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 2021-07-30 11:06 

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Japan gives U.S. women's basketball team early trouble but 'bad habits' sting in loss...

A'Ja Wilson scored a game-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds as Team USA pulled away from Japan after a tight first quarter to pick ......

 2021-07-30 10:17 

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Health ministry panel approves AstraZeneca's vaccine for people 40 and over...

The panel also backed a proposal to make the shot available to people under age 40 who wish to get AstraZeneca's jab or who are ......

 2021-07-30 10:04 

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Out from the shadows and into the spotlight: U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee has her moment...

Lee, who overcame injury in 2019 and the loss of two family members to COVID-19, put her own talent on display for all to see ......

 2021-07-30 09:57 

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Prosecutors to reinvestigate ex-PM Shinzo Abe over funding meals for supporters...

Receptions were hosted at two luxury hotels in Tokyo between 2013 and 2019 on the eve of government-sponsored annual cherry blossom viewing parties....

 2021-07-30 09:54 

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Judoka Akira Sone wins Japan's 16th gold of the Games, tying national record...

Sone threw another gold medal on top of the impressive pile Japan has built on the judo mat at the Tokyo Olympics with a win ......

 2021-07-30 09:42 

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Japanese skateboarders hope Olympics will mark a turning point...

Skateboarding is often perceived as an activity for rebellious teenagers, but devotees of the sport hope that gold medals by Japanese athletes at the Tokyo ......

 2021-07-30 09:12 

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South Korea's An San brushes off hairstyle critics to win third gold...

Top-seeded An held her nerve as both her final and semifinal went to shootoffs, downing Elena Osipova of the Russian Olympic Committee to take gold....

 2021-07-30 08:31 

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Thrilling — and dangerous — nature of BMX on full display at Tokyo Games...

For fans of extreme sports, BMX racing is surely in the top tier as one of the most exciting competitions to watch at the Tokyo ......

 2021-07-30 08:20 

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U.S. swimmer Ryan Murphy's suggestion of doping darkens mood at the pool...

Murphy lost the second of his Rio backstroke titles to Russian Evgeny Rylov at the 2020 Olympics on Friday and the U.S. swimmer then suggested ......

 2021-07-30 08:03 

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Female sprinters start Tokyo Olympics athletics with a bang...

Despite empty stands, world records are bound to be broken....

 2021-07-30 08:01 

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Tennis chief says sport needs to do more for players' mental health...

Tennis governing bodies take mental health issues extremely seriously but are aware that more needs to be done to support players in that area, David ......

 2021-07-30 08:00 

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Tokyo reports 3,300 new COVID-19 cases...

The seven-day average of new cases in the capital came to 2,501.4 cases, compared to 1,386 a week earlier....

 2021-07-30 07:34 

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Zhu Xueying leads China one-two in women's trampoline as Japan's Hikaru Mori stumbles...

Zhu grabbed gold with a score of 56.635 with compatriot Lui Lingling, the 2014 world champion, just .285 behind to snatch silver....

 2021-07-30 06:59 

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Japan's Arisa Higashino and Yuta Watanabe win bronze in mixed doubles badminton...

Watanabe and Higashino secured a spot on the podium by defeating Hong Kong pair Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet 21-17, 23-21 at Musashino Forest Sport ......

 2021-07-30 06:24 

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Japan's industrial output rose 6.2% on month in June...

The rise was buoyed by a recovery in production of autos and semiconductor-making equipment....

 2021-07-30 05:41 

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Sydney readies for the army as lockdown fails to squash delta outbreak...

Sydney's poorest neighborhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city's toughest and longest lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-30 05:22 

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Why U.S. and European TV audiences are tuning out the Tokyo Games...

TV viewership is up in Japan and Australia, but a downtrend is clear elsewhere....

 2021-07-30 05:11 

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Japan and U.S. were informed by Seoul on reopening of inter-Korean communications...

With North Korea keeping its borders closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, South Korea hopes to hold inter-Korean consultations online....

 2021-07-30 05:03 

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Japan's June jobless rate improved to 2.9% after virus emergency was lifted...

Despite the improved numbers, a newly expanded state of emergency will cloud the employment outlook going forward....

 2021-07-30 04:20 

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Myanmar democracy movement moves out of jailed Suu Kyi's shadow...

For many still fighting, the revolution must go further than the movement the Nobel laureate led decades ago, permanently rooting out the military's dominance in ......

 2021-07-30 03:58 

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Toshihide Masukawa, 2008 Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 81...

As well as his theory on elementary particles, the scientist was known for being involved in activities to protect Japan's pacifist constitution and other peace ......

 2021-07-30 03:50 

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Olympic athletes are testing rules and taking a knee for Black Lives Matter...

The pickup in demonstrations follows the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to relax decades-old restrictions on athlete expression....

 2021-07-30 03:46 

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Olympic tone shifts in Japan as medal success outshines concerns...

Analysis has shown positive remarks on Twitter about the Olympics have risen significantly since the opening ceremony on June 23....

 2021-07-30 03:43 

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International panel backs raising catch quotas for large bluefin tuna...

Japan had called for expanding catch quotas by 20% for bluefin tuna weighing less than 30 kilograms as well, but the panel rejected that proposal....

 2021-07-30 03:28 

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Biden steps up efforts to fight virus surge fueled by delta variant...

The U.S. will ask every federal worker to either declare they are fully vaccinated or wear masks and be tested....

