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Japan ship deviated from shipping lane before Mauritius impact, data shows

21 August 2020, 11:34 AM

The Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping lane, data from a maritime analysis firm showed.

Japanese ship involved in Mauritius oil spill breaks apart

16 August 2020, 3:00 AM

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken apart, authorities said on Saturday.

Pandemic woes keep Japan’s service sector in decline at start of third quarter: PMI

5 August 2020, 4:18 AM

Japan’s services sector contracted for a sixth straight month in July, suggesting economic activity remained under pressure from the coronavirus crisis as the third quarter got under way.

In a flash, a changed world: Remembering Hiroshima

4 August 2020, 6:02 PM

The atomic bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 killed tens of thousands and flattened the Japanese city in an instant.

Fitch lowers credit outlook on Japan to negative on COVID-19 impact

29 July 2020, 5:46 AM

Rating agency Fitch on Wednesday revised its outlook on Japan’s long-term foreign currency debt rating to negative from stable, citing the sharp coronavirus-induced domestic economic contraction.

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