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Japan’s monetary policy outlook more cloudy than ever
Expectations have been shaken by a recent surprise move by the Bank of Japan, and speculation over its next governor is also adding to the …
Kishida pledges that Japan will play leading role in diplomacy in new year
Japan will host of the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima and serve as a nonpermanent U.N. Security Council member this year.
Japanese journalist injured in Russian missile attack on Kyiv
A man with the Asahi Shimbun daily is believed to be the first Japanese journalist injured in Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict.
Japan logged 27.5 million new COVID-19 cases in 2022
As highly infectious omicron variants of the virus surged throughout the country, new deaths linked to the virus totaled 39,158.
Japan Times 1948: Tojo’s stock rises but he is not likely to become a martyr
News at the start of the new year often focuses on holiday celebrations and feel-good stories as the front pages of 1923 and 1948 show.
Japan emperor wishes 2023 to be year of hope amid pandemic and war
The 62-year-old took note of the many hardships people have gone through amid the continued impact of the pandemic, as well as a rise in …
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