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Rajesh
22/02/2022
257
City Pop: The soundtrack to Japan’s boom years goes viral
Tel Liyanto wasn’t alive during Japan’s 1980s boom, but she loves the “timeless” City Pop hits of the era, now…
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Business
Rajesh
15/02/2022
328
Japan’s GDP rebounded before Omicron wave hit
TOKYO: Japan’s economy rebounded in the last part of 2021, as virus cases slowed and restrictions were eased, spurring demand…
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Lifestyle
Rajesh
18/01/2022
155
Japan’s ‘invisible’ disabled artisans fight for spotlight
In a trendy Tokyo neighborhood, customers browse the wares at Majerca, a shop stocked with handmade items from scarves to…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
13/12/2021
42
Japan picks Olympic ‘gold’ as kanji character of the year
The linguistic symbol for “gold” was voted Japan’s character of the year yesterday in honor of the Tokyo Olympics, which…
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Business
kuwaittimes
13/12/2021
38
Business sentiment cautious in Japan as virus fears linger
TOKYO: Japan’s major manufacturers remain cautious about the economy’s trajectory, with business sentiment flat for the quarter as concerns about…
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Kuwait
kuwaittimes
09/12/2021
69
Japan lauds multi-layered relationship with Kuwait
TOKYO: Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Honda said Kuwait and Japan have built a more multi-layered relationship through…
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kuwaittimes
06/12/2021
62
Russia to send Japan tycoon to ISS in return to space tourism
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: Russia tomorrow will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the International Space Station in a move marking Moscow’s…
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kuwaittimes
29/11/2021
57
Japan bars new foreign arrivals over Omicron
TOKYO: Japan will reinstate tough border measures, barring all new foreign arrivals over the Omicron COVID variant, Prime Minister Fumio…
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Lifestyle
kuwaittimes
20/11/2021
52
Japan’s hit ‘One Piece’ anime marks 1,000th episode
Two decades after “One Piece” introduced the world to a swashbuckling pirate in a straw hat, fans of the Japanese…
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kuwaittimes
16/11/2021
38
Japan firm uses worms to sniff out cancer
TOKYO: A screening test using tiny worms to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer in urine has been developed by…
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Lifestyle
Rajesh
13/11/2021
26
‘Ugly history’: Battle to restore Japan’s iconic building
At the corner of a red-light district in the Japanese city of Osaka stands an unlikely architectural gem: a century-old…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
12/10/2021
28
Japan’s boss urges team to build on crucial win
SAITAMA: Under-fire Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu urged his team to build on the dramatic 2-1 win over Australia yesterday that…
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World
kuwaittimes
29/09/2021
30
Japan ruling party elects Kishida as leader, next PM
TOKYO: Japan’s ruling party elected former foreign minister Fumio Kishida its new leader yesterday, setting him on course to become…
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Lifestyle
kuwaittimes
27/09/2021
39
Japan awaits wedding news as royal sweetheart returns
Japanese romantics and royal-watchers held their breath for a wedding announcement as Princess Mako’s boyfriend returned to Tokyo yesterday, following…
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Business
kuwaittimes
16/09/2021
32
Bumpy road as ageing Japan bets on self-driving cars
YOKOHAMA: With an ageing population in need of transport, Japan is betting on autonomous cars, but an accident involving a…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
30/08/2021
43
Brazil target fifth five-a-side gold with ‘Paralympic Pele’
TOKYO: With flicks and tricks aplenty, Brazil’s five-a-side football team are bringing a touch of samba magic to the Paralympics…
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Lifestyle
kuwaittimes
17/08/2021
34
Japan’s ‘father of Sudoku’ dies at 69
The man dubbed the “father of Sudoku” for his role in popularizing the numerical brainteaser loved by millions, has died…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
17/08/2021
28
Japan expands virus emergency to battle surge
TOKYO: Japan’s government yesterday expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more regions as it battles a record wave…
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World
kuwaittimes
15/08/2021
66
Japan braces for more rain after floods, landslides
TOKYO: Japan braced for further downpours yesterday as rescuers sifted through flood and landslide damage after record rain that left…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
12/08/2021
29
Paralympic flame ceremonies begin as virus surges in Japan
TOKYO: Japan held its first Paralympic flame-lighting ceremonies yesterday, with athletes waiting to learn whether spectators will be in the…
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World
kuwaittimes
12/08/2021
28
Ship snaps in two off Japan coast, crew safe
TOKYO: A cargo ship ran aground and broke into two off northern Japan, the coastguard said yesterday, with the crew…
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World
kuwaittimes
09/08/2021
26
Nagasaki marks atomic bomb anniversary
NAGASAKI: The Japanese city of Nagasaki yesterday commemorated the 76th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
04/08/2021
35
Japan’s Yosozumi wins battle of the teens for Olympic skateboarding gold
TOKYO: Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the women’s park competition to maintain the hosts’ stranglehold on Olympic skateboarding yesterday and stop…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
03/08/2021
29
Superb Asensio puts Spain into football final against Brazil
TOKYO: Spain will play reigning champions Brazil in the Olympic men’s football final after Marco Asensio’s superb extra-time winner yesterday…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
29/07/2021
21
Olympic organizers defend virus measures as Japan cases surge
TOKYO: Japan hit a record number of new virus cases yesterday as Tokyo Olympics organizers defended their COVID-19 counter-measures and…
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Lifestyle
kuwaittimes
27/07/2021
29
Pompom girls: Japan seniors find joy in cheerleading
Cheering is frowned upon at the virus-postponed Olympics, but training continues at a Tokyo gym for an energetic squad of…
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Sports
kuwaittimes
17/07/2021
30
Eyes on the goal: women’s football goes pro in Japan
TOKYO: As global interest in women’s football approaches fever pitch, former champions Japan are eyeing a return to glory with…
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World
kuwaittimes
04/07/2021
30
Rescuers search for survivors in landslide-hit Japan town
ATAMI: Rescuers in a Japanese holiday town hit by a deadly landslide were forced to suspend their search for survivors…
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kuwaittimes
03/07/2021
23
Two dead as Japan landslide sweeps away homes
TOKYO: Two bodies were found after a huge landslide at a resort town in central Japan swept away homes yesterday…
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Business
kuwaittimes
01/07/2021
39
Japan business confidence hits highest level since 2018
TOKYO: Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers has hit its highest level since 2018, a key business survey showed yesterday as…
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World
kuwaittimes
17/06/2021
21
Japan lifting virus emergency one month before Olympics
TOKYO: Japan’s government yesterday approved lifting Tokyo’s virus emergency just over a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions…
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Kuwait
kuwaittimes
14/06/2021
43
Kuwait and Japan to launch commemorative stamps with Olympics
TOKYO: Commemorative postage stamps symbolizing friendship between Kuwait and Japan will be issued next month on the sidelines of the…
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Business
kuwaittimes
18/05/2021
34
Japan Q1 GDP shrinks 1.3%, hit by virus curbs
TOKYO: Japan’s economy contracted 1.3 percent in the three months to March after the government reimposed coronavirus restrictions in major…
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Lifestyle
kuwaittimes
06/05/2021
27
Japan town builds giant squid statue with COVID grant
A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost…
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Business
kuwaittimes
27/04/2021
29
Archegos fiasco deals new blows to UBS, Nomura
TOKYO: The collapse of US hedge fund Archegos dealt new blows to global banking giants yesterday as Japan’s Nomura reported…
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