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Japan Box Office: Tokyo Revengers Becomes Highest-grossing Live-action Film of 2021

In its 12th weekend, the total box office gross of the live-action film adaptation of Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers manga has finally reached an impressive 4.38 billion yen (39.42 million USD), making it the highest-grossing live-action film of this year by surpassing Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, which earned 4.32 billion yen (38.88 million USD) from its…

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Japan set to lift all virus emergency steps nationwide

People gather at bars that are open and serving alcohol on an ally filled with bars and restaurants despite Tokyo government has requested businesses not to serve alcohol under the state of emergency Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Tokyo. Japan is set on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 to lift ongoing coronavirus state of emergency and…

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Japan breaks world record for fastest internet speed

It’s about 7.6 million times faster than what you probably have at home. Engineers in Japan have set a new world record for fastest internet speed — and it’s so fast, you’d be able to download nearly 80,000 movies in just one second. Need for speed: Internet speed is typically measured by how much data…

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Japan jumps, rest of Asia down, on China and virus concerns

TOKYO (AP) — World markets were mostly lower Friday though Japan’s benchmark jumped as it caught up after a holiday. Shares fell in Paris, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong but climbed 2.1% in Tokyo. U.S. futures also declined. Worries over troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande and the pandemic are weighing on sentiment, analysts said.Some…

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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67% By

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.67%.The best performers of the session on the were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:), which rose 3.56%…

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Japan firms see economy recovering to pre-COVID level in FY2022 By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A businessman stands on a terrace overlooking a banking district in Tokyo, Japan, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBy Tetsushi KajimotoTOKYO (Reuters) – A majority of Japanese firms say the world’s third-largest economy will recover to pre-pandemic levels in fiscal 2022, a Reuters poll showed, with many anticipating they will continue to…

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Japan, Vietnam sign defence transfer deal amid China worries

Tokyo says new deal elevates Japan-Vietnam defence partnership to a ‘new level’.Japan and Vietnam have agreed to step up cooperation amid worries about China’s growing military influence, inking a new deal that enables the export of Japanese-made defence equipment and technology to Hanoi. Japan’s Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said the deal, signed on Saturday, elevates…

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Japan again extends COVID-19 states of emergency for Tokyo, other areas

A medical worker prepares a dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine at a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination center in Tokyo, Japan, on June 18. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo Sept. 9 (UPI) — The Japanese government announced Thursday that COVID-19 states of emergency in Tokyo and a number of other areas will again be…

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IAEA seeks Japan transparency in release of Fukushima water

TOKYO (AP) — Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency asked Japan on Tuesday for full and detailed information about a plan to release treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.The three-member team, which is assisting Japan with the planned release, met Tuesday with government officials to discuss…

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IAEA team in Japan to help prepare Fukushima water release

TOKYO (AP) — An International Atomic Energy Agency mission arrived in Japan on Monday to help prepare for a decades-long release into the ocean of treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said.The three-member team will meet with officials in Tokyo and travel to the Fukushima Daiichi plant to discuss…