Tokyo News Digest: Jan. 22, 2023

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ FOCUS: BOJ undeterred by threat to consumers from above-target inflation In the eyes of Japanese consumers, the Bank of Japan, the guardian of price stability, may… Read more

Japanese securities firms hope stocks jump in Year of the Rabbit

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ Hopes are high among Japanese securities companies that stocks will rise in 2023, drawing on a Japanese traditional stock market proverb that says shares “jump” in… Read more

G7 foreign ministerial talks being considered in Germany in February

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ The Group of Seven industrialized nations are considering holding a foreign ministerial meeting in Germany next month in a show of unity ahead of the first… Read more

Japanese finance minister cautions against changes to debt redemption rule

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki cautioned against making any change to the government’s debt redemption rule as it helps the government maintain fiscal discipline. Suzuki made… Read more

Japanese makers of Tropicana fined ¥19 million for ‘100% Melon’ juice with only 2% melon juice

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ In September of last year, the popular juice brand Tropicana was put in the spotlight in Japan over a considerable bit of deceptive marketing. The matter… Read more

JCB launches #BetterWithOmotenashi campaign to drive brand awareness across Europe

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ JCB International Co Ltd, the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co Ltd, has launched a new European-focused brand marketing campaign, dubbed #BetterWithOmotenashi. The eye-catching campaign visuals… Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy honors those killed in helicopter crash

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held an emotional meeting Saturday with the families of those who died in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Zelenskyy spoke with… Read more

Violent protest in downtown Atlanta over killing of activist

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ A protest turned violent in downtown Atlanta on Saturday night in the wake of the death of an environmental activist who was killed last Wednesday after… Read more

FBI finds documents marked classified in search of Biden’s home

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday and located six additional documents containing classified markings and also took possession of some… Read more

Another car of Russian peacekeepers drives freely along Azerbaijan’s Lachin-Khankendi road

Tokyo, 22 January, /AJMEDIA/ Conditions have been once again created for the passage of car of Russian peacekeepers [temporarily deployed in Azerbaijan] along the Lachin-Khankendi road, near Shusha, AJMEDIA reports… Read more