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Today’s top news: January 2, 2023, Japan Times-In 2023, Kishida’s political survival hangs in the balance

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In 2023, Kishida’s political survival hangs in the balance
Kishida heads into the new year with diminished political capital, having suffered one setback after another since former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination in July.
Emperor greets well-wishers during first New Year’s address in three years
‘After three years, I am very happy to celebrate the new year with you all,’ the emperor told well-wishers from behind glass on a balcony …
Japan to be tested as nonpermanent U.N. Security Council member
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has vowed that Japan “will play the role of advancing reform to restore the functions of the United Nations.”
Kim Jong Un vows nuclear buildup to take on U.S. and South Korea
In a speech that came at the end of a nearly weeklong meeting of his ruling Workers Party, the North Korean leader said Washington and …
Japan scrambled jets to monitor Chinese aircraft carrier operations
Japan monitored the operations after the naval group, which also included missile destroyers, sailed between the main Okinawa island and Miyakojima island on Dec. 16.
South Korea and U.S. discussing nuclear exercises as tensions flare with North, Yoon says
The comments come after he called for “war preparation” with an “overwhelming” capability, following a year marked by the North’s record number of missile tests.

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‘OK, Mexico, Save Me’: After China, this is where globalization may lead
As American companies seek to limit their exposure to the pitfalls of making goods in China, some are moving production to Mexico.
Four ancient truths to help you lead a modern life
The old Greek philosophers struggled with the same hard questions we’re still asking today: What makes life worth living? What makes us thrive as human …
Days of wins and roses: Covering Pele’s Cosmos
Pele remained humble while turning the Cosmos into one of the hottest tickets in New York.
The year through our own lenses
We asked our staff and freelance photographers to share the shots that made the year for them.
What you’ll find inside Nintendo’s new California theme park
Starting next year, Nintendo fans can step through a life-size warp pipe and enter the Mushroom Kingdom for the first time on American soil.

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