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Specifically, the deer who live in Nara, the ancient capital outside of Kyoto that is home to a series of UNESCO-recognized historic buildings. Nara and its deer are so closely associated that the light-brown colored animals are pictured in the city’s tourism ads, on buses, train tickets and more. Carl Court/Getty ImagesNobuyuki Yamazaki of the Nara Deer Preservation Foundation told CNN that “a constant increase in the number of deer crackers eaten has resulted in more active reproduction of the deer. “As the number of deer and humans increase, so does the number of problems,” Yamazaki added. Bowing in deer is unique to Nara and has not been found in any other deer species.
Persons: Carl Court, Nobuyuki Yamazaki, ” Yamazaki, we’ve, , Yoichi Yusa, they're, Joe Biden Organizations: CNN, UNESCO, Preservation Foundation, Nara Women’s University, Mount Fuji Locations: Nara, Kyoto, Japan, Europe, Hiroshima
Japan’s Olympic gymnastics team will head into the Paris Games this week without its captain, Shoko Miyata, after she withdrew from the team following an investigation that found she had violated the squad’s code of conduct by smoking and drinking alcohol. In a news conference last week, officials with the Japan Gymnastics Association, which conducted the investigation, announced Ms. Miyata’s withdrawal from the Olympics, saying that “both parties discussed the matter” and that Ms. Miyata had decided not to compete. The Japan Gymnastics Association’s code of conduct forbids drinking or smoking while in official team programs, regardless of age. The legal age for drinking and smoking in Japan is 20; Ms. Miyata is 19. Ms. Miyata allegedly violated the code of conduct on two occasions; once in a private residence in Tokyo, and again in a classroom of the Athlete’s Village of Japan’s National Training Center, according to gymnastics officials.
Persons: Shoko Miyata, , Miyata Organizations: Paris Games, Japan Gymnastics Association, Japan, National Training Center Locations: Japan, Tokyo, Athlete’s
Marks describes it as “painting a picture.”“When you’re on the wave, you’re very free,” Marks said. Marks is on the U.S. Olympic surfing team for the 2024 Paris Games. This earned Marks a spot on the inaugural U.S. Olympic surfing team in Tokyo. She arrives in Tahiti 10 days before the Olympic surfing competition begins. (Top illustration: Dan Goldfarb / The Athletic; photos: Ed Sloane, Thiago Diz / World Surf League via Getty Images)
Persons: Caroline Marks, Marks, ” Marks, , There’s, Caroline, Caity Simmers, Luke, Marks ’ ascendence, Carissa Moore, Bianca Buitendag, Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki, ” Caroline Marks, Sean M, , Joy, don’t, you’re, Moore, Tara Davis, Caitlin Simmers, Tyler Wright, Marks didn’t, It’s, She’ll, she’s, Dan Goldfarb, Ed Sloane, Thiago Diz Organizations: Paris Games, Nature . Board, Surf League, U.S, Olympic, Eiffel, Calif, America Prime, South, Olympic Games, El, El Salvador Surf City, Tahiti Pro, Getty Locations: Tahiti, Tokyo, Melbourne Beach, Fla, San Clemente, South African, El Salvador, Lower Trestles, Calif, California, Florida
CNN —Veteran environmentalist Paul Watson was arrested in Greenland on Sunday and faces possible extradition to Japan allegedly over anti-whaling activities in the Antarctic years ago, his organization said in a statement. The ship John Paul DeJoria and a 25-member crew were en route from Dublin, Ireland to the North Pacific to intercept Japan’s newly launched $48 million factory whaling ship the Kangei Maru, CPWF said. In a statement, Greenland police said they arrested Watson upon his arrival in Nuuk due to a Japanese arrest warrant. His foundation believes the arrest “is connected to a previous Red Notice issued for Watson’s anti-whaling activities in the Antarctic.”“This development comes as a surprise since the Foundation’s lawyers had reported that the Red Notice had been withdrawn. “Japan has never given up on its whaling ambitions,” Watson told CNN at the time.
