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Japan urged to triple renewables capacity by 2035

Hundreds of multinational corporations on Tuesday urged Japan to triple its capacity to generate renewable power by 2035, as the heavily coal-dependent country updates its energy policy

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Tighter asylum deportation rules take effect in Japan

Japanese laws making it easier for the country to deport failed asylum seekers took effect Monday, with campaigners warning that the new system will put lives at risk

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World's first wooden satellite built by Japan researchers

The world's first wooden satellite has been built by Japanese researchers who said their tiny cuboid craft will be blasted off on a SpaceX rocket in September

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Sick of tourists, Japan town blocks view of Mount Fuji

A Japanese town began mounting a large mesh barrier at a popular viewing spot for Mount Fuji on Tuesday, in an attempt to deter photo-taking by an ever-growing number of tourists

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Japan says Saudi crown prince visit postponed over King Salman's health

Japan's top government spokesman said Monday a planned visit this week by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been postponed "due to the health condition of King Salman"

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Japan to introduce online booking for Mount Fuji trail

An online booking system for Mount Fuji's most popular trail was announced on Monday by Japanese authorities trying to fight overtourism on the active volcano

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Japan bread recalled after rat parts found inside packs

.More than 100,000 packets of sliced bread have been recalled in Japan after parts of a black rat's body were discovered inside two of them, the manufacturer said Wednesday..Food recalls are rare in Japan, a country with famously high standards of sanitation, and Pasco Shikishima Cor

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Snake on a train delays Japanese bullet service

Even small delays in Japan's much-vaunted bullet trains are rare, and more unusual still are snakes on board holding up the speedy "shinkansen" services

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Japan sees record drop in population

Japan’s population fell by a record in 2022, government data showed yesterday, as the country struggles to reverse its perennial low birthrates.

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Japan sees record drop in population

Japan's population fell by a record in 2022, government data showed Wednesday, as the country struggles to reverse its perennial low birthrates

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Japan to get crucial UN verdict for Fukushima water release

Japan is set to receive a final report from a UN watchdog on Tuesday that is widely expected to approve a plan for the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima plant to release radioactive water into the ocean over the next 30 to 40 years

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2 killed in shooting at Japan army training range

Two soldiers were killed and a third wounded when a fellow recruit opened fire at a training range in central Japan on Wednesday, the military said

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Hearing for Abe murder suspect cancelled over suspicious object

A pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe was cancelled Monday after a suspicious object was delivered to the court, local media said

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Two planes collide on Tokyo runway

Two passenger planes collided on the ground at an airport in Tokyo on Saturday

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Want to move to Japan? Govt mulls introducing digital nomad visa

The government of Japan is considering introducing a special visa for so-called digital nomads who work remotely while traveling around the world

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3 killed in Japan gun, knife attack

A woman and two male police officers were killed in a shooting and stabbing attack at a farm in central Japan yesterday, media reported. A suspect, believed to be a farmer in his 30s, was holed up inside a building after the incident, which also left a fourth

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Aftershocks shake Japan after quake kills 1, destroys homes

Aftershocks shook Japan a day after a powerful earthquake left at least one person dead, with officials assessing damage Saturday from the jolt that destroyed several buildings

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Jack Ma takes up visiting professor post in Japan

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma on Monday took up a visiting professor position at a Japanese university, another new academic role for the founder of tech giant Alibaba

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