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Calls grow for G7 chair Japan to focus on issues other than Ukraine
Tokyo faces growing expectations from other members and international organizations to increase focus on other global issues by leveraging its strengths in nonmilitary areas.
Kishida rallies LDP members ahead of April local elections
The prime minister said his ruling party will focus on issues surrounding wage hikes, constitutional revision and imperial succession.
LDP leadership cautious about early LGBTQ bill discussions
Some party heavyweights fear that talks on the legislation will fuel tensions between proponents and opponents within the LDP ahead of April elections.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 810 new cases
Eight deaths linked to COVID-19 were newly reported in the Japanese capital, while there were 12 severe cases, up by one from Saturday.
Kanazawa sets an example for badly needed biodiversity policy in Japan
Japan’s cities may be typically clad in concrete, but there is one reliable source of verdant life: shrines and temples.

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