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Kishida nixed China envoy farewell meeting amid strained ties
The unusual move by the prime minister to decline to meet with former Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou before his departure highlighted the degree …
Japan eyes upgrading Aegis ships with Tomahawk missiles by FY 2027
The move is intended to help Japan develop capabilities that can strike targets inside an adversary’s territory.
Japan team creates offspring using eggs from male mice cells
The research by the team, led by Osaka University professor Katsuhiko Hayashi, was the first time in the world that eggs were produced from cells …
Foreign residents in Japan hit record 3 million at end of 2022
The number of foreign residents in Japan at the end of 2022 rose 11.4% from a year before to hit a record high of 3,075,213, …
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 863 new cases
New fatalities totaled five among COVID-19 patients in the capital, while the number of patients with severe symptoms fell by one from Friday to one.
Japan logs record 3,085 abuse cases against disabled in FY 2021
The growth reflected rises in related consultations and reports on the back of increased public awareness about the law on preventing abuse against disabled people.

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Beijing 2022 team skaters remain frustrated at lack of medals
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‘Great Wave’ print sells for $2.76 million, setting new record for Hokusai
The work, formally titled “Under the Wave off Kanagawa,” sold during a live auction featuring Japanese and Korean art at Christie’s auction house.
Figure skating fans’ passion remains strong at Saitama-hosted worlds
Officials expressed satisfaction toward ticket sales over the first two days of competition, while skaters and media representatives reveled in the atmosphere.
In Japan, cherry blossom forecasting is a big deal. Warming is making it harder.
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