About 1.30 million tons of treated water have now accumulated at the Fukushima No. 1 plant following the 2011 nuclear disaster there.
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A government report underscored "the need to shift to a new system featuring sustained and stable price increases of about 2% and corresponding wage growth rates."
The increase came as people searched for new jobs amid the gradual economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Soaring wheat and oil prices have drastically impacted the supply of food and energy for the people and economies of Africa, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The government also aims to contribute to the international community by making the vaccines produced in Japan available abroad.
Athletes from the Russian Paralympic Committee and Belarus were excluded from the Games after tensions escalated in the Games' villages ahead of the opening ceremony.
The outlook for the pact's impact on Japan's economy is particularly rosy, some analysis suggests.
With its potential to produce near-limitless energy without greenhouse gas, fusion is being discussed once again, but not without its detractors.
The status of many nuclear plants in 2030 and thereafter is unclear considering the facilities' 40-year operating limit and other regulatory hurdles.
Documentary-maker Takanori Tezuka says the era's blind faith in authority is a trait still seen in Japanese society today.