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Kishida Set To Tap Former Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi To Be Japan's Top Diplomat

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has decided to appoint former education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi as his new foreign minister, sources said Saturday.
The appointment comes after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party officially named Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan's most recent top diplomat, a...

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Japan’s Death Row Inmates Learn They’re Being Executed On The Same Day. Now 2 Are Suing

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GLOBAL NEWS
 
Two death row inmates in Japan are suing the country over how prisoners are notified only hours before the death penalty is carried out, demanding change and seeking compensation for the impact of the “inhumane” practice, their lawyer said on Friday.
Capital punishment in Japan is c...

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Eco-Friendly New Year Postcards Go On Sale In Japan

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KYODO NEWS
 
New Year's greeting postcards for 2022 have gone on sale across Japan this week, using internationally certified paper produced from forests that have not been illegally logged to show consideration for environmental protection.
Japan Post Co. initially issued some 1.83 billion posta...

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Japan To Ease Entry For Vaccinated Foreigners

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NHK
 
Japan has decided to allow fully vaccinated foreigners to enter the country. But borders will remain closed to tourists. Strict rules barring entry were put in place ten months ago as part of efforts to Japan's anti-coronavirus measures.
In a news conference on Friday Japanese Deputy Chief ...

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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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PM Meeting With Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Of Japan: 2 November 2021

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GOV.UK
 
Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan today at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow.
The Prime Minister met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan today in Glasgow.
He congratulated him on his election as Prime Minister and looked forward to working close...

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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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Kishida's Debut On World Stage Offers Few Clues About His Foreign Policy

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday made a smooth diplomatic debut at the U.N. climate talks in Britain, showing not only his commitment to issues of global importance but also networking with key countries that share concerns over China's assertiveness in the Indo-Paci...

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Japan's New Political Powerhouse Is A Young, Right-Wing Twitter-Friendly Governor Known For Advocating That People Gargle Iodine To Cure COVID-19

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YAHOO NEWS
 
 Japan's rising political star is a young governor from Osaka, who is the face of a right-wing, populist party.Hirofumi Yoshimura is known for his conservative views, and for once advocating that gargling iodine could prevent and cure COVID-19.His party, Nippon Ishin no Kai, nearly q...

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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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