Kishida’s son in hot seat over shopping during official trips overseas

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Kishida’s son in hot seat over shopping during official trips overseas
Kishida says his son, who is also the prime minister’s executive secretary, was buying souvenirs on his behalf, which would be considered part of his …
U.S. and South Korea to hold ‘tabletop’ exercises on nuclear threats next month
Talks by the two countries’ defense chiefs came amid rising public support in Seoul for developing its own nuclear weapons after North Korea’s record-breaking flurry …
Philippines to return one of four robbery suspects to Japan in coming days
The four men are believed to have remotely coordinated a series of robberies in Japan that began last year using an encrypted messaging app.
First Nintendo theme park in U.S. highlights diversification push
The video games-maker is branching into overseas theme parks amid a push to better harness the company’s intellectual property treasure trove.
Japanese town set to OK country’s first ‘level-4’ autonomous vehicles
Autonomous vehicles are expected to become an essential means of transportation in regions of the country where public transport is becoming increasingly scarce.
Everyday onions become mark of affluence in the Philippines as prices skyrocket
The price per kilogram for the vegetable has exceeded the daily minimum wage.

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