AJMEDIA News Digest: Jan. 23, 2023

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ PM warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate TOKYO – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida warned Monday that Japan is “on the brink” of… Read more

Japan court orders gov’t to pay damages over forced sterilization

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ The Japanese government was ordered Monday to pay damages to two people over their forced sterilization under a now-defunct eugenics protection law in the first such… Read more

Japan wage talks begin with unions, business agreeing raises needed

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ The heads of Japan’s largest labor group and top business lobby met Monday to discuss the country’s labor market as the annual union-management negotiations began, with… Read more

Japan urges Russia to start annual talks over safe fishing pact

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japan on Monday urged Russia to start this year’s negotiations on a bilateral safe fishing agreement to prevent the Asian country’s vessels from being seized by… Read more

Diet convenes 150-day regular session; gov’t to submit 60 bills

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japan’s parliament convened a 150-day ordinary session on Monday, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government set to be grilled over possible tax hikes that would cover… Read more

Australia to speed up purchase of sea mines to boost maritime defense

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Australia said on Monday it would accelerate plans to buy advanced sea mines to protect its maritime routes and ports from “potential aggressors” amid China’s plans… Read more

Kishida weighs Ukraine visit in February to hold talks with Zelenskyy

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is considering visiting Kyiv in February and holding talks with Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelenskyy, the Yomiuri newspaper reported Sunday, citing Japanese… Read more

4 killed, 3 feared dead in predawn fire at Kobe apartment complex

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Four people were killed with three others feared dead after a fire broke out early Sunday at an apartment building in Kobe, western Japan, authorities said.… Read more

BOJ undeterred by threat to consumers from above-target inflation

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ In the eyes of Japanese consumers, the Bank of Japan, the guardian of price stability, may look out of touch with the reality they face in… Read more

Anastasia Lavrina: I want to tell the whole world the truth about the crimes of Armenia

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Interview with the well-known TV presenter, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Community of Azerbaijan Anastasia Lavrina. -Your movie, which was made to highlight Armenian vandalism in… Read more