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Ex-Tokyo Olympic exec, business ally allegedly shared bribe
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Ex-Tokyo Olympic exec, business ally allegedly shared bribe

Haruyuki Takahashi, a former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive at the heart of a widening corruption scandal over games sponsor selection, and one of his closest business partners allegedly shared a bribe from an advertising company, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. Takahashi and Kazumasa Fukami, both former executives of Japan's largest advertising agency Dentsu Inc., are suspected of using consulting firms that they now head to receive the money. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 8, 2021, at the National Stadium. Paris will host the next Summer Games in 2024. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo The two were served with fresh arrest warrants Tuesday for al...
Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific
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Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific

Business travelers are on the road again. So there's no better time for CNBC Travel to name the best hotels for business travel across Asia-Pacific.CNBC joined with the market and consumer data firm Statista to produce rankings of the "Best Hotels for Business Travelers." A second list of rankings for hotels in Europe and the Middle East will be published next month.In total, we analyzed more than 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in 117 locations to produce a list corporate travelers can trust. We did this using a three-step process:Asking business travelers and hotel industry professionals to answer a CNBC reader survey which ran from May 3 to June 7, 2022.Reviewing more than 1 million hotel data points, which included objective information (location, business facilities, food, leisur...
Some Rakuten Mobile Users Face Difficulty Making Calls, Sending Data
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Some Rakuten Mobile Users Face Difficulty Making Calls, Sending Data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Rakuten Mobile Inc said on Sunday that some users on Rakuten UN-LIMIT VII plans were experiencing difficulties making calls and sending data.The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten Group Inc, said in a statement it was investigating the cause of the issue, which started around 10:58 a.m. on Sunday (0158 GMT Sunday).(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Edmund Klamann)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters. Source link
Russian Defence Ministry Says Russian Bombers Patrol Over Sea of Japan
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Russian Defence Ministry Says Russian Bombers Patrol Over Sea of Japan

(Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said two Russian strategic bombers patrolled neutral waters over the Sea of Japan, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.The flight lasted around seven hours and the Russian planes were accompanied by South Korean F-16s at some stages of the route, the defence ministry said.(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Alex Richardson)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
Pioneering Japanese Woman Photojournalist Dies, Aged 107
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Pioneering Japanese Woman Photojournalist Dies, Aged 107

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tsuneko Sasamoto, a pioneering photographer considered to be Japan's first female photojournalist, who swore by a glass of red wine each night as one of the keys to good health, has died at the age of 107, domestic media said on Monday.She died on Aug. 15 of old age, media added - just over two weeks before her 108th birthday.Born in Tokyo the year World War One began, Sasamoto originally wanted to be a painter but was discouraged from it by her father. Inspired by a black-and-white film she saw with a friend, she began working as a photographer and in 1940 joined the Photographic Association of Japan.Her subjects ranged from the famous, such as General Douglas MacArthur, who oversaw the post-World War Two U.S. occupation of Japan, to the wives of coal miners.In an int...
Japan Govt Calls for Officials to Review Ties With Unification Church
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Japan Govt Calls for Officials to Review Ties With Unification Church

SEOUL (Reuters) - Japanese cabinet members need to check and review their ties with the Unification Church to alleviate public concerns, a government spokesperson said on Monday, in a response to tumbling approval ratings for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida."Regarding the issues related to the Unification Church, we should pay enough attention to relationships with organizations that are socially criticized, so people won't have concerns," Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a regular news conference.Longstanding links between the strongly anti-communist church, which critics call a cult, and Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, have come into spotlight, hurting the popularity of Kishida's government, in the wake of the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's assassi...
Asian Shares Track Wall Street Losses Ahead of U.S. Inflation Data
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Asian Shares Track Wall Street Losses Ahead of U.S. Inflation Data

(Reuters) - Asian shares fell and the dollar steadied on Wednesday as investors waited for a key U.S. report on inflation to provide hints to the Federal Reserve's plans for future monetary tightening.The Consumer Price Index (CPI) report will be released later today, with markets watching for signs that inflation eased in July despite last week's unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs numbers.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.51%, while Japan's Nikkei extended losses from the previous day and was down 0.65%.South Korea's KOSPI lost 0.64%, Australia's AXJO dropped 0.12%, and Taiwan's TAIEX fell 0.70%."I don’t think that we are through the bear market woods yet – recession risks loom and I don’t think the Fed is done with its aggressive belt tightening," said David...
Stocks fall Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan
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Stocks fall Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan

Stocks declined Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan's capital of Taipei amid a high-pressure standoff with China. She and other members of Congress were greeted by a contingent of Taiwanese officials on the tarmac.  In a statement shortly after the plane landed, Pelosi said her visit was meant to honor "America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant Democracy."The S&P 500 fell 27 points, or 0.7%, to close at 4,091. The Dow Jones industrials declined 1.2% and the Nasdaq lost 0.2%.  "Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan opens a dangerous period for U.S.-China-Taiwan tensions that will add to and elevate market risk as events unfold," Raymond James Equity Research analysts and Alex Anderson said in a report. ...
Yen Recovery Continues on Lower U.S. Yields; Markets on Edge Over Pelosi
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Yen Recovery Continues on Lower U.S. Yields; Markets on Edge Over Pelosi

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The dollar continued its decline on Tuesday, falling to its lowest in two months against the recovering Japanese yen and losing ground on other peers, as investors continued to position for a less aggressive pace of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.Jitters about the impact of an impending visit to Taiwan by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi were also driving some safe-haven flows to the yen, while weighing on other Asian currencies.The greenback fell as low as 130.595 yen in early trading, its lowest since June 6, and was last down 0.55%, leaving it down 4% in the past four sessions."Its the same old story with the yen being very sensitive to the gap between U.S. and Japanese government bond yields. Of course Japanese ones aren't moving because ...
Nintendo DS Firmware ‘Prototype’ Reveals System’s Unique Boot Up Sound Effect
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Nintendo DS Firmware ‘Prototype’ Reveals System’s Unique Boot Up Sound Effect

Image: Forest of Illusion (via Twitter)Nintendo preservation website Forest of Illusion has managed to acquire another rare piece of gaming history. It's been able to archive a Japan prototype of the Nintendo DS X4 firmware - recovered from an X4 prototype unit. According to the source, "just about every aspect of this version is different from the final retail release". One of the highlights is the boot up screen. Instead of featuring the Nintendo DS logo, it appears to be a GBA placeholder screen and a sound file of children shouting "Nintendo" (you can have a listen below). Some differences that were noted: Upon boot a sound file of children shouting “Nintendo!” will play. The Nintendo GBA logo will appear on the top screen instead of the DS logo. The menu itself is completely diffe...