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Let It Go! Japan PM Declares War On Ink Stamp 'Hanko'

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BANGKOK POST
 
 
TOKYO - Japan's new prime minister is declaring war, but there's no danger of an international conflict: the target of his ire is the humble ink stamp known as hanko.
It might seem paradoxical in a country often assumed to be a futuristic tech-savvy paradise, but Japan's business...

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Change Of Tune: Japan Music Fans Moving From Cds To Streaming Services

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THE CHRONICLE HERALD
 
Japanese music enthusiasts, loyal to CDs long after the rest of the world went online, have begun reaching for the eject button and switching to streaming services as artists cancel in-store events and fans stay home because of the pandemic.
Despite a slow decline in sales ...

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Japan, US To Negotiate Cost Of Hosting US Forces

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AA.COM
 
Washington seeking more money from allies for deploying American troops on their soilJapan and the US later this week will begin negotiations over cost-sharing of 55,000 American troops based in Japan.
“We will appropriately engage in the negotiations by taking into account the increasin...

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Suga Hopes To Work With Biden To Strengthen Japan-U.S. Alliance

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JAKARTA POST
 
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he hopes to work with US President-elect Joe Biden to further strengthen their countries' security alliance.
Congratulating Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory at the polls last week, Suga told reporters t...

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Japan Formally Declares Prince Akishino Heir To The Throne

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CNN
 
Japan formally declared Crown Prince Akishino heir to the throne on Sunday, after his elder brother Emperor Naruhito became monarch last year following their father's abdication.
The day-long ceremonies took place at the royal residence, the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Apart from the Emperor ...

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Japan Crown Prince Fumihito Formally Declared 1st In Line To Throne

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KYODO NEWS
 
Crown Prince Fumihito was formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Sunday and vowed to fulfill his duties at a ceremony in Tokyo that had been postponed for seven months and scaled back due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The "Rikkoshi no rei" rite for the cr...

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Japanese Business Leader Congratulates Biden

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NHK
 
The Chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, Nakanishi Hiroaki, has offered his congratulations to US President-elect Joe Biden.
In a comment released on Sunday, Nakanishi said he is praying for close cooperation between the two countries' new administrations and the further...

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Japan: Premier Urges Caution As Virus Cases Shoot Up

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AA.COM
 
Japan’s prime minister on Friday called for caution amid “signs of coronavirus spread,” a day after daily infections in the country topped 1,000 for the first time since late August.
“There are signs of coronavirus spread in Japan. We have to watch the situation with a stronger sense of ...

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Japan To Help Cover IVF Costs In Attempt To Avert Demographic Crisis

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Birth rate remains stubbornly low despite series of government initiatives encouraging couples to have bigger families
Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has given hope to couples struggling to conceive with a pledge to cover expensive fertility treatments with health insu...

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Japan To Open English-Speaking Support Office To Lure Foreign Asset Managers

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REUTERS
 
Japan will open an English-speaking support office for foreign asset management firms seeking to do business in the country in January, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday, as it aims to boost the country’s standing as a global financial centre.
The move comes as Japan has sought f...

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