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Japan decides to dump Fukushima contaminated water into sea amid opposition

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Despite domestic and international opposition, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government will discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater from Fukushima into...
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Japan decides to dump Fukushima contaminated water into sea amid domestic, international opposition

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater in Fukushima Prefecture into the sea...
FILED - Japan's Hideki Matsuyama plays his shot from a bunker in this file photo from December 12, 2019, at the 2019 Presidents Cup golf competition at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Photo: Scott Barbour/AAP/dpa

Japan in ‘jubilant mood’ as Hideki Matsuyama wins Masters title

(dpa) - Japanese fans and officials were elated at the news that golfer Hideki Matsuyama has won the 85th Masters at Augusta National in...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Japan to impose emergency measure in Tokyo amid virus spike

(dpa) – Japan is set to extend a semi-state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic to Tokyo and two other prefectures due to the...
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Japan Leading Index Highest Since June 2018

(dpa-AFX) - Japan's leading index increased to the highest level in nearly three years in February, preliminary data from the Cabinet Office showed on...

Cherry blossom season amid pandemic in Japan

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Japan lifted the state of emergency for the Tokyo area on March 21 just before the cherry blossom season. As spring is in the...
January retails sales in Australia increased at their fastest annual rate since November 2009

Japan retail sales sink 1.5 percent on year in February

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dpa/AFX/GNA - The total value of retail sales in Japan was down 1.5 per cent on year in February, the Ministry of Economy,...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Olympic torch relay begins in Japan

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dpa/GNA - The long-awaited torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics kicked off in the north-eastern prefecture of Fukushima on Thursday, despite persisting...
An electronic board showing the closing numbers of Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo, Japan, on March 6, 2020. Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Friday as investor sentiment was risk-averse from the outset following a global equities rout triggered by an escalation in concern over the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Japan lending index rises to 98.5, less than estimated

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dpa-AFX/GNA - Japan's leading index rose less than initially estimated in January, final data from the Cabinet Office showed on Monday. The leading index,...
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Strong earthquake rocks north-eastern Japan, tsunami warning issued

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dpa/GNA A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan on Saturday and authorities have issued a tsunami warning for the prefecture of Miyagi. The first tsunami wave...
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) attends a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (R) at Iikura House in Tokyo on Tuesday [Kim Kyung-hoon/AFP]

Japan and United States ministers express concern about China’s coercive actions

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dpa/GNA – Two secretaries from US President Joe Biden's administration and their Japanese counterparts on Tuesday shared concerns about China's increasing assertiveness in...
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COVID-19 variants: Concerns raised in Japan over allergic reactions to Pfizer jab

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Japan's health ministry reported Wednesday a further eight incidents of people experiencing severe allergic reactions after receiving a COVID-19 jab, with the minister in...
A van runs on the road covered with snow in Tang'erhe Village, Baokang County, central China's Hubei Province, April 7, 2015. A cold front brought snowfall to Baokang County on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yang Tao) (ytt)

Severe blizzard lashes northern Japan

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dpa/GNA – A powerful snow storm slammed northern Japan and Sea of Japan coastal regions on Friday with weather authorities warning of blizzard conditions,...
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Free esports educational project to unlock new opportunities for Africans

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Afrika Esports Series organizers have announced the launch of a free of charge esports educational program. The course is designed for those interested in...
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Japan denies it is looking for ‘face-saving’ way to cancel Olympics

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dpa/GNA - Japan on Friday denied a news report that its government had privately concluded the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will have to be...
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Japan to expand coronavirus state of emergency

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dpa/GNA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to expand a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic to other parts of...
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New coronavirus strain found in Japan likely present in US as well

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tca/dpa/GNA - A new variation of the coronavirus discovered in Japan is "very likely already in the U.S." as well, according to Davey...
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S.Korean court orders Japan to pay damages to WWII sex slavery victims

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A South Korean court on Friday ordered Japan's government to pay damages to the South Korean victims who were forced into sex slavery for...
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Japan issues state of emergency over pandemic, virus surges in Tokyo

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dpa/GNA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday for Tokyo and its surrounding region. The...
In a surprise to many analysts, consumer spending in Japan decreased in February

Japan consumer confidence lowest in four months

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dpa/GNA - Japan's consumer confidence decreased to the lowest level in four months in December, data from the Cabinet Office showed on Wednesday. On...
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Giant bluefin tuna fetches 20 million yen in first auction in Japan

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dpa/GNA – A huge bluefin tuna was sold for 20.8 million yen (202,000 dollars) in Tokyo on Tuesday in the first auction of...
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Japan to mull state of emergency amid virus crisis – premier

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dpa/GNA – Japan will consider declaring a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic for Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide...
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Japan welcomes post-Brexit FTA deal between Britain, EU

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The Japanese government on Friday said it welcomed the post-Brexit free trade agreement finally made between Britain and the European Union, before the year-end...
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Japan sees two more cases of new coronavirus variant found in Britain

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dpa/GNA – Two more people were confirmed on Saturday to have been infected with a new coronavirus variant identified in Britain, while Tokyo...
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Japan to cull more than 1 million chickens after bird flu confirmed

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Japanese authorities on Thursday began to slaughter more than 1 million chickens at an egg farm in eastern Japan after a bird flu outbreak...
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1,000 cars stuck in heavy snow in Japan

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About 1,000 cars were stranded in a massive snowstorm in eastern Japan on Thursday as a cold air system dumped much snow in the...
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Avalanche warnings and travel disruptions as cold wave grips Japan

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A cold air system brought much snow to broad swathes of Japan on Wednesday with weather authorities warning of avalanches, icy roads and...

Japan to procure incinerator for Noguchi to enhance solid waste management

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The Embassy of Japan has signed a grant contract with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) University of Ghana, for the procurement...
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IPMC pledges support to Ghana News Agency

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Mr Amar Deep S. Hari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Company Limited (IPMC), has pledged to mobilise support for the Ghana...
Profile: New president of Japan's ruling LDP Yoshihide Suga

New president of Japan’s ruling LDP Yoshihide Suga

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Japan's chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday as outgoing Prime...