Japan Economy

2021 Olympics turn into $ 20 billion bust for Japan

TOKYO — When Toyota Motor Corp. Said this week that it will not air any commercials in Japan related to the Olympics, it has sent a stronger message than any television commercial about the host country’s gloomy mood. Toyota is Japan’s most valuable company and a global sponsor of the …

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Kyodo News Digest: June 17, 2021

Myanmar national team substitute goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung who raised a three-fingered salute in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in late May, puts his hands together after arriving at the airport International Kansai International in Osaka Prefecture, Japan on June 16, 2021. (Kyodo) The following is the latest list of …

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Burmese footballer to seek asylum in Japan: reports

Published on: 06/17/2021 – 02:32 Tokyo (AFP) A Myanmar national team goalkeeper who gave an anti-kick salute during an away game in Tokyo has refused to return home and will seek asylum in Japan, local media reported. Myanmar has been in turmoil since a coup in February toppled the elected …

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