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 2021-10-19 13:35 

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Japan voters voice hope for change as election campaigning kicks off...

Voters expressed hope for positive change and a better future Tuesday as official campaigning for the Oct. 31 House of Representatives election kicked off across ......

 2021-10-19 12:45 

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Facebook shuts fake accounts in Sudan as fight for public opinion rages online...

Facebook said the network comprised more than 100 accounts and pages and had more than 1.8 million followers....

 2021-10-19 11:34 

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Eddie Bauer to close all stores in Japan...

Eddie Bauer Japan, which announced the move on its website recently, is holding clearance sales at its stores....

 2021-10-19 10:17 

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Suntory vending machine promotes chatting among coworkers...

The vending machine dispenses two free drinks when two employees scan their ID cards on the machine at the same time....

 2021-10-19 10:14 

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Dollars and sense: The art of valuing art...

Economists argue the most important feature in the new art investment environment is low inflation: It means that there is more expected value in future ......

 2021-10-19 09:50 

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Olympic hopeful Rika Kihira withdraws from Skate Canada...

The injury setback has delayed Kihira's bid for selection to the Japanese team for February's 2022 Beijing Games, where she will aim to win her ......

 2021-10-19 09:46 

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Simone Biles' absence clears path for gymnastics' new wave...

The decision by the four-time Olympic champion and several of her fellow Team USA gymnasts to skip the world championships has given some of the ......

 2021-10-19 09:38 

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LDP projected to retain majority in election but lose 40 seats...

With the addition of Komeito's seats, the ruling coalition will be able to pass bills smoothly but will lack the number needed to push forward ......

 2021-10-19 09:21 

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Britain's fossil fuel dilemma in the spotlight as climate talks near...

Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 is a challenge for Britain, as halting new oil and gas development in the North Sea will mean relying ......

 2021-10-19 09:17 

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How to tackle COVID-19 jobs crisis and climate change? Invest in clean energy....

Investing in green technology can help economies recover, but governments are spending more on carbon-heavy industries to spur growth lost during lockdowns....

 2021-10-19 09:00 

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Chinese and Russian navies' Tsugaru Strait transit highlights growing defense ties...

The sailing through the narrow strait separating Japan's main island and Hokkaido follows drills between the two nations in the Sea of Japan....

 2021-10-19 08:15 

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COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 36 new cases as downtrend continues nationwide...

On Monday, 232 new cases were reported across Japan in the first daily count below 300 since Oct. 12 last year....

 2021-10-19 07:58 

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Prison term to be finalized for former Japan justice minister over vote buying...

Katsuyuki Kawai, who was found guilty of buying votes for his wife in the 2019 Upper House election, intends to drop his appeal, a source ......

 2021-10-19 07:51 

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Seiya Suzuki's dominant autumn keeping Carp's postseason hopes alive...

Seiya Suzuki is on a different level right now.Suzuki was already on the short list of players you could call the best in Japan, but ......

 2021-10-19 07:50 

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Amnesty International notes 'unprecedented' crackdown on free speech during pandemic...

The London-based group said such measures were part of an "onslaught on human rights" across the world in recent years....

 2021-10-19 07:25 

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Court rulings under new law free Hong Kong police to probe older offenses...

When Beijing's national security law was passed, senior Chinese and Hong Kong officials repeatedly stressed that it would not be retroactively applied....

 2021-10-19 07:18 

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Climate pressure pushing world's auto sector to recycle parts and batteries...

The industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire European Union, with 20% of it coming from manufacturing....

 2021-10-19 07:02 

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What Colin Powell taught me about leadership and war...

Humility, so much at the core of Gen. Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants and graduate of a City College of New York, was ......

 2021-10-19 06:43 

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Hirokazu Sawamura bounces back as Red Sox take command of ALCS...

The right-handed reliever took the mound in the ninth and sealed the win with a 1-2-3 inning, moving past an unhappy outing in Friday's Game ......

 2021-10-19 06:38 

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Tradition versus credibility: Inside the ASEAN meet that snubbed Myanmar...

Southeast Asian ministers were divided between sticking to a tradition of non-interference and the need to retain credibility by sanctioning coup leader Min Aung Hlaing....

 2021-10-19 06:15 

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China's orbiting missile exploits weakness in U.S. defenses...

The weapon missed its mark, but could later become capable of sending warheads around American anti-missile systems....

 2021-10-19 06:12 

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NTT Docomo system failure was 'serious incident,' Japan's communications ministry says...

The firm will be required to report by Nov. 13 the cause of the failure, which left some 2 million customers without services at one ......

 2021-10-19 05:13 

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Host state won't cut deal with unvaccinated Australian Open players...

Victoria's premier suggested that the state's vaccine mandate covers international athletes, who would be required to complete their inoculations ahead of the tournament in January....

 2021-10-19 05:12 

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Secretive body leads Xinjiang's hunt for 'pre-crime,' report finds...

According to the report, the Political and Legal Affairs Commission, a secretive body of the Chinese Communist Party, is taking a hands-on approach to directing ......

 2021-10-19 05:01 

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NHL suspends Sharks' Evander Kane for COVID-19 protocol violation...

The 30-year-old, who had reportedly been under investigation for submitting a falsified COVID-19 vaccination card, will miss more than a quarter of the regular season....