Persons: Paul Watson, Captain Paul Watson, John Paul DeJoria, CPWF, , cuffing Paul Watson, Locky MacLean, Watson, Captain Watson, Kaisha, Shepherd, Kyodo Senpaku, , ” Watson, Takaaki Sakamoto, Hideki Tokoro, ” Tokoro Organizations: CNN —, Captain Paul Watson Foundation, Greenland police, ” Ship, Police, Japan Coast Guard, CNN, Interpol, Greenpeace, Shepherd Conservation Society, Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research, Kyodo, Whaling Affairs, Japan’s Fisheries Agency, Kangei, Commission, IWC Locations: Greenland, Japan, Nuuk, Dublin, Ireland, Pacific, Shepherd, Germany, Costa Rica, Guatemala, United States, Australia, Norway, Iceland, Kangei
CNN —Shoko Miyata, the captain of Japan’s women’s gymnastics team, has withdrawn from Paris 2024 after allegedly breaking the team’s code of conduct by smoking and drinking alcohol, according to the Japanese Gymnastics Association (JGA). The legal smoking and drinking age in Japan is 20 and the JGA’s code of conduct prohibits gymnasts from doing either during team activities, regardless of age. Nishimura said that one incident of smoking took place “in a private place at a certain location in Tokyo” and a separate incident of drinking took place “in a room in the Athlete Village of the National Training Center.”“She engaged in smoking and drinking due to numerous pressures from the competitive targets that had been set,” Nishimura added. Miyata, who won bronze on the balance beam at the 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, was due to captain Japan’s women’s team of debut Olympians. The country’s women’s team is trying to win its first team medal since the 1964 Tokyo Games.
Persons: Shoko Miyata, Japan’s, Miyata, , Kenji Nishimura, Nishimura, ” Nishimura, Japan’s women’s, Tadashi Fujita, It’s Organizations: CNN, Japanese Gymnastics Association, National Training Center, Gymnastics Association Locations: Japan, Tokyo
So begins the 1981 Oscar-winning film “Chariots of Fire,” introducing a group of British athletes as they train for the Olympic Games. Based on the lives and gold-medal-winning performances of sprinters Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams ahead of the 1924 Paris Olympics, “Chariots of Fire” won four Oscars – including Best Picture. Athletes and officials process during the Opening Ceremony of the 1924 Paris Olympics. “The film has got a way of really, really speaking to people … something much more than we envisaged or probably had been put into it. He went on to become an influential journalist, broadcaster and athletics administrator, and he remains one of only three British men to win the Olympic 100m title.
Persons: St Andrews, ” David Puttnam, , Eric Liddell, Harold Abrahams, Ronald Reagan, Joe Biden, , It’s, Liddell, Abrahams –, , Ian Charleson, Allan Wells, ” Eric Liddell, Firmin, Wells, Abrahams, Liddell’s, , , I’ve, they’ll, ” Sue Caton, He’d, ” John MacMillan, MacMillan, “ He’s, Robin Hood, ” Abrahams, ” Harold Abrahams, Ben Cross, Sam Mussabini, “ Harold Abrahams, Mark Ryan, ” Liddell’s, Ryan, Puttnam, Oscar, Tom McNab, Nigel Havers –, Andrew Lindsey –, we’d, … I’ve, ” Courage Organizations: CNN, Olympic Games, CNN Sport, Keystone, Hulton, Scottish, international, University of Edinburgh, Olympics, Topical Press Agency, Getty, Eric Liddell Community, Cambridge, AAA, Central Press, BBC, , Paris, ABC, Disney, Entertainment Locations: Scottish, St, Paris, Scotland, China, Asia, Moscow, Edinburgh, , St Andrews, England
However, Russia and Belarus are exceptions due to the invasion of Ukraine,” a Hiroshima city government spokesperson told CNN. Envoys from Russia and Belarus haven’t attended since Hiroshima excluded them in 2022 following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February that year. Russia used Belarus as one of the launch pads for its assault and later moved some of its tactical nuclear weapons there. “As a city of international peace, Hiroshima city needs to invite all nations, regardless of whether they are at war or not,” said Kunihiko Sakuma, president of Hiroshima Hidankyo, an atomic bomb survivors’ advocacy group. Hiroshima authorities said they only send invitations to countries with embassies in Japan and have never invited Palestinian representatives to the ceremony.
