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Japan indicts two Americans tied to Ghosn’s escape

Japanese prosecutors said in an indictment that the two men, Michael Taylor, 60, a former Green Beret, and his son Peter Maxwell Taylor, 27, assisted Ghosn’s efforts to escape the country, helping…

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Deaths fell in Japan last year. How?

The Health Ministry reported this week that deaths in Japan had dropped by more than 9,300 in 2020 to around 1.4 million. The decrease — seven-tenths of 1% from the year before — was a surprising…

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Japan’s growth rebounds, but virus-related weakness looms

Further complicating the economic picture for 2021, Japan has been slow to start vaccinations

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He escaped death as a Kamikaze pilot. 70 years later, he told his story

Odachi, 93, one of the last living members of a group never meant to survive, said he hoped to memorialize the pilots as young men whose valor and patriotism were exploited.

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