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Japan To Lift Entry Ban On China, S. Korea, 6 Other Countries, Taiwan

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan will lift its entry ban on foreign travelers from China, South Korea, six other countries and Taiwan from Nov. 1, government officials said Friday, as it gradually eases COVID-19 travel restrictions in a bid to revive its battered economy.
Australia, Brunei, New Zealand, Singap...

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Japan’s Weapon-Export Industry Takes Its First Steps

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EAST ASIA FORUM
 
In its first breakthrough since easing restrictions on arms exports in 2014, Japan signed a deal to sell US$100 million worth of advanced air surveillance radars to the Philippines. These radars — fixed and mobile — are built by Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), o...

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Japan To Launch Entrepreneur Visa For Int’l Grads

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THE PIE NEWS
 
The government in Japan is planning to launch a new visa for international graduates for budding entrepreneurs interested in setting up shop in the country.
Immigration Services Agency is currently preparing for a new start-up visa which allows graduate students from Japanese unive...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Deepens Japan's Demographic Crisis

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REUTERS
 
Tumbling numbers of pregnancies and marriages in Japan during the coronavirus pandemic are likely to intensify a demographic crisis in the rapidly ageing nation.
Japan has the most aged society in the world, with more than 35% of its population expected to be 65 and over by 2050, a tren...

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US, Japan Militaries Launch Keen Sword 21 Exercise

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NAVY TIMES
 
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces teamed up with units from the Japan Self-Defense Force and launched exercise Keen Sword 21 Monday — bringing together approximately 9,000 service members from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps.
The exercise, conducted in Japan, Okinawa p...

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Japan And China Both Claim These Islands As Their Own. Now The US Is Showing Tokyo How It Can Help Defend Them

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CNN
 
Tens of thousands of US and Japanese troops will begin a massive island-landing exercise in the Pacific this week as part of joint military operations seen as a warning to China that Washington backs Tokyo over Beijing's claim to Japanese-controlled islands.
Speaking aboard a Japanese warsh...

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Japan Rejects Nuclear Ban Treaty; Survivors To Keep Pushing

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AP NEWS
 
Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into force next year, rejecting the wishes of atomic bomb survivors in Japan who are urging the government to join and work for a nuclear-free world.
The United Nations confirmed Sa...

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Bears Spotted 13,670 Times In Japan In April-Sept., Most Since 2016

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KYODO NEWS
 
Bears were spotted 13,670 times in the wild across Japan between April and September, the most for the six-month period since 2016, the Environment Ministry said Monday.
The tally was released following a recent spate of bear encounters by residents in Japan. Two women died in Octobe...

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Japan Will Become Carbon Neutral By 2050, PM Pledges

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Yoshihide Suga says dealing with climate change is no longer a constraint on growth as he sets out a bolder approach to the emergency
Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has said the country will become carbon neutral by 2050, heralding a bolder approach to tackling the climate...

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'Ursine Terror': Plea To Improve Habitat After Spate Of Bear Attacks In Japan

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Experts warn of more encounters as animals forced into populated areas to find food
A spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas...

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