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Global Chip Supply Chain Increasingly Vulnerable to Massive

A new study from a US industry group found that the global semiconductor supply chain has become increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters and geopolitical disruptions because suppliers have become more concentrated in distinct regions. The report comes amid a global chip shortage that started with overbooked factories in Taiwan...

US to probe certain Boeing 777s as Japan grounds some of the | Incredible Solutions Tech

US orders extra scrutiny of Boeing 777s with same type of engine that failed on United Airlines flight forcing return to Denver airport on Saturday. United States aviation regulators announced extra inspections of Boeing Co’s 777 jets using the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver on...

G7 leaders boost COVAX support, focus on COVID recovery | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Group of Seven leaders, who control a little under half of the world’s economy, have pledged billions of dollars to COVAX, a United Nations coronavirus vaccination programme for poorer countries. US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi debuted at the G7 virtual leaders’ meeting on Friday...

Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo 2020 chief after sexism | Incredible Solutions Tech

Olympics minister replaces 83-year-old Yoshiro Mori, who resigned last week after making sexist comments about women. Japan’s Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, a former Olympian who competed in seven Games, has taken over as Tokyo 2020’s new president after the previous chief was forced out over sexist comments. She was...

Japan, US extend agreement on military base payments | Donald | Incredible Solutions Tech

Japan will pay 1.9bn in coming year for the 55,000 US troops based there after Trump sought to quadruple payment. Japan and the United States agreed to extend an agreement on how much Toyko pays for the upkeep of US military bases on its soil for another year as...

Japan kicks off COVID vaccine drive with healthcare workers | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Japan has launched its COVID-19 inoculation drive, giving the Pfizer vaccine to healthcare workers from selected hospitals across the country as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attempts to defy the odds and host the Olympics during the northern summer. Local TV screened footage of hospital workers in Tokyo getting their...

Japan’s ruling party wants women – not their views – at | Incredible Solutions Tech

Liberal Democratic Party proposes allowing female legislators join key party meetings as observers, amid growing complaints over sexism. After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party has said it wants women to attend key meetings – but only...

Japan’s economy performed better than expected in last quarter | Incredible Solutions Tech

Japan’s recovery from its worst post-war recession slowed in the fourth quarter, a sign that households and companies have yet to fully shake off the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic, although the pace of growth was stronger than expected. The data underscores the challenge policymakers face in keeping...

In Pictures: Strong quake off Japan’s Fukushima | Japan News | Incredible Solutions Tech

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake off Japan’s Fukushima coast has injured dozens of people, nearly 10 years after the eastern region was hit by a huge quake that sparked a tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that no deaths had so far been reported after...

US top court clears way for accused Ghosn plotters’ | Incredible Solutions Tech

US Supreme Court rejects bid to freeze extradition of two men accused of aiding ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan. The United States Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition of two US men accused of aiding former Nissan Motor Company Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn leave Japan,...

Blackouts, injuries as quake hits off Japan’s Fukushima coast | Incredible Solutions Tech

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck off Japan’s east coast, rattling a region hit by a powerful 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown just weeks before the disaster’s 10th anniversary. The earthquake on Saturday produced powerful shaking along the coast and was felt strongly in the capital, Tokyo, but...

Yellen pledges US cooperation, urges G7 to ‘go big’ on virus | Incredible Solutions Tech

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told her G7 peers that Washington ‘places a high priority on deepening our international engagement and strengthening our alliances’. United States President Joe Biden’s administration told allies Friday that it was committed to re-engaging with them in order to steer the global economy out...

Tokyo 2020’s Mori to resign over sexist comments: reports | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Former Japanese prime minister ignited anger after he complained that female members of Japan’s Olympic Committee talked too much. Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, is set to step down over sexist remarks he made that women talked too much, the Fuji News Network reported...

As Yellen prepares for G7 talks, leaders look for US | Incredible Solutions Tech

The G7 will meet this week to discuss the global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and how to tax giant digital firms. Leaders are looking to the Biden administration to show a willingness to work together after four years of Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda. The new administration of...

Tokyo Olympic Games will not happen ‘without spectators’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The organising committee of the postponed 2020 Olympic Games has ruled out holding the event this year without spectators despite mounting health fears amid the coronavirus pandemic. A decision to postpone the 2020 Games was taken in March last year but the Japanese government, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee...