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Spread of flesh-eating bacteria causes frenzy in Japan: Here’s all about STSS, the deadly disease that can kill in 2 days

Japan is experiencing an increase in cases of a rare and deadly disease caused by flesh-eating bact…

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Japanese govt to launch official dating app to help citizens find love and save the country; do these platforms even work?

Japan's marriage rate has fallen to an all-time low, with the country’s Health Ministry reporting a…

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North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward Sea of Japan, says South Korean military

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast, South Korea's militar…

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India, xenophobic? US President Joe Biden says India and Japan’s economy are bad because of xenophobia, compares to China and Russia

In a recent campaign fundraising event, US President Joe Biden sparked controversy by labelling US …

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Japan's yakuza — once powerful organized crime figures — are reduced to stealing Pokémon cards

The once powerful yakuza, feared for their ferocity, are dwindling in numbers. And their crimes are…

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The US Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, is leaving Japan after nearly a decade in the Pacific

USS Ronald Reagan, stationed in the Pacific for roughly nine years, will be replaced by USS George …

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The US didn't feel safe enough to raise a kid, so we moved to Japan

An American dad is happy living in Japan but worries about bullying. He plans to return to the US b…

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Bank of Japan ends decades-long negative interest policy

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) decided to end its negative short-term policy rate, which started in Januar…

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UK, Japan condemn terrorist attack in Russia, offer condolences to families of victims

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron has condemned the terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall near Mosc…

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South Korea said it might send weapons to Ukraine after Putin signed a security pact with its biggest enemy

A new security pact between Russia and North Korea has alarmed US allies in east Asia.

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India and the US agree to step up cooperation on semiconductors, critical minerals

India and the US have agreed to closer engagement and cooperation on supply chain, semiconductors a…

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Plummeting fertility rates are making Asian countries worry about running out of soldiers

Declining fertility rates in South Korea, Japan, and China are making the countries think hard abou…

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Japan population down by largest margin in 2023, births at record low

A forecast by the Japanese government's National Institute of Population and Social Security Resear…

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Taiwan is one-upping Ukraine's navy to defeat a Chinese invasion

Taiwan is taking a cue from Ukraine's successful use of naval drones to try to defeat China's formi…

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"Hello from Melodi team": Italian PM Giorgia Meloni shares video with PM Narendra Modi

In the video, Meloni said, "Hello from the Melodi team" while PM Modi waved at the camera.

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A sudden spike in cases of a rare infection often linked to flesh-eating bacteria is happening in Japan

Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is rare but deadly. Since there is no vaccine, health exp…

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Japan unveils world's first wooden satellite! Here’s all you need to know about ‘LignoSat’

Human ingenuity knows no limits. From launching rovers to explore distant planets to capturing blac…

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A factory in Japan is ramping up measures to avoid animals sneaking in after a cat fell in a toxic vat and went on the loose

The city of Fukuyama warned residents not to approach a cat after it fell into a vat of toxic chemi…

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Space elevators could get us to Mars in record time — and Japan is planning one for 2050

Space elevators are just theoretical at this point, but a Japanese company hopes to build one in th…

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Japan's 'Big Whale' submarines add another weapon to bottle up China's navy

Japan's new "Big Whale" submarines carry the advanced capabilities that make them powerful threats …

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