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Japan police arrest two of four robbery suspects after Manila handover

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Japan police arrest two of four robbery suspects after Manila handover
Having been cleared of local charges in the Philippines, Kiyoto Imamura and Toshiya Fujita, both 38, were arrested once the plane carrying them entered Japanese …
Mitsubishi Heavy pulls plug on long-troubled SpaceJet project
The firm has pointed to a lack of resources and unclear market prospects as some of the major reasons for discontinuing the project.
SoftBank Vision Fund loses ¥660 billion as tech slump persists
A collapse in valuations last year has pummeled the global tech investor, which holds stakes in hundreds of startups.
Real wages rebound in December on bonuses and household spending falls
Japan’s real wages rose 0.1% in December from a year earlier, posting the first gain since March, a labor ministry data showed on Tuesday.
Japanese airline association to make onboard mask-wearing optional
The plan to make passenger mask-wearing a “personal choice” in May has been made in line with the government’s planned revision of mask guidelines.
Eight-week wait for visas to Europe slows China’s reopening
China’s rapid dismantling of COVID-19 has led to complications at European embassies issuing visas to Chinese travelers.

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Why was the Turkey-Syria earthquake so deadly?
Timing, location and the weak construction of the collapsed buildings are some of the factors that made the quake particularly deadly, experts said.
Bilateral ties between Tokyo and Manila at a crossroads
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s landmark visit to Japan this week is more significant than it first looks.
Craft brewers drink to success of Yokohama startup’s new ‘beer paper’
The item has taken off recently, appearing at beer promotion events in various forms, including menus, coasters and drink holders.
Salman Rushdie says ‘very difficult’ to write after stabbing
An icon of free speech since he was subjected to a fatwa that forced him into hiding, the British author is still an outspoken defender …
‘Captain Tsubasa’ creator aiming for real-life soccer success
Takahashi has played a big part in helping soccer culture take root in Japan, and believes there is room for it to grow further.
Ukraine to replace defense minister in wartime reshuffle, top lawmaker says
Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov’s reshuffle would be the highest profile government change in a slew of resignations and sackings following a corruption scandal late last …
Japan’s staff cafeterias becoming more than just places to eat amid office return
Companies are re-imagining the canteen as a space where employees can work, eat healthier food and deepen in-house communication.
After U.S. downing of suspected Chinese spy balloon, can ties can be stabilized?
Washington’s dramatic decision to shoot down the balloon has highlighted the growing trust gap between the two superpowers and raised fresh questions about the trajectory …

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