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    Sri Lanka revives port deal with India, Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:59am on January 14, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced the revival of an Indian and Japanese investment project to develop a deep-sea terminal in Colombo harbour,...

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    13 dead as record snowfall blankets Japan

    Xinhua . Tokyo | Updated at 11:00pm on January 13, 2021

    At least 13 people died and around 250 were injured as record snowfall blanketed regions along the Sea of Japan coast, according to the latest...

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    'King Kazu' renews Yokohama contract aged 54

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 04:43pm on January 11, 2021

    Veteran striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 54 next month, renewed his contract with Yokohama FC on Monday -- extending his record as Japan's oldest professional...

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    South Korea court orders Japan to compensate former sex slaves

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:36am on January 08, 2021

    A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 World War II sex slaves or their families, in an...

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    Probe into Japan beer firm's link to Myanmar abuse 'inconclusive'

    Agence France-Presse. Yangon | Updated at 08:50pm on January 07, 2021

    Japanese beer giant Kirin said Thursday an investigation into whether money from its joint ventures with the Myanmar military had funded rights abuses was ‘inconclusive’....

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    Japan sumo champion Hakuho tests COVID-19 positive

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 12:56pm on January 05, 2021

    Record-breaking sumo champion Hakuho has tested positive for Covid-19 just days before the New Year tournament, the Japan Sumo Association said Tuesday. The JSA said...

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    Japan PM says weighing coronavirus emergency for Tokyo area

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:03pm on January 04, 2021

    Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he was considering declaring a state of emergency in the greater Tokyo area over a ‘very severe’ third...

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    Japan, S. Korea push ahead with Vietnam coal plant

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 04:18pm on December 30, 2020

    Japan and South Korea are pushing ahead with a controversial coal plant in Vietnam and will provide $1.8 billion in loans for the project, despite...

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    Japan wants beginning of Rohingya repatriation next year

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:13am on December 25, 2020

    Japan on Thursday emphasised that the repatriation of displaced Rohingya people to their home in Rakhine of Myanmar should begin in 2021 for installing peace...

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    More Japanese companies to invest in Bangladesh: Ito Naoki

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:11pm on December 24, 2020

    Japanese ambassador Ito Naoki on Thursday expressed hope that more private companies of Japan would invest in Bangladesh as investment facilities of the country had...