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Japan wants young people to drink more alcohol. It’s just not sure how to convince them

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Tokyo The Japanese government has been hit in the pocket by an unusual problem -- its young people aren't drinking enough. Since the pandemic began, bars and other premises selling alcohol have been hit hard by Covid...

Family of US Navy officer jailed in Japan over fatal car crash calls on Biden to intervene

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Washington The family of a US Navy officer imprisoned in Japan rallied outside the White House on Wednesday to protest his detention and try to attract President Joe Biden's attention to the case. Navy Lt. Ridge Alk...

Nancy Pelosi swipes China during press conference in Tokyo, Japan: ‘They will not isolate Taiwan’

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During a news conference with her Democratic delegation at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan Pelosi said China would not be successful in isolating Taiwan from the rest of the world and that U.S. officials would conti...

Asia on high alert for monkeypox as cases reported from India to Japan

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Countries across Asia are on high alert for monkeypox, screening travelers and scrambling teams of medics, as they report their first cases of the virus, now identified as a global health emergency by the World Heal...

Navy lieutenant sentenced in Japan causes outcry among family, U.S. lawmakers

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The family of Lt. Ridge Alkonis, through information compiled by the Pipe Hitter Foundation (PHF), alleges several violations of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the U.S. and Japan, and some members of C...

At least 30 endangered green sea turtles found with ‘bleeding’ neck wounds in Japan

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Tokyo At least 30 endangered green sea turtles were found on Thursday with wounds around their neck, near the remote Japanese island of Kumejima in southern Okinawa prefecture. Police began investigating the case las...

Japan votes in election billed as ‘defense of democracy’ as police admit security ‘problems’ during Shinzo Abe assassination

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Tokyo Japanese voters headed to the polling stations on Sunday for an election billed as a defense of democracy, just two days after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while on the campaign trail. Ab...

North Korea says US seeking an excuse for an Asian NATO with South Korea and Japan

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SeoulNorth Korea has criticized an agreement between the United States, South Korea and Japan to strengthen military cooperation -- claiming it is part of a US plan to create a military alliance like NATO in the regi...

Japan says Chinese coast guard ships in longest violation of its territorial waters in a decade

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Tokyo Two Chinese coast guard ships navigated Japan's territorial waters near a chain of disputed islands for more than 64 hours this week, Japanese authorities said Friday -- the longest incursion of its kind in a d...

Floyd Mayweather to fight another exhibition bout in Japan

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Promoters on Tuesday said the bout is scheduled for September. The rules and length of the bout have not yet been made public. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during...

Japan makes ‘online insults’ punishable by one year in prison in wake of reality TV star’s death

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Tokyo Japan's parliament on Monday passed legislation making "online insults" punishable by imprisonment amid rising public concern over cyberbullying sparked by the suicide of a reality television star who had faced...

US, Japan prepping statement to ‘deter’ China action in Indo-Pacific region: report

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According to the Nikkei newspaper, the statement is being worked on ahead of President Biden's May 23 summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. JAPAN TO ADD 140 INDIVIDUALS TO RUSSIAN SANCTION LIST: PM KISHI...

North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

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North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile -- likely launched from a submarine -- into the waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, South Korean authorities said on Saturday. South Korea's Joint Chi...

Japan and Thailand agree new defense deal

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Bangkok (Reuters)The leaders of Japan and Thailand announced a new defense agreement on Monday as well as plans to upgrade their economic relations, as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wrapped up the last leg of...

Biden will visit South Korea and Japan next month as he works to keep focus on Asia

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President Joe Biden will make his first trip to Asia as president next month, visiting South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24, White House officials told CNN, underscoring his commitment to the region even as i...

Writers order up coffee and a side of ‘nagging’ at anti-procrastination café in Japan

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Manuscript Writing Café in Tokyo is welcoming writers facing deadlines, with an agreement that they cannot leave the premises until their work is finished. If all of this sounds a bit draconian, consider this: The we...

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