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Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai Friday urged Japan and its fellow Group of 20 nations to pledge new funding for educating girls at June's G20 summit, hosted by the Japanese.

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai urges G20 to boost funds for girls’ schooling

Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai on Friday urged Japan and its fellow Group of 20 nations to pledge new funding for educating girls at June’s G20 summit, hosted by the Japanese.

Suzuki takes vehicle plant to Ghana

The Japanese Multinational automobile manufacturing company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, has resolved to set up a production unit in Ghana.
Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.

Cherry Blossom torch for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator showing share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 14, 2018.Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index surged more than 2.2 percent August 14, swiftly recovering from the previous day’s losses, with investors encouraged by an apparent hiatus in the Turkey lira crisis. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

Tokyo shares close higher on weak yen

Tokyo shares rose on Friday, ending two days of declines, with a cheaper yen providing support and investors brushing off a downbeat central bank assessment of the Japanese economy.
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Developer uses Google Cloud to calculate 31 trillion digits of pi, a world record

That’s quite a step up from the 500-or-so known digits known around the start of the 20th century, and the 17.5 million digits American mathematician and programmer Bill Gosper reached in 1985. And compared with the previous record — 22.4 trillion digits, set by Peter Trueb, in 2016 — it’s almost ten million digits more.
(L to R) Renault CEO Thierry Bollore, Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa and Mitsubishi Motors chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko join hands at the end of a joint press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil new joint board post-Carlos Ghosn

Carmakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors unveiled the creation of a joint board Tuesday, seeking a “new start” for their alliance after the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn.

AfDB, Sophia university sign deal on capacity building

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Sophia University in Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote capacity building.
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn (C) is surrounded by the media as he goes out in Tokyo on March 9, 2019. – A decision to grant bail to Carlos Ghosn could risk “destruction of evidence” in the financial misconduct case against the former Nissan chief, a senior Tokyo prosecutor. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Court ‘bars Carlos Ghosn from attending’ Nissan board meeting

A Japanese court on Monday barred Carlos Ghosn from attending a Nissan board meeting, according to local media, as the bailed former chairman prepares his defence against charges of financial misconduct.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic, Venus Williams rallies at Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday.
Ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, wearing a blue cap, is escorted out of the Tokyo Detention House following his release on bail in Tokyo on Wednesday. - AFP-JIJI

Carlos Ghosn leaves jail in workman’s disguise

The cameras had been massed outside a Tokyo detention centre for hours waiting for the shot, but when ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn finally emerged, he was in disguise and almost unrecognisable.
Ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, wearing a blue cap, is escorted out of the Tokyo Detention House following his release on bail in Tokyo on Wednesday. - AFP-JIJI

Nissan ex-chief Carlos Ghosn out of Tokyo jail

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn left his Tokyo detention centre on Wednesday after more than 100 days in custody, following a surprise court decision granting him bail of one billion yen ($9 million).
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Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn wins bail in Japan

Former auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday as a Tokyo court unexpectedly granted him bail after more than three months in a detention cell.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 French Renault group CEO and chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor CO. Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Carlos Ghosn poses during a photo session at the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt. – Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has handed in his resignation, France’s economy minister said on January 24, 2019 ahead of a board meeting at which the French car maker is to appoint his successor. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Former NISSAN chief Carlos Ghosn granted surprise bail in Tokyo

Former auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday as a Tokyo court unexpectedly granted him bail after more than three months in detention.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday.

South Korea’s Moon Jae-In recommits to inter-Korean projects after failed summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Friday said he would consult with the U.S. on inter-Korean economic projects, a day after President Donald Trump left empty-handed from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Kei Nishikori: Naomi Osaka will learn to deal with fame

Kei Nishikori is confident his Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka will learn to cope with pressure as she deals deal with her new elite status in tennis.
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Late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld leaves $200 million fortune to cat

Late German fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, is reportedly set to inherit some of 200 million dollars fortune after he named her ‘in his will’.
Japan's world No 1 Naomi Osaka in action during her 6-3, 6-3 second-round defeat to Kristina Mladenovic of France at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday night. EPA

Tearful Naomi Osaka stunned by Kristina Mladenovic in Dubai

A tearful Naomi Osaka said she was struggling with the attention of being the world’s top-ranked woman after being stunned 6-3 6-3, by France’s Kristina Mladenovic in her opening match at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
Greg Clark

UK deeply disappointed by Honda’s decision to close plant

“The UK is one of the leaders in the development of these technologies and so it is deeply disappointing that this decision has been taken now,” Business Secretary, Greg Clark, said.

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