Two men were killed, about 60 people injured and more than six million people advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years.
Tokyo International Film Festival announced that Martin Scorsese’s Netflix-backed ‘The Irishman’ will play as its closing film on November 5, while Masayuki Suo’s ‘Talking the Pictures’ will receive a Gala Screening on October 31.
Japan has slammed as ‘extremely regrettable’ a visit by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to a disputed island claimed by both countries, calling on Moscow to adopt “constructive” moves towards advancing ties.
A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups.
Tokyo’s core consumer price inflation picked up slightly more than expected in January due to higher energy prices, but Japan’s central bank still has a long way to achieve its elusive two percent inflation target.