 2021-10-19 04:45 

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Hideki Matsuyama headlines as Zozo Championship returns to Japan...

The Masters champion will be the focus of intense home interest when the 78-man field tees off at Narashino Country Club on Thursday....

 2021-10-19 04:37 

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Princess Mako visits imperial sanctuaries ahead of marriage next week...

The princess will lose her royal status after marrying Kei Komuro, a commoner, and will move out of the residence the same day as the ......

 2021-10-19 04:35 

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Why are U.K. COVID-19 cases so high compared with the rest of Europe?...

Scientists have already voiced fears that the high underlying number of cases could overload the National Health Service, which is often under pressure in autumn ......

 2021-10-19 04:13 

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What scientists know about the risk of breakthrough COVID-19 deaths...

After former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday from COVID-19 complications, vaccine skeptics immediately seized on news that he had been vaccinated to ......

 2021-10-19 04:00 

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SoftBank's COO clashes with Masayoshi Son over Latin American spinoff...

The 50-year-old Bolivian-American sees himself as a "unicorn hunter," often pushing for more authority and money....

 2021-10-19 03:37 

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As China grows more belligerent, democracies draw closer to Taiwan...

The vast power Beijing accumulated beneath the umbrella of global compliance now represents a threat to the very nations that made it possible....

 2021-10-19 03:22 

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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles as election campaign kicks off in Japan...

The tests were said to have been from the vicinity of Sinpo, the location of the North's submarine base as well as facilities where it ......

 2021-10-19 03:15 

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Nathan Chen says he has grown since disappointing Pyeongchang Games...

The reigning world champion said he now realizes that every competition is an opportunity to show the work he has been putting into his craft....

 2021-10-19 03:07 

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Adam Silver says around 96% of NBA players are vaccinated...

Issues around vaccine hesitancy have loomed over the build-up to the 2021-2022 season, most notably with Nets star Kyrie Irving effectively sidelined over his refusal ......

 2021-10-19 03:05 

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Xi dials back China's economic overhaul as masses feel pain...

Xi took a gamble shaking up key industries ahead of a political gathering that could decide whether he rules the country indefinitely. Now he's starting ......

 2021-10-19 03:00 

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Power shortages a bigger concern for Japan firms in China, not Evergrande...

If industrial production becomes sluggish amid the power shortfall, Japanese firms will struggle to buy the components they need and have to trim planned output, ......

 2021-10-19 02:57 

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Japan's key electronics fair opens with spotlight on low-carbon tech...

The major electronics show involving more than 300 companies opened Tuesday, with the spotlight on cutting-edge technologies designed to achieve carbon neutrality....

 2021-10-19 02:35 

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Lack of unified vaccination passport and testing threaten Japan's reopening...

If botched, the reopening could also prove costly for new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who faces an election in under two weeks....

 2021-10-19 02:33 

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Team USA to have plenty of mental health support in Beijing...

Licensed mental health officers will be made available to U.S. athletes competing in Beijing along with therapists and psychiatrists at both the Olympic and Paralympic ......

 2021-10-19 02:10 

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Toyota to build U.S. battery plant under $3.4 billion plan...

Production would start in 2025 and at first focus on batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, creating 1,750 new jobs, the company said in a statement....

 2021-10-19 02:03 

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General election campaigns begin 12 days before Japan's Lower House vote...

New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is seeking a mandate for his COVID-19 and economic policies, while opposition parties are aiming to loosen the ruling coalition's ......

 2021-10-19 01:47 

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Mai Murakami tops floor preliminaries at worlds...

The 25-year-old, who became the first Japanese female gymnast to medal in an individual event at the Olympics, has said the event will be her ......

 2021-10-19 01:41 

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Masashi Ito keeps Carp at bay as Tigers retain pennant hopes...

Ito struck out five without issuing a walk in a 90-pitch effort at Koshien Stadium as the Tigers edged closer to the CL-leading Yakult Swallows....

 2021-10-18 12:49 

Japan Times

Colin Powell, U.S. Army general-turned-top diplomat, dies at 84...

Powell, the first African American to be U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Monday due to complications from ......

 2021-10-18 12:04 

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New disease command center may come after pandemic, Kishida says...

The idea was not on a list of key LDP policies announced ahead of the Oct. 31 election, but at a debate with other party ......

 2021-10-18 11:28 

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Mayumi Moriyama, Japan's first female chief Cabinet secretary, dies at 93...

Moriyama made headlines in 1990 when she tried to present a trophy to a sumo champion in the ring — traditionally off-limits to women — ......

 2021-10-18 09:47 

Japan Times

Japan's LDP vows sharp defense budget hike, but public focus elsewhere...

With voters and the party's coalition partner, Komeito, more concerned about resuscitating Japan's pandemic-hit economy, large increases to defense outlays are unlikely to win much ......

 2021-10-18 09:26 

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Loss of LDP majority could open up range of coalition options...

With 465 seats up for grabs and opposition parties teaming up in some districts, the results of this year's Lower House election are far from ......

 2021-10-18 09:12 

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Atami failed to issue prepared safety order over soil mound...

The city, which saw 26 people killed and one left missing by a mudslide in July, had prepared the order but had not passed it ......

 2021-10-18 09:06 

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Rejuvenated LeBron, Lakers eye return to NBA summit...

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will launch their bid to return to the NBA summit on Tuesday with a new roster and a ......

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