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Japan Considers Resuming Tourism Discount As COVID Eases

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REUTERS
 
Japan's government is considering resuming a national travel discount campaign as soon as late this month to help the tourism industry recover from a COVID-19 slump, the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday.
A revived "Go To Travel" campaign would likely serve as a core measure to stimulat...

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Japan Sets New Record, Brings World Closer To Internet 100,000 Times Faster Than Current Speeds

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YAHOO NEWS
 
The world is about to get a whole lot faster — 100,000 times faster to be exact, thanks to researchers in Japan who have set a new record for data transmission speeds.
The Network Research Institute at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) report...

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Japanese Man, 83, Becomes Oldest Person To Sail Solo Non-Stop Across Pacific

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Yachtsman Kenichi Horie repeats trick after becoming first person to successfully take on feat in 1962
Before he set off, Kenichi Horie said his only fear about sailing solo non-stop across the Pacific Ocean was his age. But on Saturday, the 83-year-old – known as “Japan’s most fam...

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US, South Korea, Japan Envoys Meet On North Korea Nuclear Tension

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CNA
 
Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Friday (Jun 3) for talks on North Korea amid signs the isolated country is preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time since 2017.
US Special Representative Sung Kim met his South Korean and Japanese counterp...

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Japan May Raise Daily Entry Cap For Overseas Arrivals To 30,000 People In July

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TIMES OUT
 
Japan’s strict entry rules continue to ease as the country gears up to reopen to tourists this month. As reported by the Yomiuri Shimbun, the government is now considering raising the daily entry cap for overseas arrivals to 30,000 people by Friday July 1.
As of Wednesday June 1, Japa...

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PS Plus' PS1 Games Use Superior NJapan Announces Indo-Pacific Warship Deployment Ahead of U.S.-led RIMPAC ExerciseTSC 60Hz Format in Japan

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USNI
 
Four Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force warships will leave later this month for a four-month deployment throughout the Indo-Pacific region, Japan’s Ministry of Defense recently announced.
From June 13 to Oct. 28, Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD2022) will involve three ships, a submari...

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Japanese Chocolate Maker Eyes Sustainable Sweets

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NHK
 
A major Japanese chocolate maker is shifting its focus towards sustainable sweets. Fuji Oil says it has started shipping products in Japan this month that are sustainably and ethically sourced.
The world's third largest industrial chocolate maker will boost its procurement of cacao beans fr...

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Praying For Peace

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Daruma dolls painted in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, await shipment from the Daruma no Koki manufacturer in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture.
The palm-sized daruma were made to support Ukraine as it fights against the Russian invasion, and the proceeds from their sale...

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Japan Ends Visa Lenience For Pandemic-Stranded Foreigners

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NHK
 
Japan is ending a measure that suspended some work restrictions on foreign nationals prevented from returning home by the pandemic.
Immigration authorities introduced the temporary measure in 2020, allowing part-time work to maintain livelihoods. It covered people with a type of visa that w...

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More Regional Japan Airports To Accept Entrants From Abroad: PM

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan plans to allow more regional airports to accept entrants from abroad, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday, as the country gradually relaxes stringent border controls implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government will also unveil guidelines on COVID-era ...

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