Tokyo ponders new defense strategy

A panel studying Japan’s response to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear/missile capabilities has recommended that Japan be equipped to retaliate should the North launch a ballistic missile at its heartland. The announcement was made March 30 and ... ( read original story ...)

Olympics – Surf's up for successful Olympic debut in Tokyo

REUTERS: The International Surfing Association is confident the sport's Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games will be a success despite some minor concerns over conditions, ISA president Fernando Aguerre said on Wednesday. The surfing competition will take ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo stocks open lower on concern over Fed tightening

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened lower Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street after Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggested the US central bank was considering tightening monetary policy. The minutes of the March meeting hinted that the Fed could move more ... ( read original story ...)

Markets drop as Asia awaits Trump-Xi meeting

TOKYO - Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday, as the region nervously watched for market-moving news from the first meeting between the U.S. and Chinese leaders. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.3 per cent in morning trading to 18,606 ... ( read original story ...)