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President Donald Trump displays an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on Iran in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2019.

Trump’s new Iran sanctions are part of a ‘high risk’ strategy that could lead a conflict he doesn’t want, experts warn

The sanctions came just a few days after Trump abruptly halted a military strike against Iran after it shot down a US Navy drone.
Japan has a baby problem.

Japan is taking extreme measures to defuse its demographic time bomb

In Japan, people aren't having sex or babies — and the government is going to great lengths to prevent the ensuing population crisis.
Waymo has launched its commercial service in Phoenix.

Waymo is partnering with the Renault Nissan Alliance in Japan and France

"This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner," Waymo CEO John Krafcik said.
Japanese woman in the metro station

After 2 Japanese medical schools stopped rigging entrance requirements to favor men, women immediately outperformed them

Last year Juntendo University admitted setting lower exam pass marks for men, and Tokyo Medical University said it lowered women's test scores.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a joint news conference with visiting U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) in Tokyo, Japan May 27, 2019

Japan’s prime minister made a historic trip to Tehran to ease US-Iran tensions. It was a disaster

Japan's Shinzo Abe tried to mediate the US-Iran standoff, but his historic visit ended in disaster as an explosion struck a Japanese tanker.

The oil tanker attacks could make a US-Iran military showdown inevitable, experts warn

Experts warn that Iran could soon begin targeting US assets in the Middle East and stage attacks on Americans in the region.
The Argentina women's national team got its first-ever World Cup points on Monday.

Argentina’s players grew emotional and celebrated after getting their first World Cup points ever in a 0-0 draw with Japan, one of the World Cup...

Simply playing well and not getting crushed at the 2019 World Cup can be considered a victory for Argentina's women's national team.
The aircraft, designated AX-6, is the second F-35A assembled at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ F-35 Final Assembly & Check-Out (FACO) facility in Nagoya, Japan and is the first to be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd Air Wing, 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan.

Here’s what Japan says happened to the F-35 that mysteriously disappeared in the Pacific

The pilot, who was pronounced dead last week, did not send out a distress signal, try to eject, or respond to warnings from the fighter's sensors.

Japan’s labor minister says it’s ‘necessary’ for women to wear heels at work despite mass backlash over the policy many are ca...

Japan struggles with gender equality, though the country is experiencing gradual pushback against the promotion of traditional gender roles.

Thousands of people are calling on Japan to ban employers from requiring women to wear high heels in the workplace

More than 19,000 people have signed a petition that would ban Japanese employers from requiring women to wear high heels in the workplace.