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Japan PM says weighing ‘all options’ amid China, North Korea threats

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At his first troop review on Saturday, Fumio Kishida vowed to strengthen the country’s military and consider acquiring so-called enemy base strike capability. (South China Morning Post)
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Japan in the 2000s | HD Footage | The lost decade

6 hours 12 min ago
Japan scenes of daily life during the decade of the 2000s in 1080p. 35mm restored footage (TRNGL)
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Security environment worsening at unprecedented speed: Japan's defence ministry

6 hours 16 min ago
Japan plans to add almost US$7 billion to its already record annual military spending. The defence ministry said the security environment around the country is worsening at an unprecedented speed. (CNA)
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Kishida calls for 3% pay hikes in labor talks

6 hours 18 min ago
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has urged businesses to raise wages by 3 percent or more at their annual labor talks next spring. (NHK)
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Japan to tighten quarantine for African arrivals

6 hours 19 min ago
Japan will tighten quarantine measures for people arriving from six African countries, after a new variant of the coronavirus was detected in South Africa. (NHK)
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Japan to subsidize online Japanese lessons

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 16:39
NHK has learned that the Japanese government will subsidize efforts by Japanese-language schools to offer online lessons to students overseas who have difficulty entering the country. (NHK)
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Analysis-In Japan, a weaker yen may not be the blessing it once was

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 16:37
A weak yen, once seen as favourable for Japan's exports-focused economy, has now become a pain point as it eats into household finances and confounds policymakers. (
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Number of new cancer patients in Japan decreased for first time in 2020

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 16:12
The National Cancer Center said Friday that the number of people in Japan newly diagnosed with cancer in 2020 fell for the first time since it started collecting such data in 2007. (Japan Times)
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Ikea is offering a tiny apartment in Tokyo for less than $1 per month

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 16:10
Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo. (CNN)
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Up to 8 people in a group allowed in Tokyo restaurants from December

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 03:07
The number of people in a group at restaurants in Tokyo will be relaxed to 8 from next month. (ANNnewsCH)
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Taliban ask Japan envoy to reopen embassy in Afghanistan

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 03:03
A deputy prime minister of the Taliban's interim government in Afghanistan called on Japan's ambassador to reopen the country's embassy in Kabul when the two met in the capital of the war-torn nation on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested over arson-murder of 2 nephews

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 03:02
Police in Inami, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of killing his two nephews, aged seven and 12, and then setting fire to their house, on Nov 19. (Japan Today)
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3 top execs at Mizuho to resign next spring over system failures

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 03:01
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. chairman and president as well as the head of its banking unit will resign next spring following a series of system failures that have hurt public confidence in one of Japan's major financial institutions, sources with knowledge of the plan said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Get Inspired by Japanese Art and Design to Explore More of Japan - JNTO

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 02:53
Throughout its history, Japan has been the source of a diverse range of art and design forms. Classic woodblock prints such as Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa are recognized all over the world. (
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Japanese Philosophers on Plato’s Ideas - Noburu Notomi - London Lectures 2021

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 02:46
Plato has been one of the most important philosophers in the West and is now read all over the world. (RoyIntPhilosophy)
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No New Tiara for Princess Aiko at Coming-of-Age Ceremony

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 02:39
In a break from tradition, instead of having a new tiara made to mark the occasion, Princess Aiko will use her aunt’s tiara at her coming-of-age ceremony. (
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Undeclared income linked to new forms of economic activity hits Y20 billion

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 02:38
Individuals in Japan failed to declare taxable income totaling Y20.1 billion related to new forms of economic activity, including the sharing economy, in the year through June, the government said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo lowers medical system alert to lowest level

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 19:54
Japanese experts have lowered Tokyo's coronavirus healthcare system alert level to the lowest of the four stages in the scale. (NHK)
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Tokyo maintains third place in global city ranking as work flexibility improves

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 07:43
Tokyo ranked third after London and New York in an annual Global Power City Index report released Wednesday, retaining the position for the sixth consecutive year thanks to greater work flexibility amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Black Friday blowout: Japan retailers embracing U.S. shopping period

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 07:39
Black Friday sales have recently been taking root in Japan and this year the nation’s retailers are expecting customers to go on a shopping spree following last year’s weak sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japan Times)
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