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Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday, rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected. Japan is one of around 50 countries internationally, including China and South Korea, that only permits its citizens to hold one nationality. Under current rules, Japanese people who acquire another
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Japan government dismisses reports of possible Tokyo Olympics cancellation

Japan’s government on Sunday dismissed suggestions that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer could be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have decided the venues and schedule, and the people involved are working on preparations, including infection control,” the Kyodo news agency quoted government spokesman Katsunobu Kato as saying. The statement came
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Father, daughter found buried under snow in Japan

A father and his daughter died on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after they were buried in snow, local media reported on Wednesday. Rescuers found an 84-year-old man and his 59-year-old daughter late Tuesday who had been buried under snow that was believed to have fallen off the roof in the city of Iwamizawa,
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