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Japan’s Ruling LDP Lawmakers Call For Beijing Olympics Boycott

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
In the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are increasingly concerned about and critical of the Chinese government’s human rights violations.
Conservative lawmakers hope to pass a resolution condemning China for human ...

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Japanese Billionaire Blasts Off To International Space Station

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BBC
 
Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has blasted off on a trip to the International Space Station (ISS), joining the growing list of billionaires who have made it to space.
He plans to carry out 100 tasks in space, including playing golf.
Mr Maezawa made his fortune through e-commerce comp...

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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Southwestern Japan

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NHK
 
An earthquake registering five-plus on Japan's seismic intensity scale of zero to seven jolted Toshima Village in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan on Thursday. The magnitude 6.1 quake struck at around 11:05 a.m., Japan time.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake originated ne...

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Afghan Evacuees To Be Allowed Into Japan Despite COVID Border Rules

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KYODO NEWS
 
Afghan staff of Japanese organizations who wish to evacuate from Afghanistan will be granted special permission to enter Japan in an exemption from current COVID-19 border restrictions, government sources said Wednesday.
The decision, which applies to staff at the now-closed Japanese...

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Kishida Advocates Health Security At GZERO Summit Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida advocated health security in connection to the COVID-19 pandemic, during an address Wednesday for the GZERO Summit.
The three-day virtual conference organized by the Eurasia Group and supported by The Yomiuri Shimbun and other organizations is being h...

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Japan Confirms 3rd Case Of Omicron Variant

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NHK
 
The Japanese government says it has confirmed the country's third case of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu told reporters on Monday that a man in his 30s who had stayed in Italy is infected with the variant.
Matsuno said the man tested positive in a ...

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Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Seeks To Boost Defense Capability

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CNN
 
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed Monday to strengthen the country's defenses by looking into options including acquiring the capability to strike enemy bases as it deals with an assertive China and unpredictable North Korea.
"In order to safeguard the people's lives and livelih...

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Tokyo’s Gigantic New Anime Store Will Be Among Largest In The World, And It Won’t Be In Akihabara

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SORA NEWS
 
Specialty shop Animate stays true to its roots as it gets ready to celebrate a big milestone with a big store.
When people think of anime shops and events in Tokyo, Akihabara is the first neighborhood that comes to mind.
It’s not the only otaku gathering spot in the city, though, as t...

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Japan's Military, Among World's Strongest, Looks To Build

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ABC NEWS
 
Dozens of Japanese tanks are participating in a major exercise on the northern island of Hokkaido in a display of military power that coincides with a recent escalation of Chinese and Russian military moves around Japanese territory
ENIWA, Japan -- Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired ex...

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Japan Confirms Third Case Of Omicron Variant

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japan has confirmed its third case of the omicron COVID-19 variant, government sources said Monday.
The case was of a male who arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Dec. 1 and had a record of staying in Italy.
The country’s third omicron case comes after two earlier infections were c...

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