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Japan PM Kishida Cabinet's Approval Rises To Record 61.5%: Kyodo Poll

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KYODO NEWS
 
The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet rose to 61.5 percent, the highest since he took office in October last year, reflecting public satisfaction with the government starting to ease COVID-19 restrictions, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.
In the tw...

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Pampered Pooches Ride Japan's Shinkansen In Style

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BBC
 
Oh to be a pampered pooch on one of Japan's iconic Shinkansen trains heading to a beautiful resort town.
For the first time, 21 furry friends were allowed to roam free in a special pet-friendly carriage on Saturday, as part of a trial by Japan Railways (JR).
Dogs must usually travel in a ca...

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In Tokyo, Biden Endorses Japan's Plan To Beef Up Its Defences

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CNA
 
US President Joe Biden on Monday (May 23) endorsed Japan's plan to beef up its defence capabilities as he and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida committed to working closely to counter China's growing influence in Asia.
Biden, on his first trip to Asia since taking office, is visiting the region ...

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Women Awarded Damages Over Japan Exam Discrimination

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CNN
 
A medical school in Japan has been ordered to pay compensation to 13 women for discriminating against them in entrance exams.
Juntendo University in Tokyo set stricter requirements for female students because it said women had better communication skills than men and had an advantage in int...

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Kishida, Biden To Hold Summit On Monday

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NHK
 
The leaders of Japan and the United States are expected to affirm their countries' close cooperation in the face of a severe international situation when they meet in Tokyo on Monday.
US President Joe Biden is due to arrive in Japan on Sunday on his first visit to the country since taking o...

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Japan To Double Limit On Foreign Arrivals From Next Month

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CNA
 
 
Japan will next month double its limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 a day, the top government spokesperson said on Friday (May 20).
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference that travellers from most countries, about 80 per cent of the total foreign entrants...

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Masks Outside Not Always Needed When Not Chatting: Japan Gov't Panel

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KYODO NEWS
 
Wearing masks when outdoors is not always necessary even if sufficient social distancing cannot be maintained, with the caveat that people are not conversing, a Japanese government panel of experts on COVID-19 measures said Thursday.
Based on the panel's view, the government of Prime...

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A Mountain Climber From Japan Is Presumed Dead After Falling Into A Crevasse At Alaska's Denali National Park

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CNN
 
A Japanese mountain climber is presumed dead after falling into a crevasse in Alaska's Denali National Park, officials said.
The 43-year-old from Kanagawa, Japan -- who was not named by officials -- was un-roped from his teammates and "fell through a weak ice bridge near their camp at appro...

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Japan Warns Of Increasing Chinese Naval Activity East Of Taiwan

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TAIWAN NEWS
 
 Japan defense officials say recent Liaoning spottings intended to test US, Japan response
China’s dispatching of its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the waters east of Taiwan is not only meant to establish a military presence in the area but also is a test to see how the U.S. an...

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Man Gambles Away Huge Accidental Covid Payment In Japan

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BBC
 
A 24-year-old man who was mistakenly paid millions of Japanese yen has already lost the money through online gambling, his lawyer says.
The man received 46.3m yen ($357,400; £287,000) in his bank account - money from a Covid relief fund that was supposed to be shared among 463 people.
He in...

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