Gas pipeline from Russia to Tokyo…
Oct18

Gas pipeline from Russia to Tokyo…

A spearhead group of Japan’s members of parliament will suggest that the government considers a project of gas pipeline construction from Sakhalin to the Tokyo Bay within the framework of the new plan of economic cooperation with Russia, Kyodo news agency said on Monday. Members of parliament intend to present the relevant proposal to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Economy Minister Hiroshige Seko, Kyodo reported. Total length of the...

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Drenched in fashion: It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo
Oct18

Drenched in fashion: It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo

It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo. US-based Japanese heavy-metal superstar Yoshiki kicked off Japan Fashion Week by sending models down the runway in sexy, reimagined kimonos drenched in a downpour Monday. It may not be high fashion to purists, but such is the fame of the dyed-blonde, androgynous-looking co-founder of rock band X Japan that he opened the latest edition of Tokyo’s twice-yearly style bonanza. Music fans, the...

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Tokyo ready to amend legislation to implement Russia-Japan energy bridge project
Sep08

Tokyo ready to amend legislation to implement Russia-Japan energy bridge project

Tokyo is ready to change its legislation currently banning electric power import in order to fulfill the Russia-Japan energy bridge construction project, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with TASS today. “Our colleagues have confirmed their interest, moreover they have noted that they are ready to amend their legislation as at the moment there is a ban on the import of electric power in Japan,”...

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Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo, heads north to Tohoku and Hokkaido
Aug23

Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo, heads north to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Typhoon Mindulle lashed the greater Tokyo area on Monday, dumping heavy rain and leaving at least one person dead and 29 injured in storm-related incidents. Storm water coursed down usually placid rivers and left many streets flooded in the Kanto region. As of Monday evening the typhoon was heading north, where it is expected to hit the Tohoku region and Hokkaido on Tuesday. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police said a 58-year-old woman in...

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Depressed Asia stocks await Japan stimulus details
Aug02

Depressed Asia stocks await Japan stimulus details

Asia stocks lost ground today as low oil prices dented sentiment and investors awaited premier Shinzo Abe’s announcement on details of the government’s massive stimulus programme. Crude prices rebounded modestly in Asian trade, but were still hovering around three-month lows of around $40 a barrel a day after slipping into a bear market, taking the wind out of energy and commodity-linked shares. Abe is expected later...

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