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Japan PM Kishida's Approval Hits New Low After Ministers Resign

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CNA
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's public support slipped to a new low in a poll published on Sunday (Nov 27), as a series of cabinet resignations has compounded anger over the ruling party's ties to a controversial religious group.
Support for Kishida's cabinet fell to 33.1 per cent f...

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Tokyo Holds English Speaking Test For High School Applicants

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NIPPON
 
The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education on Sunday held its first English speaking test that forms part of the entrance examinations of metropolitan high schools.
About 69,000 applicants, mainly students of public junior high schools in the Japanese capital, took the test, introduced in...

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Japan Births At New Low As Population Shrinks And Ages

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AP NEWS
 
The number of babies born in Japan this year is below last year’s record low in what the the top government spokesman described as a “critical situation.”
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno promised comprehensive measures to encourage more marriages and births.
The total of 599,63...

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Ad Agency Hakuhodo, Others Raided As Olympic Bid-Rigging Investigation Widens

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japanese prosecutors and a fair trade watchdog on Monday searched offices including the headquarters of major advertising agency Hakuhodo Inc on suspicion of rigging bids for contracts related to test events for last year's Tokyo Olympics, just days after raiding another ad giant ov...

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Japan Launches Survey Into Use Of ‘Doctor Cars’

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JAPAN NEWS
 
The government has launched a nationwide survey into the use of “doctor cars,” rapid response vehicles that transport doctors to accident and disaster scenes.
Doctor cars are deployed at medical institutions and some fire departments across the nation, but their staffing and equipmen...

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LDP Forces Push Defense Spending Request Higher Despite Finance Ministry Concerns

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Liberal Democratic Party members have been putting their weight behind the Defense Ministry’s calls to increase defense spending, fending off the Finance Ministry’s desire to rein in the budget.
Chiefly for this reason, the defense expenditures related to the equipment and other cost...

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Japan To Face Costa Rica In World Cup Soccer

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NHK
 
Japan's soccer squad is preparing for its next match against Costa Rica on Sunday in the FIFA World Cup.
Japan ranks 24th in FIFA standings, while Costa Rica is 31st.
The Central American country has appeared in the World Cup six times, and qualified for three consecutive events.
The Costa ...

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Tokyo To Build New Subway Line From City Center To Waterfront

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced a draft plan to build a new subway line connecting the city center with waterfront areas of the Japanese capital.
Seven stations will be built for the new subway line, which will start at Tokyo Station, according to the draft plan anno...

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China Ship With Largest-Ever Cannon Enters Japan Waters Near Senkakus

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KYODO NEWS
 
A Chinese coast guard vessel equipped with the largest cannon ever seen on such a ship entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Friday, the Japanese coast guard said.
Four Chinese coast guard ships, including the vessel, were detected in wa...

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RI To Discuss Boosting Cooperation In Energy Transition With Japan

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ANTARA NEWS
 
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto received a visit from Advisor to the Japanese Government's cabinet, Maeda Tadashi, to discuss ways to increase bilateral cooperation, including in energy transition, to achieve carbon neutrality.
"The Indonesia...

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