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Today’s top news: December 25, 2022 Japan Times-Russia’s war eclipses opposition to Japan’s nuclear policy shift

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Russia’s war eclipses opposition to Japan’s nuclear policy shift
Concerns about nuclear energy have been overshadowed by soaring prices for essential goods driven by the Ukraine crisis and instability in the world economy.
Week of heavy snow across Japan leads to 14 deaths
An observation point in Yamagata Prefecture saw accumulation of 169 centimeters of snow by 1 p.m. Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said.
Suspect on the run after three people found dead at Saitama house
A man was seen fleeing the scene after the incident, carrying what looked like a hammer, NHK quoted the police as saying.
Japan’s focus on defense spending casts doubt on growth
Whether 1.5% growth will be realized depends on corporate wage hikes and the inflation situation.
Putin wants fealty, and he’s found it in Africa
With his invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin of Russia unleashed a new disorder on the world. And in the Central African Republic, Moscow already …
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 15,403 cases
A total of 18 fatalities were reported in the capital among COVID-19 patients on the day, while 44 people were severely ill under the capital’s …

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Lotte pitching sensation Roki Sasaki gets pay raise
The right-hander, who turned 21 on Nov. 3, posted a 9-4 win-loss record with a 2.02 ERA and 173 strikeouts.
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A year in, Gucci Osteria is Ginza’s sharpest Italian
Chef Antonio Iacovelli’s Italian cuisine wins hearts, minds and a Michelin star.
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Hajime Moriyasu to stay on as Japan head coach after World Cup run
Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu, who led the Samurai Blue into the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, is set …
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North Korea fires off at least one ballistic missile as flurry of launches continue
The latest in Pyongyang’s record-breaking flurry of launches was believed to have fallen into waters outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

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