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Old world – Inside the 27 January Guardian Weekly
A demographic timebomb for the planet. Plus: Why Jacinda Ardern quit politics

Graham Snowdon

25, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Japan and North Korea sound warning as deadly cold snap sweeps across Asia
Extreme weather kills at least one person in Japan and more than 100 in Afghanistan while parts of China hit record low temperatures

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

25, Jan, 2023 @6:15 AM

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Campaigners criticise Japan firm selling whale meat from vending machines
Kyodo Senpaku opened ‘stores’ at two locations in Tokyo after successful trial

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

24, Jan, 2023 @1:57 PM

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Japan PM’s solution to dire birthrate has already been rejected by young
Fumio Kishida says lifting the birthrate ‘cannot wait’ yet policies stick to scripts that have so far failed to address the country’s population crisis

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

24, Jan, 2023 @6:34 AM

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Japan PM aide told off by his ‘ashamed’ mother for putting hands in pockets on Biden trip
Social media users said Seiji Kihara had bad manners and ‘more attitude than the prime minister’ but it was his mother’s comments that struck home

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Jan, 2023 @4:53 AM

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‘Not soulless blocks of rice’: the secret world of Japan’s robot sushi chefs
Cutting-edge technology is helping food chains reach the holy grail of flawless, contactless, low-budget dining

Justin McCurry in Osaka

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ageing planet: the new demographic timebomb
India is about to overtake China as the most populous country – but as birthrates fall, we’re facing life in a greyer world. Are we prepared for the physical, political and financial challenges ahead?

Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Fukushima: court upholds acquittals of three Tepco executives over disaster
High court in Japan agreed defendants could not have predicted the massive tsunami that crippled the power plant and triggered a nuclear meltdown

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Jan, 2023 @6:40 AM

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That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond review – high-spirited anime
This playful tale about an ogre samurai, a poisoned queen and a demonic pool of talking slime has a lot of confusing lore for the uninitiated to catch up on

Phil Hoad

17, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Fukushima water to be released into ocean in next few months, says Japan
Authorities to begin release of a million tonnes of water from stricken nuclear plant after treatment to remove most radioactive material

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jan, 2023 @5:50 AM

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Attack from space would trigger collective defence, say US and Japan, amid China fears
Antony Blinken says China is ‘greatest shared strategic challenge’ in the region as US backs Japan’s biggest military build-up since second world war

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

12, Jan, 2023 @4:16 AM

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More NHS staff to strike as Rishi Sunak confirms use of private healthcare – as it happened
Latest updates: physiotherapists the latest group to announce industrial action as PM says he is now registered with an NHS GP

Andrew Sparrow

11, Jan, 2023 @6:05 PM

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