Iron sword unearthed at 1,700-year-old burial mound in Japan

Archaeologists excavating a burial mound in Nara City uncovered a wooden coffin with an almost 9-foot-long sword and a copper mirror, photos show. Photo from a screengrab of Nara City Hall’s video Buried under the clay soil, two metal shapes accompanied a wooden coffin: one long and skinny, colored orange with rust, the other short … Read more

Asia-Pacific shares trade higher as investors gear up for Fed rate hike decision – CNBC

Asia-Pacific shares trade higher as investors gear up for Fed rate hike decisionCNBC Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for Feb. 1Bloomberg China stocks are close to bull market highs after returning from the Lunar New Year breakCNBC Stocks firm, dollar on edge ahead of Fed decisionReuters Asian stocks higher ahead of Fed rate … Read more

Cost of living not the only reason many are delaying retirement

Workers surveyed in China are the least likely to retire as soon as possible — even “in an ideal world,” Randstad said. And 3% of workers in Asia-Pacific never want to retire at all, which is the highest percentage out of all regions. Edwin Tan | E+ | Getty Images The cost of living crisis … Read more

Asia-Pacific shares, Fed, earnings, economic data

CNBC Pro: What one tech fund manager is expecting from Apple and Alphabet earnings this week Microsoft issued a disappointing revenue forecast last week, but its stock has since increased. What does that mean for the other Big Tech companies set to report earnings? Tech fund manager Jeremy Gleeson, who manages the £1.1 billion ($1.5 … Read more

Kyodo Senpaku Co. unveils Whale meat vending in Japan

A new set of whale meat vending machines debuted in Japan this week. Kyodo Senpaku Co., a Japanese whaling operator, unveiled them in the port town of Yokohama, approximately 20 miles from its capital city of Tokyo. This is the third vending machine outlet the company has installed in an effort to promote sales after … Read more

In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s credit card

CNN — Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The … Read more

Jetstar passengers stranded at Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan

Jetstar passengers flying to Cairns were left stranded and confused overnight in a Japanese airport after a snowstorm grounded flights. At least 250 passengers were forced to set up camp at a gate in Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan for 18 hours after the boarding time of their flight was pushed back repeatedly. Travelers said … Read more

Japan Comes To A Standstill Following A Severe Snow Storm I Trains And Flights Impacted in Japan – CNN-News18

Japan Comes To A Standstill Following A Severe Snow Storm In Trains And Flights Impacted in JapanCNN-News18 Heavy snow causes havoc in Japan as cold snap sweeps through AsiaReuters Kyoto Station is a bad place to be in a snowstorm, videos showSoraNews24 One dead as heavy snow and record cold hit JapanArab News Watch: Kyoto … Read more

Forcing elderly drivers to do brain tests slashes car crash rates by one in ten

Forcing older drivers to do mandatory cognitive tests slashes the rate of vehicle collisions among older adults by one in ten, a study suggests. Researchers in Japan studied the impact of a pensioners rule imposed in 2017 that required all people over 75 years old to do a cognitive test every five years in order … Read more

Jin Tian cargo ship capsizes off coast of Japan with 22 aboard

Tokyo CNN — Nine crew members remain missing after a cargo ship capsized off Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture on Wednesday, the Japan Coast Guard told CNN. The coast guard said it received a distress signal from the Hong Kong-flagged vessel Jin Tian late on Tuesday night as it cruised 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the … Read more