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Call for more strict glyphosate-use guidelines after Japan's honey warning

newsonjapan.com - 6 hours 40 min ago
Tough border testing for New Zealand honey imports to Japan is re-igniting the conversation about the use of the weed killer glypohsate in New Zealand. (rnz.co.nz)
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Japan weighs in on South China Sea dispute, adding to pressure on Beijing

newsonjapan.com - 6 hours 50 min ago
Japan has joined a battle of diplomatic notes over the South China Sea dispute, adding to pressure on Beijing over its expansive claims in the strategically important waterway. (South China Morning Post)
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Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

newsonjapan.com - 6 hours 59 min ago
A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday, rejecting a suit that challenged the measure's constitutionality and sought damages for those affected. (AFP)
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Japan's central bank keeps key monetary policy unchanged

newsonjapan.com - 7 hours 1 min ago
Japan's central bank will keep its key monetary policy unchanged. It's a signal that it has delivered sufficient stimulus for now to cushion the blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNA)
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Clinical study begins in Japan for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

newsonjapan.com - 7 hours 4 min ago
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said Thursday it has begun clinical trials in Japan of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate by U.S. biotech firm Moderna Inc. with an eye to distributing it in the first half of this year. (Kyodo)
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Japan police target about 30 people linked to huge cryptocurrency heist

newsonjapan.com - 7 hours 6 min ago
Police in Japan have identified roughly 30 people for alleged involvement in illegal transactions stemming from 58 billion yen ($530 million at the time) worth of NEM cryptocurrency hacked from the Coincheck exchange three years ago, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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High court denies government responsibility for Fukushima nuclear crisis

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:22
The Tokyo High Court on Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to pay damages to evacuated residents, but it overturned a lower court ruling that had also acknowledged the central government's responsibility over the 2011 nuclear crisis. (Japan Times)
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Japan: Investing in Possibility: Inclusive Society

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:30
This film introduces Japan's efforts to achieve an inclusive society through the latest technology to promote social participation of people with disabilities. (外務省 / MOFA)
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Fireball observed over wide areas of Japan

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:26
People in many parts of Japan have reported seeing what appeared to be a fireball flashing through the sky on Wednesday night. (NHK)
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Tokyo confirms 1,471 new cases of coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:23
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says 1,471 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on Thursday. (NHK)
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Japan's exports up first time in over 2 years

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:23
Japan's exports were up in December from the same month the previous year on stronger demand from customers in China and other Asian countries. (NHK)
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How Is Tokyo Like Venice?

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 08:52
Traveling the waterways of Tokyo, Japan. (CNN)
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Suspected ringleader of gang that stole Y6 million from actress at her condo arrested

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 08:45
Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of masterminding the robbery of the Tokyo apartment of porn film actress Yuria Satomi last October. (Japan Today)
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More than a dozen stores close in Tokyo's high-end Ginza Six mall

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 08:42
More than a dozen stores closed in Tokyo's high-end Ginza Six mall this week as the coronavirus pandemic kept big-spending foreign tourists and other luxury shoppers away from an upscale shopping district famous for brand-name boutiques. (Japan Today)
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Japan PM Suga congratulates Biden on becoming U.S. president

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 08:39
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as U.S. president and expressed hope the Japan-U.S. alliance will strengthen further. (Kyodo)
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Japan to use AI at customs to stop drug smuggling

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 04:23
Japan's Finance Ministry is promoting a program to introduce artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technology to help customs agents crack down on increased smuggling of illegal drugs. (Japan Times)
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Dentsu mulls selling headquarters building for 300 bil. yen

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 03:58
Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Group Inc. is considering selling its 48-story headquarters building in Tokyo for some 300 billion yen ($2.9 billion), which would make it the highest-priced building to be sold in Japan, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Japan's vaccine program chief denies reports of May rollout

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 03:56
The chief of Japan's COVID-19 vaccination program on Wednesday denied media reports that vaccinations for the general public may start in May, as the country battles a third wave that has brought record numbers of infections and serious cases. (Japan Times)
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A train ride into Japan's past

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 03:52
Kyushu is said to be the wellspring of Japanese civilization. Yet few tourists visit the southernmost of Japan's main islands. This documentary contrasts modern Japanese cities with traditional customs in the countryside. (DW Documentary)
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Young priests brave ice-cold water ritual

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 03:48
Young Shinto priests in loincloths have poured icy water on themselves in a traditional ritual of purification to pray for safety throughout the year. (NHK)
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