December 29, 2021

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  • December 29, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 29, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

Seoul blasts bid by Tokyo for Sado gold mine to be on heritage list

  • December 29, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:25 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Sado Gold Mine proposed for 2023 World Heritage candidacy

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:41 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Pacific island nations probe digital currencies with Tokyo startup

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:02 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Your predictions for Asia in 2022

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:00 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan PM urges S. Korea to abide by 2015 agreement on “comfort women”

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 8:07 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

Japan OKs plan to fight reputational damage over water release

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:11 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan Nov. jobless rate rises to 2.8 pct

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:19 p.m.
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ECONOMY

CCP executive expects Japan’s support in joining TPP

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 6
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ECONOMY

Japanese companies switch to ‘software-driven’ business models

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:03 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan telecom giant NTT to check suppliers for human rights abuses

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 8:10 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan automakers to fit cars with level 2 self-driving tech by 2022

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:12 p.m.
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SECURITY

Omicron gradually spreading to various U.S. bases in Okinawa

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

Surveys by three parties all point to high level of toxic chemicals in water at U.S. Army facility

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

Major North Korean spy uses Japanese cellular phone number

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , Lead story, p-2
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SECURITY

Chinese ships return to Senkaku area for first time since Dec. 24

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 18
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SECURITY

Japan moving to join ASEAN defense hotlines

  • December 29, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
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SECURITY

Scrambles against China increase five-fold from half year ago

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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SECURITY

Editorial: Will nation support accelerated pace of defense budget increase?

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 6
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SECURITY

Agriculture Ministry approves transplantation of coral reefs off Camp Schwab

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Citizens may be penalized for leaking sensitive data

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Sankei
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POLITICS

How unknown Hirokazu Matsuno became PM Kishida’s right-hand man

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:05 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 28, 2021

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

As NPT “intermediary,” Japan is at crucial stage

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 3
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POLITICS

Japan to secure 2.3 m. people for local digitalization

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:10 p.m.
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POLITICS

POLITICS

Kishida tells ministries to report key measures in advance

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:09 a.m.
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POLITICS

Former top bureaucrat tapped as prime ministers’ advisor on national resilience

  • December 29, 2021
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SCIENCE

GOJ updates space program

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Top overseas news stories for 2021 reflect pandemic’s continued shadow

  • December 29, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:28 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Japan narrows definition of in-flight omicron close contacts

  • December 28, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
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SOCIETY

Japan’s Princess Kako turns 27, wishing for sister’s happiness

  • December 29, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:19 a.m.
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SOCIETY

Editorial: New ‘black rain’ guidelines leave atomic-bombed cities divided

  • December 28, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Public health experts warn of potential rapid spread of Omicron

  • December 29, 2021
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SOCIETY

Rollout of COVID-19 boosters to be expedited

  • December 29, 2021
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