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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.
Municipalitie...

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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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Moonshot: Japan Recruits First New Astronauts In 13 Years

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JAPAN TODAY
 
It's one small step for Japan, but one giant opportunity for would-be space cadets: the country is recruiting new astronauts for the first time in over a decade and applicants no longer have to hold a science degree.
Women are strongly encouraged to put themselves forward for the jo...

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Japan Train Driver Sues Over 49 Cents In Docked Wages

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BBC
 
A Japanese train driver is suing his employer after he was docked 56 yen ($0.49; £0.36) in wages for causing a brief delay to the country's famously punctual rail system.
Train company JR West fined the man after a work mix-up in June 2020 caused a one-minute delay to operations.
It argued...

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Japan Eases Entry Policy For Foreign Arrivals

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NHK
 
Japan opened its doors to foreign arrivals on November 8, a long-awaited development for the thousands of students and workers who had been unable to enter the country for months.
The government is relaxing entry restrictions as the number of coronavirus cases in Japan continues to drop. Da...

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Japan Crown Princess Kiko's Father Tatsuhiko Kawashima Dies At 81

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KYODO NEWS
 
Tatsuhiko Kawashima, the father of Japan's Crown Princess Kiko and a professor emeritus at Gakushuin University, died on Thursday, according to the Imperial Household Agency. He was 81.
His death followed the marriage of his granddaughter former princess Mako Komuro to her commoner b...

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Illumination Event Puts Himeji Castle In Limelight In Western Japan

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Himeji Castle is lit up by LEDs in an event called “Shiro no Hikari (white illumination) — egret shining night.”
The fortress is a World Heritage site located in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture. The castle is illuminated in one of six different colors each day.
The event also features l...

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Japan Becomes First Non-American Operator Of KC-46A Tanker

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DEFENSE NEWS
 
Boeing has delivered the first of four KC-46A tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, marking the program’s first delivery to a customer outside the United States.
The aircraft, carrying the serial number 14-3611 and using the callsign REACH 46, made the trans-Pacific flight a...

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Japan Election: PM Fumio Kishida Declares Victory For Ruling LDP

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BBC
 
Japan's prime minister Fumio Kishida has declared victory for his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
In a big win for Mr Kishida, who only became PM a month ago, his party secured more than 233 lower house seats - enough to govern without its coalition partner Komeito.
The LDP has domin...

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M5.2 Quake Hits Northeastern And Eastern Japan

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KYODO NEWS
 
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck northeastern and eastern Japan including Tokyo on Monday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami, the weather agency said.
The quake occurred at 6:14 a.m., registering 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Fuk...

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