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Japan Times: Alzheimer’s drug made jointly by Japan’s Eisai wins accelerated U.S. approval

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Alzheimer’s drug made jointly by Japan’s Eisai wins accelerated U.S. approval
The U.S. has called the drug “an important advancement in the ongoing fight” against the debilitating disease. But its $26,000 price tag could put it …
Bank of Japan considers raising inflation forecasts amid policy speculation
The revisions would include raising its core consumer inflation outlook for fiscal 2022 to the 3% level.
Bomb threat prompts plane’s emergency landing at Chubu Airport
Investigators said a phone call from Germany had been received around 6:20 a.m., with a man claiming to have put 100 kilograms of plastic explosives …
Japan and U.S. launch task force on rights and labor standards in supply chains
Both sides said they would invite other governments to join the initiative amid shared concerns about China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims.
‘Crisis and confusion’: Four days of Republican barbs, chaos and cigars
Establishment Republicans were horrified, while Democrats snickered and comedian Jon Stewart called it the best season of C-SPAN ever.
China on alert for new COVID-19 variant as borders reopen
A selected group of cities and harbors have been asked to send test samples of infected travelers for genome sequencing.
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