Category: Asia

The History and Benefits of Baby Wearing in Japan

Published by Savvy Tokyo Whether you’re on the go with your little one or staying closer to home, consider wearing your baby—a comfortable, convenient and longstanding choice for parents in Japanese cities. Before I had kids, something that struck me about my yearly trips to Japan was how visible young children are. Of course, I

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French warplanes not a substitute for US jets: UAE

Published by Al-Araby The United Arab Emirates defence ministry said its purchase of French Rafale fighter jets would complement its planned deal to buy American F-35 warplanes, which has slowed due to Washington’s concerns over Abu Dhabi’s relationship with China. The Gulf Arab state on Friday ordered 80 Rafales made by Dassault Aviation and 12

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Japan will no longer allow foreign students to buy duty-free goods

Published by Kyodo News The Japanese government and ruling parties have decided to abolish the system allowing foreign students and other long-term residents to make duty-free purchases in response to suspected cases of reselling and complaints of cumbersome eligibility checks, sources familiar with the plan said Sunday. Under the current system, which will be revised

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Main events scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6

Published by Kyodo News Main events scheduled in Japan for Monday, Dec. 6: — Extraordinary Diet session to be convened. — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to deliver policy speech in parliament. — Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales figures for November on car-model basis at 11 a.m.

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2 ballot change ‘problematic’

Published by The Bangkok Post The process to revise two organic laws on the election of MPs and political parties to reflect charter changes has begun in earnest. While the proposed amendments are expected to sail through parliament and pave the way for fresh polls, parties will fight tooth and nail to tweak the rules

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Pentagon chief says China ops near Taiwan resemble ‘rehearsals’

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday that recent extensive Chinese military operations near Taiwan resembled “rehearsals” and he reaffirmed Washington’s strong support for Taipei. President Joe Biden’s Pentagon chief said the United States remained committed to supporting “Taiwan’s ability to defend itself.” In a speech devoted largely to

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Iran abandoned any compromises in latest nuclear talks – U.S

Published by Reuters By Arshad Mohammed and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran abandoned any compromises it had made in talks to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, pocketed those made by others, and demanded more during indirect U.S.-Iran talks this week, a senior U.S. State Department official said. Tehran’s stance during the

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