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Business · Tokyo
Toyota names Koji Sato new CEO as Akio Toyoda takes chairman role
Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday that Akio Toyoda will step down as president and chief executive to become chairman from April 1, and hand over the helm of Japan's biggest automaker to the company's top branding officer.See the Story
52% Center coverage: 40 sources
Business · Washington
IMF hikes global growth forecast as inflation cools and household spending surprises
The outlook for the global economy is growing slightly brighter as China eases its zero-COVID policies and the world shows surprising resilience in the face of high inflation, elevated interest rates and Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.See the Story
46% Left coverage: 37 sources
Cancer · Guatemala City
Álvaro Colom, former president of Guatemala, dies at 71
Álvaro Colom was Guatemala’s first leftist president in more than 50 years. He entered office promising to reduce poverty after having worked with civil war refugees. Colom also supported the U.N. anticorruption mission that later investigated him. He was arrested in 2018 in relation to a corruption investigation involving a bus concession.See the Story
60% Left coverage: 10 sources
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Providing backup lines for disaster countermeasures KDDI and SoftBank: Jiji dot com
KDDI and SoftBank announced on the 2nd that they will provide a “dual SIM” service that can use the lines of the two companies with one smartphone after late March as a countermeasure in the event of a communication failure. By having a spare line separate from the main line used normally, calls and communication are possible even if the main line becomes unusable due to a failure.See the Story
Former KAT-TUN Defendant Tanaka Sentenced to 2 Years in Stimulant Case Chiba District Court Branch: Jiji Dotcom
The trial of defendant Tanaka Sei (37), a former member of the idol group “KAT-TUN (cartoon)” charged with violating the Stimulant Control Law, was held on the 2nd at the Chiba District Court Matsudo Branch (Judge Honma Toshihiro). The prosecution sought a sentence of 2 years in prison, saying “motivation for rehabilitation is superficial, and there is a great fear of recidivism.” The defense sought a suspended sentence and concluded the trial. …See the Story
Osaka Prefecture · Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Sayama city vice-chairman arrested on suspicion of girl indecency
On the 2nd, the Osaka Prefectural Police arrested suspect Inoue Kentaro (54), the vice-chairman of the Osaka Sayama City Council of Osaka Prefecture, on suspicion of forced indecency, for allegedly touching the bodies of multiple girls who participated at an exchange event for children that was an accommodation facility in Osaka prefecture. I found out by interviewing people involved in the investigation. Suspect Inoue is a prefectural police of…See the Story
President Tsai talks with former US military commander emphasizing determination to defend Taiwan: Jiji Dotcom
[Taipei Current Affairs] On the 2nd, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen met with former US Indo-Pacific Force Commander Davidson, who is visiting Taiwan, at the presidential office, and emphasized that “we have the determination, confidence, and ability to protect the country” with China aiming for Taiwan unification in mind. Mr. Davidson warned in 2021, when he was the active commander, of the possibility of an emergency in Taiwan until 27. Accord…See the Story
UNIQLO's existing store sales increased 10.9% in January Fast Rette: Jiji.com
Fast Retailing announced on the 2nd that existing UNIQLO store sales (726 stores, including online shopping) in January increased 10.9% from the same month last year. The company explains the increase in sales in January that “sales of winter clothing became strong because the temperature remained low.”See the Story
Prime Minister considering resolving the “1.3 million yen barrier” “increase irregular income”
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed his willingness to resolve the “annual income barrier” where income exceeds a certain level and is not covered by dependents and burdens of taxes and social insurance premiums occur at the House of Representatives Budget Committee on the 1st. Assuming that it is one cause of employment suppression, “we will share awareness of the problem and review the system. We will consider a wide range of countermeasure…See the Story
100% Right coverage: 2 sources
State of Emergency
Myanmar military government extends state of emergency and postpones elections
The country has faced a serious crisis since the coup d'état in February 2021, marked by the harsh repression of the military against opponents and episodes of violence in various parts of the countrySee the Story