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A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of February 2020.
The construction of India’s first bullet train has slowed to a crawl due to land acquisition issues and protests from the affected rural populace whose property lies in its path. Fears of displacement and the loss of their homes, paired with inadequate compensation by India’s government, means that the project is increasingly unlikely to meet its proposed 2022 deadline.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on July 16, 2018.