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Calls for PM Kishida’s Resignation Grow as Leadership Election Looms

June 25, 2024 - 04:06
Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has hinted at a potential leadership change within the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the upcoming September election, subtly suggesting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's replacement. (News On Japan)
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Death Threats Sent to Renho's Office

June 24, 2024 - 15:12
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation following death threats sent to the office of former House of Councillors member Renho, who is running for the Tokyo gubernatorial election. (News On Japan)
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Poster Crisis in Tokyo Election

June 21, 2024 - 06:38
The Tokyo gubernatorial election was officially announced on June 20th, with a record 56 candidates running. However, the allocated poster spaces only accommodate 48 candidates, leaving some without a place to display their posters. As a workaround, clear file folders are being used, causing confusion at polling sites. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Election Showdown: Koike's 'Three Cities' vs Renho's 'Seven Promises'

June 19, 2024 - 20:12
More than 50 candidates have declared their intention to run in the Tokyo gubernatorial election scheduled for June 20. On June 18, incumbent Governor Yuriko Koike and House of Councillors member Renho both announced their campaign platforms. How do their visions differ? (News On Japan)
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Japan's Diet Approves Legislation to Overhaul Foreign Trainee Scheme

June 14, 2024 - 23:38
Japan's Diet has passed a bill aimed at replacing the technical intern system for foreign nationals with a new training program. (NHK)
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US Military Holding 'Valiant Shield' Training Exercise in Japan

June 14, 2024 - 05:22
The US military is conducting a large-scale field training exercise in the Pacific region, including bases in Japan for the first time. (NHK)
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Tokyo Governor to Run for Third Term, Renho to Challenge

June 12, 2024 - 21:52
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (71) announced on the 12th her intention to run for a third term in the gubernatorial election scheduled for July 7, with the official campaign period starting on June 20th. (News On Japan)
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Japan and Ukraine to Sign Joint Document on 10-Year Reconstruction Support

June 9, 2024 - 15:11
Prime Minister Kishida is set to hold a summit meeting with Ukrainian President Zelensky on June 13th, where they will sign a joint document committing to continued support for the next ten years. (News On Japan)
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Tsubasa Party Broadcasts 'Car Chase' on Social Media

June 9, 2024 - 14:45
In a recent election interference incident, members of the Tsubasa Party were found to have pursued the Constitutional Democratic Party's campaign vehicle more than five times, referring to these actions as 'car chases' and broadcasting them on social media. (News On Japan)
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Japan's 'Basic Policy' Draft Revealed: Measures to Address Gender Wage Gap

June 8, 2024 - 03:59
The draft of Japanese government's fundamental 'Basic Policy' for economic and fiscal management, which aims to be approved by the Cabinet this month, includes measures to address the gender wage gap. (News On Japan)
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Japan Establishes Financial Asset Management Zones to Attract Global Investment

June 5, 2024 - 08:31
The Japanese government has designated four prefectures and three cities as special financial and asset management zones, introducing policies that include the creation of new visas for specific foreign investors. (News On Japan)
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Stable Power Supply Expected, No Summer Conservation Request Needed

June 3, 2024 - 23:41
The Japanese government has decided not to request power conservation this summer. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held an expert meeting on June 3 and presented the latest outlook on power supply and demand. (News On Japan)
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Japan and South Korea to Resume Defense Exchanges After Resolving Radar Incident Dispute

June 2, 2024 - 12:42
Japan and South Korea have agreed on measures to prevent the recurrence of the radar lock-on incident and confirmed the resumption of defense exchanges between their respective defense authorities, as announced by Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara during his visit to Singapore. (News On Japan)
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JSDF Soldier Dies in Grenade Training Accident

May 31, 2024 - 05:16
Shrapnel from a grenade struck a soldier in the neck during a grenade-throwing exercise at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's (JSDF) North Fuji Training Area in Yamanashi Prefecture, on Thursday morning. The soldier was transported to a hospital but was later confirmed dead. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Governor Election: Celebrities Announce Candidacies

May 29, 2024 - 08:52
The Tokyo gubernatorial election, scheduled to be officially announced next month, has seen a surge in candidacy announcements from celebrities and other figures on May 28. (News On Japan)
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