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Today’s top news: January 10, 2023 Japan Times- U.S. Marines to set up unit in Okinawa for defense of remote Japanese islands

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U.S. Marines to set up unit in Okinawa for defense of remote Japanese islands
The rapid-reaction Marine Littoral Regiment will be established within a few years as part of a bid to deter China as it intensifies military activities …
China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers
The visa suspension came as the Chinese Embassy in South Korea announced earlier in the day similar measures for South Korean visitors.
Japan’s domestic travel discount program is back. Here’s what you need to know.
The discount program is expected to end in stages as each prefecture runs out of funds allocated from the central government, but it will likely …
Kishida and Biden to ‘set course’ for alliance in first talks in Washington
Japan’s new defense and security direction will play a key role in the talks, as Kishida is seeking Biden’s strong endorsement of Tokyo’s fresh strategy.
‘Wolf warrior’ corralled? Controversial Chinese diplomat is moved from key post
The Foreign Ministry’s fiery spokesman, Zhao Lijian, has been removed from his post, where he had become one of China’s most prominent public officials.
Beijing aims to corner another green energy market: hydrogen
As the world races to decarbonize, the next round of competition involves a device called an electrolyzer — and 40% of them are made in …
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