Global semiconductor industry group SEMI's annual Japan trade show kicks off on Wednesday. TUESDAYBTS member Jin starts military serviceK-pop group BTS' oldest member, Jin, enters boot camp close to North Korea. U.S. opens space force unit in South KoreaThe U.S. inaugurates its space force unit in South Korea as North Korea raises tensions on the peninsula by firing off intercontinental ballistic missiles. Figures released last week showed slowing momentum in manufacturing and trade due to subdued demand in global and domestic markets. Teams from Asia made their presence felt with success against European powerhouses in the group stage: Japan beat Germany and Spain, while South Korea defeated Portugal.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accuses Tehran of lying, saying Kyiv's forces were downing at least 10 of the unmanned aerial vehicles every day. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has not made a decision on whether to attend the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia this month. "[Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin must stop weaponizing food and end his illegal war on Ukraine," NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu says. This view of the damage at the Tets-5 power station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 12 came from a satellite image provided by 2022 Maxar Technologies. 1:00 a.m. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has congratulated new U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on taking office.2 months ago Nikkei Asia
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the village of Klishchiivka, which is located 9 kilometers south of Bakhmut, had been "liberated." In a post on Telegram discussing NATO support for the Ukrainian military, Medvedev said: "Nuclear powers have never lost major conflicts on which their fate depends." Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. © Reuters2:20 p.m. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has visited Russian troops involved in Ukraine, the ministry says. Ukrainian President President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanks Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the contribution.10 days ago Nikkei Asia
SEOUL (Kyodo) -- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso agreed Wednesday that more communication is necessary to improve bilateral ties. Local courts have since ordered some of the companies' assets in South Korea to be liquidated to compensate the plaintiffs. Based on the agreement, Japan provided South Korea with grants and loans in the name of economic cooperation. Although details remain undecided, Japan and South Korea are trying to resolve the dispute by the end of this year, according to the sources. Another veteran LDP lawmaker is also scheduled to visit South Korea as head of a cross-party group of lawmakers seeking friendly bilateral relations.3 months ago Nikkei Asia
Airshow China in Zhuhai (Nov. 8-13)The 14th installment of Airshow China takes place in the southern city of Zhuhai, Guangdong province, drawing both domestic and foreign manufacturers, including Airbus and General Electric. Participants will likely discuss geopolitical tensions in the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula. Singles' DayChina's Singles' Day shopping blitz, the biggest shopping day in the world, concludes Friday. Nintendo Store opens in OsakaThree years after opening its first store in Tokyo, Nintendo will open its second outlet in Osaka. The new store in the Kansai region, which is home to the Kyoto-based company, will be the largest in Japan, about twice as large as the Tokyo store.2 months ago Nikkei Asia
Here are the latest developments:Thursday, Nov. 10 (Tokyo time)12:12 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 nations in Bali next week, an Indonesian government official told Reuters. A key part of the July package deal is also facilitating exports of Russian grain and fertilizer exports. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has not made a decision on whether to attend the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia this month. "[Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin must stop weaponizing food and end his illegal war on Ukraine," NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu says. In his latest indictment of the Western-led international order and its values, Russian President Vladimir Putin blames the West for the conflict over Ukraine.2 months ago Nikkei Asia
World leaders will gather at the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, and the APEC meeting in Thailand this week. The week will conclude with the opening of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with six countries from the Asian Football Confederation competing. Biden, Xi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be among those attending. Among the front-runners are incumbent Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's National Front, the Hope Pact led by Anwar Ibrahim, and the National Alliance coalition led by former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin. World Cup opens in QatarThe soccer World Cup, the first in Asia since South Korea and Japan co-hosted the tournament in 2002, kicks off in Qatar on Sunday.2 months ago Nikkei Asia
Wednesday marks the second anniversary of the Myanmar military coup on Feb. 1, 2021. The situation in Myanmar, a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is expected to be high on the agenda at the bloc's foreign ministers meeting later in the week. MONDAYNATO secretary-general visits South KoreaNATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visits South Korea from Sunday to Monday. In Seoul, he will meet with senior officials including Foreign Minister Park Jin and Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup. GDP: Hong KongEarnings: SK HynixTHURSDAYEarnings: Sony Group, ANA Holdings, Japan Airlines, KeppelFRIDAYASEAN foreign ministers meetingIndonesia, this year's chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will host the bloc's first foreign ministers meeting this year in Jakarta from Friday to Saturday.4 days ago Nikkei Asia