in Beijing that he may visit Japan in the second week of February to discuss economic and regional security,… Read more

AJMEDIA News Digest: Jan. 6, 2023

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japan’s new car sales fall 5.6% in 2022 to lowest level in 45 years TOKYO – New car sales in Japan dropped 5.6 percent in 2022… Read more

New car sales in Japan fall 5.6% in 2022 to lowest level in 45 years

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ New car sales in Japan dropped 5.6 percent in 2022 from the previous year to their lowest level in 45 years due to a semiconductor shortage… Read more

Putin calls for Orthodox Christmas truce in move rejected by Ukraine

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Thursday for a 36-hour ceasefire in Ukraine to mark Orthodox Christmas, a move rejected by Kyiv which said there could… Read more

McCarthy fails again to win House speakership in 7th, 8th rounds of voting

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ For a third day, divided Republicans left the speaker’s chair of the U.S. House sitting empty Thursday, as party leader Kevin McCarthy failed and failed again… Read more

Soccer fans hopeful ahead of Gulf Cup in Iraqi city of Basra

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ For many Iraqis, the first international soccer tournament their country is hosting in more than four decades is about to kick off in the southern city… Read more

Azerbaijan files second appeal against Armenia with International Court of Justice

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ Azerbaijan has filed a second appeal against Armenia with the International Court of Justice, AJMEDIA reports citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. Read more

Azerbaijani MoD, Ombudsman’s Office sign Joint Action Plan

Tokyo, 6 January, /AJMEDIA/ The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ombudsman Office of Azerbaijan has signed a 2023 Joint Action Plan on the “Work done… Read more