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 2018-07-20 13:50 

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Japan beefs up child welfare measures after abuse death:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within fi...

 2018-07-20 13:20 

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Gunmen kill radio commentator, escape in Philippines:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--A Filipino radio commentator was shot about a dozen times as he was leaving for work Friday...

 2018-07-20 13:15 

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Asahi’s request for information disclosure was leaked to Noda:The Asahi Shimbun...

Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda was tipped off about The Asahi Shimbun's information disclosure...

 2018-07-20 13:05 

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Kansai a major battleground for gas and electric utilities:The Asahi Shimbun...

OSAKA--Retail power and gas heavyweights Kansai Electric Power and Osaka Gas are locked in a struggl...

 2018-07-20 12:55 

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Schools find ways to prevent heatstroke at closing assembly:The Asahi Shimbun...

Although students at Fukagawa High School in Tokyo's Koto Ward couldn't see their principal, he foun...

 2018-07-20 12:05 

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South Korea’s ex-president Park handed 8 more years in prison:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an ad...

 2018-07-20 11:55 

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Only 24 of 70 beaches reopen to public since 2011 tsunami:The Asahi Shimbun...

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--A public beach officially opened here July 20 for the first time in...

 2018-07-20 11:49 

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China Is a Climate Leader but Still Isn’t Doing Enough on Emissions, Report Says:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-07-20 11:30 

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Cambodia vote monitor groups led by Hun Sen’s son, ‘ambassador’:The Asahi Shimbun...

PHNOM PENH--Three of the groups approved to monitor Cambodia's election have close ties to Prime Min...

 2018-07-20 11:15 

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Singaporean exec charged with violating N. Korea sanctions:The Asahi Shimbun...

SINGAPORE--A Singaporean company official has been charged for allegedly supplying luxury goods to N...

 2018-07-20 11:10 

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Global slavery report slams N. Korea, repressive regimes:The Asahi Shimbun...

LONDON--Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed...

 2018-07-20 11:05 

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U.N. diplomats: Russia and China block U.S. on North Korea oil:The Asahi Shimbun...

UNITED NATIONS--Russia and China blocked the United States on Thursday from getting the United Natio...

 2018-07-20 10:30 

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Swimming finals get midmorning slot at Tokyo 2020 for U.S. TV:The Asahi Shimbun...

Swimming finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in unusual midmorning timeslots, an initiall...

 2018-07-20 09:50 

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Japan, China set to work out joint development projects:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan and China plan to hold the first meeting of a committee in Beijing in September to discuss eco...

 2018-07-20 09:45 

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Vietnam to deport American detained during mass protests:The Asahi Shimbun...

HANOI--A Vietnamese court has ordered the deportation of an American man of Vietnamese descent detai...

 2018-07-20 08:50 

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MLB/ Angels’ Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin throwing again:The Asahi Shimbun...

ANAHEIM, California--The Los Angeles Angels say two-way star Shohei Ohtani's elbow ligament is conti...

 2018-07-20 08:35 

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China’s sharp fall in yuan slows as big banks seen selling dollars:The Asahi Shimbun...

SHANGHAI--China's yuan plunged to a more than one year low against the dollar on Friday after the ce...

 2018-07-20 08:15 

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Pyongyang puts reunion of war separated families in doubt:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not ha...

 2018-07-20 07:55 

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Hayabusa 2 finds large rocks scattered on asteroid Ryugu:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Hayabusa 2 space probe discovered many boulders scattered on the asteroid Ryugu, suggesting it w...

 2018-07-20 07:55 

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N. Korea economy declines at sharpest rate in 20 years in 2017:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korea's economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea's c...

 2018-07-20 07:25 

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VOX POPULI: School closures do not have to equal no future for Japan’s cities:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japanese writer Hiroki Takahashi's novel "Okuribi" (ceremonial fires to send off spirits returning t...

 2018-07-20 07:20 

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EDITORIAL: Swift action needed to ensure sustainability of Japanese eels:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Japanese have long embraced the tradition of eating broiled eel on the midsummer day of the Ox,...

 2018-07-20 07:00 

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Macau authorities adopt over 600 greyhounds from closed dog track:The Asahi Shimbun...

HONG KONG--Authorities in Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, said they will care for more than...

 2018-07-20 04:00 

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Death from overwork still leaving its stamp on corporate life:The Asahi Shimbun...

Death from overwork remains a blot on Japan's corporate culture that appears to be here to stay.In f...

