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May 21, 2024 11:14 AM

EAM Jaishankar reaffirms Quad’s commitment to a secure Indo-Pacific

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar said on Monday that the Quad alliance is working towards realising its shared vision of a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific and delivering in the field of clean energy, disaster relief and health security...

May 16, 2024 3:37 PM

Japan’s economy skids, clouding BOJ’s rate hike plans

Japan's economy fell faster than expected in the first quarter as the weak yen continued to batter consumers, throwing a fresh challenge to the central bank's push to get interest rates further away from near zero. Preliminary gross domestic product...

May 13, 2024 11:07 AM

Japan’s military needs more women. But it’s still failing on harassment.

As Japan embarks on a major military build-up, it's struggling to fill its ranks with the women that its forces need and its policymakers have pledged to recruit. Following a wave of sexual harassment cases, the number of women applying to join the...

May 9, 2024 10:39 AM

In rapidly aging China, millions can’t afford to retire

China's latest statistics showed some 94 million working people - around 12.8% of China's 734 million labour force - were older than 60 in 2022, up from 8.8% in 2020. That share, while lower than in wealthier Japan and South Korea, is set to skyrock...

April 22, 2024 3:34 PM

North Korea fires ballistic missiles, South Korea, Japan say

North Korea fired "several" short-range ballistic missiles on Monday toward the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said, drawing a swift condemnation from Seoul, which called it a grave threat to stability on the Korean peninsula. ...

April 21, 2024 11:10 AM

Two Japan navy helicopters crash, one body found, 7 missing

Two Japanese navy helicopters crashed into the sea during a training exercise, killing at least one of the eight crew members on board, the defence minister said on Sunday. The two SH-60 patrol helicopters were conducting anti-submarine exercises ...

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