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Japan bids farewell to four pandas returning to China

There are an estimated 1,860 giant pandas left in the wild, mainly in bamboo forests in the mountains of China

Marcos strikes defense, infrastructure deals in Tokyo

Japan is "one of the Philippines' closest neighbors and closest friends," Marcos told reporters

Japanese ‘Luffy’ criminal ringleaders deported from Philippines

Low-level criminals arrested in Japan told police they received instructions from a person or several people who used the name "Luffy"

Japanese prime minister vows to take action on declining birthrate

“Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Kishida said in Monday’s speech

Japan cabinet backs bill tightening religious donation rules

Religious figures could face prison sentences of up to a year or fines if convinced of pressuring followers to donate

‘Comfort women’ statues as reminders of Japanese wartime atrocities

The comfort women campaign highlights the urgency for justice as attempts to whitewash history and to distort narratives continue

Japan to tighten rules on donations to religious groups after Abe...

Details of the law are under discussion, but it will focus on "banning socially unacceptable and malicious recruitment practices"

Tokyo recognizes same-sex relationships

The certificates allow LGBTQ partners to be treated as married couples for public services in areas such as housing, medicine and welfare

Climate activists slam ‘false solutions’ being promoted at Tokyo GX Week

The protesters urged Japan to “channel their financing to phasing out fossil fuel use domestically and overseas”

Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism

The church will "respect the independence and free will of followers" on donations, said a church leader

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