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Today’s top news: January 12, 2023 Japan Times- U.S. to boost military capabilities in Japan and step up cooperation amid China worries

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U.S. to boost military capabilities in Japan and step up cooperation amid China worries
Tokyo and Washington agreed to deploy a more agile and capable U.S. Marine unit to Okinawa, ramp up joint surveillance operations and expand the shared …
Bill to amend Japan’s immigration laws to be resubmitted to parliament, report says
If the bill, which was shelved before last autumn’s extraordinary parliamentary session, is taken up, it would be one of more than 60 pieces of …
Japan faces difficulties clamping down on handmade guns
The government is asking pharmacies and other sellers to strengthen the management of 11 chemical substances that can be used as materials for bombs and …
Japan current account surplus jumped to reach November record
The country’s current account surplus has long been regarded as a sign of export might, but the account has occasionally fallen into deficit on a …
Jobs vs. membership: Making sense of Japan’s system of employment
A family-based “membership-type” system of work underpins Japanese society, but the conditions and traditions attached to it aren’t always favorable — or easy to understand.
How India’s ruling party is tightening its grip on Kashmir
India’s ruling BJP hopes to get rewarded at the polls for scrapping policies that denied millions of people in Jammu and Kashmir many of the …

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U.S. flight chaos puts harsh spotlight on FAA after tense year
The system breakdown immediately attracted criticism from prominent American lawmakers and aviation industry leaders.
Why the future of technology is so hard to predict
It’s 2023, yet we’re not all riding Segways, having sex with robots or cloning humans. What gives?
Junji Takasago: ‘Photographers are a bridge between humans and nature’
In capturing nature’s raw and mysterious beauty, Junji Takasago seeks not only to inspire awe but highlight its fragility.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ is light and dusted with sugar
The Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker acts as showrunner and co-writer on this Netflix series that peacefully drifts through a year in a shared residence for apprentice …
Unbeaten trio tied for lead after Day 5 of New Year Grand Sumo Tournament
Abi, Aoiyama and Kotoshoho all won to improve to 5-0 on the fifth day of the tournament.
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.
Nick Kyrgios heading into Australian Open with confidence
Following the U.S. Open, Australian tennis great Rod Laver said self-belief was the only thing preventing Kyrgios from winning a Grand Slam.
Southampton stuns Manchester City in League Cup quarterfinals
City’s surprise exit from the League Cup continued a worrying trend of lackluster performances.

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