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In a groundbreaking decision, the Nagoya High Court has overturned a lower court ruling and ordered the government to recognize a Rohingya man living in Nagoya as a refugee, citing the risk of persecution and ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

The House of Representatives has approved the resignation of Yaichi Tanigawa, a member embroiled in a slush fund scandal involving a political party fundraiser of the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in his bid to restore political trust, declared the dissolution of the Kishida faction. While the Abe and Nikai factions have also firmed up plans for dissolution, the Aso, Motegi, and Moriyama factions have expressed intentions to continue, revealing a split in direction within the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced on Monday the amendment of 34 ministerial ordinances under its jurisdiction, aiming to revise regulations that specify the use of floppy disks as a storage medium.

The fiscal balance of both national and local governments for 2025 is estimated to result in a deficit of 1.1 trillion yen, as presented by the Cabinet Office to the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy.

Five newcomers have officially declared their candidacies in the Kyoto mayoral election as campaigning kicked off on Sunday, with the incumbent who has served four terms over 16 years choosing not to run for re-election.

Japan's government has drawn up measures to provide legal and other support for the victims of the religious group previously known as the Unification Church. (NHK)

Tomoko Tamura, a member of the House of Councillors, is set to take the helm as the first female leader of the Communist Party, raising questions whether the appointment could serve as a turning point for the party, which has seen a slump in popularity.