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Today’s top news: December 30, 2022 Japan Times-Japan’s imperial family eying social media to stay in touch

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Japan’s imperial family eying social media to stay in touch
The agency in charge of the family’s affairs set to explore the potential use of SNS platforms as part of a new approach to public …
Arata Isozaki, prolific Japanese architect, dies at 91
In major structures in a dozen countries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Isozaki absorbed and reinterpreted Eastern and Western traditions.
Chinese fighter jet came within three meters of U.S. spy plane
The U.S. military said the latest incident over the South China Sea reflects “a concerning trend of unsafe and dangerous” intercepts by China’s People’s Liberation …
Diplomacy between Japanese and Chinese lawmakers has dwindled in recent years
There were few visits to each other’s countries by lawmakers in 2022, the 50th year since the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two sides.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi faces 33 years in jail after junta trial closes
A prisoner of the military since the 2021 coup, Suu Kyi, 77, has been convicted on every charge leveled against her following an 18-month trial …
Dressing ‘revolution’ seeks artificial skin for burn victims
New developments have shaken up the world of wound healing, long a neglected area of medical research.
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