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 2018-01-22 12:45 

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50 years after key battles, Mattis seeks closer U.S.-Vietnam ties:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, D...

 2018-01-22 12:40 

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LDP-backed candidate loses in mayoral race in Okinawa:The Asahi Shimbun...

NANJO, Okinawa Prefecture--For the first time in a mayoral election in this prefecture since Takeshi...

 2018-01-22 12:15 

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Evacuees take cover at 1st ballistic missile drill in Tokyo:The Asahi Shimbun...

At the first evacuation drill in central Tokyo to help prepare for a potential ballistic missile att...

 2018-01-22 12:05 

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Abe pledges to deal with pay, status inequality in work force:The Asahi Shimbun...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underscored his goal of narrowing an inequality that has proved a divisive...

 2018-01-22 11:50 

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Mayon volcano explodes in Philippines, alert level raised to 4:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray colum...

 2018-01-22 11:40 

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Heavy snow warning issued for Tokyo wards as peak nears:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Japan Meteorological Agency on Jan. 22 issued a heavy snow warning for Tokyo's 23 wards and Tama...

 2018-01-22 11:10 

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Supercomputer whiz accused of fraud now faces tax investigation:The Asahi Shimbun...

Tokyo prosecutors are building a tax evasion case against the former president of a supercomputer co...

 2018-01-22 11:00 

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Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case:The Asahi Shimbun...

HANOI--A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese g...

 2018-01-22 10:40 

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Students enjoy coming-of-age ritual in bright historical outfits:The Asahi Shimbun...

Young people went back in time a thousand years to come of age at a Tokyo university on Jan. 20.Fort...

 2018-01-22 09:45 

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Osunaarashi suspected of driving without license in crash:The Asahi Shimbun...

Police are investigating allegations that sumo wrestler Osunaarashi was driving without a license an...

 2018-01-22 09:40 

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Snowy village all charm and calm as illumination event kicks off:The Asahi Shimbun...

SHIRAKAWA, Gifu Prefecture--Snow chaos may have been predicted for Tokyo on Jan. 22, but it was a di...

 2018-01-22 09:00 

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S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as North Korea band leader passes:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Dozens of conservative activists attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim J...

 2018-01-22 08:45 

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Tokyo meeting forges ahead with TPP talks even as Canada wavers:The Asahi Shimbun...

As trade officials gather in Tokyo this week to try and forge ahead with a trade pact that U.S. Pres...

 2018-01-22 08:25 

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EDITORIAL: Backing Hitachi nuke project in Britain risks taxpayer money:The Asahi Shimbun...

Using taxpayer money to help finance a company's project to build a new nuclear power plant overseas...

 2018-01-22 08:15 

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VOX POPULI: Doomsday cult’s evils were not so far removed from society:The Asahi Shimbun...

In the year following the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult's sarin nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway sys...

 2018-01-22 07:05 

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OLYMPICS/ Joint Olympic training visit may be boon to North Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Korea's offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of...

 2018-01-22 06:30 

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Philippines won’t be embroiled in U.S.-China sea spat--Manila:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines said Sunday that it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the United S...

 2018-01-22 04:40 

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France withdraws Paris bid for 2025 World Expo:The Asahi Shimbun...

PARIS--France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris's candidacy to host th...

 2018-01-22 03:00 

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Plumbers make a splash with toilet art inspired by post-3/11 misery:The Asahi Shimbun...

SENDAI--Japanese toilets may be world-renowned for their technology and complexity, but a small plum...

 2018-01-22 02:10 

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Portrait that could be of ‘last samurai’ turns up in Kagoshima:The Asahi Shimbun...

KAGOSHIMA--No verifiable photograph of...

 2018-01-22 02:00 

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Hosoda turns to brother-sister ties in anime film ‘Mirai no Mirai’:The Asahi Shimbun...

"Mirai no Mirai" (Mirai of the future), the latest offering from critically acclaimed anime director...

 2018-01-21 13:40 

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Seoul says North's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean...

 2018-01-21 13:30 

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TABLE TENNIS/ Harimoto, 14, beats Mizutani to be youngest to win Japan title:The Asahi Shimbun...

Fourteen-year-old table tennis sensation Tomokazu Harimoto became the first junior high school stude...

