Kyodo News Digest: November 24, 2022

Fans of Japan cheer before a World Cup Group E soccer match against Germany at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha November 23, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

The following is the latest list of select news summaries from Kyodo News.


Football: Japan changes Doan, Asano hands Germany shock World Cup defeat

DOHA — Japan celebrated a famous 2-1 victory over Germany at the World Cup on Wednesday, with second-half substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scoring in a dramatic comeback in the Group E opener.

Doan, who plays for German club Freiburg, was in the right place to slam a rebound home after substitute Takumi Minamino lashed a ball into the goalmouth that German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could only parry.


Football: Japan’s persistence has paid off with a ‘historic’ win, says Moriyasu

DOHA – Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu called Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Germany a “historic moment” made possible by his team’s persistence in the face of an attack from the four-time champions.

After their incredible victory at the Khalifa International Stadium, Moriyasu was typically stoic but clearly proud of what Japan have achieved.


Soccer: Japanese talent blossoms as the manager braves the supreme test of the past

DOHA — Japan’s talents were unleashed in their historic World Cup win over Germany on Wednesday, with the Samurai Blue meeting the ultimate test after facing one of the tournament favorites with their backs to the wall.

After a first-half barrage from the four-time champions, Japan chased the shadows. Fans at home may have feared a heavy defeat ahead of an incredible turn of events in which the squad, and more importantly their manager, shed old habits that sometimes led to undesirable outcomes.


5-year-old boy rescued after 45 hours under rubble in Indonesia earthquake

CIANJUR, Indonesia — Indonesian firefighters on Wednesday rescued a 5-year-old boy trapped under the rubble of his home for about 45 hours after a deadly earthquake struck the island of Java.

Meanwhile, the death toll from Monday’s 5.6-magnitude quake rose to 271, with 151 others missing and about 2,000 injured as search operations continued.


Malaysia’s hereditary rulers meet to decide on a new prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin will consult with other Malaysian hereditary rulers on Thursday on the new prime minister after Saturday’s general election ended in a hanging parliament, the palace said.

“His Majesty wishes to seek the views of the Malaysian rulers to enable His Majesty to make a decision in the interests and welfare of the country and its people,” said Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, Comptroller of the Royal Household, in a statement on Wednesday.


Japan is considering creating a new defense agency to combat cyberattacks

TOKYO – Japan is considering creating a new organization to lead the country’s fight against cyberattacks, with control over units of its defense and police forces that deal with such attacks, government sources said on Wednesday.

The government aims to establish a new security budget for the proposed facility in fiscal 2024, expanding the role of the existing National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), they said.


Almost 80% of Japanese companies in Europe affected by the Ukraine war

TOKYO — A survey found that about 77 percent of Japanese companies in Europe see their operations impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine primarily due to increases in energy and food prices and disruptions to logistics.

Manufacturers are feeling the greater impact, with 83.7 percent in the industry saying their business has suffered from the war in Ukraine, according to the online survey of 1,445 companies conducted September 1-26 by the Japan External Trade Organization was conducted with valid responses from 799 .


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