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2021April 2021International NewsAsia

Japan to Dump Water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is on track to release over a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean as part of its cleanup efforts. The first release is anticipated to begin in 2023, with the total process expecting to last over a decade. The move comes as water continues to accumulate, despite the plant being decommissioned following a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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September 2020International NewsAsia2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Resigns  

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, has resigned due to health reasons, reports CNN. For the past eight years, Mr. Abe has struggled with colitis, a non-curable inflammatory bowel disease. During a press conference on August 28, he apologized to the Japanese people as he stepped down from his role one year before the end of his term.

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December 20152017International NewsAsia

U.S. Tensions Cause North Asian Superpower Synergy: Political tensions with the U.S bring North Asian superpowers closer together

The Asian superpowers, China, Japan, and South Korea, have strengthened diplomatic ties in response to the Trump administration. Japan, specifically, hopes to create a stable relationship with both superpowers by securing economic ties with China and security ties with the United States.

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