 2018-01-21 12:55 

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Naha's busy street off-limits as wartime bomb cleared:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAHA--A usually bustling main street in central Naha was temporarily cleared out on Jan. 20 as Groun...

 2018-01-21 12:40 

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Distrust grows as NHK flip-flops on Dec. 31 video of Namie Amuro:The Asahi Shimbun...

Criticisms are rising to a crescendo about Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK)'s handling of video footag...

 2018-01-21 11:27 

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At Birthplace of China’s Bomb, Secrets Haunt the Ruins:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-01-21 10:49 

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New York Set to Acquire the Next Generation of Subway Cars:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-01-21 10:00 

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Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Koreans seem generally happy they'll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren'...

 2018-01-21 09:05 

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Ice monsters offer winter scare at Zao Onsen ski resort:The Asahi Shimbun...

YAMAGATA--Skiers and snowboarders paused on their runs down the mountain as glimpses of "juhyo" ice...

 2018-01-21 07:25 

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Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into...

 2018-01-21 07:15 

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Heavy snow in the forecast for Tokyo area from Jan. 22-23:The Asahi Shimbun...

Snow may accumulate in Tokyo and surrounding areas between Jan. 22 and 23, possibly wreaking havoc o...

 2018-01-21 03:20 

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OLYMPICS/ Medals unlikely as 22 N. Koreans head to Pyeongchang:The Asahi Shimbun...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics ne...

 2018-01-21 03:10 

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IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports:The Asahi Shimbun...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean a...

 2018-01-21 03:00 

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North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular g...

 2018-01-21 02:20 

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Daily goods from A-bombed area on display in Hiroshima:The Asahi Shimbun...

HIROSHIMA--Daily necessities excavated near ground zero of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima provide i...

 2018-01-21 02:10 

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Beloved theater in Nagano keeps the reels rolling after 100 years:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAGANO--The Nagano Aioi-za Roxy, believed to be Japan's oldest movie theater, marked its 100th anniv...

 2018-01-21 02:00 

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ANIME NEWS: 'Captain Tsubasa' to get ball rolling on TV in April:The Asahi Shimbun...

Yoichi Takahashi's legendary soccer manga "Captain Tsubasa" will return to the small screen in a fre...

 2018-01-20 13:45 

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Top court deals blow to state with ruling on data disclosure:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Supreme Court on Jan. 19 ordered the state to partially disclose documents on expenditures from...

 2018-01-20 13:30 

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Executions in Aum crimes draw closer with last case closed:The Asahi Shimbun...

All final legal avenues against former members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult are exhausted with...

 2018-01-20 13:20 

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India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir frontier:The Asahi Shimbun...

SRINAGAR, India--Indian officials said Pakistani troops opened fire Saturday along their volatile fr...

 2018-01-20 12:40 

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Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount:The Asahi Shimbun...

YANGON--Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who h...

 2018-01-20 12:10 

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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking:The Asahi Shimbun...

BANGKOK--Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled...

 2018-01-20 12:05 

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China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty:The Asahi Shimbun...

SHANGHAI--China's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters wit...

 2018-01-20 12:00 

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TENNIS/ Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating:The Asahi Shimbun...

MELBOURNE--Japan';s Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a gra...

 2018-01-20 11:10 

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South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Korea on Saturday requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to se...

 2018-01-20 11:05 

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Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake:The Asahi Shimbun...

BANGALORE, India--Thousands of Indian troops battled for hours a huge fire emanating from a highly p...

 2018-01-20 11:00 

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Cambodia’s detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement:The Asahi Shimbun...

PHNOM PENH--Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, fou...

 2018-01-20 10:50 

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Train drama as young woman gives birth at station in Chiba:The Asahi Shimbun...

Help was at hand, literally, when an expectant mother's water broke, and the woman sitting next to h...

 2018-01-20 09:25 

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Melted nuclear fuel seen inside No. 2 reactor at Fukushima plant:The Asahi Shimbun...

A remote-controlled camera captured what appears to be melted fuel inside a reactor of the stricken...

 2018-01-20 08:50 

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EDITORIAL: Japan must help new arrivals master basics of our language:The Asahi Shimbun...

The number of foreign nationals who call Japan home topped 2.4 million last year, up more than 400,0...

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