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Junko Fujita

Japan regulator steps in to fix Mizuho's computer flaws

Sep 22 2021

TOKYO Japan's banking regulator will take a role in overseeing computer systems at Mizuho Financial Group's retail banking arm after glitches that exposed failings at the country's third-largest lender despite $3.6 billion in upgrades.

Nikkei to recover to near 30-year high on corporate outlook, vaccines: Reuters Poll

Aug 24 2021

TOKYO - Japanese shares are expected to recover from an eight-month low marked on Friday to near a 30-year high by the end of this year, supported by a robust corporate outlook and the rollout of coronavirus vaccines, a Reuters Poll showed.

Singapore's SC Capital set sights on hard-hit Japanese hotels with $550 million fund

Aug 19 2021

TOKYO Singapore's SC Capital Partners aims to raise around $550 million for a new fund targeting hard-hit Japanese hotels, its chairman told Reuters, betting tourism will come back strongly once the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

Weightlifting: Tokyo 2020 marked by firsts, but recent scandals cloud outlook

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO Weightlifting was marked by a series of breakthroughs at the Tokyo Olympics -- the first openly transgender athlete to compete at any Games and the Philippine's first gold ever - but recent doping scandals are clouding its outlook ahead of Paris 2024.

Olympics-Baseball-Young pitchers lead Japan to first gold as vets take backseat

Aug 07 2021

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Young pitchers from Nippon Professional Baseball in the biggest game of their careers led Japan to a first Olympic gold medal in the sport with a 2-0 win over the United States on Saturday.

Olympics-Baseball-Japan rejoice over 'wonderful' gold medal, pressure off their backs

Aug 07 2021

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Japan won their first Olympic gold medal in baseball by beating the United States 2-0 on Saturday, furnishing a long-awaited crown for their country’s most broadcast and beloved sport and denying their foes a second title.

Olymics-Baseball-Young pitchers lead Japan to first gold

Aug 07 2021

TOKYO, Aug 7 Young pitchers from Nippon Professional Baseball in the biggest game of their careers led Japan to a first Olympic gold medal in the sport with a 2-0 win over the United States on Saturday.

Olympics-Baseball-Japan a win from gold feel onus to avoid sorrow, boost interest

Aug 06 2021

YOKOHAMA, Japan Frowns are about all Japan shortstop Hayato Sakamoto can remember of his country's last gold-medal game in baseball.

Multicultural Olympic team shows Japan's diversity growing pains

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to showcase Japan's growing ethnic diversity, but the Games have also dragged into the international spotlight a domestic debate about whether the country can be both multicultural and Japanese.

Olympics-Wrestling-Double glory for Japan from gold Kawai sisters

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO When Japanese wrestler Risako Kawai won her second straight Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games on Thursday, it was her sister Yukako she turned to wave at, who had won her gold a day before.

World News

N.Korea fires ballistic missile as military activity surges

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, officials in South Korea and Japan said, as Seoul opens a major arms fair https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-threatens-upstage-skorea-defence-expo-with-duelling-military-show-2021-10-14, spy chiefs meet to discuss the nuclear standoff, and South Korea prepares for a space launch. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/spy-satellites-mobile-networks-skorea-hopes-new-rocket-gets-spac