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 2022-05-25 05:40 

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The refinery standing between Germany and a Russian oil embargo...

For decades, crude oil piped in from Russia has flowed into a giant refinery in Schwedt, an industrial city on the Oder River, providing jobs ......

 2022-05-25 05:21 

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Indo-Pacific alignment against China still elusive despite Biden trip...

While differences among "the Quad" members over Russia are likely to persist, Biden is also facing headwinds over his plans for economic engagement in the ......

 2022-05-25 05:17 

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Conveyor-belt sushi chains in Japan raise prices amid soaring costs...

The 100 sushi plate has been an icon of conveyor-belt sushi chains for decades, but they are now having difficulties maintaining that price tag....

 2022-05-25 05:10 

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In a remote Thai village, digging for clues to a lost U.S. pilot...

The search for the pilot's remains is part of U.S. efforts to recover missing service members and fulfill the military's promise to bring everyone home....

 2022-05-25 04:46 

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U.N. envoy faces pressure on China trip over new Xinjiang leak...

Reported by a consortium of media, the Xinjiang Police Files showed top leaders in Beijing, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, calling for a forceful crackdown....

 2022-05-25 04:32 

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Another mass shooting, another U.S. gun control debate...

A mass shooting that left at least 19 schoolchildren dead in Texas increased pressure on U.S. politicians to take action over the ubiquity of firearms ......

 2022-05-25 03:33 

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No mention of COVID in Japan's monthly economic report for first time in two years...

"The Japanese economy shows movements of picking up," the Cabinet Office wrote in its assessment, reflecting the continuation of social and economic activities despite the ......

 2022-05-25 03:10 

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Japan tops world tourism ranking despite COVID-19 restrictions...

Japan on Tuesday came out ranking highest on a list of destinations in a 2021 tourism development report by the World Economic Forum, despite the ......

 2022-05-25 02:58 

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ANA to remove self-check-in machines at domestic airports next year...

The move, which entails the removal of 437 machines used for domestic flights, is part of efforts to offer contactless services to reduce costs associated ......

 2022-05-25 02:54 

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Steve Kerr, LeBron James lead sports world's fury after Texas school shooting...

Stars from the NBA and NFL demanded change in the aftermath of the shooting in Uvalde, expressing frustration toward U.S. elected officials who have failed ......

 2022-05-25 02:50 

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Kishida and Modi vow to beef up ties to keep Indo-Pacific free and open...

Tokyo and New Delhi are among the initial members of the Indo-Pacific economic framework that U.S. President Joe Biden launched to balance Beijing's rising economic ......

 2022-05-25 02:42 

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: From 'child of war' to two-term WHO chief...

Tedros has cautioned that a divided world cannot properly address the mountain of health emergencies and challenges before it, including the pandemic....

 2022-05-25 02:42 

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Biden's words on Taiwan leave allies in an awkward spot...

Biden's statement that he would defend Taiwan militarily in any conflict left leaders around the world trying to determine his true thinking and calibrate their ......

 2022-05-25 02:41 

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Takumi Minamino aims to break ground in Champions League final...

The 27-year-old, who has scored 10 goals across all competitions despite limited playing time, would become the first Japanese player in the final of Europe's ......

 2022-05-25 02:41 

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Anger grows with Xi's 'COVID zero' policy following home disinfections...

Home sterilizations have drawn comparisons with the practice of ransacking private property during the Cultural Revolution....

 2022-05-25 02:23 

Japan Times

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities...

Russia is attempting to seize Donetsk and Luhansk, two separatist-claimed provinces in Donbas, and trap Ukrainian forces in a pocket on the main eastern front....

 2022-05-25 02:08 

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Active shooter incidents in U.S. soared 50% last year, FBI says...

The FBI said it had enough information to make an ominous warning about the trends in active shooting incidents in the U.S....

 2022-05-25 02:00 

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"Driving diversity and paving a path for women in Japan" with Kaori Sasaki...

The Japan Times Cube Inc. (representative director: Minako Suematsu) launched Roundtable by The Japan Times, a series of talk events broadcasted in Japan.The English-language events ......

 2022-05-25 01:52 

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England boss Gareth Southgate concerned by rise in fan disorder...

Southgate fears recent incidents are a reflection of growing problems within English society, but he called on soccer authorities to address the issue to avoid ......

 2022-05-25 01:44 

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Eagles' Masahiro Tanaka takes loss against Tigers in Koshien return...

The former New York Yankee became a household name in 2006 when he guided Komazawa University Tomakomai High School to a runner-up finish at the ......

 2022-05-25 01:34 

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Teenage gunman kills 18 children and three adults at Texas elementary school...

The latest episode of U.S. gun violence unfolded 10 days after another youth opened fire with an assault-style rifle at a grocery store in a ......

 2022-05-25 01:20 

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Kill Japan's elderly? A film at Cannes probes a chilling idea....

Chie Hayakawa discusses the disturbing premise for her film "Plan 75" in which older people in Japan can swap their lives for a period of ......

 2022-05-25 01:20 

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Kill Japan's elderly? A film at Cannes probes a chilling idea....

Chie Hayakawa discusses the disturbing premise for her film "Plan 75" in which older people in Japan can swap their lives for a period of ......

 2022-05-25 00:25 

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North Korea launches three apparent ballistic missiles a day after Biden departs Asia...

Japan's defense chief said officials were looking at the possibility that at least one of the weapons tested Wednesday was an ICBM....

 2022-05-24 12:53 

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Tokyo scrambles fighters after Russian and Chinese bombers fly near Japan during 'Quad' summit...

