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Today’s top news: January 5, 2023 Japan Times- Indictment draws near for Abe assassination suspect

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Indictment draws near for Abe assassination suspect
Tetsuya Yamagami is currently in detention and undergoing psychiatric evaluation, but the period for that process is set to expire soon.
Sony-Honda EV alliance unveils Afeela brand and Qualcomm partnership
The first model under the Afeela brand is expected to be delivered in 2026 in North America and will be based on a prototype debuted …
U.S. looks to work with Japan to boost women’s job opportunities in science and tech
A U.S. official said she is certain that gender equality will be discussed by U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida when they …
Behind North Korea’s money-making apparatus funding its military might
As missiles fly overhead, a complex web of operations underneath funnels money to North Korea’s leadership and funds its nuclear weapons program.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro faces legal risks after losing immunity
Bolsonaro’s future may hinge on the path charted by crusading Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, as well as on the calculations of new President …
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 20,735 new cases
Tokyo confirmed 20,735 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, up by about 2,300 from a week before.
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