The payments, starting in 2017, are not illegal but are potentially embarrassing for Tokyo given alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s military.
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In less than two weeks, Momoko Nojo's petition campaign gathered more than 150,000 signatures, galvanizing global outrage over sexist remarks by Yoshiro Mori.
The Olympic torch relay is set to begin on March 25, even though Tokyo and nine other prefectures are set to remain under a state of emergency through March 7.
Sponsors also worry that organizers have not told them what contingency plans there are in case the pandemic derails the games again this year.
Suga's outings came after the government abruptly halted a government travel subsidy program he had long defended.
As the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping through South Korea late in February, Dr. Nam Ha-jong received an order to report overnight to Daegu, a city that was to become the epicenter of infections. With little formal training in treating virus victims and just two hours ...
CJ Logistics publicly apologized for five of the deaths and vowed to improve working conditions.
Calls are mounting within South Korea for members of megaband BTS to be granted alternatives or delays to mandatory military service, with some lawmakers and fans arguing they are doing plenty for their country without wearing a soldier's uniform.
"Listen to me. Why are they treating us differently? It’s unfair and doesn’t make any sense. How can I accept this unbelievable situation?" 95-year-old Lee Hak-rae says.
The ad giant has acquired the task of distributing a $20 billion package to help ailing businesses.