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Japan angry at US troops in Okinawa

“We have asked the US side to thoroughly implement the maximum measures to prevent the spread of infections,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday. The statement came after 227 people stationed at Camp Hansen, a US Marine Corps base in the Okinawa Prefecture, tested positive for Covid, according …

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Japan resumes executions

The three convicts, all men found guilty of murder, were executed by hanging on Tuesday, according to the Kyoto news agency, which noted that Japan’s last execution was carried out in December 2019, when PM Shinzo Abe was still in office. Yasutaka Fujishiro, 65, was reportedly sentenced to death after …

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Japan agrees to pay more for hosting US troops

The deal would see Japan pay 1.05 trillion yen (around $9.3 billion) to the US over a five-year period, Japanese media reported on Tuesday. The agreement will be officially signed by the foreign and defense ministers of both countries, scheduled for sometime in January in the US. Japanese news agency …

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Japan decides whether to come to America’s rescue

Speaking to reporters during his visit to the southern Japanese city of Matsuyama on Saturday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country is exploring the option of releasing crude oil from its strategic national stocks of the fuel. “We are considering what we can do,” Kishida said. “We are examining …

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Russian & Chinese bombers patrol off Japan

Friday’s operation saw two Russian Tu-95MS and two Chinese Xian H-6K strategic engaged. The bombers were escorted by fighter jets, including Russian Su-35S aircraft. The flight was coordinated by a Russian Be A-50U, an airborne early warning and control plane. Footage released by the Russian military shows Tu-95MS aircraft taking …

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Japan’s conservative PM contender wants to host US intermediate-range missiles as deterrent against North Korea & China

“Deploying intermediate-range missiles is absolutely necessary to protect the lives and territory of the Japanese people,” Takaichi said on Sunday, as quoted by the Japan Times.  Takaichi said ground-based missiles will serve as a deterrent against North Korea and China, adding that, if appointed prime minister, she would proactively ask …

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