Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in afternoon trading to 22,555.14. South Korea’s Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,064.27, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.2% to 26,783.22. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia inched up less than 0.1% to 6,652.50, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.2% to 2,932.96.

Shares fell in Taiwan and were mixed in Southeast Asia.

Fate of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage.

Greeting his hosts in traditional “hakama” kimono and trying his hand at archery, the visit was rare public exposure for the boy on whose shoulders the future of the monarchy rests.

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a massive typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan continued to climb Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the ongoing disaster response and eventual reconstruction.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary session that the number of deaths tied to Typhoon Hagibis had climbed to 53 and was expected to rise, as at least another nine people are presumed dead. Lawmakers prayed in silence for the victims before starting the session.

Thousands of troops and rescue workers deployed after Typhoon Hagibis hits Tokyo

NAGANO, Japan (NNN-AGENCIES) — Thousands of troops and rescue workers were sent in here on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history.

At least 30 people were killed in the typhoon that left vast sections of towns under water, CNA quoted public broadcaster NHK saying. Another 15 were missing and 177 injured by Typhoon Hagibis, which paralysed Tokyo on Saturday and dumped record levels of rain around Japan. About 100,000 homes were left without power.

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

TOKYO (AP) — Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without power.

Authorities warned more mudslides were possible with rain forecast for the affected area during the day Monday.

Death Toll Rises To Ten As Typhoon Hagibis Lashes Japan

TOKYO, Oct 13 (NNN-NHK) – Ten people have died, and around 100 people injured, as of 10:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) today (Sunday), as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, with many rivers overflowing into residential areas across a wide area of the country.

Meanwhile, 14 people are missing across the country, according to a Kyodo News tally, based on information provided by rescuers and other authorities. The number of the missing is 15 from an NHK tally.

Japan launches major rescue after ‘immense’ typhoon floods

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo and surrounding areas, leaving at least seven dead and 15 missing.

Public broadcaster NHK gave a higher toll than the government of 10 dead and 16 missing plus 128 injured as more details were coming in the from field, a day after Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo and moved northward.

Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city.

Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food. Nearby beaches had not a surfer in sight, only towering dashing waves.

Typhoon Hagibis Likely To Disrupt Major Transport Networks In Japan Over Weekend

TOKYO, Oct 11 (NNN-XINHUA) – A powerful typhoon, expected to hit Japan this weekend, is likely to cause major disruption to transportation networks in eastern and western Japan, with a number of flights and trains services likely to be cancelled or suspended.

With the weather agency here saying it expects Typhoon Hagibis, the 19th typhoon of the season, to make landfall over the weekend, Shinkansen bullet train services in eastern and northeastern Japan may be suspended on Saturday and Sunday, East Japan Railway Co. said.

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in that country later this week.

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