Persons: haven’t, Israel, , Hiroshima’s, Belarus haven’t, Tetsuji Kumada, Khan Younis, Mohammed Salem, Fumio Kishida, Volodymyr Zelensky, Naoya Azuma, Kunihiko Sakuma, Yoko Kamikawa, Junko Ogura Organizations: Tokyo CNN —, CNN, , , European Union, Hiroshima’s, Russia, Hamas, Reuters, AP Japan, Kyodo, ” Kyodo, Mission of Locations: Tokyo CNN — Hiroshima, Gaza, Hiroshima, Israel, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, , “ Russia, Nagasaki, Palestine, Japan, Israeli, Al, Khan, Reuters Japanese, Hiroshima Peace, Kyiv, Tokyo, Mission of Palestine
Tokyo CNN —America’s two most powerful allies in the Pacific are taking their defense ties to new heights amid increasing concerns over China’s assertiveness in the region and North Korean threats, Japan’s top general said Thursday. Yoshida called on Japan, South Korea and the United States to “demonstrate our strong unity domestically and globally to ensure regional peace and stability.”But bilateral cooperation between Japan and South Korea is the most noteworthy result of this week’s meeting in Tokyo. Kim said he and Yoshida “share a lot of the same thoughts,” an acknowledgment of the mutual perspective on the regional threat posed by China and North Korea. Last month, Japan and South Korea joined the US in the inaugural Freedom Edge in the Pacific, a military exercise that focused on ballistic missile and air defense, anti-submarine warfare and more. “Domestic politics remain complicated in Seoul and Tokyo, but policymakers and military professionals want to lock in coordinated responses to North Korea, Russia, and China before any major political changes occur in Washington,” Easley said.
Persons: Tokyo CNN —, China’s, CQ, Kim Myung, Yoshihide Yoshida, , Yoshida, South Korea’s Kim, Kim, Yoshida “, James Brown, Yoon Suk Yeol, Moon Jae, Brown, they’ve, Japan ”, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Joe Biden, Fumio Kishida, Camp David, Andrew Harnik, Lloyd Austin, , ” Leif, Eric Easley, ” Easley Organizations: Tokyo CNN, Joint Chiefs, CQ Brown, South, East, , Temple University, Tokyo ., Japan's, Camp, US, Korean, Japanese Defense Ministry, NATO, CNN, Ewha Womans University Locations: China, East China, South China, North Korea, , Russia, Japan, South Korea, United States, Tokyo, South, Seoul, Pacific, Camp, Singapore, Washington, Europe
Tokyo CNN —Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has formally apologized to a group of plaintiffs who were forcibly sterilized under the country’s decades-long former eugenics law following their lengthy campaign for justice. At least 25,000 people were sterilized under the law, Kishida told a meeting at his official residence of about 130 survivors, many now elderly and in wheelchairs, public broadcaster NHK reported Wednesday. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida apologizes during a meeting with the plaintiffs and their supporters at his official residence in Tokyo on July 17, 2024. Besides an official apology, the plaintiffs have also demanded a compensation law that would benefit all survivors, even those who haven’t filed lawsuits. “I heard the apology directly from the prime minister to the victims, but I think we could have heard it earlier,” said Koji Niisato, an attorney for plaintiffs, according to NHK.
Persons: Fumio Kishida, Kishida, , ” Kishida, Kikuo Kojima, , ” “, , JIJI Press, haven’t, Koji Niisato Organizations: Tokyo CNN — Japan’s, NHK, Protection, JIJI, Getty, Eugenics, Locations: Tokyo, Japan
CNN —The Forbidden City was once one of the most powerful places on the planet. It was called the ‘Forbidden City’ because few Chinese subjects were allowed to enter. Ancient tableware from the Forbidden City is on display at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. “The majority of (the emperors) grew up in a highly disciplined environment,” says Wang of the Hong Kong Palace Museum. Now popular worldwide, Peking duck was regularly served at Empress Dowager Cixi's Forbidden City banquets.
