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Tokyo prosecutors decide not to appeal Iwao Hakamata retrial decision

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Tokyo prosecutors decide not to appeal Iwao Hakamata retrial decision
The case will now be sent to the Shizuoka District Court, with a high possibility that Hakamata will be exonerated over murders in 1966.
Asian markets downcast despite UBS takeover of Credit Suisse
The 225-issue Nikkei average, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and Australia’s S&P/ASX were all down, as turbulence in the banking sector continued to cast a shadow.
Canada seeking to set up four-way framework with Japan, South Korea and U.S.
U.S. diplomats said Washington is in favor of Ottawa’s plan to deepen cooperation with Tokyo and Seoul, whose bilateral ties have been quickly improving in …
Putin to welcome Xi to Moscow at critical moment
Xi will be the first world leader to shake Putin’s hand since the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Russian leader on …
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo logs 270 new coronavirus cases
The seven-day average of new cases stood at 651.6, down 12.5% from a week earlier.
Thai leader dissolves parliament to pave way for May election
Thai leader Prayut Chan-ocha, who has led the country for nearly nine years, announced in January that he would seek another term as prime minister.

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