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 2018-04-26 14:00 

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China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--Chinese aircraft flew around self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday, China's air force said, the lat...

 2018-04-26 13:55 

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Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales:The Asahi Shimbun...

Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand...

 2018-04-26 13:50 

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Tokio member apologizes over incident with high school girl:The Asahi Shimbun...

Tatsuya Yamaguchi, the bassist for idol group Tokio, apologized on April 26 after accusations surfac...

 2018-04-26 13:45 

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Court recognizes missteps before tsunami deaths of 23 pupils:The Asahi Shimbun...

SENDAI--The Sendai High Court on April 26 ordered local authorities to pay 1.4 billion yen ($12.78 m...

 2018-04-26 13:25 

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2 U.S. Ospreys make emergency landings at island airport:The Asahi Shimbun...

AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Two U.S. military Osprey transport aircraft made emergency landings at...

 2018-04-26 13:15 

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Armistice and ax murders: A DMZ that’s heavily militarized:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--The...

 2018-04-26 13:05 

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North Koreans turn again to China for work despite sanctions:The Asahi Shimbun...

DANDONG, China--China is turning a blind eye to U.N. sanctions and allowing North Koreans to slip ac...

 2018-04-26 13:00 

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Kegon Falls to open the tap to draw crowds in Golden Week:The Asahi Shimbun...

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--Holidaymakers can get a rush from seeing an even more spectacular Kegon F...

 2018-04-26 12:40 

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First collisions observed in SuperKEKB particle collider:The Asahi Shimbun...

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--The SuperKEKB particle accelerator has achieved its first particle coll...

 2018-04-26 12:30 

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Hyundai Motor’s 1Q profit halved on grim U.S., China sales:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Hyundai Motor said Thursday that its first-quarter profit plunged to its lowest level in more...

 2018-04-26 11:55 

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Husband-wife sumo club coaches fired for sex harassment:The Asahi Shimbun...

NUMAZU, Shizuoka Prefecture--A married couple who volunteered to coached one of Japan's top high sch...

 2018-04-26 11:30 

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Kim’s pledge to dismantle nuclear site sounds good, but tough to verify:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korea's pledge to dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site sounds like a big step for...

 2018-04-26 11:20 

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‘Gundam’ designer helps to create car-robot transformer:The Asahi Shimbun...

A Tokyo-based company has created a real-life "transformer"; machine that can change from a functiona...

 2018-04-26 10:32 

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Japan Worries It’ll Be Forgotten as Its Allies Talk to North Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-04-26 10:15 

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Child victims of ‘real life’ crime targeted online hits record high:The Asahi Shimbun...

A record number of minors fell victim to crimes including various forms of physical abuse as a resul...

 2018-04-26 09:20 

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Okinawa beats out Hawaii in tourist numbers for first time:The Asahi Shimbun...

Okinawa attracted more tourists than Hawaii for the first time ever in 2017, with 9.396 million visi...

 2018-04-26 09:10 

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EDITORIAL: Public-funded research needs greater scientific integrity:The Asahi Shimbun...

Four years ago, the Abe administration launched amid fanfare a program to fund research and developm...

 2018-04-26 08:55 

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U.S. analyst: Japan's nuke stance obstructs arms control:The Asahi Shimbun...

A visiting U.S. analyst said Japan's continued insistence on reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella w...

 2018-04-26 08:45 

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Train hits school van at India crossing, killing 12 children:The Asahi Shimbun...

LUCKNOW, India--A train crashed into a school van at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern India...

 2018-04-26 08:35 

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Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site...

 2018-04-26 08:20 

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Samsung’s profit higher than expected thanks to memory chips:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday better-than-expected quarterly financial results as...

 2018-04-26 08:05 

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VOX POPULI: Science of soap bubbles a magic formula for captivating kids:The Asahi Shimbun...

In the late Edo Period (1603-1867), Japan did not possess technology for the mass production of soap...

 2018-04-26 07:40 

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N. Korea offers deep apologies to China over deadly bus crash:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered his deep apologies to China after a bus crash i...

 2018-04-26 07:30 

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S. Korea’s Moon to meet N. Korea’s Kim at border for summit:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday as the...

 2018-04-26 07:20 

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China to punish those who ‘glorify wars of invasion’:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China is reviewing a draft law to protect the reputation and honor of...

 2018-04-26 07:10 

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Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat walks across th...

 2018-04-26 07:00 

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Don’t forget human rights in North Korea, U.N. rapporteur says:The Asahi Shimbun...

GENEVA--U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders who meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the next...

