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US, Japan Agree On Stronger Ties To Seek Free Indo-Pacific

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NDTV
 
 Japanese PM and US Admiral John Aquilino shared concerns regarding China's unilateral attempts to alter the status quo in the region and exchanged views on North Korea's test-firing of missiles, Kyodo News reported citing the Japanese government.
Amid China's military rise, Japanese Prime...

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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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Ex-PM Abe Becomes Head Of Largest Faction In Japan's Ruling Party

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KYODO NEWS
 
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday became head of the largest faction within Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party upon his return to the intraparty bloc following a nine-year absence.
Abe was officially named successor to Hiroyuki Hosoda, a former chief Cabinet secretary...

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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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Fumio Kishida Re-Elected Japan PM, Yoshimasa Hayashi Named Foreign Minister

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KYODO NEWS
 
Fumio Kishida was re-elected Wednesday as Japan's prime minister by parliament after his ruling party secured a majority in the House of Representatives election late last month, making a fresh start to the work of reviving the pandemic-hit economy and redistributing wealth to househ...

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Top U.S. Diplomat For East Asia Welcomes Japan's Plan To Boost Defense Spending

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JAPAN TIMES
 
A senior U.S. diplomat said Tuesday that Washington would “welcome” an increase in Japan’s defense budget, as has been signaled by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida amid China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region.
“This is a decision for our sovereign Japanese allies to dec...

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Free KFC Taxis Will Be Taking To The Streets Of Japan

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SORA NEWS
 
Please do not attempt to lick the steering wheel of these fried chicken cabs.
By this point in history, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve come to a collective agreement that reliable mobility and a secure supply of fried chicken are both crucial to human society. So it’s good to see...

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Japan Biz Leaders Roll Out Tourism Proposals

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NHK
 
The Japanese government is looking to promote domestic tourism by reviving a travel campaign following the lifting of a nationwide state of emergency for the coronavirus. But business leaders are urging the government to make sure it does not lead to an overload of travelers.
The Japan Asso...

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Japan Reports No COVID-Related Deaths For First Time In 15 Months

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japan reported no deaths linked to the novel coronavirus on Sunday — the first time no fatalities had been reported on a single day in about 15 months.
The country reported a total of 162 new cases of the deadly virus the same day, while the nationwide number of severely ill COVID-1...

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Japan Starts Accepting Requests For Eased COVID Quarantine Rule

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan's government started on Monday accepting applications for sharply reduced COVID-19 quarantine periods for vaccinated business travelers, ending a ban in principle on entry by overseas-based foreign businesspeople introduced in January.
The new rules, introduced following progre...

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