Persons: Zhao Rongguang, Bin Xiao Zhao, Deng Xiaoping, Beijing . Zhao, wasn’t, Zhao, Kangxi Emperor, VCG Wilson, Kangxi, , Qianlong Emperor, Giuseppe Castiglione, , Qianlong, Daisy Yiyou Wang, Maggie Wong, Nicole Chiang, ” Chiang, Chiang, Emperor Qianlong, it’s, , ” Zhao, It's, didn’t, Wang, Dowager Cixi, Empress Dowager Cixi –, Cixi, China’s, Han Quan Xi, ’ ”, Dowager, Tian, Yan ”, suckling, Tian An Yan, Leah Abucayan Organizations: CNN, Historical, of China, Beijing's, Hong Kong Palace Museum, Hong, Forbidden, Hong Kong, Museum, Everett, Communists, China Import, Fair, Communist Locations: Europe, Beijing, China, Chinese, Heilongjiang, Paris, Beijing ., Prosperity, Netherlands, Italian, City, Hong Kong, It’s, Beijing’s, Forbidden City, Jiangnan, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Mongolia, Qianlong, Guangzhou, Japan, East Asia, Peking, Imperial
Japan’s Ayaka Furue sank a dramatic, clutch putt for eagle on the final hole of the 2024 Amundi Evian Championship in France on Sunday to win by one stroke. Coming into the final hole, there was a three-way tie with Furue, Australian Stephanie Kyriacou and Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit at -17. Furue calmly rolled in the eagle to cap a six-under final round to go 19-under for the tournament – one shot better than Kyriacou who birdied the final hole. She would birdie the hole and go on to win the title with a dramatic 18th hole eagle to win by a single stroke. The victory represents her second career victory on the LPGA Tour: Furue previously won the 2022 Women’s Scottish Open.
Persons: Japan’s Ayaka Furue, Stephanie Kyriacou, Patty Tavatanakit, , Laurent Cipriani, Chako Huguchi, Hinako Shibuno, Yuka Saso, Furue Organizations: CNN, Evian, LPGA Locations: France, Japan
Tokyo CNN —A beachgoer who was swept 80 kilometers (50 miles) out to sea in a floating ring has been rescued off Japan’s east coast some 36 hours after she went missing, authorities said. She had been spotted earlier by a cargo ship crew, which radioed the tanker for help, the coast guard added. The coast guard flew the woman by helicopter to the city of Yokohama, where she was taken to the hospital for assessment following her overnight ordeal. There is no need for hospitalization,” the coast guard said. Authorities said the woman was likely swept away by currents and moderately strong winds, NHK reported.
Organizations: Tokyo CNN, Japan Coast Guard, CNN, NHK, Authorities Locations: Tokyo, Yokohama, Shimoda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Known for its picturesque and well-preserved traditional Korean houses called “hanok,” Bukchon Hanok Village is one of Seoul’s most popular tourist hot spots – attracting thousands of visitors every day. But tourists greatly outnumber residents and complaints about noise, littering and privacy issues in the vicinity have escalated over the years. Located in the Jongno district in downtown Seoul, Bukchon sits near other cultural landmarks like the Jongmyo royal ancestral shrine and the grand Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces. In a bid to ease tensions and control crowds, district officials will start to restrict tourist access to the popular village from as early as October this year. Out-of-control tourists have been especially problematic in Kyoto, one of Japan’s most popular tourist cities, famed for its iconic Gion geisha district.
Persons: Rhee Soo, Lee Youn, ” Lee, Overtourism, Sindere, , , Emma Hägg Organizations: South Korea CNN, CNN, Tourists Locations: Seoul, South Korea, throngs, Jongno, Bukchon, South Korea’s, Korea, Barcelona, Italy’s, Venice, Japan, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Sweden, Swedish
“Today, I would like to announce that a settlement has been reached in the civil trial with the three perpetrators who were found guilty in the criminal trial,” Gonoi said. Authorities initially seemed unwilling to believe her but Gonoi’s refusal to be silenced eventually prompted prosecutors to reopen investigations in a sweeping probe into sexual harassment across the JSDF. The broad investigation led by Japan’s defense ministry found that Gonoi had suffered physical and verbal sexual harassment daily between late 2020 and August 2021. Not backing downAs a child, Gonoi said she saw JSDF members as heroes. The defense ministry eventually launched a broad investigation into sexual harassment across the JSDF that found Gonoi had suffered physical and verbal sexual harassment daily between late 2020 and August 2021.
