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

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 mixed after Wall Street slump; China PMI beats estimates

Reserve Bank of India hikes rates by 50 basis points India’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 5.9%, in line with expectations of analysts polled by Reuters The fourth consecutive increase comes as consumer inflation in the country hit 7% in August and the currency’s weakened to record levels. … Read more

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

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

U.S. 10-year Treasury yield breaches 4% for the first time since 2010 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 … Read more

Japan demands apology from Russia after consul detained by FSB

Japan demanded a formal apology from Russia — and threatened retaliation — after claiming its diplomat was “blindfolded and restrained” while being interrogated by the federal security service over suspected espionage. Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Tatsunori Motoki, a consul based in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, had been subjected to a “coercive … Read more

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

What is required to travel to Hong Kong? Many, many tests

Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival. But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests. They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars … Read more

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

Tokyo CNN  —  Japan bids 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