 2021-07-30 03:19 

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Danish badminton ace Viktor Axelsen says Kento Momota will bounce back after shock defeat...

Momota was eliminated in the first round on Wednesday night, losing to unseeded South Korean Heo Kwang-hee to end his gold medal bid after just ......

 2021-07-30 03:12 

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Japan's Daiya Seto finishes fourth in 200-meter IM, fails to win medal in Tokyo...

Seto touched in 1 minute, 56.22 seconds, 1.22 behind the gold medalist Wang Shun of China and 0.05 behind bronze medalist Jeremy Desplanches of Switzerland....

 2021-07-30 02:48 

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Tokyo Olympics see record 27 new COVID-19 cases...

The 27 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 220, include three athletes, according to the Tokyo Organizing Committee....

 2021-07-30 02:39 

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A tale of two cities: In the 'bubble' and the Tokyo outside...

While the athletes village and Olympic press center represent a huge, strict COVID-19 control zone, the residents of the capital are living life largely as ......

 2021-07-30 02:38 

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South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker shatters world record to win women's 200-meter breaststroke...

The 24-year-old timed 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds to better the 2:19.11 set by Denmark's Rikke Moller Pedersen in 2013....

 2021-07-30 02:38 

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BOJ against 'unstoppable' direct finance after 2011 quake, minutes show...

Masaaki Shirakawa, then-BOJ governor, warned that the central bank directly financing government spending would risk a sharp rise in inflation and undermine fiscal discipline....

 2021-07-30 02:14 

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Doctors and nurses targeted in brutal Myanmar crackdown, U.N. warns...

There are hundreds of outstanding arrest warrants for health care workers who have been targeted for brutal treatment by the regime....

 2021-07-30 01:54 

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Japan proposes adding four prefectures to COVID-19 emergency...

The move, expected to be formally announced later Friday, comes after daily cases nationwide topped 10,000 for the first time on Thursday....

 2021-07-30 01:38 

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International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian module...

The crew members — a Japanese astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts, three NASA astronauts and an astronaut from France — were never in immediate danger, ......

 2021-07-30 01:22 

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U.S. aims to shore up Philippine ties as troop pact future lingers...

Ties have been complicated by Rodrigo Duterte's rise to power in 2016 and his frequent condemnation of American foreign policy....

 2021-07-30 01:00 

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Gold, silver and bronze aren't just words for the Olympics...

With all the talk about gold, silver and bronze medals, take a look at some metal-related vocabulary that you can use even when the Games ......

 2021-07-30 00:25 

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Singapore's angst over expats forces simmering political debate...

The government is under pressure to explain its approach right as the country is trying to stoke post-pandemic growth....

 2021-07-29 23:56 

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No damage or injures reported after magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts Alaska...

The earthquake triggered a tsunami warning and evacuations in several Alaska coastal communities. Those warnings were later lifted....

 2021-07-29 22:52 

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Tears of joy as San Marino becomes smallest Olympic medal-winning nation...

Tokyo 2020 served up another slice of history on Thursday when San Marino became the least populated country to win an Olympic medal at the ......

 2021-07-29 22:50 

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The Chinese sports machine's single goal: the most golds, at any cost...

China relies on a system that puts tens of thousands of children in government-run training schools. Many are funneled into less prominent sports that Beijing ......

 2021-07-29 22:49 

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Door slams and idle chatter fill out Games' new soundtrack...

An unusual Olympics is missing the atmosphere fans bring to events. What is left is not silence, but something else....

 2021-07-29 22:16 

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Day 6 recap: U.S. gymnastics reign continues as Simone Biles lauds gold medalist Sunisa Lee...

U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is ruled out of the Games with COVID-19, sparking concerns through the track and field camp....

 2021-07-29 21:04 

Japan Times

Bad day for Japanese badminton at Olympics as five pairs crash out...

Reigning world champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara were among the losers as Japan's hopes were crushed by strong East and Southeast Asian opposition....

 2021-07-29 21:00 

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What to watch on Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics...

One of the marquee sports of the Olympics gets underway at National Stadium, while a pair of Japan's top swimmers battle for their first medals ......

 2021-07-29 19:47 

Japan Times

Daiya Seto makes 200 medley final, keeping medal hopes alive...

The one-time gold-medal favorite came in second in his heat, and Kosuke Hagino will join him in the final after finishing third in his race....

 2021-07-29 16:31 

Japan Times

Sunisa Lee grabs gold in women's all-around at Tokyo Olympics...

A U.S. athlete has won every Olympic women's all-around title since 2004...

 2021-07-29 14:19 

Japan Times

Sunisa Lee grabs gold in women's all-around at Tokyo Olympics...

A U.S. athlete has won every Olympic women's all-around title since 2004...

 2021-07-29 12:58 

Japan Times

Suga denies impact of holding Olympics on virus surge...

Suga encouraged people to watch the games at home to avoid the greater risk of contracting the virus by gathering in groups to watch the ......

 2021-07-29 12:43 

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Japan's Mima Ito adds to medal haul with bronze in women's singles table tennis...

Ito became the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic table tennis singles medal....

 2021-07-29 11:28 

Japan Times

Japan logs over 10,000 new COVID cases as Tokyo hits record 3,865...

The seven-day average of new cases in the capital stands at 2,224.1 cases, up from 1,373.4 a week earlier....

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