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    Japan Aims To Convince A Wary Public The Olympics Will Be Safe : NPR

    Japan Aims To Convince A Wary Public The Olympics Will Be Safe : NPR

    Signs are displayed on a screen ahead of an athletics testing event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last month at the National Stadium in Tokyo. Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg via Getty Images Hide caption Toggle…

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    Olympics Under Rising Scrutiny In Japan As Government Pushes Forward : NPR

    Olympics Under Rising Scrutiny In Japan As Government Pushes Forward : NPR

    A crowd demonstrated against the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month in Tokyo, Japan. With less than three months to go before the Olympics, concerns in Japan remain about the possibility of hosting such a major…

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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics: How ready are Japan and Team GB?

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics: How ready are Japan and Team GB?

    Der Countdown für die verspäteten Olympischen Spiele in Tokio läuft mit 100 Tagen bis zur Eröffnungsfeier am 23. Juli. Aber wie gut sind Japan und Team GB vorbereitet und wie werden Spiele inmitten einer globalen…

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    Trans in Japan: Sterilisation and legal gender recognition

    Trans in Japan: Sterilisation and legal gender recognition

    Fumino Sugiyama is a transgender man, but Japanese law means he is not legally recognized as a male. In Japan you have to be sterilized or “indefinitely reproducible” before you can legally change your gender.…

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    Stocks rise in Japan and China; most other major markets closed for holiday

    Stocks rise in Japan and China; most other major markets closed for holiday

    Markets in Japan and mainland China gained on Friday after another record-breaking day on Wall Street as most of the other major global markets closed on Good Friday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK, + 1.41% increased…

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    Stocks dip in Japan, Australia; most Asian markets closed for holiday

    Stocks dip in Japan, Australia; most Asian markets closed for holiday

    Shares fell in Japan and Australia on Friday, with most of the other major Asian markets closed for the New Year holidays. Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.30%, which was closed on Thursday for a public…