Japan

Top. U.S. military officer likens China’s hypersonic weapons test to ‘Sputnik moment’

The U.S.’s top uniformed military officer called China’s suspected test of a hypersonic weapons system a “very concerning” development in…

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U.S. support for Taiwan poses ‘huge risks’ to ties, China warns

China condemned the U.S.’s latest overture toward Taiwan, warning that ties between the two countries faced “huge risks” just weeks…

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Leading Hiroshima A-bomb survivor and campaigner Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Hiroshima – Sunao Tsuboi, an influential campaigner for nuclear disarmament who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, died Sunday…

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Opposition unity in general election proving easier said than done

SAPPORO – As campaigning for the Oct. 31 general election enters the final stretch, a pre-election agreement between the Constitutional…

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Japan’s vaccination rate hits G7 milestone but may top out at 80%

With more than 70% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the highest proportions among developed countries, vaccinations…

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Japan’s government slammed over stockpile of 82 million unused ‘Abenomasks’

Around 82 million cloth masks procured by Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic, dubbed “Abenomasks” by the public, have gone unused,…

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Kishida vows to strengthen ties with ASEAN amid China’s rise

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday vowed to strengthen Japan’s cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in…

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Topknot-cutting ceremonies allow fans to participate in sumo history

Like virtually every other sport in the world, sumo has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournaments, regional tours…

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Braves rout Astros in first game of World Series

Jorge Soler smashed a home run on the first swing of the game and Adam Duvall blasted a two-run homer…

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UEFA hope for record-breaking women’s Euro 2022 after 12-month delay

Manchester, England – A year later than planned, the countdown to the women’s European Championship begins on Thursday when the…

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