Japan’s “golden week” holidays are underway—and will linger until the middle of next week. While some tourists have made their way to Hawai‘i, financial markets back home have had a volatile week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Beijing and Tokyo have jointly acknowledged their competing claims over the sovereignty of an uninhabited island chain, effectively setting aside a contentious dispute and paving the way to renew high-level contacts two years after China unilaterally froze relations.
The holiday season is an exciting time for football fans. The NFL season is approaching the playoffs and this year, so are the top college teams. But even the biggest fans may not know about the playoff season for football in Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.