In NATO’s new north, fresh chances to contain Moscow

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Improving Japan business mood signals steady economic recovery
Companies expect to increase capital expenditure and project inflation to stay above the Bank of Japan’s 2% target five years ahead, the quarterly tankan showed.
Four injured as explosion hits building in Tokyo’s Shimbashi district
The blast, which originated in a bar on the second floor of the building, was reported at about 3:15 p.m.
As heavy rain pounds Kyushu, evacuation ordered for 360,000
The Meteorological Agency warned of torrential rain and thunder continuing across the region through around Tuesday noon and called on residents to be on alert …
U.S. Treasury chief Yellen to visit China in bid to ‘responsibly manage’ ties
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will use the four-day visit from Thursday to stress the importance of communicating “directly about areas of concern.”
Okinawa governor visits China in latest show of regional diplomacy
Denny Tamaki’s initiatives seek to increase Okinawa’s diplomatic leverage, with the prefecture situated on the front line of diplomatic and military tensions.
In NATO’s new north, fresh chances to contain Moscow
The region from the Baltic in the south to the high north may become almost an integrated operating area for NATO.

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Shohei Ohtani named to All-Star roster as pitcher after also earning spot as DH
Ohtani, the dual threat who leads MLB with 31 home runs, was voted as the AL’s starting designated hitter in ballots unveiled Thursday.
The American economy is teetering on the edge
The U.S. economic situation is precarious and much will depend on fiscal and monetary policy. Still, many forecasters expect that a minor recession is coming.
Sixteen hours in Marina Abramovic’s nightmare hotel
In rural Niigata Prefecture, you can stay overnight in an artwork dreamed up by the world’s most infamous performance artist. If you don’t mind sleeping …
Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Wimbledon due to wrist injury
“I tried my hardest to be ready after my surgery and to be able to step on the Wimbledon courts again.”
New research finds Mount Fuji may have erupted more often than previously thought
Scientists found that there were six eruptions between 5,050 and 3,900 years ago — a period of time that was previously thought to have seen …
Concern for Japanese firms as China’s revised anti-spying law takes effect
The amended law makes it possible for authorities to crack down on stealing and disseminating “documents, data, materials and items related to national security and …
Japanese journalist denied entry into Hong Kong
Freelance journalist Yoshiaki Ogawa, known for his Hong Kong coverage, had attempted to enter the city on Thursday evening.

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