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Chiselers find new ways to bilk people out of typhoon insurance

The word yakebutori is applied to those who profit from the losses of others following a fire or other disaster. It seems to be a neverending story.
Noting… Source Japan Today

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Kishida elected LDP leader

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election Wednesday in a runoff against vaccination minister Taro Kono, putting him in position to become… Source Japan Today

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Tokyo stocks end at 31-year high on vaccination efforts, new gov’t hope

The Tokyo stock market ended higher Tuesday, with the key Nikkei and Topix indexes closing at their highest levels in 31 years, as Japan’s progress in its COVID-19… Source Japan Today

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GSDF troops begin nationwide drills for 1st time in 30 years

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force on Wednesday started nationwide exercises involving all units for the first time in about 30 years in an attempt to boost deterrence and… Source Japan Today

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Japan’s main opposition party vows to realize separate surname option

Japan’s main opposition on Monday vowed to give couples the option of keeping their surnames separate after marriage among other reform proposals ahead of the general election.
Yukio… Source Japan Today

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Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination

Japan’s health ministry said Thursday foreign materials were found in some portions of the unused doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine and the use of around 1.63 million… Source Japan Today

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Biden picks Emanuel for Japan ambassador; Burns for China

U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as his envoy to Japan and longtime former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to… Source Japan Today

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Japan’s imports, exports grow on overseas economic rebound

Japan’s exports in July jumped 37% from a year ago, the government said Wednesday, highlighting an overseas recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Imports also grew, rising 28.5%, according… Source Japan Today

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Kumamoto Castle main tower damaged by 2016 quake reopens to public

The main tower of Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu reopened to the public Monday after undergoing repairs following a pair of massive earthquakes in 2016.
The old samurai fortress… Source Japan Today

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Truck driver admits drinking alcohol before accident that killed 2 children

A man has admitted consuming alcohol before the truck he was driving was involved in an accident that left two elementary school children dead and three others injured… Source Japan Today