Japan's defense chief called the moves especially "provocative"; given that Tokyo was hosting the summit of leaders from the United States, India, Australia and Japan....

 2022-05-24 11:42 

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Powerful abroad, punished at home: Biden gets presidential whiplash...

While Biden was traveling, a new poll came out showing 39% support, his lowest approval rating yet. The U.S. is up in arms over the ......

 2022-05-24 11:32 

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Japan and Australia leaders meet on fringes of 'Quad' to boost ties...

Japan and Australia have forged closer ties in recent years as China flexes its military muscle....

 2022-05-24 10:08 

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Japan starts trial to reopen border to tourists...

The project will monitor traveler movements and adherence to coronavirus protocols, then use the information to create a plan for tourism's expansion....

 2022-05-24 09:58 

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After three months, host cities struggle to find jobs and homes for Ukraine refugees...

Central European nations like Poland, which had large Ukrainian communities before the war, have been a natural destination for many refugees....

 2022-05-24 09:56 

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Global tensions dominate discussions at 'Quad' leader summit in Tokyo...

Divisions over the invasion of Ukraine contrast with unity on the issue of maritime security, which offered a breakthrough at the meeting....

 2022-05-24 09:30 

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Taiwan kept COVID below 15,000 cases in 2021. Now it has 80,000 a day, testing its 'new model'...

Taiwan's approach stands in contrast with China, where strict measures to control outbreaks have led to the prolonged lockdown of Shanghai and movement curbs in ......

 2022-05-24 09:18 

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Biden's repeated Taiwan remarks could risk triggering the very conflict he seeks to avoid...

Analysts say Biden's assertions may highlight his personal views on Taiwan but warned they could risk eroding confidence in Washington and triggering a conflict with ......

 2022-05-24 09:01 

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Russian official calls out war in a fiery exit...

The mid-level U.N. diplomat became the most prominent Russian official to resign and publicly criticize Putin's war in Ukraine....

 2022-05-24 08:35 

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Understanding the extent of Chinese public support for Russia...

The Chinese public is purported to overwhelmingly be on Russia's side amid the invasion of Ukraine, but there is little appetite for China to play ......

 2022-05-24 08:34 

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Climate won Australia's election. Wielding power will be harder....

Voters have identified their issue. Whether new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese can deliver is an open question....

 2022-05-24 08:30 

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Town in Yamaguchi recovers around 90% of 46.3 million sent to resident by mistake...

The 24-year-old resident was arrested for alleged computer fraud after failing to return the money and telling his lawyer he had spent it all on ......

 2022-05-24 08:30 

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The IPEF, already a tough sell for Biden at home, seen as limited in scope...

American businesses continue to look on jealously at an existing major Asia-Pacific trade pact, which they say offers greater precision and economic impact....

 2022-05-24 08:22 

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Netflix goes to 'Tollywood' and beyond for long-sought India growth...

CEO Reed Hastings predicted its next 100 million subscribers would come from India. But so far it has just 5 to 6 million, according to ......

 2022-05-24 08:19 

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COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 3,271 new cases as week-on-week fall continues...

The seven-day average of new infections in the capital came to 3,453.9 on Tuesday, compared with 3,753.7 a week earlier....

 2022-05-24 07:33 

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One country, two systems: One lawmaker's vision for the 'Nation of Okinawa'...

The late Kosuke Uehara wrote his ideas in the 1990s, when many Japanese people were drawing their attention to continuing hardships faced by people in ......

 2022-05-24 06:35 

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Japan steps up drive to secure volunteer firefighters...

As of April 1, 2021, the number of volunteer firefighters across the nation stood at 804,877, after falling by 10,000 or more in each of ......

 2022-05-24 06:22 

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Roma and Feyenoord hoping to turn corner in Conference League final...

Starved of success in recent years, both teams will travel to Tirana knowing they will be backed to the hilt for the climax to a ......

 2022-05-24 06:20 

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Life expectancy falling in Okinawa, especially for men...

Okinawa had the longest average life expectancy among Japan's 47 prefectures in 1980 for men and women, but both have slipped down the rankings....

 2022-05-24 06:04 

Japan Times

North Korea says no new fever deaths as COVID-19 situation is under control...

The COVID-19 wave, which North Korea first declared on May 12, has fueled concerns over a lack of vaccines, inadequate medical infrastructure and a potential ......

 2022-05-24 05:55 

Japan Times

Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Myanmar, dozens dead or missing...

There are around 600,000 Rohingya Muslims left in the country, where U.N investigators say a military crackdown has shown 'genocidal intent.'...

 2022-05-24 05:41 

Japan Times

Sunken Hokkaido tour boat falls deeper into sea during efforts to bring it to shore...

The sightseeing boat sank off Hokkaido a month ago, leaving 14 people dead and 12 missing....

 2022-05-24 05:14 

Japan Times

To use rather than collect: The second coming of NFTs...

Organizations are increasingly using the tokens to enable exclusive access to products and services in the real and virtual worlds....

 2022-05-24 05:05 

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Naomi Osaka unsure on Wimbledon participation after WTA sanction...

The four-time Grand Slam winner's criticism comes after the tournament was stripped of its ranking points in the wake of its decision to exclude Russian ......

 2022-05-24 04:50 

Japan Times

Japanese formula-makers consider exporting product to the U.S. amid shortage...

The agriculture ministry has contacted five baby formula manufacturers to see if it's possible to export their products to the U.S., which is experiencing a ......

 2022-05-24 04:32 

Japan Times

Jayson Tatum stars as Celtics rout Heat to square series...

The game was effectively won in the first two quarters as Boston punished a strangely subdued start by Miami to race to an unassailable lead....

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