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    An ‘Old Men’s Club’ Dominates Japan. The Young Just Put Them on Notice.

    Change may come slowly in Japanese society, but social media has offered an outlet for a younger generation stifled by a rigid hierarchy.

    Japan, Spain and France find the new coronavirus variant, mostly linked to travel from Britain.

    The discovery of the U.K. variant has prompted more travel restrictions.

    Many Want to Be Japan’s New Leader. Do They Know What Awaits Them?

    The coronavirus, a tanking economy, an aggressive China, a postponed Olympics, a U.S. election: That’s just the start. And any successor will confront those challenges without the stature of Shinzo Abe.

    Japan’s Economy Contracts 7.8 Percent, Worst on Record

    The quarterly slide, an annualized decline of 27.8 percent, coincides with a long and uncertain road to recovery.
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