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US military personnel in Japan enjoy ‘SOFA-protected’ driving privileges

U.S. military personnel, civilian personnel, or their families are given special driving privileges, including a huge tax break for their private cars, thanks to the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

67% of ‘runaway’ foreign trainees paid less than Japan’s minimum wage

Sixty-seven percent of “runaway” foreign trainees were paid below Japan’s minimum wage, parliamentarians of opposition parties, including the Japanese Communist Party, made public at a press conference in the Diet building.

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COP24 tasked with creating rules to achieve Paris climate goals

The main item on the agenda of COP24 is to build a consensus regarding rules needed for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Member nations need to make serious efforts to uphold and promote the framework of the Paris Agreement.

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