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A city in Japan is trying to deal with a vicious band of roaming monkeys, which have now attacked dozens of people in a string of unusual incidents this month.

The Japanese macaque gang has been terrorizing people in the western city of Yamaguchi for about three weeks now, the AFP reports. There have been more than 50 reported attacks over that time, and local officials say the monkeys have been targeting children in particular.

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Shinzo Abe, who served as Japan's prime minister for the better part of the last decade, was shot and killed Friday while giving a speech in Japan, government officials say.

The 67-year-old was campaigning in Nara, in western Japan, when someone fired two shots at him, video posted by Japan's public broadcaster shows. Police arrested a suspect at the scene and Abe was rushed to hospital where he ultimately died.

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Hotels can be an expensive part of any trip, and it's hard to argue with a room for $5 a night.

But you're going to get what you pay for, as TikTok user Jesse Ogundiran found out during a trip to Osaka, Japan.

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Ontario case counts have risen to record-breaking highs recently, and Japan is taking notice.

Japan included Ontario in a list of global regions with community transmission of COVID-19 variants of concern and has enforced a new set of travel restrictions on travellers from the province in particular. 

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The great state of Florida just offered to host the 2021 Summer Olympics if Tokyo, Japan, backs out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Florida's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Jimmy Patronis, laid out the case for Florida to be the Olympics' back-up plan. 

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