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    All hail the King! Praise for Japan footballer Kazu, 53, after new record

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:16pm on September 24, 2020

    Japan's 53-year-old footballing golden oldie Kazuyoshi Miura, better known as King Kazu, won plaudits Thursday for his latest record-setting appearance, but said he was disappointed...

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    Tokyo Olympics consulting firm paid $370,000 to IOC official's son: media

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 07:18pm on September 21, 2020

    A consulting firm hired by Tokyo's Olympic bid committee paid some $370,000 to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before and after Japan...

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    Abe visits war shrine days after leaving office

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:36pm on September 19, 2020

    Shinzo Abe, who stepped down this week as Japan’s prime minister, on Saturday visited a war shrine seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol of...

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    Yoshihide Suga named Japan PM

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo, Japan | Updated at 01:24pm on September 16, 2020

    Yoshihide Suga became Japan’s new prime minister on Wednesday, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe...

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    Japan bans imports of German pork after swine fever case

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:38pm on September 14, 2020

    Japan has suspended imports of pork and live pigs from Germany, an agricultural ministry official said on Monday, after the European country confirmed its first...

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    Japan opposition unites as snap election rumours swirl

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:57pm on September 10, 2020

    Japan’s two major opposition parties merged Thursday and elected a new leader as they try to strengthen their standing ahead of a possible snap national...

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    Typhoon Haishen nears Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:57pm on September 04, 2020

    Japanese authorities were racing Friday to find dozens of people missing after a cargo ship carrying 6,000 cows sank in a typhoon as a second,...

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    Desperate search for crew of ship sunk in typhoon off Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:03am on September 04, 2020

    Japanese coast guard rescuers searched Thursday for the remaining 42 crew of a ship believed to have sunk in a typhoon, after a lone survivor...

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    Japan’s Suga cements frontrunner status in PM race

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:53pm on September 01, 2020

    Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday cemented his status as the clear frontrunner in the race to become the country’s next prime minister,...

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    Japan party to vote to elect Abe’s replacement on September 14

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:13pm on September 01, 2020

    Japan’s ruling party will vote on September 14 on a replacement for prime minister Shinzo Abe, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, who is resigning for...

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