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Japan urges Europe to speak out against China’s military expansion
Exclusive: in the first piece in a new Guardian series on China and tensions in the Indo-Pacific, Japan’s defence minister says the international community must bolster deterrence efforts against Beijing’s military

Helen Davidson in Taipei

20, Sep, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Message in a bottle from Japan washes up on Hawaii beach after 37 years
Discovery made by a local girl comes decades after the bottle was put into the sea by schoolchildren as part of an experiment to monitor ocean currents

Guardian staff

17, Sep, 2021 @1:50 AM

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Prisoners of the Ghostland review – testicle-detonating Nicolas Cage sci-fi
Nicolas Cage teams up with Japanese enfant terrible director Sion Sono for an entertaining post-apocalyptic mashup

Leslie Felperin

16, Sep, 2021 @6:00 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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Replacing Suga as prime minister will do little to resolve Japan’s political crisis | Paul O'Shea and Sebastian Maslow
Despite its unpopularity, the ruling LDP party looks unassailable. The country is stagnating because of it, say academics Paul O’Shea and Sebastian Maslow

Paul O’Shea and Sebastian Maslow

11, Sep, 2021 @7:00 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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Yakuza Princess review – stylish gangster tale makes its kills count
Story of a yakuza turf war survivor smuggled to Brazil has real style and a devil-may-care cheek

Mike McCahill

08, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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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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Wife of a Spy review – wartime mystery thriller of double and triple dealing
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s old-fashioned drama delivers big performances and intriguing plot twists

Peter Bradshaw

06, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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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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Apple concedes on ‘anticompetitive’ restrictions in App Store
‘Reader apps’ such as Spotify, Netflix and Kindle will be able to share links to help users manage accounts

Alex Hern UK technology editor

02, Sep, 2021 @10:22 AM

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