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Japan warns Ukrainian refugees against adult entertainment jobs

Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Japan from the conflict with Russia have been warned that their visas don’t allow them to work in adult entertainment establishments, according to Japanese Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa. “There have been cases in which evacuees [from Ukraine] have been reported to be working at …

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Japan imposes new sanctions on Russia

The Japanese government has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over its continued military action in Ukraine. The restrictive measures target eight Russian officials, businessmen, and their family members, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, as well as over 130 individuals from the Donbass republics, the Japanese Foreign Ministry …

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Japan warns of Ukraine-like conflict

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has warned that a Ukraine-style armed conflict could break out in East Asia. He said that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is critical for Tokyo and the international community. “We must collaborate with our allies and like-minded countries, and never tolerate a unilateral …

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North Korea fires ‘projectile’ into Sea of Japan – Seoul

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into the Sea of Japan, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Saturday. Yonhap news agency quoted a military source as saying the weapons test likely involved a ballistic missile. The reported missile test is the second conducted by the …

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New US strategy seeks to arm Japan against China

None of the US allies in the Pacific are currently willing to host intermediate-range missiles, says a new report by the RAND corporation, a think-tank tasked with developing strategies for the Pentagon. Instead, its author advises, Washington should encourage Japan to develop a missile arsenal of its own in order …

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Japan mulls classifying its key defense document – media

Japan is considering partially classifying its chief defense document in the wake of “security threats by China and Russia,” Kyodo News reported on Saturday, citing government sources. Making the National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG), the country’s 10-year military buildup policy, secret would be in line with the mostly classified US …

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Ukraine apologizes to Japan for ‘fascism’ video

The Ukrainian government apologized to Japan after it released an anti-Russian video ending with a shot of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito, describing the three as fascists. Japanese politicians insist that Hirohito was not responsible for Japan’s wartime actions. The video, first posted nearly a month ago, condemns …

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Japan takes aim at Russia’s exports

Tokyo has unveiled a new package of sanctions against Russia in connection with Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine, Asahi news outlet reports. However, the latest restrictions exclude imports crucial for the Japanese economy, including seafood and energy. The expanded list includes a ban on the import of Russian beer and …

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Japan sees no issues in radioactive water discharge

Japanese officials are nearing agreement on plans to discharge radioactive waste water from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, more than a decade after the facility saw major contamination following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.  The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) declared that there were no outstanding concerns with the proposal …

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US, Japan address reports on hypersonic missile pact

The United States and Japan have rejected media reports that Tokyo would be invited to join a security pact with Australia and the UK to jointly develop hypersonic weapons, insisting there are no plans to include other nations. Asked about the report during a Wednesday press briefing, White House spokeswoman …

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