Japan, South Korea and U.S. inaugurate a ‘new era’ of cooperation

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Japan, South Korea and U.S. inaugurate a ‘new era’ of cooperation
The three countries’ leaders also announced a plan to create a hotline for coordinating responses to regional challenges and threats.
Japan firms cut teleworking despite strong demand, survey shows
The ratio of workers using the telework system in Japan dropped to 22.2%, the lowest level since the coronavirus outbreak hit the country.
10 students injured as soccer team bus overturns in Kagoshima
The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to police and other sources.
Decision on when to release Fukushima water could come Tuesday
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will meet with his ministers Tuesday to discuss when to release the treated radioactive water stored at the nuclear plant.
Japan, U.S. and Australia eye ship deployment to Philippines for drill
The planned exercise set for Wednesday comes amid mounting tensions between China and the Philippines.

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Japan eyes expanding tax breaks for firms raising wages
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Exploring the eerie beauty of Japan’s abandoned villages
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