Persons: Hong Kong CNN —, Rina Gonoi, ” Gonoi, Gonoi, , Yoshiaki Saito, Japan’s, Kazuhiro Nogi, Fumio Kishida, Boram Jang, “ Rina Gonoi, ” Jang Organizations: Hong Kong CNN, , Japan Self, Defense Force, NHK, CNN, Japan’s Ministry of Defense, Authorities, Getty, Japanese, Gonoi, Amnesty Locations: Tokyo, Hong Kong, Japan, Higashi, Japan’s, Miyagi, Fukushima, AFP, East Asia
The yen’s collapse this year to a nearly four-decade low is undermining Japan’s plans for its largest military buildup in postwar history. The government has slashed orders for aircraft, and officials warn that further cuts may be imminent. The government’s purchasing power has been drastically eroded by the yen’s diminishing value. “What we are achieving in terms of actual defense capabilities and our original target — the two are not lined up,” Satoshi Morimoto, a former Japanese defense minister, said in an interview. The value of the defense budget over five years “has effectively been reduced by 30 percent,” Mr. Morimoto said.
Persons: ” Satoshi Morimoto, , Mr, Morimoto Organizations: Japan Locations: Tokyo, North Korea, China, Taiwan
New York CNN —New data shows weakening in the US economy – Friday’s jobs report showed that unemployment ticked up to 4.1% in June. Inflation is easing, and so is economic growth – that combination means interest rate cuts could be on their way. Before the Bell spoke with Michael Reynolds, vice president of investment strategy at Glenmede, about investors, the economy and political landscape. We recognize that to have a thesis on the economy is to have a thesis on the consumer. The global market value for adult diapers was pegged at $12.8 billion in 2023, according to market research provider Euromonitor International.
Persons: Joe Biden, Bell, Michael Reynolds, we’ve, there’s, That’s, We’ve, Fumio Kishida, Read, Nathaniel Meyersohn Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, New York CNN, Nasdaq, Federal, DC, Traders, Fed, Federal Reserve, United Nations, UN, Euromonitor, Oji Holdings, Flags Locations: New York, Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, United States
Osaka, Japan CNN —Let’s be honest. Food is practically a religion in Osaka, which is now anticipating the global spotlight as it gears up to host Expo 2025. It is known as the kitchen of Japan, and, for foodies, any tour of its myriad culinary delights must start in Dotonbori. Like so many parts of Japan, Osaka is obsessed with baseball. The club began life in 1936 and briefly played as the Osaka Tigers, before reverting to Hanshin, the city 20 minutes west, where it plays at Koshien Stadium.
Persons: Japan CNN —, Osaka hasn’t, Craig Ferguson, Junko Ogura, , Junko, Osakans, who’ve, Metin, ’ ”, Long, , Sanders, Takada, ” Takada Organizations: Japan CNN, Osaka, CNN, Getty, Hanshin Tigers, Osaka Tigers, Koshien, Tigers, Japan, Hardcore, “ Hanshin Tigers Locations: Osaka, Japan, Kyoto, Dotonbori, Nipponbashi, Namba, Tokyo, Kobe, Anadolu, Hanshin, men’s, Finland, Estonia, ” Tokyo
New York CNN —With interest rate cuts on the backburner, Wall Street is looking to corporate earnings to continue powering the 2024 stock market rally. Analysts polled by FactSet expect second-quarter earnings of S&P 500 companies to grow about 8.7% on average from the prior year. Strong corporate earnings have helped the S&P 500 gain a whopping 16% and notch repeated record high closes this year. Since the Fed isn’t likely to cut rates anytime soon, the onus is on strong corporate earnings to continue driving the market rally. Earnings season kicks off July 12 when big banks including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup report results.
Persons: FactSet, Jerome Powell, , Jeffrey Buchbinder, Wells, Dow, Lisa Shalett, Jessie Yeung, Hanako Montgomery, Junko Ogura, , Tadashi Matsubara, ” Read, Laura He, Pan Gongsheng, Read Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, New York CNN, Federal, LPL, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Nvidia, Microsoft, Meta, Dow Jones, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Kanpou, , Beijing Money, Silicon Valley Bank, People’s Bank of China, prudential Locations: New York, Sintra , Portugal, Wells Fargo, Banks, Japan, Nepal, China, Beijing, Silicon, United States, Shanghai
Last year, almost 30% of the Japanese population was 65 or older. In June 2023, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled a multi-billion dollar package of measures to encourage families to have more children. The growth of the older population is also changing the consumer product market. Demand for adult diapers in Japan has been rising, while the need for baby diapers has fallen. Electronics giant Panasonic has been researching and developing products aimed at the older population since 1990, according to its website.
