Philippines considering trilateral defense pact with U.S. and Japan

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Philippines considering trilateral defense pact with U.S. and Japan
The move follows the signing of separate defense deals with the United States and Japan, and comes amid tensions with China and concerns Manila could …
Spotlight falls on Japan LGBTQ bill as G7 summit nears
While Kishida has indicated he favors early passage of the bill, opposition from within his own party could make it difficult for it to clear …
Japan’s hay fever season is here, and it’s set to pack a punch
The Tokyo area is forecast to have up to twice as much pollen over an average year.
Doubts raised over Japan’s ability to shoot down spy balloons
The Defense Ministry has adopted the position that airspace intrusions by foreign balloons will be dealt with accordingly.
64% favor recognizing same-sex marriage in Japan, poll finds
In the telephone survey, 88.4% also said recent remarks hostile to LGBTQ people by an executive secretary to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida were inappropriate.
Britain’s cherished NHS wrestles with its ‘reform or die’ moment
Programs and studies are focusing on finding ways to reduce the burden on the NHS by keeping people out of its overstretched hospitals.

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