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Japanese Parliament has passed laws that will allow divorced parents to share custody of their children for the first time.
Latest News World

Japan has changed its controversial parental custody laws

Japanese Parliament has passed laws that will allow divorced parents to share custody of their children for the first time.

AUKUS is considering working with Japan as part of the military partnership.
Latest Politics World

Is Japan joining AUKUS? Maybe not, but it could get involved

AUKUS defence ministers have released a statement noting Japan could become involved in the military partnership. Here’s what that means.

Taiwan earthquake
Latest News World

7.5-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

A fatal Taiwan earthquake has left tens of thousands without power, and triggered tsunami warnings for neighbouring countries.

Japanese same-sex marriage unconstitutional
Latest News World

Japanese court rules same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional

Couples in Sapporo’s High Court argued the same-sex marriage ban breached Japanese laws on equality, and is unconstitutional.

Eddie Jones and Japan 
Sport

Eddie Jones named Japan coach

Eddie Jones and Japan have inked a long-term contract, less than two months after te Australian walked away from the Wallabies.

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Environment World

Is Japan’s nuclear wastewater dump safe?

Japan has begun releasing treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The UN has signed off on the plan, and Japan insists it’s safe. However, neighbouring countries have expressed concern and China has imposed an import ban on Japanese seafood.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll explain what’s in this water and what we know about how safe it is to release.

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Guest: Emma Gillespie, Deputy Editor at TDA

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Environment Science World

Japan has begun releasing nuclear waste water into the Pacific

Japan has started pumping treated nuclear waste water into the Pacific Ocean. It’s the result of a nuclear accident in 2011.

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