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Japan’s island-shaped curry inflames tensions with Korean neighbours

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A simple bowl of curry is at the centre of the latest row in a long-running territorial dispute between Japan and the Koreas. Media in North and South Korea reacted angrily after an online media report about a seafood...

Japan’s ruling party to vote for new leader who is likely to become next PM

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Japan’s ruling party will vote for a new leader on Wednesday who will almost certainly become the next prime minister ahead of a general election due in weeks, and with the economy under pressure from the Covid-19 pan...

Replacing Suga as prime minister will do little to resolve Japan’s political crisis

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Japan will soon have a new prime minister. Not because there is a general election coming up – although there is – but because the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic party (LDP), the deeply unpopular Yoshihide Su...

Japan’s Moderna Covid vaccine rollout hit by recall and contamination scares

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The Moderna coronavirus vaccine programme in Japan has been hit by a series of contamination incidents, prompting it to recall 1.63m doses found to contain metal fragments. Other potential contaminants have been ident...

Japan’s economy bounces back as Covid restrictions ease

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Japan’s economy recovered strongly in the second quarter to join the turnaround seen across G7 countries as the easing of lockdown restrictions sent consumers rushing to the shops. Beating the expectations of City ana...

Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, wins Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold

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Japan’s Momiji Nishiya became the second youngest champion in summer Olympics history, bejaardes 13 years and 330 dae, by winning the inaugural women’s skateboarding street competition. On another blistering hot day at A...

Skateboarding: Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, wins Olympic women’s street gold

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On the Olympic podium, three teenage girls 13, 13 en 16 with weighty gold, silver and bronze medals around their young necks, rewards for having landed tricks on their skateboards that most kids their age only get to...

Japan’s golden day at Olympics softens mood of Covid misgivings

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Two days of Olympic sport in Tokyo have created a moral dilemma for millions of people in the host country who had hoped the day would never come when Japan’s athletes would win their first gold medals of the summer. ...

By holding the Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s government is gambling with people’s lives

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The Olympic Games begins in Tokyo on Friday, just as Covid-19 blights the city for the fourth time – and a year after the Games were originally scheduled to begin. Despite the latest alarming spike in coronavirus infe...

Japan’s emperor voices concern about Covid spread during Olympics

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Japan’s emperor has voiced concern over the possible spread of coronavirus during the Tokyo 2020 Olimpiese Spele, in an unexpected intervention in the debate over holding the Games in the middle of a pandemic. Naruhito, wie ...

Japan se regerende party beskuldig van die skending van die Olimpiese handves oor LGBT-regte

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Japan se regerende party word daarvan beskuldig dat hy die Olimpiese handves oortree het nadat hy nie 'n wetsontwerp goedkeur om die regte van die LGBT-gemeenskap te beskerm nie, tydens besprekings besoedel deur homofobiese uitbarstings van konserwatiewe ...

If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s nuclear wastewater

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Vroeër vandeesmaand, the Japanese government announced plans to discharge 1m tonnes of radioactive wastewater accruing since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011 into the Pacific Ocean. To Pacific peoples, wh ...

Hideki Matsuyama masters Japan’s golfing nerves to lift pre-Olympic spirits

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Hideki Matsuyama has recorded one of Japan’s greatest international sporting successes after winning the US Masters golf , months before Tokyo is scheduled to host the summer Olympics. His compatriots were preparing f...

Hideki Matsuyama masters Japan’s golfing nerves to boost pre-Olympic spirits

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Hideki Matsuyama has recorded one of Japan’s greatest international sporting successes after winning the US Masters golf , just months before Tokyo is scheduled to host the summer Olympics. His compatriots were prepar...

Why Japan’s carmaking heavyweights could be facing an electric shock

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Japan’s traditional carmaking giants need to raise their game in the race to develop pure, battery-driven electric vehicles or risk being left behind by Chinese, American and European producers, analysts have warned. ...

Three stories of hope: 10 years on from Japan’s triple disaster

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Aan 11 Maart 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s north-east coast, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 18,000 mense. The tsunami destroyed more than 120,000 buildings and forced more than 450,000...

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