North Korea fires ballistic missiles in latest tests amid tension | News

North Korea fires ballistic missiles in latest tests amid tension | News

Japanese official reported that the missiles travelled 400km (250 miles) and at a maximum altitude of 50km (30 miles). North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the Pyongyang area towards the country’s east coast, according to South Korean and Japanese officials, marking Pyongyang’s fourth missile test launch in a week. Japan’s NHK national … Read more

Antonio Inoki, wrestling icon and Japanese politician, dead at 79

Antonio Inoki, wrestling icon and Japanese politician, dead at 79

A popular Japanese professional wrestler and lawmaker Antonio Inoki, who faced a world boxing champion Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match in 1976, has died at 79. Inoki brought Japanese pro-wrestling to fame and pioneered mixed martial arts matches between top wrestlers and champions from other combat sports like judo, karate and boxing. … Read more

Asia stocks fall after Wall Street slump; China PMI beats estimates

Asia stocks fall after Wall Street slump; China PMI beats estimates

Japan movers: Softbank, Nintendo, Toyota fall Apple suppliers in Asia fall after analyst downgrade China reports better-than-expected factory activity for September China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index surprisingly grew in September to 50.1, much higher than the 49.6 predicted by analysts in a Reuters poll. The 50-point mark separates growth from contraction. PMI prints compare activity … Read more

‘Traitors Are Everywhere’: UCCA Beijing Removed a Painting From View and Scrubbed Its Website After Nationalistic Visitors Complained

‘Traitors Are Everywhere’: UCCA Beijing Removed a Painting From View and Scrubbed Its Website After Nationalistic Visitors Complained

An abstract painting by a Chinese artist, which was reportedly based on a photograph of World War II Japanese Kamikaze pilots, has been taken down from an exhibition in Beijing after visitors reported the work to the police. The incident has raised concerns about further artistic censorship at a particularly turbulent political time ahead of … Read more

Asia markets rise, Hang Seng index up 2% after Wall Street rebound

Asia markets rise, Hang Seng index up 2% after Wall Street rebound

EV maker Leapmotor’s shares plunge in Hong Kong debut Chinese electric vehicle maker Leapmotor’s shares tumbled more than 32% from its offer price of 48 Hong Kong dollars ($6.29) per share on its first day of trade in the city. Onewo, a subsidiary of property developer China Vanke, also started trading in Hong Kong. It … Read more

Stocks fall, Chinese yuan crosses 7.2 against the dollar

Stocks fall, Chinese yuan crosses 7.2 against the dollar

CNBC Pro: Credit Suisse says now’s the time to buy two green hydrogen stocks — and gives one over 200% upside Credit Suisse says it’s time to enter the green hydrogen sector, with a number of catalysts set to drive the clean energy powerhouse. “Green hydrogen is a growth market — we increase our 2030 … Read more

The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political troubles | Politics News

The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political troubles | Politics News

Shinzo Abe was not his assassin’s preferred target. Investigators say Tetsuya Yamagami, who fatally shot Japan’s longest-serving prime minister on July 8, had initially wanted to kill the leader of the Unification Church — a South-Korean religious sect that the 41-year-old blames for his family’s financial ruin. But the COVID-19 pandemic got in the way. … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 27: Hurricane Ian, Japan, Trump, Student loans, Ukraine

5 things to know for Sept. 27: Hurricane Ian, Japan, Trump, Student loans, Ukraine

CNN  —  The CIA has a museum with exhibits featuring spy gadgets, declassified artifacts and items like the covers for the binder and tablet used for President Joe Biden’s daily briefing. Interested in visiting? Well, unfortunately, the museum isn’t open to the public – but the agency has shared some very interesting pictures from inside. … Read more

Shinzo Abe funeral: Japan holds controversial state funeral for assassinated leader

Shinzo Abe funeral: Japan holds controversial state funeral for assassinated leader

Tokyo CNN  —  Japan bid farewell to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an elaborate state funeral Tuesday, despite public opposition to the cost of the event as the country grapples with their late leader’s legacy. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot dead during a campaign speech in Nara in July, stunning a nation … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets drop at open as negative sentiment remains – CNBC

Asia-Pacific markets drop at open as negative sentiment remains – CNBC

Asia-Pacific markets drop at open as negative sentiment remains  CNBC Dollar stands alone as rate hikes rattle stocks  Reuters Asia-Pacific Markets Face Risk-Off Move as US Dollar Batters Sentiment  DailyFX US dollar stands alone as rate hikes rattle stocks  The Edge Markets MY US dollar stands alone as rate hikes continue to rattle Asia stocks  The Straits Times View Full … Read more