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Tokyo High Court orders retrial in 1966 Iwao Hakamata murder case
After nearly six decades, 10 court decisions and more than 30 years on death row, the court on Monday ordered a retrial for the 87-year-old …
Poll finds 57% of Japanese back South Korean solution to wartime labor row
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has hailed the proposal, but 33.3% of the respondents said they did not appreciate the move, the survey showed.
Japan’s sushi chains roll out defenses against ‘sushi terrorism’
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Japan’s mask rules end — with some caveats
The government started leaving the decision on masking largely up to individuals Monday. But that doesn’t mean that everyone can throw out their face coverings …
Nobel-winning Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe dies at 88
Oe was regarded as one of Japan’s leading contemporary novelists and was the second Japanese person to win the literary award.
Pain and faint hopes as Iraqis look back at U.S. invasion
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