 2018-04-26 06:50 

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N. Korea’s elite quit Facebook, hide Net activity, says researcher:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--North Korea's ruling class has in recent months abandoned Western social media sites suc...

 2018-04-26 03:00 

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‘Yuri!!! on Ice’ exhibition brings protagonist to his ‘hometown’:The Asahi Shimbun...

KARATSU, Saga Prefecture--An exhibition tour featuring "Yuri!!! on Ice" will kick off here on April...

 2018-04-26 02:45 

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ANALYSIS: Shire bid marks Takeda’s latest--and biggest--push for global status:The Asahi Shimbun...

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.'s $64-billion bid for London-listed rare disease specialist Shire Plc bols...

 2018-04-26 02:30 

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Vessel for cyclists to debut in October on Seto Inland Sea:The Asahi Shimbun...

Cyclists using the famed island-hopping Setouchi Shimanami Kaido route spanning the Seto Inland Sea...

 2018-04-26 02:25 

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Shire willing to back $64-billion Takeda bid, market signals doubts:The Asahi Shimbun...

LONDON/ NEW YORK/ TOKYO--Rare disease specialist Shire said on Wednesday it was willing to recommend...

 2018-04-26 02:10 

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Amami island chain sounds like paradise in YouTube series:The Asahi Shimbun...

KAGOSHIMA--Chirps of indigenous birds, exotic plants swinging in the breeze, gentle ripples of waves...

 2018-04-26 02:00 

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Ministry to use app to shorten visa application process in China:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Foreign Ministry will introduce an app-based system this fiscal year to speed up the visa applic...

 2018-04-25 13:55 

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Takeda-Shire mega deal fails to lift FTSE amid global gloom:The Asahi Shimbun...

LONDON--The prospect of a 64 billion (9.7 trillion yen) bid for British drug maker Shire failed to...

 2018-04-25 13:50 

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Hanyu meets imperial couple at garden party, talks of rehab:The Asahi Shimbun...

Yuzuru Hanyu, the figure skater who won gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, met Emperor Akihito...

 2018-04-25 13:45 

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Minister admits using official car on a weekday to visit yoga studio:The Asahi Shimbun...

Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi apologized April 25 after a weekly magazine exposed his use of...

 2018-04-25 13:45 

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TV Asahi now defends giving sex-harassment tape to magazine:The Asahi Shimbun...

TV Asahi Corp. said its reporter's handover to an outside party of secret recordings of sexual haras...

 2018-04-25 13:40 

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Mourners mark 13th anniversary of rail disaster that killed 107:The Asahi Shimbun...

AMAGASAKI, Hyogo Prefecture--Survivors and kin of the 107 people killed in a train derailment here i...

 2018-04-25 13:25 

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‘Ghibli Park’ set to open in fiscal 2022, concept images unveiled:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAGOYA--Visitors to the upcoming Studio Ghibli Inc. theme park will wander into a scene reminiscent...

 2018-04-25 12:55 

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Anti-Korean activist indicted for defamation over school rant:The Asahi Shimbun...

KYOTO--An activist who publicly advocated "kicking out" Korean schools has been indicted on a harshe...

 2018-04-25 12:35 

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Kobe Steel under criminal investigation for falsified data:The Asahi Shimbun...

Police and prosecutors have started investigating Kobe Steel Ltd. over its decades of data falsifica...

 2018-04-25 12:32 

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Chinese Perk for Male Coders: Women to Relieve Their Stress:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-04-25 12:19 

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‘We Don’t Perform for People, We Perform for the Gods’:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-04-25 12:10 

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Veteran LDP lawmaker says media trying to ‘crush nation’:The Asahi Shimbun...

Former education minister Hakubun Shimomura has jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire by su...

 2018-04-25 11:50 

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‘What Exactly Do You Fear?’: Students Test Limits of #MeToo in China:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-04-25 11:25 

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SDF officer denies calling politician ‘enemy of the people’:The Asahi Shimbun...

A Self-Defense Forces officer denied calling an opposition lawmaker "an enemy of the people" but adm...

 2018-04-25 11:15 

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The mousse that roared? Dessert at Korea summit angers Japan:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--A dessert planned for the dinner reception following the April 27 inter-Korea summit has not...

 2018-04-25 11:10 

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Foreign citizens subject to forced sterilization under old law:The Asahi Shimbun...

SAPPORO--Forced sterilization under the old eugenics law extended to non-Japanese citizens living in...

 2018-04-25 11:05 

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MLB/ Ohtani shaky as Angels beat Astros 8-7:The Asahi Shimbun...

HOUSTON--Shohei Ohtani didn't have a great start. Mike Trout, Andrelton Simmons and the Los Angeles...

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