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    Japan at 'turning point' for LGBTQ rights: campaigners

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo, Japan | Updated at 06:42pm on June 09, 2021

    Japan is at a ‘turning point’ for LGBTQ rights, campaigners said Wednesday, vowing to use the Tokyo Olympics as a catalyst for change as they...

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    Pandemic shakes up EIU rankings of world's most liveable cities

    Agence France-Presse. London, United Kingdom | Updated at 05:27am on June 09, 2021

    The pandemic has shaken up the rankings of the world's most liveable cities, a study released on Wednesday showed, with metropolises in Australia, Japan and...

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    US eases travel warning to dozens of countries including Japan

    Agence France-Presse. Washington, United States | Updated at 05:13am on June 09, 2021

    The United States on Tuesday eased its warnings against travel to dozens of countries including Olympics host Japan and much of Europe, raising hopes that...

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    IU teacher’s book published in Japan

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 08:20pm on June 08, 2021

    A book by Islamic University’s English department professor M Mamunur Rahman and his team has been published from Hiroshima in Japan recently. The book was...

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    Toyota apologises in settlement over engineer’s suicide

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:55pm on June 07, 2021

    Toyota has apologised and vowed to tackle workplace harassment after settling with the family of an employee who killed himself following repeated abuse by his...

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    Japan LGBT activists take to streets, push for legal protection

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo, Japan | Updated at 06:09pm on June 06, 2021

    Activists staged a colourful protest in Tokyo on Sunday, calling on the Japanese parliament to approve an anti-discrimination bill protecting the rights of the country's...

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    China irked as Japan donates over 1m Covid-19 jabs to Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse. Taipei, Taiwan | Updated at 05:33am on June 05, 2021

    More than one million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine donated by Japan arrived in Taiwan on Friday, as the island struggles to secure jabs...

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    BOA pledges to vaccinate Olympic participants in advance

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:53pm on May 27, 2021

    The Bangladesh Olympic Association pledged to vaccinate all Tokyo Olympic Games participants travelling to Japan from Bangladesh in advance. Bangladesh is among the first few...

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    Myanmar detainees tell of ‘torture’

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:41pm on May 21, 2021

    Political prisoners in a notorious Myanmar jail told a Japanese journalist briefly detained with them that they were tortured with beatings and sleep deprivation, he...

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    Japan warns of freezing all aid to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:25pm on May 21, 2021

    Tokyo could freeze all aid to Myanmar, Japan’s foreign minister warned in an interview published Friday, as the military junta continues to use lethal force...