Japan’s economy shrank in the three months to September, official data showed on Wednesday, after a string of natural disasters hit consumer spending and exports, and China’s slowing economy cast a shadow.
Iran’s oil buyers will continue import after the United States exempted several countries from illegal sanctions reimposed on Tehran following its unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved an operations extension for a 40-year-old reactor near Tokyo that was damaged in the same earthquake and tsunami that sparked the Fukushima disaster nearly eight years ago, a move likely to be controversial.
US fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness wargame ever staged in and around Japan.
Japan’s prime minister travels to Beijing on Thursday for his first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders in seven years as the Asian rivals seek to build on a thaw in ties against a backdrop of trade friction with Washington.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Wednesday gave the cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status, permitting the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association to police and sanction exchanges for any violations.