Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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Takehiko Nakao re-elected as President of Asian Development Bank

Takehiko Nakao has been re-elected for a 2nd term as the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is beginning from November 2016. He was unanimously elected by the ADB’s Governors. He is the ninth president of ADB and was the sole nominee to make nomination for the organisation’s presidency. Nakao will have tenure Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in News


Japan cabinet approves economic stimulus package worth $275 billion

Japan’s cabinet has approved an economic stimulus package worth 275 billion dollars in attempt kick-start the economy and boost growth of the world’s third-largest economy. Decision in this regard was Japanese Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The Japanese government expects that this package will boost gross domestic product (GDP) by Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


Ken Miyauchi appointed as President and COO of SoftBank Group

Ken Miyauchi has been appointed as the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group. He will succeed Nikesh Arora who had stepped down from his position after the Chairman and CEO of Group Masayoshi Son wanted to remain at the helm longer than first planned. Prior to this appointment, Ken Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News


India, Japan and US navies kick off 2016 Malabar Exercise near South China Sea

India, Japan and United States (US) navies have kicked off 2016 MALABAR trilateral naval Exercise near South China Sea. This year it is the 20th edition of the naval exercise in which over 100 aircraft and 22 naval ships including a nuclear submarine are participating. Key facts The 20th edition of the naval exercise will Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security


India becomes third largest oil consumer

According to recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy India has surpassed Japan to become the world’s third-largest oil consumer. With demand of 4.1 million barrels a day (bpd), India is the third-largest consumer behind the United States (19.39 million bpd) and China (11.96 million bpd). Other Highlights of Review India accounted for 4.5% Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


AR Rahman conferred with Japan’s Fukuoka prize 2016

Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer A R Rahman was awarded Japan’s Fukuoka prize for the year 2016. He has been conferred with this award in the Grand Prize category for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preserving and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music. Besides, Philippines’ historian Ameth R Ocampo and Pakistani singer Yasmeen Lari Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & HonoursPersons in News


Barack Obama becomes first US president to visit Hiroshima bomb site

Barack Obama became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima memorial, site of the world’s first atomic bombing dropped on August 6, 1945. He paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world’s first atomic bomb attack and laid wreath at Hiroshima nuclear memorial. In the guest book of the memorial President Obama Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in NewsPlaces in News


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