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Today’s top news: January 11, 2023 Japan Times- U.K.-Japan defense cooperation to intensify following landmark agreement

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U.K.-Japan defense cooperation to intensify following landmark agreement
The deal is Tokyo’s first such pact with a European nation and the country’s third overall as it expands its number of global security partners.
Japan study points to high probability of twin earthquakes in Nankai Trough
Running 900 km from Suruga Bay in Shizuoka Prefecture to the southern coast of Shikoku, the Nankai Trough has been the source of many devastating …
Health ministry suggests restricting bulk drug purchases amid hoarding fears
The message follows reports of Chinese people in the country buying medicine in bulk and mailing it to friends and families back home.
South Korea aims to finalize ‘solution’ to wartime labor dispute with Japan, report says
In what experts say is an unusual move, reports indicated that a written agreement between the countries will not be required.
These are the best passports for travelers to hold in 2023
Japan starts the year with the world’s most powerful passport, allowing visa-free entry to 193 global destinations.
Suzuki looks to partner Toyota to learn how to make small EVs
Suzuki said it is learning EV and other technologies from Toyota with a goal to use that to develop cars that are more in line …
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Super-resistant mosquitoes in Asia pose growing threat, study says
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Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing to boost Japan salaries up to 40%
Starting monthly salaries for university graduates will increase to ¥300,000 ($2,270) from ¥255,000, while salaries for new store managers will rise to ¥390,000 from ¥290,000.
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WHO urges travelers to wear masks as new COVID variant spreads
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