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Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

Sep 4, 2019

Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant's safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks

Hong Kong's government to meet amid bill withdrawal talk

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong's government has a meeting scheduled amid speculation leader Carrie Lam may formally withdraw an extradition bill as protesters have demanded

New prosecutor defends Japan's handling of Carlos Ghosn case

Sep 3, 2019

Tokyo's newly appointed chief prosecutor has defended his office's handling of the case against former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, saying everything is being carried out properly under Japanese law

Japan urges nuke plants to prepare for decommissioning era

Sep 2, 2019

Japan's nuclear policy-setting body has adopted a report saying the country is entering an era of massive nuclear plant decommissioning, urging operators to plan ahead to lower safety risks and costs on work requiring decades and billions of dollars

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new tariff hikes

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes

Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Sep 2, 2019

Surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand weak amid tariff war with Washington over trade and technology

South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past

Aug 29, 2019

South Korean president berates Japan for carrying out plan to downgrade South Korea's trade status and reiterates Seoul's stance that Tokyo was weaponizing trade to retaliate over disputes from wartime history

Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protest

Aug 28, 2019

Trade union members in Hong Kong are rallying against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees linked to ongoing pro-democracy protests

Japan's move to lower South Korea trade status takes effect

Aug 28, 2019

Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status has taken effect, a decision that already set off reaction and hurt bilateral relations

World shares tumble as US-China trade war renews uncertainty

Aug 26, 2019

Global shares are mostly dropping as the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war takes its toll on global markets

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