Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is battling a near-continuous political fallout from his handling of both the links to the church among his party's lawmakers and the state funeral he says Abe deserves.
“As world’s only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, we strongly demand that the threat or use of nuclear weapons by Russia should never happen,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno.
In other games Friday, the U.S. routed Puerto Rico 106-42; China beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 98-51 and Belgium topped South Korea 84-61.
The Japanese central bank has maintained ultra-low interest rates for years in hopes of stimulating business activity and fighting deflation.
The tropical storm has headed out to the Pacific Ocean off the northern Japanese coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Tuesday.
The JMA has warned the region could face "unprecedented" danger from high winds, storm surges and torrential rain.
The agency also warned residents in the affected area of "unprecedented" levels of powerful winds and waves, urging them to evacuate early.
The previous transport of MOX fuel to Japan in September 2021 drew protests from the environmental group Greenpeace. MOX fuel is a mixture of reprocessed plutonium and uranium.
The storm is expected to approach or make landfall on Sunday in the southern Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu.
Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to affect South Korea's southern island of Jeju and part of the country's south coast
The exercise will culminate with Sea Phase II in the central Bay of Bengal.
The yen has tumbled from around 115 per dollar in March to below 140 in recent weeks, as the BoJ maintains its monetary easing policies despite sometimes sharp rate hikes elsewhere.
In mid-April, Sri Lanka declared its international debt default due to the forex crisis. The country owes USD 51 billion in foreign debt, of which USD 28 billion must be paid by 2027.
India, Japan agree to enhance military drills and defence ties to bolster their strategic partnership
During the 90-minute-long meeting, the two ministers also agreed to hold military drills aimed at boosting co-ordination between the air forces of the two nations.
During the delegation-level talks, the two Ministers reviewed various aspects of bilateral defence cooperation as well as regional affairs.
Rajnath Singh meets Japanese counterpart to bolster defence ties; enhance special strategic partnership
Singh also paid tributes to Japan's self-defence personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
The two sides are expected to deliberate on ways to further expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of defence and security besides taking stock of the developments in the Indo-Pacific.
China’s National Meteorological Center issued a yellow typhoon warning at 10 a.m. Sunday, and warned of heavy rains in northeastern Zhejiang, Shanghai and self-governing Taiwan.
In Japan, Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will join their Japanese counterparts under the framework of '2+2' foreign and defence ministerial dialogue.
The 30-year-old Indian played out of his skin and saved three match points, only to endure the agony of losing it in the end.