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06/04/2020Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
After weekslong pressure from public health officials and lawmakers, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday the government would declare a state of emergency as soon as Tuesday covering Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures amid the growing outbreak of COVID-19, in a step that will empower prefectures to take restrictive measures.
19/03/2020Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
The economic impact of the growing coronavirus outbreak is shifting from service driven industries like hotels and restaurants to the manufacturing sector on both sides of the Atlantic, leading to a synchronized shutdown of heavy industry that historians and industry experts say is unlike any seen since the 1940s.
16/03/2020Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
The effect of the new coronavirus on the economy could be worse than the 2008 financial crisis, economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said.
13/03/2020Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
The spreading coronavirus has health officials from the U.S. to Europe searching for answers. To find them, they could look to the experience of Asia, which has been battling the deadly pathogen since January — with some success.
17/02/2020Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
The economy took another battering from the consumption tax increase in the last quarter, contracting by the most in more than five years and fueling recession concerns as the widening coronavirus outbreak hits activity.
28/01/2020Economía The Japan Times - Japón Relaciones Bilaterales
Auto tariffs are expected to come up as a top agenda item in Japan-U.K. trade talks that are expected to start as early as this spring after the latter’s exit from the European Union.
10/01/2020Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
Defying media speculation and with tensions still high in the Middle East, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman on a five-day trip starting Saturday as originally scheduled, government officials announced Friday.
07/01/2020Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called for better relations with the North so leader Kim Jong Un can visit Seoul, despite Pyongyang’s abandonment of its nuclear and missile test moratoriums. Moon’s appeal came after Kim threatened a demonstration of a “new strategic weapon” at a four-day ruling party meeting last week, where he never mentioned South Korea.
05/12/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved on Thursday an economic stimulus package totaling ¥26 trillion ($239 billion), to support a slowing domestic economy in the face of flagging global growth and a potential impact from the recent tax hike.
04/12/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional Satoshi Sugiyama
With the Upper House passing the U.S.-Japan trade agreement Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe achieved one of the most important milestones in the current Diet extraordinary session, and has paved a path for a deal to be ratified on Jan. 1.
03/12/2019Política The Japan Times - Japón Relaciones Bilaterales
The Japan-India partnership made progress last weekend when the two governments held their first “two plus two meeting,” a security discussion among their foreign and defense ministers.
25/11/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Organismos Internacionales
Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 major economies agreed Saturday that it is “urgent” to reform the World Trade Organization, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said, amid an escalating U.S.-China tit-for-tat tariff trade war.
14/11/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
Growth in Japan’s economy ground to a near standstill in the third quarter, at its weakest in a year, as the U.S.-China trade war and soft global demand knocked exports and kept pressure on policymakers to ramp up stimulus in order to bolster a fragile recovery.
12/11/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Mercados
Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress.
06/11/2019Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
The United States is training Persian Gulf allies to “protect navigation” in the region’s troubled waterways as Washington seeks to build an alliance of friendly nations to contain Iran.
05/11/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
India’s exit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) regional trade talks appeared to leave China and Japan at odds over whether to press ahead with the remaining members — or to try to find a workaround that includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
04/11/2019Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday that China is planning to hold a trilateral summit with Japan and South Korea next month in the southern city of Chengdu, according to a senior Japanese government official.
29/10/2019Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
Japan and South Korea have begun exploring ways to resolve their long-running fight over compensation for wartime labor, with one option being the creation of a fund to provide money for economic cooperation, according to sources familiar with the bilateral relationship.
22/10/2019Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional
Even as American forces make a hasty and chaotic withdrawal from northeastern Syria, the U.S. is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oil fields in the region and make sure they don’t fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.
21/10/2019Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional
Japan logged a goods trade deficit for the third consecutive month in September, weighed down by weak exports to China, South Korea and other Asian countries, government data showed Monday.