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G7 countries set agenda for summit next month, vaccine and climate change rank high
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G7 countries set agenda for summit next month, vaccine and climate change rank high

In a preview of the discussions, Blinken said, "We won't trade shots in arms for political favours. This is about saving lives."

Japan sumo wrestler's death after heavy fall sparks criticism of medical care
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Japan sumo wrestler's death after heavy fall sparks criticism of medical care

Video of 28-year-old Hibikiryu lying prone for several minutes before receiving any medical help prompted widespread criticism and questions about why doctors were not present ringside.

How Netflix anime series Yasuke, voiced by Lakeith Stanfield, reclaims a Black samurai from history
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How Netflix anime series Yasuke, voiced by Lakeith Stanfield, reclaims a Black samurai from history

The true stars of Yasuke are its visual and aural landscapes. The animation has a lonesome beauty that matches the protagonist’s temperament, and it’s all pulled together by a score by Flying Lotus.

Demon Slayer makes $19.5 mn in US to record highest opening weekend for a foreign language release
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Demon Slayer makes $19.5 mn in US to record highest opening weekend for a foreign language release

Despite the historic debut, Japanese animated movie Demon Slayer was beaten over the weekend by another release: Mortal Kombat, which raked in $22.5 million at the North American box office.

Eleven astronauts and cosmonauts crammed into ISS, the biggest 'crowd' in over a decade
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Eleven astronauts and cosmonauts crammed into ISS, the biggest 'crowd' in over a decade

The current population includes six Americans, two Russians, two Japanese and one French.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Holders Brazil to face Germany in football group stages
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Holders Brazil to face Germany in football group stages

The tournament starts on 22 July, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games that were postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MV Ever Given owner negotiates Egypt’s $900 million demand to release ship from Suez Canal
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MV Ever Given owner negotiates Egypt’s $900 million demand to release ship from Suez Canal

The blockage of the canal held up an estimated $9.6 billion worth of cargo each day and cost Egypt almost $15 million daily in revenue from the waterway

China ups efforts at pointing out 'fissures' in QUAD after US Navy operation in Indian waters
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China ups efforts at pointing out 'fissures' in QUAD after US Navy operation in Indian waters

Of course, any friendly advice from China to India must be taken with a pinch of salt given that two countries are locked in a border dispute in eastern Ladakh

Tokyo Olympics: Holding Games 'really difficult' amid rising COVID-19 cases, says head of Tokyo Medical Association
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Tokyo Olympics: Holding Games 'really difficult' amid rising COVID-19 cases, says head of Tokyo Medical Association

Haruo Ozaki, the head of the Tokyo Medical Association, sounded the alarm as rising daily cases prompt new virus restrictions in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan.

Japan to start releasing treated radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into Pacific Ocean in 2022
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Japan to start releasing treated radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into Pacific Ocean in 2022

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said this is the "most realistic" option and that disposing the water is unavoidable for the decommissioning of the Fukushima plant, which is expected to take decades

'In my heart, I am a gamer': Late president Satoru Iwata’s book outlines vision for Japan’s Nintendo
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'In my heart, I am a gamer': Late president Satoru Iwata’s book outlines vision for Japan’s Nintendo

Throughout the book, Iwata outlines his vision for Nintendo Co, which was to offer entertainment that everyone in the family could enjoy, regardless of age, gender and game playing skills.

Wastewater from Fukushima reactor to be released into the ocean, Japan authorities say
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Wastewater from Fukushima reactor to be released into the ocean, Japan authorities say

Government officials said they will take 'every measure' to ensure the safety of treated water, and address misinformation.

How the first Tokyo Olympics, in 1964, changed the face of Japan
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How the first Tokyo Olympics, in 1964, changed the face of Japan

The first Games ever held in Asia were a chance to trumpet the rebuilding of post-war Tokyo and the country's emergence as a high-tech giant with the infrastructure to match.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan may prioritise Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccine, say reports
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan may prioritise Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccine, say reports

IOC president Thomas Bach has said vaccination is not a requirement for athletes competing at the Tokyo Games, but that Olympic officials will encourage participants to get the jab.

Japan's cherry blossom viewing parties: The history of chasing the fleeting beauty of sakura
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Japan's cherry blossom viewing parties: The history of chasing the fleeting beauty of sakura

Each spring, cherry blossoms grace Japan with colour for a brief and beautiful moment. Such is the fleeting nature of this eagerly anticipated yearly phenomenon that most Japanese news channels cover the flowering.

Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, known for TV drama Oshin, passes away aged 95
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Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, known for TV drama Oshin, passes away aged 95

Sugako Hashida died Sunday at her home in Atami, west of Tokyo, after suffering from lymphoma

Japan's cherry blossoms bloom early this spring amidst climate change crisis
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Japan's cherry blossoms bloom early this spring amidst climate change crisis

Japan’s favorite flower, called sakura, used to reach their peak bloom in April, just as the country celebrates the start of its new school and business year.

Tokyo man charged over cyberbullying and online abuse after Netflix star’s suicide
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Tokyo man charged over cyberbullying and online abuse after Netflix star’s suicide

The man was fined to pay $80 over online abuse directed at a Japanese star, Hana Kimura, of Netflix reality show Terrace House who died by suicide in May 2020.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Japan demolish Mongolia 14-0; Saudi Arabia beat Palestine
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Japan demolish Mongolia 14-0; Saudi Arabia beat Palestine

The eight group winners and four best second-place teams from FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers will advance to the next stage, which is scheduled to start in September.

Japan hit World Cup qualifying record in 14-0 rout of Mongolia
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Japan hit World Cup qualifying record in 14-0 rout of Mongolia

The win gave Japan a perfect record of five wins from five — with 26 goals scored and none conceded — although they have yet to formally clinch their place in the next round.