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Japan to start Fukushima water release as early as late August
The government will make a final decision on the matter following further internal deliberations and diplomatic discussions with its allies.
The mosquito: Summer’s unwelcome little bloodsucker
An outbreak of dengue in Yoyogi Park nine years ago could be a sign of things to come if the wrong mosquito makes it into Japan.
Scandal-hit LDP member a major backer of renewable energy
Masatoshi Akimoto opposes building new nuclear reactors or replacing current ones, and has said that wind power in particular has much potential.
Navigating Japan’s maze of cannabis-related laws
Japan has maintained a zero tolerance policy on cannabis, but the legality of other products on the market, including ones sold as CBD, is murkier.
Rakuten’s Mikitani spends a fifth of his time on biotech startup
Rakuten Medical, based in San Diego, employs about 200 people and specializes in a therapy that uses light and immunotherapy drugs to fight cancer.

Holistic education to foster an international identity

Kwansei Gakuin University’s international identity is reinforced through its focus on hard sciences and technology, while retaining its liberal arts roots.

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Typhoon Khanun to approach Kyushu this week
Rainfall of up to 300 millimeters is expected over a 24-hour period through 6 a.m. Tuesday in the Amami area and southern Kyushu.
Trump targets judge in 2020 election case
The former president has said he plans to seek U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkans recusal as well as a change of venue outside of Washington.
Niger closes airspace, refusing ECOWAS call to reinstate president
Coup leaders cited the threat of military intervention from the West African regional bloc.
Japan’s ‘Mr. Yen’ Sakakibara expects no intervention
The yen has fallen around 14% since the Fed began rapidly raising rates to combat soaring inflation in March 2022.
Confrontations deepen over duck-catching event in Okinawa
Animal rights groups say the event constitutes animal abuse.
Surprising Japan emerges as team to beat at Women’s World Cup
Wins over Costa Rica and Zambia were expected, but it was the 4-0 thrashing of Spain that made the rest of the tournament sit up and take notice.
A diaspora remembers the disaster that forged it
There is a significant Brazilian community in Japan, but 100 years ago a major disaster spurred the growth of a Japanese community in Brazil.
Recipe: Yamagata’s famous summer veggie relish
Unlike in most of Japan, in Yamagata Prefecture, “dashi” can refer to this dish of finely chopped summer vegetables and herbs.
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke IV released on ¥5 million bail
Suspected of helping his parents commit suicide, Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke IV was released on Monday, with bail set at ¥5 million.

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