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White House braced for North Korean nuclear test during Biden’s Asia trip
National security adviser Jake Sullivan says intelligence reflects ‘long-range missile test or a nuclear test, or frankly both’

Julian Borger in Washington

18, May, 2022 @8:10 PM

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Japanese man blows town’s Covid relief fund after it appeared in his account
Money should have gone to 463 low-income households but man received it all and commenced online casino spree

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, May, 2022 @6:35 AM

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‘We have to be careful’: why are masks still worn in Japan and South Korea?
Covid cases are stabilising in the countries but many may continue to wear face coverings, even if rules change

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, May, 2022 @7:06 AM

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The Japanese hunger striker demanding an end to US bases in Okinawa
As island prepares to mark 50 years since Okinawa was returned to Japanese sovereignty, Jinshiro Motoyama is in no mood to celebrate

Justin McCurry Tokyo

14, May, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Queen’s A Night at the Opera inspires Japanese take on Romeo and Juliet
A Night at the Kabuki, which shifts the star-crossed lovers to 12th-century Japan, will visit London on an international tour

Chris Wiegand

12, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Elon Musk tweet sparks debate in Japan on falling birthrate
Tesla boss responds to data showing population fell by record 644,000 last year – the 11th straight year of decline

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

09, May, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Japanese premier warns of Ukraine-style invasion by ‘autocratic powers’
Kishida also promised increased reliance upon nuclear power for future energy independence

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, May, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Stonehenge exhibition explores parallels with Japanese stone circles
Objects never before seen outside Japan will be part of show on similarities to Jōmon monuments

Steven Morris

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Square Enix sells its western studios and hits such as Tomb Raider for $300m
Japanese gaming company behind Final Fantasy series secures deal with Sweden-based Embracer

Mark Sweney and agencies

02, May, 2022 @4:50 PM

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No excuses: testing Tokyo’s anti-procrastination cafe
Would the nagging, stiff chairs and coffee refills at the Manuscript Writing Cafe help Justin McCurry hit his deadline?

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

29, Apr, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Global mystery hepatitis outbreak spreads to Asia and Canada
Japan reports child with acute liver disease of unknown origin, and Canada investigating similar cases, with nearly 200 now recorded worldwide

Guardian staff

27, Apr, 2022 @2:08 AM

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Ever fallen in love with someone who doesn’t exist? You may be a fictosexual
Thousands of people love fictional characters and some even ‘marry’ them. Is it worse than any other unattainable love?

26, Apr, 2022 @9:45 AM

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