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Poll Suggests Japan PM Failed To Impress Voters With Child Voucher Plan

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KYODO NEWS
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has failed to win public support for his government's plan to provide cash and vouchers to families with children to boost the economy, with nearly 80 percent of households preferring all-cash handouts, a Kyodo News poll suggested Sunday.
The approval rat...

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Japanese Actress Sayaka Kanda Dies at 35

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Actress and singer Sayaka Kanda died at the age of 35 after apparently falling from a higher floor of a hotel building in Sapporo, according to her management agency and other sources.
She was found lying and bleeding at the hotel at around 12:55 p.m. on Saturday and was confirme...

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Japan May Extend Tough Virus Border Restrictions

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NHK
 
The Japanese government may extend its tough border restrictions into next month and beyond to prevent the Omicron coronavirus variant from spreading.
Non-resident foreigners have been essentially banned from entering the country since November 30. Japanese nationals and others, who are ret...

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Japan: At Least 27 Feared Dead In Osaka Building Fire

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BBC
 
At least 27 people are feared to have died after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Osaka, Japan.
Police are investigating whether the blaze was started deliberately, public broadcaster NHK said.
The victims suffered cardiopulmonary arrest, a term often used in preliminary reports ...

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Makoto Shinkai Announces New Anime Movie Suzume No Tojimari

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SORA NEWS
 
Director of Your Name, Weathering with You’s latest project is a supernatural road movie action adventure.
Anime director Makoto Shinkai is deservedly lauded for the amazing visuals and emotional impact he delivers in his films. What the guy probably doesn’t get enough credit for, tho...

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Japan Approves Moderna COVID Vaccine As Booster, Novavax Files For 1st Approval

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REUTERS
 
Japan on Thursday officially approved Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for its booster programme, while Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) filed for first approval of its shot in the country.
Moderna's mRNA-type vaccine, used mostly in Japan to date at workplace inoculation sites, was approved...

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New App Allows Travelers To Make Paperless Entry Into Japan

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Visitors and returnees to Japan will be able to go through simpler customs, immigration and quarantine procedures by using a new phone app starting next week, the country’s Digital Agency said Tuesday.
Travelers will not have to submit CIQ paper documents if they register themselves...

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Japan To Simplify Entry Process For Wealthy Travelers

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KYODO NEWS
 
The government plans to simplify the immigration procedures for foreign travelers arriving in Japan by luxury transport such as private jets and superyachts usually used by the wealthy, sources close to the matter said Monday.
The move comes as the government hopes such affluent trav...

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Japan, France Begin Informal Talks On Access Deal For Joint Drills

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan and France have started informal talks on a deal that would enhance interoperability and collaboration between the armed forces of both countries, the French ambassador to Japan said Monday.
The early-stage discussion for the so-called Reciprocal Access Agreement comes as Paris...

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Japan’s Hayashi Plays ‘Imagine’ On Piano At Beatles Museum

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi played John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the piano at the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool, England, on Saturday.
The Group of Seven foreign ministers including Hayashi were given time to inspect exhibits in the museum before a dinner session...

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