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Heavy snow continues across much of Japan as cold snap maintains grip
Transport was disrupted, with trains and vehicles stranded due to difficulties caused by the winter storms.
CDP questions Kishida on defense spending, nuclear power and child care
Calling for a snap election, the CDP’s Kenta Izumi blasted the prime minister for pursuing a tax hike for defense spending without parliamentary discussion.
Kishida’s possible visit to Kyiv faces security and other challenges
The prime minister is said to be eager to make the visit ahead of the summit of the Group of Seven major powers he will …
Former U.S. Indo-Pacific commander underscores threat to Taiwan’s outlying islands
Retired Adm. Philip Davidson — known for his assessment that China may try to attack Taiwan by 2027 — called the threat to the islands …
Surging crime and bleak future push Rohingya in Bangladesh to risk lives at sea
An increasing number of Rohingya are now leaving Bangladesh for countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia via perilous boat journeys.
Japan cuts economic view in January as COVID-19 surges in China
The Japanese government’s latest report said exports “have been in a weak tone recently,” the first time the component was downgraded in 14 months, with …
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