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Today’s top news: December 27, 2022 Japan Times- Japan to tighten borders for travelers from China on Dec. 30

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Japan to tighten borders for travelers from China on Dec. 30
All travelers from China as well as those who have been to China within the previous seven days will be tested for COVID-19 upon their …
Japan’s reconstruction minister resigns following funding scandal
Kenya Akiba has admitted to having two political groups affiliated with him pay ¥14 million to his mother and his wife as “rent” between 2011 …
Decision not to indict officials over Sri Lanka detainee’s death unjust, panel says
Wishma Sandamali, who was detained for overstaying her visa in 2020, died on March 6, 2021, after complaining of ill health, including vomiting and stomachaches, …
Japan retail sales up for ninth month led by tourism help
Retail sales grew 2.6% from the year earlier but short of a median forecast of 3.7%.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 22,063 new cases as infections rise nationwide
The seven-day average of new cases in the capital came to 17,423.3, compared to 15,985.7 a week earlier.
Taiwan to extend compulsory military service as China shows air power
China’s growing assertiveness toward the island, as well as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have prompted debate about how to boost defense.
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