Japan’s former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

Japan’s former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

TOKYO (AP) – The assassinated, aggressive former leader of Japan, Shinzo Abe, was given a rare state funeral on Tuesday that was full of military pomp and ceremony, surrounded by mourners and widespread protests, with thousands taking to the streets in opposition. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government-funded ceremony was a well-deserved honor for … Read more

Tensed Japan holds funeral for murdered ex-leader Shinzo Abe – NBC Chicago

Tensed Japan holds funeral for murdered ex-leader Shinzo Abe – NBC Chicago

An tense Japan prepared on Tuesday for a rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving leader in his country’s modern history and one of the most divisive. Tokyo was under maximum security, with angry protests against the planned funeral. Hours before the ceremony, hundreds of people carrying bouquets … Read more

Shinzo Abe State Funeral: Japan is Tensed as Tokyo Holds Ceremony for Ex-Prime Minister – National

Shinzo Abe State Funeral: Japan is Tensed as Tokyo Holds Ceremony for Ex-Prime Minister – National

Japan was filled with tension, rather than sadness, on Tuesday as a rare state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of its most divisive leaders, deeply divided the nation. Tokyo was under maximum security, with a large number of uniformed police mobilizing around the Budokan Hall, where the funeral is being held, … Read more

G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ referendums in occupied Ukraine – POLITICO

G7 leaders condemn ‘sham’ referendums in occupied Ukraine – POLITICO

G7 leaders condemned the “sham” Russian referendums held in occupied Ukraine as a “false” pretext to illegally conquer territory. In a statement Friday night, the group of the richest countries said the votes organized by Moscow violated the UN Charter and international law and had no legitimacy. Russia on Friday began asking people in the … Read more

USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team hoped to improve its game against Japan, but at least it was the Samurai Blue that seemed more ready for the showpiece, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma to a 2-0 … Read more

RCMP Arrests 3 BC Residents, Alleged Associate Associated with Japanese Yakuza – BC

RCMP Arrests 3 BC Residents, Alleged Associate Associated with Japanese Yakuza – BC

Police in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland say an investigation into an international drug trafficking network has led to charges against three residents and an alleged associate in Japan with links to the Yakuza crime syndicate. A statement from the RCMP’s federal serious and organized crime team says the investigation began in August 2019, when the … Read more

BAND-MAID / Influencer (Official Music Video) – BAND-MAID

BAND-MAID / Influencer (Official Music Video) – BAND-MAID

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Japanese CPI Inflation, Prime Loan Rate in China, Currencies

Japanese CPI Inflation, Prime Loan Rate in China, Currencies

China keeps key lending rates unchanged The People’s Bank of China kept its one-year and five-year loan prime rate (LPR) unchanged, in line with predictions in a Reuters poll. The one-year loan prime rate remains at 3.65%, and the five-year interest rate closely associated with home mortgages is 4.3%. China lowered both tariffs last month. … Read more

Hong Kong stocks suffer losses; Fed, BOJ meeting this week

Hong Kong stocks suffer losses;  Fed, BOJ meeting this week

Bitcoin, Ether Tumbling After Ethereum Merger Last Week Bitcoin and ether prices fell sharply during morning trading in Asia. Ether dropped below $1,300 after the Ethereum network’s migration to the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, known as the “merge” last week. It last traded at $1,294.58. Bitcoin also lost more than 6% and hovered below $18,500. Chinese … Read more