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China warns US-UK-Australia pact could ‘hurt their own interests’
Aukus described as ‘exclusionary’ amid French anger at scrapping of $90bn submarine deal with Australia

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Gavin Blair in Tokyo

16, Sep, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Zen and the art of working from home: Japanese builder offers mini office kit
The Hanare Zen is 91cm wide and 1.8m long and aims to help workers escape their overcrowded home environments

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

15, Sep, 2021 @12:44 AM

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Radioactive snakes help scientists monitor fallout from Fukushima nuclear disaster
Glue and duct tape used to fit rat snakes with dosimeters and GPS movement trackers to help researchers understand long-term effects of radiation

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

08, Sep, 2021 @11:11 PM

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Third person dies in Japan after taking contaminated Moderna coronavirus vaccine
A 49-year-old man died the day after taking his second shot of the vaccine, though authorities said a causal link has not been identified

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

08, Sep, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Taro Kono, the political maverick who could be Japan’s next prime minister
The outspoken vaccine minister is favourite for the top job partly thanks to his large social media following and backing from young people

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

08, Sep, 2021 @12:50 AM

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Tokyo 2020 legacy will be a matter for debate for years to come
Holding two huge international sporting events in a global pandemic can be seen as a triumph, but there has been a huge financial cost and a rise in Covid cases

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Strides made but stigmas remain: Japan hesitant in embracing Paralympics
Viewing figures and television scheduling show historical attitudes to disability in Japan may be improving but not quickly enough

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

30, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Rice, rice baby: Japanese parents send relatives rice to hug in lieu of newborns
Each bag matches birth weight and features baby’s face, so new arrival can be hugged in pandemic

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

08, Aug, 2021 @10:20 PM

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EU regulator finds no link between vaccines and menstrual disorders – as it happened
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Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby, Damien Gayle ,Nicola Slawson ,Martin Farrer (earlier)

06, Aug, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Japan shrugs at name-and-shame policy amid Covid fatigue and changing norms
Social pressure and group mores have become less powerful as people become tired of staying home

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

06, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Macaques at Japan reserve get first alpha female in 70-year history
Yakei took top spot after roughing up Sanchu, the alpha male who had been leader of ‘troop B’ on the island of Kyushu for five years

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

03, Aug, 2021 @5:16 AM

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Macron to raise issue of Frenchman on hunger strike in Tokyo over access to his children
French president’s visit to Japan for Tokyo Games is overshadowed by Vincent Fichot’s protest

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

23, Jul, 2021 @5:45 AM

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