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By HARUKA NUGA and MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — Japanese and U.S. Marines had their first airborne landing and combat training together Tuesday near Mount Fuji as the two allies step up military cooperation amid growing maritime activity from China and the Russia in the regional seas. Japan has been increasing …

By HARUKA NUGA and MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — Japanese and U.S. Marines had their first airborne landing and combat training together Tuesday near Mount Fuji as the two allies step up military cooperation amid growing maritime activity from China and the Russia in the regional seas. Japan has been increasing …

Government committee to plan Okinawa reversion 50th anniversary celebration at Tokyo hotel The Prime Minister’s official residence March 3, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo By Yosuke Anri Tokyo and Okinawa Prefecture are co-hosting the 50th anniversary ceremony of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan. During an interview conducted before March 2, an official revealed some details of the May …

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus which was first detected in the central city of Wuhan in China. Cumulative global cases have reached 327,509,303, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The global death toll has reached 5,538,591. For more information on the spread of COVID-19 and immunization progress around the world, …

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno speaks Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, in Tokyo, where he announced that Japan would not send a delegation of ministers to represent the government at the Beijing Games. (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News) Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced Friday that Japan will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Games …

As China’s military build-up expands into cyberspace and outer space, Japan’s Defense Ministry is also pushing for research into autonomous vehicles operated by artificial intelligence for air and underwater use. -marine, supersonic flight and other “changing” technologies. The budget allocates 128 billion yen ($ 1.1 billion) for the purchase of a dozen F-35 stealth fighters …

By MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved a record-breaking defense budget of 5.4 trillion yen ($ 47 billion) for fiscal 2022, which includes funding for research and development for a new aircraft hunting and other “game-changing” weapons as Japan ramps up its defense capabilities in response to China’s …

Some 11 million, or 15%, of the 71 million cloth masks in stock prepared by the Japanese government at the start of the novel coronavirus crisis but not used have been found defective, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday. The substandard masks were found during inventory inspections by the Health Ministry, Kishida told a …

The government plans to raise the bulk of medical costs by 0.43% in its revisions for the 2022 financial year, to cover the labor costs of doctors and nurses, sources said on Sunday. The increase will be the eighth consecutive rise in the main fee component. At the same time, the government plans to lower …

The government has agreed to pay full compensation to the widow of a finance ministry worker who took his own life in 2018, but she said she was disgusted by the stark decision that ended her trial. “I started the lawsuit because I wanted to know more about the reasons for my husband’s death,” Masako …

OSAKA- The government said on Wednesday it had agreed to pay damages to the wife of a former finance ministry bureaucrat who alleges her husband committed suicide after being ordered to falsify documents related to favoritism allegations against then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The decision to pay approximately 100 million yen in compensation sought by Masako …

Data from Japan Politics Economy Society December 13, 2021 The centerpiece of the Japanese government’s latest economic stimulus package is a 100,000 yen benefit for children under 18. Although the measure is good news for families with children, it will increase the debt burden of future generations. A record 36 trillion yen supplementary budget has …

The Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education has confirmed that a college president and former Diet member championed the Pacific War as a just cause in a lecture she gave to high school students. Kyoko Nishikawa, a former lower house member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and deputy education minister, said Japan fought the war …

A government economic policy group has proposed a new stimulus package to get the coronavirus-hit economy back into shape, including stepping up support for companies that are actively raising employee wages. At a meeting on Monday, the panel also suggested a large-scale grant program to encourage the digitization of rural areas, as well as help …

Naha – Okinawa prefecture and the central government remained separated during a meeting on Saturday over plans to relocate a US military base within the prefecture. In his first meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki called for an immediate halt to work to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air …

The government wasted some 210.87 billion yen in tax revenue in fiscal year 2020, which ended in March of this year, the Audit Council said on Friday. The amount rose sharply from around 29.7 billion yen the year before, despite the number of cases of unnecessary spending falling to 210, the lowest level since fiscal …

October 30, 2021 IF BOLLYWOOD EAST India’s secular religion and then the Khans – Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh – are its holy trinity. The three actors, who are unrelated, have sat for three decades at the pinnacle of India’s colossal Hindi-language film industry, their films, characters and personalities lining the country’s imagination. They are, …

