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Major Japanese firms agree to hefty wage hikes amid rising prices
Policymakers, economists and employees are closely watching this year’s wage talks to see whether momentum toward higher pay is finally gaining force.
Japan’s economy to bloom as hanami season kicks off
Cherry blossom viewing is expected to bring an influx of revelers estimated to have a positive economic impact of ¥615.8 billion, one study has found.
Kishida and Yoon look to jump-start ties with first official summit
After half a decade of chilly relations, momentum is growing for a significant thaw in the relationship on several fronts, including diplomacy, security and economic …
Yoon says Japan cooperation vital amid concerns on North Korea and supply chains
“There is an increasing need for Korea and Japan to cooperate in this time of a polycrisis,” Yoon said.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo logs 816 new coronavirus cases
On Tuesday, 10,328 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed across Japan, a decrease of nearly 2,000 from a week earlier.
Most children of Jehovah’s Witnesses followers in Japan have been whipped, survey shows
The most cited reason for being hit was “napping or talking during congregations.” Others included “answering back to parents” and “playing with a schoolmate.”

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