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 2022-12-04 01:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

Craft sake grows in popularity in Japan...

HAMAMATSU, Japan -- Sake is having a makeover in Japan. The traditional spirit brewed with fermented rice is going the way of craft beer and shed...

 2022-12-04 01:33 

NHK

Messi scores as Argentina reaches quarterfinals...

In the men's football World Cup, Argentina faced Australia on Saturday as the knockout stage got underway at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium near Doha.Argentine superstar Lionel Messi led his team into the quarterfinals, scoring the first goal in a 2-1 win....

 2022-12-04 01:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong green campaigners find brownfield sites expanding into northern New Territories' nature conservation areas...

Site checks and comparisons with satellite photos show brownfield areas expanded by more than five hectares....

 2022-12-04 01:30 

South China Morning Post

Russian e-commerce giant Ozon woos Chinese cross-border sellers to fill gap left by exodus of Western brands...

Ozon sees a 'window of opportunity' for Chinese merchants in Russia as Western brands retreat, and as e-commerce infrastructure improves....

 2022-12-04 01:28 

The Mainichi

Retro Japan: Hokkaido Museum harmonizes with surrounding nature in large forest 2022/12/4...
 2022-12-04 01:28 

The Mainichi

US knocked out of World Cup, loses to the Netherlands 3-1...
 2022-12-04 01:28 

The Mainichi

German foreign minister's letter inspires Nagasaki hibakusha to keep sharing story 2022/12/4...
 2022-12-04 01:28 

The Mainichi

Kyoto craftsman eyes overseas market to pass on kimono decor tradition 2022/12/4...
 2022-12-04 01:28 

The Mainichi

Meet your match? Spot the difference #31 2022/12/4...
 2022-12-04 01:28 

The Mainichi

Russian nuclear threats behind Finland NATO move: foreign minister...
 2022-12-04 01:06 

RTHK News

Anti-obesity drug shows promise in trials...

Amgen Inc's experimental obesity drug demonstrated promising durability trends in an early trial, paving the way for a larger mid-stage study early ne......

 2022-12-04 01:00 

South China Morning Post

'Airborne baby killer': 64,000 die in womb each year as a result of polluted air in China despite official efforts to tackle problem...

A new Peking University study has discovered that 64,000 babies die in the womb each year as a result of fine-particulate pollution in China, the first time a figure has been calculated of actual death toll....

 2022-12-04 00:58 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases under 50,000 on weekend...

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 50,000 on Sun......

 2022-12-04 00:54 

South China Morning Post

Ukraine war: Zelensky criticises oil price cap on Russian supplies; Kremlin rejects restrictions...

With the cap set at US$60 per barrel, too much money continues to flow into Russia's budget and thus into the war against his country, Zelensky said. Russian authorities threatened to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it....

 2022-12-04 00:48 

NHK

Japan's coach Moriyasu may stay after FIFA World Cup in Qatar...

The head of the Japan Football Association says the coach of Japan's national team may stay in his post after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Moriyasu Hajime's current contract expires at the end of the tournament....

 2022-12-04 00:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

Taiwan's nonprofit news outlet cuts through island's media noise...

TAIPEI -- Editor-in-Chief Sherry Lee's desk isn't big enough to hold the 119 awards her publication, The Reporter, has earned in its seven years of ex...

 2022-12-04 00:35 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 60 COVID-19 deaths, total now at 30,729: KDCA...
 2022-12-04 00:32 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 46,564 new COVID-19 cases: KDCA...
 2022-12-04 00:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

HK$5,000 to disinfect a room? Hong Kong hotel refunds 'cleaning fee' for guest who tested positive for Covid-19...

Daughter-in-law of Australian couple insists they were only told about 'cleaning fee' when they arrived from Sydney....

 2022-12-04 00:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

South China Sea: as US eyes a Subic Bay return, was Chinese 'coercion' of Philippines the reason?...

The Philippines could soon welcome back American troops to a South China Sea-facing port the US gave up 30 years ago. Beijing is sure to find the deal 'disconcerting', but observers say it drove Manila into Washington's arms....

 2022-12-04 00:30 

Yonhap News

(News Focus) Faltering exports hurt S. Korea's growth momentum, no improvement in sight...

By Oh Seok-min SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is experiencing sluggish exports an......

 2022-12-04 00:27 

Taiwan News

Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy wants lower Russian oil price cap...

Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy wants lower Russian oil price cap | 2022-12-03 19:27:00...

 2022-12-04 00:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

In crowded, consumerist Hong Kong, can we learn to build and live with less?...

Building more efficiently would minimise waste and maximise space. And when we understand that the most essential things are not material goods taking up space, we can re-evaluate how much living area we really need....

 2022-12-04 00:00 

South China Morning Post

How China's zero-Covid policy has pushed people, economy to the brink...

Support and acceptance of zero-Covid policy is increasingly waning as economic upheaval takes a mounting toll on people from all walks of life in China, from its urban dwellers to nomadic herdsmen....

 2022-12-03 23:50 

Japan Times

Sweet Sudachi is ready for his moment in the spotlight...

