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China Tensions Loom As Japan's Okinawa Marks 50 Years Since US Handover

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CNN
 
 
The Japanese island chain of Okinawa marked the 50th anniversary on Sunday of the end of US occupation and its return to Japan with ceremonies and celebrations amid growing worry about its proximity to an increasingly assertive China.
Okinawa, a string of tropical islands off far southwes...

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In Honor Of Tour Boat Victims

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Piles of flowers, food and drink items left in honor of people killed in a tour boat accident off Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula are seen at a flower stand in the town of Shari on Tuesday.
 

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Japan Expects Launch Of US Indo-Pacific Economic Plan During Biden Visit

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CNA
 
President Joe Biden's visit to Japan this month is expected to coincide with the formal launch of a new US economic strategy for the Indo-Pacific, even as China seeks "very aggressively" to fill a void since Washington quit a regional trade pact, Tokyo's ambassador to the United States said...

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Elon Musk Tweet Sparks Debate In Japan On Falling Birthrate

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Tesla boss responds to data showing population fell by record 644,000 last year – the 11th straight year of decline
Elon Musk has warned that Japan will “cease to exist” unless it addresses its falling birthrate, sparking calls for the country to allow more immigration and improve ...

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Japan And Thailand Agree New Defense Deal

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CNN
 
The leaders of Japan and Thailand announced a new defense agreement on Monday as well as plans to upgrade their economic relations, as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wrapped up the last leg of a three-nation tour of Southeast Asia.
The agreement would facilitate the transfer of defen...

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Sunken Boat Exposes Flaw In Communications System By Tour Operator

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The mobile phone of the captain of a tour boat that sank off Hokkaido was unreachable during most of its last trip, sources familiar with the case said Saturday, highlighting an apparent failure by the operator of properly managing its communications system.
The finding came as 12 p...

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Japan, Indonesia Confirm Cooperation Toward Free, Open Indo-Pacific

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday confirmed to strengthen cooperation toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific amid China's growing assertiveness in the region and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Widodo said Indonesia and the Asso...

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Japan Finds Wreck Of Boat Missing After Accident That Killed 14

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CNN
 
Japan located on Friday (Apr 29) the hull of a tour boat off its northern coast, the coast guard said, six days after the vessel disappeared in an accident that killed at least 14 people on a sightseeing trip.
The hull of the "Kazu I" was found on the seabed at a depth of about 120m off the...

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107 Victims Of 2005 Fatal Train Derailment In Hyogo Remembered

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JAPAN TODAY
 
West Japan Railway Co (JR West) officials, survivors and relatives of victims of a train derailment in 2005 in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, on Monday placed flowers at a memorial site.
Since the accident, a memorial service has been held each year, attended by relatives of victims a...

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Japan: Ten Confirmed Dead From Missing Tourist Boat

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BBC
 
At least 10 people have been killed after a tourist boast went missing off the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the Japan Coast Guard says.
They say the search is continuing in frigid waters for 16 others who were on board the Kazu 1 vessel.
Contact with the boat was lost after it said...

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