Why Japan couldn’t send its foreign minister to a key G20 meeting

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Why Japan couldn’t send its foreign minister to a key G20 meeting
Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi’s absence from a Group of 20 foreign ministers meeting has become a matter of controversy.
Kishida urges extra inflation-relief steps as Japan’s households struggle
The news comes as households grapple with intensifying cost-of-living pressures amid elevated inflation for items such as energy and food, hitting consumption and smaller businesses.
Japan’s Cabinet backs use of GPS trackers for defendants on bail
The legal amendments only apply to defendants who authorities fear may flee abroad, with the move influenced by the escape of former Nissan chairman Carlos …
BOJ watchers see higher chance of June shift after Kazuo Ueda hearings
Some 41% of BOJ watchers expect a tightening step to take place in June according to a recent survey.
‘Quad’ ministers vow to address challenges in South and East China seas
The members of “the Quad” vowed to support the “peaceful settlement of disputes” in the Indo-Pacific region and oppose “any unilateral attempt to change the …
The model for Asia’s ‘Quad’: The Beatles, says Japan’s top diplomat
As Asia’s “Quad” powers search for ways to define the group, Japan’s foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, has offered a model — The Beatles.

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