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Cities and towns face language barriers as they prepare to vaccinate Japan's foreign residents

As local governments ramp up preparations to inoculate their residents against COVID-19, one key task for officials is to make the vaccine program as widely accessible as possible to foreign residents, including by offering interpreters and translating documents into other languages.

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Cities and towns face language barriers as they prepare to vaccinate Japan's foreign residents

Lower House passes record budget as Suga looks to move on from scandals

The fiscal 2021 budget cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday, providing temporary relief for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who has been hit by scandals over ethics violations at two ministries and criticism over his coronavirus response.

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Lower House passes record budget as Suga looks to move on from scandals

Japan's new Olympic minister comes under fire for opposing dual surnames

Tamayo Marukawa, Japan’s new minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, has come under fire for joining a campaign against a selective dual surname system for married couples.

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Japan's new Olympic minister comes under fire for opposing dual surnames

LDP lawmakers to shun move to support separate surnames in Japan

Lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have urged local party assembly members to shun a move that supports a legal revision allowing separate surnames for married couples, according to party sources.

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LDP lawmakers to shun move to support separate surnames in Japan

Japan’s Ruling Party Wants More Women To Join Meetings, Only If They Don’t Talk

Japan’s most dominant political party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has been the country’s government for most of the time since 1955.

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Japan’s Ruling Party Wants More Women To Join Meetings, Only If They Don’t Talk

LDP lawmaker Marukawa takes office as minister for Olympics and gender

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tamayo Marukawa took office as the new Olympic minister on Thursday to replace Seiko Hashimoto, who now leads the Tokyo Organising Committee to oversee this summer’s games.

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LDP lawmaker Marukawa takes office as minister for Olympics and gender

Senior bureaucrats ousted amid scandal over dinners with Suga's son

The communication ministry said Friday it had replaced two senior bureaucrats and was considering reprimands in the latest development of a scandal involving a son of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

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Senior bureaucrats ousted amid scandal over dinners with Suga's son

Olympian takes over stalled Tokyo games

Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Kiyoshi Ota Seiko Hashimoto, member of the House of Councillors and the Liberal Democratic Party, speaks during the party's annual convention in Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2019.

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Olympian takes over stalled Tokyo games

Japan's ruling party invites more women to meetings, as long as they don't talk

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, long seen as a homogeneous redoubt of elderly men, now wants more women at its key meetings - provided they don't do the talking.

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Japan's ruling party invites more women to meetings, as long as they don't talk

Bwoglines: Bad Politicians And A Drug Bust Edition

On that Breaking Bad type beat.Happening in the World: Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed to allow five female lawmakers on its all-made board meetings, permitted they do not speak and submit opinions afterward.

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Bwoglines: Bad Politicians And A Drug Bust Edition

Obama Too Busy for Jobs Council

President Obama “has not met for six months with the CEOs and others on his Jobs Council in part because he’s simply been too busy,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told Politico.

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Obama Too Busy for Jobs Council

Trump Plots His Comeback

Washington Post: “Trump’s attacks on McConnell came as he plotted a broader return to the political arena.

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Trump Plots His Comeback

Seiko Hashimoto Takes Over as Tokyo Olympic President

Seiko Hashimoto appeared in seven Olympics — four Winter Olympics and three Summer Olympics. According to historian Dr. Bill Mallon, her seven appearances is the most by any “multi-season” athlete in the games. Hashimoto made even more history on Thursday in Japan, where women are still rare in the boardrooms and positions of political power. The 56-year-old Hashimoto was named as president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee after a meeting of its male-dominated executive board. She replaces 83-year-old

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Seiko Hashimoto Takes Over as Tokyo Olympic President

Japan's ruling party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meetings

Hong Kong (CNN)A week after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief resigned in the wake of making sexist comments, another male octogenarian leader in Japan has attracted ire by spouting misogynistic remarks. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the country's leading Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday proposed that women lawmakers should be able to observe the party's key meetings -- but not speak in them. The 82-year-old's plan to allow five female lawmakers to observe the party's main gatherings was a response

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Japan's ruling party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meetings