Sudachi is a chill cat who may have gone unnoticed because he's a bit too sweet and relaxed. That doesn't mean he's not itching to ......

 2022-12-03 23:45 

Japan Times

Japan Times 1997: 160 nations adopt Kyoto Protocol...

Environmental concerns hit the front pages of newspapers in 1997, with the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol, and 1922, when residents tried to appease an ......

 2022-12-03 23:30 

South China Morning Post

Iran begins construction on nuclear power plant, state media reports...

The new 300-megawatt plant, known as Karoon, will be located in Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province and will take eight years to build and cost around US$2 billion, state media reported....

 2022-12-03 23:30 

South China Morning Post

Iran begins construction on nuclear plant, state media reports...

The new 300-megawatt plant, known as Karoon, will be located in Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province and will take eight years to build and cost around US$2 billion, state media reported....

 2022-12-03 23:00 

Japan Times

Recipe: Sesame gateau...

"Gateau" is one of those words we use when we want to sound fancy. Evoking elaborate construction and delicate decoration, the term simply means "cake." ......

 2022-12-03 23:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) U.N. agency concerned about worsening of N. Korea's human rights situation amid escalated tensions...

By Yi Wonju SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- The new head of the U.N. human rights agency's......

 2022-12-03 22:55 

Japan Times

At Akai, tranquil dining without distractions...

Minutes from the sacred island of Miyajima, chef Kenji Akai's cuisine showcases its own divine simplicity....

 2022-12-03 22:45 

South China Morning Post

China is at the centre of Asia's struggle for water security...

Massive dam-building projects aimed at strengthening China's water supply are a major concern for neighbouring countries. As a regional leader and 'upstream superpower', it is up to Beijing to establish fair and sustainable mechanisms for cros...

 2022-12-03 22:43 

NHK

Christmas tree lit up in Bethlehem...

A giant Christmas tree has been lit up in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, which is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ....

 2022-12-03 22:34 

South China Morning Post

Historic crown to be modified for King Charles' coronation in May...

he 17th-century St Edward's Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, was last worn by Queen Elizabeth at her coronation in 1953....

 2022-12-03 22:34 

South China Morning Post

Historic crown to be modified for King Charles’ coronation...

he 17th-century St Edward's Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, was last worn by Queen Elizabeth at her coronation in 1953....

 2022-12-03 22:31 

Taiwan News

Britain arrests 'wealthy Russian businessman' in London...

Britain arrests 'wealthy Russian businessman' in London | 2022-12-03 17:31:00...

 2022-12-03 22:15 

Ecns.cn

Culture fact: Chinese tea culture...
 2022-12-03 22:11 

Ecns.cn

In numbers: China's tea industry at a glance...
 2022-12-03 22:00 

South China Morning Post

China sets ambitious Covid-19 vaccination targets, officials say...

Beijing wants 90 per cent of those aged 80 and above to get first jab by late January, tackling a major barrier to reopening and reviving the economy, sources say....

 2022-12-03 22:00 

Yonhap News

(World Cup) Sonny vs. Neymar in battle of stars in round of 16...

By Yoo Jee-ho DOHA, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- For South Korean captain Son Heung-min, the round......

 2022-12-03 22:00 

South China Morning Post

China sets ambitious Covid-19 vaccination targets, officials say...

Beijing wants 90 per cent of those aged 80 and above to get first jab by late January, tackling a major barrier to reopening and reviving the economy, sources say....

 2022-12-03 21:37 

Ecns.cn

Comicomment: Gunshots shatter illusion of US-style human rights...
 2022-12-03 21:27 

The Mainichi

Haiku Classic: Dec. 4, 2022 -- Matter-of-fact-ness...
 2022-12-03 21:14 

South China Morning Post

Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China, needs military strength...

China 'is the only country with both the will and, increasingly, the power to reshape its region and the international order to suit its authoritarian preferences,' Austin said. 'We will not let that happen.'...

 2022-12-03 20:56 

Ecns.cn

Cradle of Civilization: Ancient Luoyang City of the Sui and Tang Dynasties...

The ancient Luoyang City of the Sui and Tang dynasties is now part of Luoyang City and its outskirts in Henan Province. Built in 605, the ancient city was the eastern capital of the Sui and Tang dynasties....

 2022-12-03 20:45 

NHK

Atomic bomb survivor calls for world without nuclear weapons...

A survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima has again called for the total abolition of nuclear weapons....

 2022-12-03 20:24 

Taiwan News

South Korea: Ex-national security chief arrested...

South Korea: Ex-national security chief arrested | 2022-12-03 15:24:00...

 2022-12-03 20:05 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan plans crash program to build gas-fired power plants...

TOKYO -- Japan is seeking to enlist private companies in a program to boost the country's natural gas-fired power capacity by the equivalen...

 2022-12-03 20:05 

Nikkei Asian Review

'Guerrilla' influencers are pushing Chinese propaganda on YouTube...

Fergus Ryan is a senior analyst in the international cyberpolicy center of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. A cursory glance at the Chinese-...

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