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US calls for deeper Japan ties as China, N Korea cast shadow | Business and Economy News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlights US-Japan economic ties as he stresses vulnerabilities in global supply chains amid pandemic. US…

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China, North Korea top agenda as Blinken begins first Asian tour | Military News

Seoul, South Korea – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will make their first overseas…

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What to watch as Indo-Pacific ‘Quad’ leaders meet for first time | Asia Pacific News

United States President Joe Biden on Friday will take part, virtually, in the first-ever meeting of leaders of the so-called…

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How the 2011 tsunami destroyed Japan’s trust in nuclear power | Environment News

Ten years after a tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, controversy and doubts over its clean-up…

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Japan’s ruling party wants women – not their views – at meetings | Politics News

Liberal Democratic Party proposes allowing female legislators join key party meetings as observers, amid growing complaints over sexism. After a…

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Japan’s economy performed better than expected in last quarter | Business and Economy News

Japan’s recovery from its worst post-war recession slowed in the fourth quarter, a sign that households and companies have yet…

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US top court clears way for accused Ghosn plotters’ extradition | Courts News

US Supreme Court rejects bid to freeze extradition of two men accused of aiding ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan.…

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Japan insists Olympics will go ahead after cancellation report | Olympics News

State of emergency in Tokyo and chief cities over pandemic raise doubts about delayed Games that have been rescheduled for…

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Catnip leaves cats ‘feline groovy’, wards off mosquitoes | Japan News

New research shows how catnip and silver vine trigger euphoric feelings in cats and help them ward off mosquitoes. Catnip…

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Japan plans mass vaccination as Olympic doubts mount | Coronavirus pandemic News

Media reports mass vaccination could be completed by June, as public resistance to the Games grows. Japan aims to start…

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