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Asia · Japan

Japan's KDDI says 70% of services restored after wide network troubles

50% Center coverage: 4 sources
KDDI Corp., one of Japan's top three mobile carriers, said Sunday it was still working to fully restore its network. Around 70% of customers in eastern and western Japan able to access mobile data services. The company was set to hold a news conference to explain the matter.See the Story
U.S. Navy

U.S.-led Pacific naval drill launched amid rising China tensions

Coverage: 2 sources
U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise. The exercise is regarded as the world's biggest naval training. It comes amid growing U.S.-China tensions.See the Story
Asia · Japan

Japan's consumers asked to accept pricier Philippine bananas

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Philippines has taken the rare step of asking retailers and consumers in Japan, its biggest export market, to bear the brunt of higher prices for its bananas. The prices of Philippine bananas in Japan must be fair and reflect increasing production and logistics costs, an agricultural attache at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo said.See the Story
Coronavirus

COVID-19 tracker: New cases in Tokyo continue upward trend

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Tokyo confirmed 3,788 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, up by about 1,700 from a week before. One new death linked to the virus was reported in Tokyo. Number of patients with severe symptoms under Tokyo’s criteria remained the same as Saturday at five.See the Story
Vladimir Putin · Ukraine

Patient and confident, Putin shifts out of wartime crisis mode

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Early in his war against Ukraine, Vladimir Putin of Russia appeared tense, angry and even disoriented. But in June, a new Putin emerged, very much resembling his prewar image: relaxed, patient and self-confident. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.See the Story
Asia · Atami

One year after deadly Atami mudslide, 230 remain displaced

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Around 230 people remain displaced one year after a mudslide left 27 people dead and one person missing in the city of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. About 130 buildings were damaged, and the number of evacuees at one point reached as high as 580.See the Story
Golf · Japan

International schools in Japan lure rich Chinese parents with golf and skiing

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Famed British institutions Harrow, Rugby School and Malvern College are setting up campuses in Japan. More than 3,000 new student slots to be added over the next few years, the biggest expansion in international education in the country since 2018. The school building boom is fueled by top-shelf names in education seeking to attract the children of wealthy Asian families, especially from China.See the Story
Asia · Japan

Schools and students look to boost Japan's youth voter turnout

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
With just days to go before the Upper House election, schools and students in Japan are working to encourage young people to cast their ballots. They hope to boost voter turnout among young people, which has remained low since the minimum voting age was lowered from 20 to 18 in 2016. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.See the Story

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