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Japan warns on 'interests' after Russia gas project decree

July 1, 2022 - 18:47
Japan’s energy “interests must not be undermined”, Tokyo said Friday, after Moscow issued a decree transferring operations of a key oil and gas project to a new Russian company. (The Sun daily )
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Kishida seeks major upgrade of NATO partnership

June 30, 2022 - 04:06
Japan intends to upgrade its partnership with NATO significantly after Russia's war against Ukraine as the security of Europe is inseparable from that of Asia, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday, hailing the Western alliance's engagement in the Indo-Pacific region. (Kyodo)
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Japan’s Kishida, South Korea’s Yoon meet for first time in Spain

June 29, 2022 - 18:36
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol for the first time in Madrid on Tuesday evening at a gala dinner hosted by Spain’s King Felipe VI. (
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Britain to lift import restriction on food products from Fukushima

June 28, 2022 - 20:30
Britain on Wednesday will lift import restrictions on some Japanese food products imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday during his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. (Kyodo)
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Possible power shortage alert extended for Greater Tokyo

June 28, 2022 - 11:40
Japan's government has extended its advisory for possible power shortages in Tokyo and surrounding areas, as sweltering heat is likely to continue on Tuesday. (NHK)
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Kishida announces additional sanctions on Russia

June 27, 2022 - 11:46
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has announced additional sanctions against Russia, including a ban on imports of Russian gold. (NHK)
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Kishida calls for G7 unity to tackle soaring prices

June 27, 2022 - 11:17
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has said the Group of Seven nations should further strengthen their unity to protect the lives of people affected by soaring prices amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (NHK)
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Japan PM Kishida hopes to show G-7 unity amid Ukraine war, inflation

June 26, 2022 - 07:50
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday he will seek to confirm unity with his fellow Group of Seven leaders in responding to Russia's war against Ukraine, inflation and other global challenges. (Kyodo)
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City in western Japan loses memory stick with data on 460,000 residents

June 23, 2022 - 18:26
The city of Amagasaki in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, has lost a USB device containing the personal information of more than 460,000 residents. (NHK)
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Woman in Belgium becomes mayor in Japan

June 22, 2022 - 18:11
A Japanese woman living in Belgium has become the mayor of Suginami, a district in Tokyo after she gained prominence through her online campaigning during the pandemic. (UNI)
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Kishida critics seize on weak yen in Japan upper house election

June 22, 2022 - 12:50
Campaigning for Japan’s upper house election kicked off with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida fighting off criticism of the ultra-loose monetary policy he continues to support despite worries that it’s accelerating price increases. (Al Jazeera)
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Kishida discloses ambitious inflation-fighting package

June 21, 2022 - 18:42
Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has said he is planning to roll out a package of measures to fight inflation. (NHK)
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Japan govt. says economy recovering, warns of rising costs

June 20, 2022 - 20:55
The Japanese government has kept its overall assessment of the economy unchanged for the third straight month. Officials say there are signs of an upturn, but called for caution against rising raw material prices amid the prolonged conflict in Ukraine. (NHK)
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Lower house speaker Hosoda sues publisher over sexual scandal

June 19, 2022 - 08:38
Japan's House of Representatives Speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda on Friday filed a damages suit against the publisher of a popular weekly magazine that recently ran reports about his alleged sexual harassment of female reporters, according to his lawyer. (Japan Today)
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Japan's top court rules state not liable for Fukushima disaster

June 17, 2022 - 18:21
Japan's top court on Friday dismissed claims that the government should pay damages in cases involving around 3,700 people whose lives were seriously affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, absolving the state of responsibility for mass evacuations in the crisis. (Nikkei)
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Australia and Japan to boost defence exercise

June 17, 2022 - 09:06
Australia and Japan have agreed to elevate defence cooperation between the two nations during in a meeting between the Defence Minister Richard Marles and his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. (Sky News Australia)
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Japan gears up for July 10 election with end of Diet session

June 15, 2022 - 19:58
Japan wrapped up its 150-day regular Diet session Wednesday, with the ruling and opposition parties swinging into high gear for the House of Councillors election set for July 10. (Japan Today)
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Japan passes bill to prevent exploitation of young people in porn

June 15, 2022 - 16:05
A bill to prevent young people from being exploited in pornographic productions was passed into law Wednesday, marking a step in efforts to end abuses of those involved in the industry in Japan. (Kyodo)
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Govt. report promotes investment in science, technology

June 14, 2022 - 22:46
A Japanese government report called for creating a 10-trillion-yen, or about 74-billion-dollar, fund for university research in a bid to reverse a decline in the country's science and technology capability. (NHK)
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40 percent of single men in their 20s have no dating experience: gov't survey

June 14, 2022 - 11:40
TOKYO, June 14 - According to a survey by the Cabinet Office, about 70% of men in their 20s answered that they had no spouse or lover, and about 40% answered that they had no dating experience. (News On Japan)
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