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Japan’s Cabinet OKs overhaul of immigration system

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Japan’s Cabinet OKs overhaul of immigration system
Proposed revisions to the immigration law would increase reviews of detentions, ease deportation rules and add a status of quasi-refugees.
After Seoul’s wartime labor proposal, the ball is in Kishida’s court
The Kishida administration has so far offered a somewhat muted response to the plan, but early indications are that the outcome has been positive for …
Internal affairs ministry claims ownership of files suggesting pressure on media
The papers suggest that between 2014 and 2015, the government led by then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe actively intervened in broadcasting freedoms.
Japan firms sign up for greater scrutiny of rights issues in supply chains
Companies such as Kirin have joined a platform that allows for allegations of human rights violations to be filed against member companies through an online …
Long at odds over historical disputes, can Seoul and Tokyo make amends with latest deal?
While the U.S. has offered effuse praise for the proposal, some observers have said it may not be durable as reservations remain over how the …
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 989 new cases
On Monday, Japan reported 4,150 new cases, down by some 1,000 from a week before.

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Living doll: Licca-chan casts a spell on Japan’s adults
Some adult fans of the toy have formed an online community where they can swap homemade garments and accessories.
Brexit reset could mark a turning point in U.K.-EU relations
The new Brexit deal negotiated on Northern Ireland will not eliminate all the political tensions surrounding the province’s status, but, if approved, it will ease …
Japan’s first AI manga has people asking: Is it machine magic or art menace?
The creator of “Cyberpunk: Peach John” says he isn’t good at drawing, but he didn’t let that stop him from illustrating a manga.
Tim Atherton still gets ‘chills’ pitching for Australia
The 33-year-old right-hander says he and his teammates will enter the World Baseball Classic with confidence, even if the odds are against them.
New warship to help Japan tackle manpower issues amid growing security threats
The MSDF launched a new frigate Tuesday that is not only cheaper to build than the larger, general-purpose destroyers, it can also be operated with …
Less than 1% of Earth has safe levels of air pollution, study finds
About 99.82% of the global land area is exposed to levels of particulate matter 2.5 above the safety limit recommended by the World Health Organization.
Japan players to watch besides Shohei Ohtani during 2023 World Baseball Classic
Looking past some of the obvious names on the roster, these players are key to Samurai Japan’s attempt to win the title for the first …

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