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Europe · Tokyo

U.S. says China and Russia bomber drill shows depth of their alignment

41% Right coverage: 39 sources
Joint bomber exercise by Russia and China in East Asia shows depth of two countries' alignment, U.S. official says. Move marks first joint military exercise by China and Russia since Moscow invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. Russian Tu-95 and Chinese Xian H-6 strategic bombers involved in 13-hour exercise.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

No change to policy of strategic ambiguity on Taiwan: Biden

42% Right coverage: 31 sources
US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there had been no change to the policy of strategic ambiguity on Taiwan. He did not answer a question about whether he would put troops on the ground to defend Taiwan. Biden's latest declaration followed similar insistence from top US officials that a decades-old approach to Taiwan remains in place.See the Story
Business · Japan

U.S., Japan say their fighter jets staged joint flight after N.Korea missile launches

46% Center coverage: 11 sources
Japanese and U.S. forces conduct a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan. The flight was held hours after North Korea fired three missiles toward the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Chinese and Russian strategic bombers conducted joint flights near Japan on Tuesday. Biden was meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.See the Story
Asia · Japan

Ex-farm minister convicted of receiving bribes from egg producer

Coverage: 2 sources
The Tokyo District Court ruled that Yoshikawa received a total of ¥5 million from the then-head of Akita Foods between November 2018 and August 2019.See the Story
Hokkaido · Hokkaido

Salvage Work Resumes for Kazu I

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Work to Lift the Sunken Kazu I Resumed Off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido after the Sightseeing Boat fell deeper into the sea during salvage efforts earlier this week, the Japan Coast Guard announced Thursday.See the Story
Okinawa · Okinawa

Emperor, Empress View Ryukyu Art Treasures at Tokyo Event

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
The Emperor and Empress on Wednesday attended a special exhibition titled “Ryukyu: Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Okinawa's Revise to Japan” at the Tokyo National Museum in Taito Ward, Tokyo. It was the first time in two years and three months that the Emperor and Empress visited an exhibition site and the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.See the Story
Shimoda · Shimoda

An elderly man who seems anxious while talking on a mobile phone, listens to the situation and is convinced that it is a fraud... Two convenience store clerks prevent

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
On the 24th, the Shimoda station in Shizuoka prefecture gave letters of appreciation to 36-year-old and 20-year-old women of the employees of the “7-Eleven Shimoda Shirahama Store” in Shimoda City for preventing special fraud damage among the elderly. On 4/14 around 3:00 p.m., an unemployed man (73) came to the store and became a different clerk from the twoSee the Story
Honda · Japan

Honda's domestic four-wheeler plant will be in normal operation in early June

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
[TOKYO 26/26 Reuters] - Honda announced on the 26th that its two four-wheeler factories in Japan will operate normally in early June. Due to semiconductor shortages, etc., the occupancy rate of both Suzuka Seisakusho (Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture) and Saitama Seisakusho (Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture) was about 80% in May. In April, it was about 50% and about 70%, respectively.See the Story
Japan · Japan

Japan's Toshiba brings in M&A adviser and activists in board overhaul

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Toshiba Corp (6502.T) nominated an executive from M&A advisory firm Houlihan Lokey as chairperson and activist shareholders as outside directors. Nomination could intensify pressure to take the conglomerate private. Current board chair Satoshi Tsunakawa will step down to become executive advisor.See the Story

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