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Constitutional monarchy in east Asia

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March 5, 2020
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces a two-week quarantine on visitors from China and South Korea.
March 4, 2020
Japan invests $12 billion in the Olympics, which start on July 24.
February 3, 2020
Japanese vacation rental management startup H2O raises $7 million Series B from investors including Samsung Ventures

The startup announced today it has raised $7 million in Series B funding from Samsung Ventures, Stonebridge Ventures, IMM Investment and Shinhan Capital, bringing its total raised to $18 million.

September 20, 2019
Japan announced it will accept South Korea's request for joint talks leading to arbitration by the World Trade Organization after Seoul filed a complaint with the international body over Tokyo's tightening of export controls.
May 19, 2019
Japan's economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019
February 28, 2019
Medtronic launches Grafton DBM in Japan

The newly launched Grafton DBM is a bone graft extender, bone graft substitute and bone void filler intended for use in bony voids or gaps in the skeletal system.

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November 30, 2021
AP NEWS
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a visitor who recently arrived from Namibia, an official said.Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the patient, a man in his 30s, tested positive upon arrival at an airport on Sunday and was isolated and is being treated at a hospital.
The Associated Press
November 29, 2021
AP NEWS
GENEVA -- The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is "very high" based on early evidence, warning of the possibility of future surges with "severe consequences."
By MARI YAMAGUCHI
November 23, 2021
AP NEWS
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and Vietnam on Tuesday signed a cybersecurity agreement as the two Asian nations rapidly step up their military ties amid concerns over China's growing assertiveness.Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters that the cyberspace agreement aimed to address a "strong sense of urgency" over activities in the Indo-Pacific region that challenge the existing international order, indicating China without identifying any country by name.
By MARI YAMAGUCHI
November 15, 2021
AP NEWS
TOKYO (AP) -- A team from the U.N. nuclear agency arrived in Japan on Monday to assess preparations for the release into the ocean of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.
By YURI KAGEYAMA
October 21, 2021
AP NEWS
Shares are mixed in Asia after major Chinese property developer Evergrande said a plan to sell its property management arm to a smaller rival had fallen through. Shares slipped in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo, while they rose in Australia and Shanghai.
October 20, 2021
AP NEWS
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky.The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for Mount Aso to three on a scale of five, warning hikers and residents to avoid the mountain.
By The Associated Press
October 15, 2021
AP NEWS
___Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issuesNEW YORK (AP) -- Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods.
By The Associated Press
October 15, 2021
AP NEWS
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. has confirmed it is planning to build a computer chip factory in Japan. TSMC's CEO C.C. Wei said the company, the world's biggest contract producer of semiconductors, was expanding to better serve its customers and enhance its competitive advantage.
October 11, 2021
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Benchmarks in Japan and China rose, while South Korean markets were closed for a national holiday. Shares fell in Australia.
The Associated Press
October 11, 2021
CTVNews
Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday despite persisting worries about the region's energy crunch and coronavirus infections.
By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
October 10, 2021
Chron
NEW YORK (AP) - Martin J. Sherwin, a leading scholar of atomic weapons who in "A...
By HILLEL ITALIE
October 10, 2021
AP NEWS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Martin J. Sherwin, a leading scholar of atomic weapons who in "A World Destroyed" challenged support for the U.S. bombing of Japan and spent more than two decades researching the pioneering physicist J.
AP in Geneva
October 8, 2021
the Guardian
Human rights council also appoints special rapporteur to monitor impact of climate crisis on rights
The Associated Press
October 7, 2021
CTVNews
Asian shares rose Thursday, tracking a rally on Wall Street after signs of progress on resolving the standoff in Congress over the debt ceiling.
By YURI KAGEYAMA
October 6, 2021
AP NEWS
TOKYO (AP) -- Global shares slipped in cautious trading Wednesday, shrugging off a rally on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks that erased most of the losses from the previous day's sell-off.
The Associated Press
October 6, 2021
CTVNews
Asian shares slipped in cautious trading Wednesday, shrugging off a rally on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks that erased most of the losses from the previous day's sell-off.
YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer
October 4, 2021
ABC News
Japan is focusing on its neighbors in Asia as it hopes to take a leadership role in the growing push to reduce emissions, having earmarked $10 billion to help the region speed up the move away from fossil fuels
Hannah Devlin
October 1, 2021
the Guardian
After positive clinical trials for the Molnupiravir antiviral drug, it joins other medicines that have shown promise
October 1, 2021
The Economic Times
The emergency measures, in place for more than half of the country including Tokyo, ended Thursday following a steady fall in new caseloads over the past few weeks, helping to ease pressure on Japanese health care systems. The lifting of the emergency marked a fresh start for some people.
The Associated Press
October 1, 2021
CTVNews
Asian markets tumbled Friday on the tail of Wall Street's worst monthly loss since the beginning of the pandemic.
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