Study rewrites understanding of modern Japan’s genetic ancestry

Tokyo: An analysis of ancient DNA is transforming the understanding of the genetic ancestry of Japan’s modern-day population, identifying a crucial contribution from people who arrived about 1,700 years ago and helped revolutionize Japanese culture. Research published this week showed that the people of Japan bear genetic signatures from three ancient populations rather than just […]

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Japan’s New Richest Person Builds $38 Billion Automation Fortune

Heesu Lee and Min Jeong Lee Tokyo: Takemitsu Takizaki, the founder of electronic-sensor maker Keyence Corp., has overtaken Uniqlo billionaire Tadashi Yanai to become Japan’s richest person.Takizaki is worth $38.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after his company’s shares almost doubled since the start of last year. Fast Retailing Co.’s Yanai, who lost […]

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Japan unveils official logo to celebrate Pakistan-Japan diplomatic ties

Newswire Islamabad: To commence the celebrations of Year 2022 which marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan, the Government of Japan has announced the Official Logo for this special occasion signifying historic relations between Japan and Pakistan. The logo epitomizes the hope for further development of friendly ties […]

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Tokyo Paralympics comes to a close

Tokyo: After thirteen days of serious competitions with the Paralympians’ best performance, the Tokyo Paralympics comes to a close tonight with the closing ceremony to be held at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.“Harmonious Cacophony”, the theme of the closing ceremony, is acknowledging diversity among people and transforming their difference into a shared unity. Ambassador MATSUDA Kuninori […]

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Ambassador Matsuda extends good wishes for Pakistani Athletes

Newswire Islamabad: After an impressive Tokyo Olympics finished on August 8th, the Tokyo Paralympics begins tomorrow! Overall theme for both the Olympics and Paralympics is “MOVING FORWARD” and the theme for the opening ceremony for the Paralympics is “WE HAVE WINGS”. Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, wishing success to the two Pakistani athletes, […]

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Japan’s economy bounces back

Tokyo: Japan rebounded faster than expected from its pandemic-driven slump in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics.Official figures show the world’s third-largest economy grew at twice the rate forecast in April to June.But analysts have warned growth will be modest this quarter after a state of emergency was reimposed to ease a spike in Covid-19 […]

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Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto takes gold in men’s all-around at Olympic Games

Newswire Tokyo: Daiki Hashimoto grew up watching Kohei Uchimura win gold medals, just like every other aspiring Japanese gymnast over the past decade-plus.Yet the idea of carrying on the legacy Uchimura built during his gold-medal-laden career hardly bothers the 19-year-old Hashimoto. In fact, he’s embracing it. Hashimoto gave Japan its third straight Olympic title in […]

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Japan to implement 7 new Japanese technical cooperation programs in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: The Government of Japan has decided to implement 7 new Japanese technical cooperation programs in Pakistan to cater the social needs and assist capacity building for growing industries at the federal and provincial level. Including these 7 programs, the Japanese Government will implement a total of 25 technical cooperation programs in Pakistan in […]

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The 8th Japan-Pakistan politico-military dialogue held

Newswire Islamabad: The 8th Japan-Pakistan Politico-Military Dialogue was held virtually in Tokyo and Islamabad this week.Kobayashi Kenichi, Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific) who also serves as the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan represented respective sides. […]

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Pakistan begins marketing ICT professionals in Japan

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan has begun a process to market its professionals from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Japan, aimed at fetching a maximum quota in the jobs recently announced by Tokyo for the overseas workers.Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), an attached department of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OHRD), has recently […]

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