 2018-07-20 03:50 

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China boosts liquidity, set for more policy easing as trade war threatens economy:The Asahi Shimbun...

SHANGHAI--Chinese policymakers are pumping more liquidity into the financial system and channelling...

 2018-07-20 03:40 

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Auto industry urges US to hit brakes on proposed car tariffs:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump's plans to consid...

 2018-07-20 02:00 

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Cannes winner Kore-eda says he will not give in to public criticism:The Asahi Shimbun...

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda has weathered criticism since his film...

 2018-07-20 01:00 

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ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray:The Asahi Shimbun...

parched earth-- I set seascape wallpaper on my phone--Vandana Parashar (Chandimandir, India)* * *Soa...

 2018-07-19 13:55 

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Electoral reform bill passed amid cries of LDP shenanigans:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Diet on July 18 passed a bill that will expand the Upper House by six seats despite heavy critic...

 2018-07-19 13:45 

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Japan prosecutors charge Kobe Steel in fake data scandal:The Asahi Shimbun...

Prosecutors charged major steelmaker Kobe Steel Thursday with violating laws overseeing competition...

 2018-07-19 13:30 

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Icy vending machine rolls out free drinks for SNS exposure:The Asahi Shimbun...

Amid the sweltering summer heat, about 300 parched people cooled down with a chilled Coca-Cola Clear...

 2018-07-19 13:20 

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Keita Asari, founder of Shiki Theater, dies in Tokyo at age 85:The Asahi Shimbun...

Keita Asari, founder of the famed Shiki Theater that features adaptations of long-running Broadway a...

 2018-07-19 13:05 

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Noda denies she put pressure on FSA in probe on cryptocurrency:The Asahi Shimbun...

Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda brushed off suggestions July 19 that she meddled in an investig...

 2018-07-19 12:30 

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Water scooter hero rescues 120 residents from Mabicho flood:The Asahi Shimbun...

KURASHIKI, Okayama Prefecture--A young man with a water scooter returned to his hometown and rescued...

 2018-07-19 12:25 

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Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya:The Asahi Shimbun...

BANGKOK--The Myanmar military has systematically prepared for attacks on Rohingya Muslims, confiscat...

 2018-07-19 12:20 

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Tongue-lashings from Kim show shift in focus to N. Korean economy:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's strident rebukes of officials during recent trips to indust...

 2018-07-19 11:39 

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The Hard Road of the Japanese Documentary Maker:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-07-19 11:35 

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Legoland Japan cuts entry prices, introduces high, low season rates:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAGOYA--Legoland Japan theme park here is slashing its prices to increase visitor numbers after crit...

 2018-07-19 11:29 

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South Korean Court Orders Big Payouts to Families of Ferry Victims:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-07-19 11:15 

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Sanyo Line reopening set for November, other routes in doubt:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Sanyo Line in the flood-devastated Chugoku region will be back up and running in November, West...

 2018-07-19 09:30 

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After cave rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple:The Asahi Shimbun...

CHIANG RAI, Thailand--The Thai soccer boys and their coach began their first day back home with thei...

 2018-07-19 09:15 

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Japan’s June trade surplus jumps, while U.S. dealings slip:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japan's trade surplus jumped 66 percent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China...

 2018-07-19 09:15 

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Trial run for self-driving taxi starts in August in central Tokyo:The Asahi Shimbun...

A self-driving taxi will carry passengers in test runs on public roads in central Tokyo for the firs...

 2018-07-19 09:10 

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Malaysia arrests 7 people over suspected IS militant links:The Asahi Shimbun...

KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including...

 2018-07-19 08:35 

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EDITORIAL: Anti-smoking law just a small 1st step, given the global trend:The Asahi Shimbun...

New legislation to ban smoking inside public places does little to ease concerns about the well-docu...

 2018-07-19 08:20 

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OLYMPICS/ IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program:The Asahi Shimbun...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the IOC added seven m...

 2018-07-19 08:15 

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Vermont signs sister state pact with Tottori Prefecture:The Asahi Shimbun...

MONTPELIER, Vermont--Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott has signed a sister state agreement with...

 2018-07-19 08:10 

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Tennessee zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws:The Asahi Shimbun...

DUNLAP, Tennessee--Robert Kwasnik has a zipper problem--and it has come to the attention of the high...

 2018-07-19 08:00 

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VOX POPULI: Wearable aircon and other fresh ideas to help us beat brutal heat:The Asahi Shimbun...

Liking the no-nonsense event name of...

 2018-07-19 07:55 

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Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of remains:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead...

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