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Tokyo Olympic Games Uniforms For 28,000 Volunteers Remain Unused

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Uniforms for about 28,000 volunteers at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the summer remain unused, a recent Kyodo News survey found, after many pulled out over scheduling conflicts due to the one-year postponement of the Games and fears over the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Izumi Elected CDPJ Leader

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Kenta Izumi, chairperson of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan’s policy research council, was elected leader of the CDPJ on Tuesday. His term lasts until September 2024.
The leadership election came after former leader Yukio Edano stepped down to take responsibility for...

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Japan Confirms 1st Case Of Omicron Variant

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan has confirmed its first case of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, government officials said Tuesday as scientists race to determine how transmissible it is and whether it can evade immunity from vaccines or previous infection.
A man in his 30s was found to be infected...

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Two Sailor Moon Musicals Will Stream Online For Overseas Fans This Winter

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SORA NEWS
 
If you couldn’t make it to these shows in Japan, worry not: now’s your chance to watch them online!
The story of Sailor Moon comes in many forms, but one of the best ways to enjoy it is through musical theater. There have been numerous iterations of the series on the stage based on di...

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Japan To Bar All New Foreign Visitors As Omicron Fears Grow

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The government announced Monday that it will ban all incoming foreign travelers for one month effective Tuesday in an effort to prevent the omicron variant from spreading domestically.
New restrictions will encompass all new entries — including foreign exchange students, interns and...

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Japan Adds $6.75 Billion To Military Budget In Rush To Bolster Air And Sea Defenses

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CNN
 
apan plans to add $6.75 billion to its already record annual military spending in a rush to bolster air and maritime defenses as it becomes more concerned about threats posed by China and North Korea.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government on Friday approved the outlay as part of a suppl...

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New Covid-19 Variant Prompts Japan To Tighten Border Controls On Three More African Countries

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japan added Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to its list of nations subject to tighter entry rules on Sunday, bringing the total on the list to nine, following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters Saturday his governmen...

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Japan Gov't Aware Of Sinking Ground Ahead Of U.S. Base Landfill Work

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KYODO NEWS
 
The Japanese government was aware that a portion of the seabed at the planned relocation site for a U.S. military base in Okinawa, southern Japan, was weak in 2015, three years before controversial landfill work got under way there, official documents showed Saturday.
A geological su...

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Terunofuji Caps Perfect Run At Kyushu Sumo Tournament

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Yokozuna Terunofuji tied a perfect bow on his sixth tournament title with a lengthy and slap-filled victory over ozeki Takakeisho in the final day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.
Terunofuji, who the previous day clinched his second straight tourney title ...

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Japan Apology Needed To Solve Wartime Labor Issue: S Korean Presidential Candidate

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The presidential candidate of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party says that a solution to wartime labor compensation issues can be found if Japan makes a "sincere apology," but did not offer a concrete plan to solve the issues that have aggravated bilateral relations.
At a news co...

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