About 82 million cloth masks purchased by Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic, dubbed “Abenomasks” by the public, have remained unused, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday, drawing criticism that money from taxpayers was wasted. The number of masks in stock in March is more than half of the 140 million the government intended to provide …

In anticipation of the next wave of new coronavirus infections, the government outlined its new pandemic response policy. Assuming the worst-case transmissibility of the virus to double the record high last summer, the government is forecasting a 20% increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and putting in place a system to ensure there …

New Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said in an interview that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government is ready to keep intact a panel of experts on stable imperial succession launched under the previous administration, and will respect the results. panel discussions. Asked when the expert panel will reach its conclusion, Matsuno noted that the panel, …

The government will accept Princess Mako’s request not to receive a lump sum that is usually paid to female members of the imperial family upon their departure from the royal household, sources said on Saturday. Amid controversy over a financial dispute involving the mother of her boyfriend, the 29-year-old Princess, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, …

Health Minister Norihisa Tamura speaks at a press conference on Friday. | KYODO Most areas of Japan under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic will reach a threshold that would lift the emergency, if the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline, the minister said on Friday. of Health Norihisa Tamura. At …

The United States has lifted all restrictions on imports of Japanese food products while the European Union relaxes similar rules imposed after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture. Actions taken by critical trading partners are expected to spur expansion of Japan’s agricultural exports. On September 22, Cabinet Secretary-General Katsunobu Kato told a press conference …

Whether travelers decide to visit Japan or Thailand, one thing is certain: they will enjoy the food! These nations offer a variety of dishes to satisfy any hungry foodie, featuring delicate, spicy, sweet, salty, sour and umami dishes. With the use of seafood, quality protein, seasonal produce and fresh ingredients, both cuisines will be a …

Over 30,000 signatures calling on the Japanese government to end land use plans in southern Okinawa Island, Gamafuya representative Gushiken also calls for DNA testing of the remains Takamatsu Gushiken hands over to a representative of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (right) the signatures collected in support of stopping land use plans for …

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Foreign Minister of Afghanistan’s new Taliban-led government said on Tuesday the government remains committed to keeping its promises not to allow militants to use its territory to attack others. Amir Khan Mutaqi’s first press conference since the Taliban formed an interim government a week ago comes as governments around the world …

BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday said it was ready to maintain communication with the leaders of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, calling its establishment a “necessary step” in reconstruction. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the comment during a daily briefing in Beijing when asked whether China would recognize the new …

The events industry is set to fully reopen in England on July 19 once the government has made its final decision to proceed to Step 4 on July 12. Speaking to the public from Downing Street on July 5, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that once Stage 4 was activated all restrictions would be lifted, …

Women held only 5.9% of senior positions in Japanese government offices in Tokyo in FY2020, underscoring the country’s slow progress in closing the gender gap on work place. The Cabinet Office on Thursday released data showing that the share of these posts held by female civil servants rose only 0.6 percentage points from the previous …

Osaka – The “Akagi File” documents on a high-profile falsification scandal involving the finance ministry, which were compiled by a ministry official who committed suicide, were first disclosed on Tuesday. The documents showed that one of the instructions to amend the records regarding the sale of state-owned land at a very favorable price to school …

The main government spokesperson on Sunday raised the possibility of extending the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and seven other prefectures beyond its expiration date of May 31. As the number of new infections remains high in these areas, the emergency is expected to be largely extended, possibly until June 20. The government …

It has been two years since the people of Okinawa Prefecture have clearly shown a collective willingness to reject the government’s plan to build a new US military base in Henoko District in Nago, a city of the prefecture, during a referendum. During those two years, however, the government continued with land reclamation work to …

The fence between the American base Camp Schwab and Henoko, Nago in Okinawa is decorated with panels opposing the relocation of the base. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Vitalie Ciubotaru Advertising Last week marked the first anniversary of the landfill of the planned relocation site for Futenma Air Force Base on the Henoko Bay coastal area …