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Today’s top news: January 13, 2023 Japan Times- Abe assassination suspect Tetsuya Yamagami indicted over shooting

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Abe assassination suspect Tetsuya Yamagami indicted over shooting
Prosecutors have judged Yamagami fit to stand trial after a psychiatric evaluation process required to establish his criminal responsibility.
BOJ watchers see earlier policy shift after December’s surprise
While a survey of 43 economists showed all but one predicting the central bank to leave policy unchanged next week, some 38% of respondents now …
U.S. dollar hits seven-month low amid rise in Japan’s benchmark long-term interest rate
On the bond market, the yield on 10-year Japanese government bonds rose to 0.545%, its highest since June 2015.
Fukushima treated water likely to be discharged in spring or summer
A planned discharge of treated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea will start around this spring or summer, …
When a hot spring is no longer hot
Inns and resorts in Aomori Prefecture have seen their waters turn lukewarm, with the amount of hot water suitable for bathing decreasing significantly since late …
Woman critical after avalanche near ski resort in Hokkaido
The police said the woman who was injured was hit by the avalanche when she was climbing the 1,898-meter-high Mount Yotei with a group …

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Tokyo to make child care service free for second-born children from October
The Tokyo government is also to provide subsidies for healthy women wishing to freeze their eggs for future pregnancies.
Unpacking the limits to Japan’s military awakening
Japan must find ways to frustrate China’s furtive efforts to alter the regional status quo while avoiding the risk of open combat.
This small chihuahua has had a big impact on his new neighborhood
Shoronpo the chihuahua has been adopted by a new family who have seen changes to their own relationships with animals as a result.
Pico Iyer’s search for peace in a world of uncertainty
The author reflects on his extensive travels over the past 48 years while examining conceptions of paradise in his new collection of essays, “The Half …
Rafael Nadal’s struggles in spotlight before Australian Open
Some observers feel Rafael Nadal looks vulnerable ahead of the Australian Open.
Super-resistant mosquitoes in Asia pose growing threat, study says
Health authorities commonly fog mosquito-infested areas with insecticide, and resistance has long been a concern, but the scale of the problem was not well understood.
Samurai swords and ancient scrolls hit by global energy crisis
The Tokyo National Museum expects utility costs to more than double the budget allocated for this year ending in March.

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