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Japan Asks Myanmar Junta To Release Arrested Journalist

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AP NEWS
 
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that his government is asking Myanmar authorities t...

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Female Cast Of One Piece Takes Center Stage With One Piece Novel Heroines

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SORA NEWS
 
Short story collection follows four heroines on side adventures.
By nature of being published in Weekly Shonen Jump, One Piece falls into the shonen/boys’ manga category. Eiichio Oda’s pirate saga has a large female cast too, though, and the seafaring ladies are becoming the stars wit...

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Olympic President Bach To Visit Japan In May, Meet PM Suga

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WHBL
 
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit Japan in May, the Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, as the nation struggles to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases before the start of the Games.
Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May...

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Japan’s Response To The Coup In Myanmar

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EAST ASIA FORUM
 
On 1 February 2021, military television channel Myawaddy told the people of Myanmar that a state of emergency had been declared. President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, both senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), had been arrested.
Former v...

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Japan’s PR Efforts After Wastewater Dumping ‘Cannot Repair Image Or Pacify Neighbors’

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GLOBAL TIMES
 
Amid a public outcry in Japan's neighboring countries against its decision to dump Fukushima nuclear wastewater into the ocean, the Japanese government vowed at a Friday meeting to take "all-out measures" to dispel "harmful rumors," but the publicity efforts may not succeed and Jap...

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Biden Seeks Closer Ties With Japan As The U.S. Prepares To Challenge China

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CNBC
 
Key PointsU.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday,China’s rise on the global stage will feature highly on the two leaders’ meeting agenda, political analysts say.One possible outcome of the summit is a U.S.-Japan infrastructure plan focusing...

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Japan Official Opens Door to Canceling Olympics on Virus

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BLOOMBERG
 
A senior official in Japan’s ruling party indicated canceling the Tokyo Olympics was an option as the country struggles with a surge in coronavirus cases less than 100 days before the Games are due to begin.
Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said that...

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Japan Bets On Hydrogen To Lift Its Ambitious Carbon-Neutral Plans

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WASHINGTON POST
 
NAMIE, Japan — Japan has ambitious plans to be entirely carbon-neutral by 2050. Trouble is: It has no clear vision of how to get there.
Japan’s nuclear industry was gutted by the 2011 tsunami in Fukushima and may never fully recover given widespread public concern over safety.
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Japan To Start Releasing Treated Fukushima Water Into Sea In 2 Years

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CNN
 
Japan will start releasing more than 1 million metric tons of treated radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean in two years, the government said Tuesday -- a plan that faces opposition at home and has raised "grave concern" in neighboring countries.
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Olympic Torchbearers Run Through Empty Osaka Park As Virus Surge Tops 1,000

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Torchbearers for this summer's Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday ran through an empty park in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, after the flame relay in the western prefecture was rerouted from public roads due to a sharp rebound in coronavirus infections.
Daily coronavirus cases in the prefecture w...

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