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Today’s top news: December 24, 2022 Japan Times- Prosecutors to indict Abe’s suspected shooter after psychiatric evaluation

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Prosecutors to indict Abe’s suspected shooter after psychiatric evaluation
The Nara District Prosecutor’s Office earlier extended the detention of Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, to carefully examine whether he was mentally fit to withstand trial.
Speculators slash bets against the yen as BOJ leaves carry traders gasping
The dovishness that the BOJ exhibited up until this week has fueled weakness in the currency, and so signs of a hawkish turn have the …
Japan aims to reduce reliance on energy and food imports
Funding for measures to strengthen the country’s energy and food security was included in the government’s fiscal 2023 budget plan.
Kishida may soon replace scandal-hit reconstruction minister
Kishida could fire Akiba as soon as early next week or replace him as part of a limited Cabinet reshuffle in early January, sources said.
Japan firms to stop insuring ships in all Russian waters
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Sompo Japan Insurance and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance started notifying shipowners about their decision on Friday, a report said.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo confirms 18,731 cases
A total of 19 fatalities were reported in the capital among COVID-19 patients.

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The supply chain that keeps tech flowing to Russia
At least $2.6 billion of computer and other electronic components flowed into Russia in the seven months to Oct. 31 despite Western sanctions.
Is a ¥6,600 parfait worth every bite?
Asako Iwayanagi’s premium desserts are as ambitious as they are puzzling.
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting — variety shows, dramas and anime — flourished on streaming platforms.
Alex Ovechkin has 802 goals. Wayne Gretzky is next in his sights.
Alex Ovechkin on Friday surpassed Gordie Howe for second place on the NHL’s career goal-scoring list. With 802 goals, he now trails only the Great …
What to make of Japan’s new defense documents
Nothing in Japan’s new defense documents signals an abandonment of the core principles of its security, but a refinement of roles and capabilities to match …
Ukraine’s parallel war on corruption to unlock door to West
The drive to stamp out graft and fraud is deemed urgent enough for the government to devote resources to, even during Russia’s invasion.

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