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Japan, US, S.Korea agree to activate real-time sharing of missile data this year

June 4, 2023 - 07:12
Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed to upgrade their security relationship to enable real-time monitoring of missiles launched by North Korea. The countries will activate the new data-sharing mechanism by the end of the year. (NHK)
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Japan PM’s private photo leaked, causes security concerns

June 3, 2023 - 08:09
A private photo of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, taken at his official residence, was leaked by a magazine on Friday, with critics arguing the action was inappropriate and generated security issues at what they consider a public facility, reports Kyodo News. (Daily Sun)
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Expressway tolls extended for 50 years to 2115

June 2, 2023 - 10:45
Japan's House of Councillors pass a law Wednesday extending the deadline for collecting expressway tolls, which had been until 2065, by 50 years to 2115, TV Asahi reports. (NOJ)
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Japan to channel billions of dollars into raising birth rate

June 2, 2023 - 04:37
The Japanese government on Thursday announced specific measures to curb falling birth rates by boosting financial support for households with children. (DW News)
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Japan aims to halve pollen emissions in 30 years to tackle hay fever

May 31, 2023 - 07:39
Japan on Tuesday unveiled a comprehensive policy package to tackle hay fever caused by pollen from cedar and cypress trees, aiming to halve emissions over the next 30 years. (Kyodo)
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Kishida fires son after scandal tarnishes image

May 30, 2023 - 00:11
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he would fire his son, who is working as his secretary, after a scandal over a party held at his official residence in late 2022. (Business Times)
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Japan Self-Defense Force conducts large-scale live-fire drills

May 28, 2023 - 13:54
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force has held its annual live-fire exercises at the foot of Mount Fuji in central Japan. (NHK)
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Japan's PM Kishida scolds son for partying at official residence

May 26, 2023 - 05:40
Japan's top government spokesperson says Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has reprimanded his secretary and son Shotaro over reported merrymaking in the leader's official residence. (NHK)
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Japan won't join NATO, but local office OK, Kishida says

May 25, 2023 - 11:51
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday the country had no plans to become a NATO member but acknowledged the security alliance's plan to open a liaison office in Japan. (Japan Today)
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Japan's lower house approves bill to pool funds for defense spending

May 24, 2023 - 03:23
Japan's lower house on Tuesday approved a bill creating a special pool of funds to substantially increase defense spending despite opposition lawmakers' resistance. (Kyodo)
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G7 Summit: China summons Japan's ambassador over criticism

May 23, 2023 - 09:14
Beijing has also responded angrily to statements made during the Group of Seven (G7) Summit, which wrapped up in the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Sunday. (Al Jazeera)
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G7 spouses experience traditional culture

May 22, 2023 - 05:31
Spouses of the leaders who participated in the G7 Hiroshima Summit visited the 400-year-old “Shukkeien Garden” in Hiroshima, which has a history going back 400 years. (News On Japan)
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Multinational demonstrators rally against G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan

May 22, 2023 - 05:12
Local protesters were joined by demonstrators from the U.S., the Philippines and South Korea to rally against the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) summit and the possible establishment of an Asian version of NATO. (CGTN)
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Protest erupts in Seoul over Japan's nuclear wastewater discharge plan

May 22, 2023 - 05:10
A massive protest erupted in South Korea's capital Seoul on Saturday against Japan's push for its controversial nuclear-contaminated water ocean discharge plan from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant despite intense international outcry. (CCTV Video News Agency)
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Wearable binoculars gifted to G-7 spouses by Japan PM's wife

May 22, 2023 - 05:05
Yuko Kishida, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, has gifted pairs of wearable binoculars to the spouses of the leaders of the Group of Seven countries and international organizations who attended the G-7 summit that concluded Sunday in Hiroshima, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. (Kyodo)
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G7 ends with Ukraine in focus as Zelenskyy meets world leaders

May 21, 2023 - 19:07
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy huddled with some of his biggest backers as the Group of Seven summit closed in Hiroshima on Sunday, building momentum for his country's war effort even as Russia claimed a symbolic victory on the battlefield. (
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Zelensky dominates summit as G7 leaders call out China

May 21, 2023 - 03:18
Volodymyr Zelensky made a scene-stealing arrival at the G7 summit in Japan on Saturday, as world leaders issued a veiled warning to China. (BBC)
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G7 summit communique stresses rules-based international order

May 21, 2023 - 03:03
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations have issued a communique stressing their commitment to reinforcing free and open international order based on the rule of law, continued support for Ukraine, and work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. (NHK)
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Global South, world economy headline day 2 of G7 Hiroshima summit

May 20, 2023 - 15:53
The second day of the G7 Hiroshima summit is underway. The leaders held talks aimed at boosting engagement with the emerging and developing nations, collectively known as the Global South. (NHK)
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G-7 leaders visit World Heritage shrine, dine at traditional inn

May 20, 2023 - 03:16
The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations visited a small island in Hiroshima Bay containing a world heritage shrine and sat down to a working dinner at a traditional hot-spring inn there at the end of the first day of their summit Friday. (Kyodo)
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