Persons: Fumio Kishida Organizations: Hong Kong CNN, United Nations, UN, Euromonitor, Oji Holdings, Electronics, Panasonic, Ministry of, Hong, Seniors Locations: Hong Kong, Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Africa, Europe, Northern America, America, Caribbean, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Saharan Africa
Japan said basing the new fighter aircraft in the country would enhance US capabilities there. But from 2022, as the twin-engine fighters neared the end of their service life, the US Air Force began pulling them from Kadena. The F-15EX is the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, with the first operational plane delivered to the Oregon Air National Guard in early June. The F-35As that will be stationed at Misawa Air Base are the Air Force’s newest stealth fighters. F-35s deliver “an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate,” an Air Force fact sheet says.
Persons: Yoshimasa Hayashi, Carlos Barria, 15EX, Peter Layton, ” Layton, Layton, , CNN’s Hanako Montgomery Organizations: CNN, Defense Department, Pentagon, Japan Alliance, Misawa Air Base, Kadena Air Base, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, U.S . Air Force, Chinese Communist Party, US Air Force, Boeing, Military, Air Force’s, Oregon Air National Guard, USAF, Air Force, Griffith Asia Institute, Royal Australian Air Force, Japan Locations: Japan, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Honshu, United States, U.S, China, Russia, North Korea, Tokyo, East, North, Pyongyang, Britain, Australia, Nevada, Taiwan, Kadena, Washington
And with 12 new Japanese sponsors, Japanese-language stadium tours and new Japanese menu items, the Dodgers are making the most of the Ohtani effect. A mural showing Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani is painted on the side of the Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. “He’s just a phenomenal individual, right?” said Judy Clow, who brought her brother from Japan to a Japanese-language tour at Dodger Stadium. My gosh!”Shohei Ohtani warms up before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on March 24, 2024. Some of the six new Japanese-language tour guides at Dodger Stadium actually worked at Angels Stadium previously, serving the same fans.
Persons: There’s, Takayo Hizume, CNN it’s, Shohei, Robyn Beck, , Hizume, Ohtani, Los Angeles –, Akira Yuhara, ” Yuhara, swindling, “ He’s, , Judy Clow, Harry, Christine Gerriets, ” Gerriets, Kay Ponak, Norma Galeana, CNN Mihana Hayashi, takoyaki, Hayashi, Nanoha, , giveaways, Stan Kasten, ” Kasten, Kasten, Robert Vargas, Vin Scully, ” Vargas, “ Ohtani, Adam Burke, Hiroko Hinata, Natasha Chen, CNN Yuhara, Miyako, Don Tahara, Shania Baweja, Jason Kravarik Organizations: Los Angeles CNN, Dodgers, Ohtani’s, CNN, Angeles Dodgers, Getty, Dodger, Los Angeles Angels, Angels, Daiso, Toyo, Far, Los, Los Angeles Tourism, LA Tourism, Ohtani's Dodgers, Far Bar Locations: Japan, Los Angeles, California, Pacific, Miyako, Little Tokyo, AFP, , South Korea, Southern California, LA, Anaheim, guacamole, Nagoya, Asian, Japanese
Tokyo CNN —In a landmark decision, Japan’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to pay damages to people who were forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct eugenics law, ruling the practice was unconstitutional and had violated their rights. About 25,000 people were sterilized without consent during that period, according to the court ruling, citing ministry data. In the fifth case, the lower court had ruled against the plaintiffs and dismissed their case, citing the 20-year statute of limitations. The Supreme Court overturned this decision on Wednesday, calling the statute “unacceptable” and “extremely contrary to the principles of justice and fairness.”The case is now sent back to the lower court to determine how much the government should pay. In a press conference after the court ruling, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi expressed the government’s remorse and apology to victims, NHK reported.
