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Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu pick up victories in the Billie Jean King Cup

Apr. 12, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Grand Slam title winners Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu all earned victories for their countries in Billie Jean King Cup qualifying Friday. Osaka hit 15 aces and put Japan a step away from reaching the BJK Cup Finals with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over...

Stock market today: Asia stocks are mostly lower after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech

Apr. 12, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asia stocks were mostly lower on Friday after gains for Big Tech shares helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before. U.S. futures and oil prices were higher. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.4% at 39,609.60,...

Biden meets Japan's PM Kishida over shared concerns about China and differences on US Steel deal

Apr. 10, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began a much-anticipated visit to Washington on Tuesday that spotlights shared concerns about provocative Chinese military action in the Pacific and at a rare moment of public difference between the two nations over a Japanese company's plan...

What's expected at Japanese PM Kishida's US visit? A major upgrade in defense ties

Apr. 08, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is making an official visit to the United States this week. He will hold a summit with President Joe Biden that's meant to achieve a major upgrading of their defense alliance. He will also join a first-ever summit of the U.S.,...

Japan's Kishida, ahead of US trip, seeks stronger military ties with Washington and other partners

Apr. 05, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday he wants to strengthen military and weapons development cooperation with the United States as well as with other countries such as the Philippines, as he prepares for a visit to the U.S. next week to meet with President Joe Biden. ...

Crowds picnic to see Tokyo's cherry blossoms at full bloom

Apr. 05, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Crowds gathered Friday to enjoy Japan's famed cherry blossoms in Tokyo, where cold weather has delayed their bloom. Cherry blossoms, known as “sakura” in Japanese, are the nation's favorite flower. People often have sakura viewing parties beneath the falling...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly decline after Wall Street drop on rate cut concerns

Apr. 05, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Friday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official said the central bank might not deliver any of the interest rate cuts that Wall Street has been banking on this year, citing concerns about inflation. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dove 2.4% to...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise cheered by Wall Street finish

Apr. 04, 2024 00:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Thursday after a firm finish on Wall Street, as expectations remained solid for U.S. interest rate cuts this year. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.7% to 40,120.11. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4% to 7,813.80. South Korea's Kospi added...

Japanese officials inspect 2 factories making health supplements linked to 5 deaths

Mar. 30, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government health officials on Sunday inspected a factory producing health supplements linked to at least five deaths and the hospitalization of more than 100 others, one day after the authorities investigated another plant that manufactured the product. A...

Japan's leader seeks a meeting with North Korea and an end to deflation, to boost public support

Mar. 28, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated Thursday his determination to work toward a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to realize the return of Japanese people believed abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 80s. “I remain committed to...