Japan lawmakers' average income drops for first time in 4 years

Japan lawmakers' average income drops for first time in 4 years

The average income of Japanese lawmakers in 2019 was about 24.27 million yen, decreasing for the first time in four year...

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Japan finds China's security law for HK regrettable

Japan finds China's security law for HK regrettable

Japan's top government spokesman says China's passage of a national security law for Hong Kong is regrettable.

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Japan's job availability drops 5 straight months

Japan's job availability drops 5 straight months

Job availability in Japan drops for the fifth consecutive month in May due to effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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"Queen of the night" blooms only once a year

Visitors gather in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan to get a glimpse of a special flower. The "queen of the night" is c...

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Report: Increased risk of cyber-attacks in Japan

Report: Increased risk of cyber-attacks in Japan

Japan's Public Security Intelligence Agency releases a report on the increased risks of cyber-attacks. The report comes ...

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Tokyo confirms 60 new COVID-19 cases, but state of emergency not necessary

Tokyo confirms 60 new COVID-19 cases, but state of emergency not necessary

Tokyo confirms 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, but Japan's government says reinstating the state of emergency is not...

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Workers' comp applications for mental illness hit record high

Workers' comp applications for mental illness hit record high

A record number of workers with mental illnesses such as depression apply for workers' compensation in Japan in fiscal 2...

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Japan protests Russian survey near disputed islands

Japan protests Russian survey near disputed islands

The Japanese government protests against Russia over the latter's geological survey in waters near islands disputed betw...

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Starbucks to open first sign language store in Japan

Starbucks to open first sign language store in Japan

Starbucks will open its first sign language store in Japan on Saturday.

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Hospital takes in needy pregnant women

Hospital takes in needy pregnant women

A hospital that operates Japan's only baby hatch where mothers can place their unwanted babies anonymously starts taking...

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