Indo-Pacific nations vow to fortify supply chains for critical items

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Indo-Pacific nations vow to fortify supply chains for critical items
The agreement is the first result of the Biden administration’s trade initiative in the region, called the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
Over 60% in Japan oppose dissolving parliament by June for snap election: poll
Speculation of a looming election has grown, but approval and disapproval ratings for Kishida’s Cabinet changed little from April, standing at 47% and 35.9%.
Japan slowly wakes up to health risks of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’
Residents in western Tokyo have been testing themselves to measure their exposure, with results showing levels of the chemicals that could bring long-term health risks.
Japan’s versatile veteran Koji Yakusho wins best actor at Cannes
Meanwhile, this year’s best screenplay award at the Cannes festival went to Japanese writer Yuji Sakamoto for “Kaibutsu (Monster),” directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Modi unveils new parliament as he reshapes India’s power center
India’s corridors of power are getting a makeover — part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to cement his legacy as he looks to a …
Japan ranks lowest for ratio of women in nuclear sector at 15%: OECD
Meanwhile, the average percentage of women in Japan who have been promoted stood at around 14%, compared with the overall level of 27.1%.

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Recipe: Black sugar Anzac biscuits
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Does the pure joy seen at this year’s Sanja Matsuri hint at a summer of celebration?
After scaled-down celebrations became the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals returns in full form.
Triumphant Terunofuji ends May tournament with 14-1 record
The 31-year-old grand champion had clinched his eighth Emperor’s Cup by beating sekiwake Kiribayama a day earlier at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
At Uprising Tokyo, competitors grind out the future of skateboarding in Japan
Despite Olympic success and surging interest, the sport must now introduce its unique culture to a country where “no skateboarding” signs are still a common …
Ryukyu Golden Kings sweep Chiba Jets for first B. League title
The Okinawa-based team completed a 2-0 sweep of the best-of-three finals at Yokohama Arena a day after winning Game 1 96-93 in double overtime.
Mao Asada’s bold skating rink vision aims to put western Tokyo city’s name on map
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