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Japan To Open Up COVID-19 Booster Shots To All Residents

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JAPAN TIMES
 
A health ministry panel agreed Thursday to offer COVID-19 booster shots to anyone who has already received two doses.
Japan had initially considered giving booster shots to front-line health workers and others who required priority.
But panel members agreed that all people who wish ...

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Raising Middle-Class Wages Main Goal Of ‘New Capitalism’

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida chaired the first meeting of a council for the realization of a new form of capitalism Tuesday, kicking off discussions on a “virtuous cycle of growth and distribution [of wealth]”, a concept he promotes. The council’s main topic of discussion will be...

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Kishida Tells Panel To Come Up With 'Urgent' Economic Proposals

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he instructed a government economic policy panel to compile “urgent proposals” by early November to flesh out his signature “new capitalism” vision.
The proposals will include promoting the development of advanced technology for digitalizati...

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Japan's Orix To Sell Software Firm Yayoi For More Than $1.75 Bln -Bloomberg

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REUTERS
 
Japanese financial services group Orix Corp (8591.T) is likely to sell software business Yayoi Co for more than 200 billion yen ($1.75 billion), Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Bain Capital, KKR (KKR.N) and Blackstone Inc (BX.N) are among the bidders, it said, adding that the second roun...

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Japan offers Libya an ‘Electoral Assistance Grant Aid Plan’

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ARAB NEWS
 
Japan signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to provide Libya with 198 million yen ($1.8 million) grant aid for supporting local election programs.
The agreement was reached on Oct. 24 at the Japanese embassy in Tripoli and signed by Yuki Tenji, the Jap...

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Japan's Princess Mako Loses Royal Status After Marrying A Commoner

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NPR
 
Japanese Princess Mako married a commoner and lost her royal status Tuesday in a union that has split public opinion after a three-year delay caused by a financial dispute involving her new mother-in-law.
The marriage document for Mako and Kei Komuro was submitted by a palace official Tuesd...

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Demand For Death Cleanup Services Soars In Japan Amid Pandemic

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A surge in demand for the services of companies that manage the belongings of deceased people instead of family members has turned the spotlight on the issue of solitary deaths amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The situation has partly been attributed to a lack of opportunities for sen...

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Why Russian And Chinese Warships Teaming Up To Circle Japan Is A Big Deal

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CNN
 
A joint Chinese and Russian naval exercise, in which a flotilla of 10 warships completed a near circle around Japan's main island, has been touted by the two countries as a means of ensuring stability in a volatile region.
But analysts say the drills are likely to have the opposite effect, ...

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Experience Releasing Baby Sea Turtles In Shizuoka Prefecture

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka—the prefecture in central Japan most famous for sharing Mount Fuji with neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture. Yet a spectacular event happens annually here that manages to fly mostly out of sight of the national tourism radar.
From May to August...

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Japan Election Campaign Promises Include Potential Market-Movers

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida may have witnessed the harsh reality of how investors react when his suggestion of higher capital gains tax rates apparently sent Japanese stocks lower shortly after he was elected president of the ruling party last month.
Heading into the House of Repre...

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