Japanese comedian Toshiro Shimazaki died at 68 on Wednesday because of acute cardiac failure.
Shimazaki, who was a member of comedy trio “Hip up,” became popular when he appeared in popular TV show “Oretachi Hyokinzoku” (We are comedians) in 1980s on regular basis.
TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond (JGB) yields rose on Thursday, pulling further away from multi-month lows touched the previous day, as an auction for the 30-year bond saw some of the weakest demand in years.
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Foreign investors sold Japanese stocks for the second consecutive week in the period ending Dec. 1, capitalizing on year-end profit-booking as Japanese equities experienced an extended rally throughout the year.
Tokyo (Jiji Press)—Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to step down as head of his own faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and leave the faction amid a political funds scandal involving LDP factions, informed sources said Thursday.