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Kishida makes surprise visit to Ukraine for talks with Zelenskyy
Kishida, who had been visiting India, was expected to arrive later Tuesday for summit talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
With renewed push, Kishida looks to put his own stamp on Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy
Kishida’s newly unveiled plan to assist developing nations was widely seen as a bid to counter Beijing’s attempts to expand its influence among those countries.
South Korea’s Yoon says Japan will be back on trade ‘white list’
Yoon announced the decision at a cabinet meeting, saying South Korea and Japan should make efforts to remove obstacles that hinder developing bilateral ties.
China’s EV revolution shows grim future for Japan’s car titans
Although chip shortages and supply chain snarls have played a part in Japanese automakers’ falling sales in China, a growing issue is the lack of …
Hot springs block Japan’s geothermal potential
Geothermal is a renewable resource that harnesses heat from deep below the Earth’s crust — a seemingly attractive option for energy resource-poor Japan.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo confirms 877 new cases
On Monday, Japan reported 2,617 new COVID-19 cases nationwide, down by some 600 from a week before.

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