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Parting words from Japan’s Olympians and Paralympians

By Haruka Murayama
- via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

Yuto Horigome gives a salute during the men's street skateboarding finals at the Tokyo Olympics. He took home gold in the event. | KYODO

Short and sweet, the soundbites Japanese athletes gave to the press are sure to help you in expressing both happiness and disappointment.

How Shang-Chi, master of kung fu, knocked down stereotypes

By Robert Ito
- via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

The Marvel superhero originated in comics filled with racist tropes. The creators of the new film made a list of the preconceptions they were up ...

IMF Chief called out for artificially lifting China’s economic ranking in 2018 report

via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks at the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Meetings in Washington in October 2019. | REUTERS

China’s position in the 2018 report, released in October 2017, should have been seven places lower — at No. 85 rather than remaining at No. ...

Japan to swiftly allow COVID-19 patients to receive antibody cocktail treatment at home

via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

A doctor administers an antibody cocktail treatment to a COVID-19 patient at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake, Aichi Prefecture, on Aug. 13. | FUJITA HEALTH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL / VIA KYODO

Japan will begin treating COVID-19 patients recovering at home with an antibody cocktail as soon as possible, health minister Norihisa Tamura said Thursday.

China formally applies to join Asian trade deal that Trump abandoned

via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

Workers make Chinese flags at a factory in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China, in September 2019. | REUTERS

The application is the result of months of behind-the-scenes discussions after President Xi Jinping said in 2020 the nation was interested in joining.

Panel proposes safeguarding personal information of sex crime victims in Japan

via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa (L) receives a report on proposed law amendments from an advisory panel chairman in Tokyo on Thursday. | KYODO

According to the amendment outline, abridged copies of documents of indictment with no information about the names or home addresses of sex crime victims would ...

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