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Yoshihide Suga is the new Prime Minister of Japan

Japan’s parliament today appointed Yoshihide Suga as new prime minister to replace Shinzo Abe, who resigned on health grounds after almost eight years as the government’s leader. Suga, 71, who was chief of staff and spokesman for the Abe government, obtained…
SocietyWorld

Powerful typhoon slams Japan with violent winds, heavy rain

A powerful typhoon that officials warned could bring record rains and gusts strong enough to flip cars slammed into southern Japan on Sunday, prompting authorities to urge millions to seek shelter. TyphoonHaishenhas weakened somewhat as it neared Japan’s…
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Trump hails Abe as Japan's best-ever prime minister

US President Donald Trump on Sunday praised outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Japan’s best head of government ever. In a late night tweet Trump said he had just spoken with Abe, who is resigning for health reasons. “Shinzo will soon be recognized as the…
EconomyPortugal

How the Japanese revived the Algarve tradition of tuna fishing

The frame is like an artificial reef: it catches the bluefin tuna that return from the Mediterranean, where they went to spawn, and keeps them in the fattening pools until they reach the desired quality. Tunipex, a Portuguese-Japanese project, is thus able to have high-level…
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Shinzo Abe intends to resign for health reasons, Japanese press says

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed his intention to step down for health reasons, according to Japanese television NHK and other Japanese media. Japan’s prime minister’s office said the information could not be confirmed immediately, but…