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U.S. Navy destroyer USS Benfold transits Taiwan Strait

Washington DC (UPI) Jul 29, 2021
Destroyer USS Benfold moved through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, marking the seventh transit of the waters by American warships this year. The move supports the United States's commitment to a "free and open Indo-Pacific," the Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a press release. The Benfold performed a navigation operation two weeks ago near the Paracel Islands, which China, Vietnam and Taiwan have all staked claims to. China's military said it chased the warship away, but the U.S. d ... read more

Kleos establishes partnership with Japan Space Imaging Corporation for promotion in Japan
Luxembourg (SPX) Jul 30, 2021
Kleos Space S.A. has established a partnership with Japanese based Japan Space Imaging Corporation (JSI) to support Kleos' geolocation data promotion in Japan. Under the agreement, Kleos' RF g ... more
China fights Covid surge as Japan extends emergency during Olympics
Beijing (AFP) July 30, 2021
Hundreds of thousands of people in China were in lockdown on Friday as the country battled its worst Covid-19 outbreak in months, while Japan - a week into the Olympics - extended its state of emergency due to surging infections. ... more
Tropical storm makes landfall in northern Japan
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2021
A tropical storm hit northern Japan on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of damage and Olympic football matches in the region were due to go ahead. ... more
Instagram adds safety features after critics fret over service for children
San Francisco (AFP) July 27, 2021
Instagram on Tuesday introduced changes designed to keep young users safer by making them harder to find at the image-centric social network. ... more

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Travel restrictions lifted at 95% of U.S. military installations
Washington DC (UPI) Jul 21, 2021
With travel restrictions lifted at 95% of U.S. military installations, service members can now get COVID-19 vaccinations without pre-authorization. ... more
Japan ups 2030 renewables goal in draft energy policy
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2021
Japan aims to hike its 2030 renewable energy target as part of efforts to slash emissions, according to draft documents released Wednesday, but activists described the planned goal as "disappointing". ... more
UK warns China as dispatches carrier group to Japan
London (AFP) July 20, 2021
Britain announced Tuesday its most powerful navy task force in a generation will visit five ports in Japan, warning China against any threats to freedom of navigation in the region's tense seas. ... more
US open to China talks as State number two visits Asia
Washington (AFP) July 16, 2021
The United States is open to high-level talks with China on their tense relationship, a State Department official said Friday, as Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman prepared for a tour of Asia. ... more
Bank of Japan revises down GDP forecast, details green fund
Tokyo (AFP) July 16, 2021
The Bank of Japan on Friday revised down its growth forecast for the current fiscal year and laid out details of its first green fund, announced last month. ... more

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US lets Iran use frozen funds to pay back Japan, S.Korea
Washington (AFP) July 14, 2021
The United States said Wednesday it was allowing Iran to use frozen funds to settle debts in South Korea and Japan, as talks drag on over reviving a nuclear deal that could see sanctions relief. ... more
A greener Games? Tokyo 2020's environmental impact
Tokyo (AFP) July 14, 2021
Olympics organisers have pledged to prioritise sustainability at the Tokyo Games in an attempt to demonstrate how countries such as Japan - a top carbon emitter - can work towards a greener future. ... more
Japan says 'sense of crisis' needed over Taiwan
Tokyo (AFP) July 13, 2021
Japan on Tuesday said US-China tensions over Taiwan are an increasingly urgent issue that threatens regional stability, as the balance of power in Asia shifts between the rival countries. ... more
To predict underwater volcano eruptions, scientist looks at images from space
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jul 12, 2021
A new study suggests sea discoloration data obtained from satellite images as a novel criterion in predicting if eruption looms for an underwater volcano. There have been frequent eruptions of subma ... more
An antioxidative stress regulator protects muscle tissue in space
Ibaraki, Japan (SPX) Jul 12, 2021
Most kids dream of growing up to be astronauts; but the downside of spending extended amounts of time in low gravity is that astronauts' muscles tend to shrink and weaken through disuse. Now, resear ... more
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