Persons: Wednesday’s, Yuichi Yamazaki, , Saburo Tokura, Yoshimasa Hayashi, Fumio Kishida Organizations: Tokyo CNN, Supreme, Getty, NHK, Locations: Japan, Tokyo, AFP
Hong Kong CNN —There are a lot of princesses at Hong Kong Disneyland, but not the ones you think. Hair carefully coiffed, and in full makeup Liang Xiaoyu, 18, is dressed for a day out at Hong Kong Disneyland. Noemi Cassanelli/CNNAnd at Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney characters aren’t the sole fashion inspiration for dedicated fans. Li Mengru, 27, poses for a picture during an interview with CNN, at the entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland on June 7, 2024. Yang Yushen, who also goes by Kris, and his partner Jimmy Redinger like the romantic side of Hong Kong Disneyland.
Persons: “ Duffy, , Liang Xiaoyu, Noemi Cassanelli, CNN Liang, Mary Janes, Duffy, Qin Wuxiao, Jessie, it’s, Charmy Chan, Yanni Chung, Judy, Nick Wilde, , Chan, CNN Oscar Yim, Captain America, Marvel, CNN Jing Hongche, Li Sitan, CNN Charmy Chan, Chung, Li Mengru, Chen Xinyu, Li, Chen, Linda Lee, CNN Li, Cassanelli, Yang Yushen, Kris, Jimmy Redinger, Ankh Wong, Kris Yang, Yang, Zootopia, Hercules ”, Redinger, Disney, Mariko Otomo, Nozomi Yasuda, Yuka Izawa, CNN Otomo, China’s “ meng ”, Mariko Otomo kitted, Deng Chundan, CNN Deng Chundan, Le, Godiva, Chow Tai, Gen, ” Shen Jing, CNN Linda Lee, CNN Chen Xinyu, CNN Lee, CNN Chen, lacy Organizations: Hong Kong CNN, Disney, CNN, Hong Kong Baptist University, USA, Captain, Hong Kong Disneyland, Marvel, , Hong, Hong Kong Tourism, Hong Kong Locations: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hong, China’s Fujian, Guangdong, Japan, Arendelle, Tomorrowland, Tsim Sha Tsui, China, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Grizzly Gulch, United States, Chinese, Hebei, Asia, Hangzhou
“What worries policymakers is the interest rate risk, which will rise once the dominant narrative shifts from deflation to reflation,” Hu from Macquarie said. If that happens, bond yields will rise as investors switch back into riskier stocks. The country’s “4,000 or so small and medium-sized banks” will be particularly vulnerable to the interest rate risk, he added. “The bubble formed by the rush of funds into the bond market is accumulating interest rate risks,” the Securities Times said in an editorial. Economic risksThe rapid decline in Chinese bond yields also poses significant risks to the economy.
Persons: , , Pan Gongsheng, SVB, Larry Hu, ” Hu, Macquarie, Hu, Zhang Jiqiang, Ken Cheung Organizations: Hong Kong CNN, Silicon Valley Bank, People’s Bank of China, prudential, , Federal Reserve, Macquarie Group, Zheshang Securities, Securities Times, Japan’s Norinchukin Bank, Huatai Securities, Mizuho Securities Locations: Hong Kong, Silicon, United States, Shanghai, China, Beijing, SVB, outflows
“Without Nepal, Japan would not function.”The yellow flowers of the paperbush shrub seen in Dolakha, Nepal, in December 2023. Its bark has long, strong fibers that are perfect for making thin yet durable paper, according to the Kantou website. But as the shortage of Japanese paperbush became evident in the following years, Kanpou and the Nepali farmers ramped up production until they became the main source of the yen bill. It’s a protracted process, said Matsubara: farmers plant seedlings in early summer, harvest their branches in the fall, then spend several months processing the bark through steaming, peeling, washing and drying. The profits from the paperbush sales have provided a new revenue stream to Nepali communities, said Matsubara.
Persons: , , Tadashi Matsubara, Matsubara, Tadashi Matsubara Kanpou, It’s, it’s, Eiichi Shibusawa, , Kanpou Organizations: Tokyo CNN — Banks, Kanpou, , National Printing Bureau, Kyodo, Bank of Japan, Observatory, Ministry of Economy, Trade, Industry, government’s Japan International Cooperation Agency, CNN Locations: Japan, Nepal, China, Dolakha, Everest, Tokyo, Farmers, Kathmandu, Indian, Kolkata, Yokohama, Odawara, Ilam, Nepal’s Ilam
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