AJMEDIA News Digest: Jan. 10, 2023

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ MSDF destroyer apparently runs aground off west Japan with oil leak HIROSHIMA – A Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer became unable to sail Tuesday after it apparently… Read more

Kishida, Macron discuss Ukraine, N Korea, food security

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida started a weeklong trip to Europe and North America in Paris where he held talks Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron… Read more

Proxy agencies for disabled hires grow as firms try to fill quota

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese firms have been using proxy agencies to employ disabled people, hiring them to work for unrelated farming schemes in a move seen as a way… Read more

Whale spotted near mouth of Yodo River in Osaka

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ An 8-meter-long whale was spotted near the mouth of the Yodo River in Osaka on Monday, a rare sighting of the large mammal in Osaka Bay,… Read more

McDonald’s Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ The Japanese operator of McDonald’s restaurants has announced its third price hike in less than a year in the latest sign of compounding inflationary pressures on… Read more

Brazil cracks down post-riot and vows to protect democracy

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power… Read more

Russia intensifies assaults on Ukrainian salt mining town and eastern front

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ Russia has stepped up a “powerful assault” led by the Wagner contract militia on Soledar in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv said on Monday, describing a difficult situation… Read more

Thousands of nurses go on strike at 2 big New York City hospitals

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ Thousands of nurses went on strike Monday at two of New York City’s major hospitals after contract negotiations stalled over staffing and salaries nearly three years… Read more

Azerbaijani Health Ministry talks new Omiсron subvariant infections

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ No cases of infection with the XBB.1.5 subvariant of Omicron variant [of COVID-19] have been revealed to date in Azerbaijan, expert of the Health Ministry Tayyar… Read more

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister speaks at conference on Pakistan in Geneva

Tokyo, 10 January, /AJMEDIA/ Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elnur Mammadov spoke at the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan in Geneva, AJMEDIA reports. The main purpose of the conference… Read more