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 2021-07-24 12:49 

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3 out of 4 people ran fevers after 2nd Moderna jab...

Japanese researchers have found that recipients of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine experienced symptoms such as fever and headache more often after their second jab. They say three out of four people developed fever....

 2021-07-24 11:02 

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Judoka wins Japan's first gold...

Japanese judoka Takato Naohisa has won gold in the men's 60-kilogram category in the Tokyo Olympics. It is Japan's first gold medal at the Games....

 2021-07-24 10:17 

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Landslides, floods in India kill more than 130...

Landslides and floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain in western India have killed more than 130 people....

 2021-07-24 09:30 

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Tokyo reports 1,128 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 1,128 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Saturday....

 2021-07-24 08:48 

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Emperor opts for 'commemorate' for Olympic opening...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito declared the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics using a slightly different Japanese word from what his grandfather used 57 years ago at the start of the first Olympics to be hosted in Tokyo....

 2021-07-24 08:34 

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First gold awarded at Tokyo Games...

The first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics has been awarded on an action-packed day featuring swimming and tennis among other sports....

 2021-07-24 07:11 

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Myanmar soccer player to train with Japanese club...

A Myanmar soccer player awaiting a decision on his asylum application in Japan will join a professional football club in Yokohama as a trainee....

 2021-07-24 04:18 

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Rowing events rescheduled due to approaching storm...

A looming tropical storm has forced a change of schedule at the Tokyo Olympics. Organizers have moved up rowing events by one day to Sunday due to forecasts of bad weather....

 2021-07-24 03:10 

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17 Olympics-related infections confirmed...

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has announced that one athlete who came from overseas and one person related to the Games who is staying in the athletes' village have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus on Saturday....

 2021-07-24 01:58 

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Tokyo Games officially begin...

The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing with the 2nd day of action featuring contests in Badminton, Archery, Judo and others....

 2021-07-24 01:55 

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Blinken to visit India next week...

The administration of US President Joe Biden has announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit India next week....

 2021-07-24 01:55 

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China sanctions US officials over Hong Kong...

China says it has imposed counter-sanctions on US individuals in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong....

 2021-07-24 00:23 

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G20 ministers fail to agree on climate goals...

Environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations have ended talks without an agreement on specific measures to combat climate change....

 2021-07-23 23:28 

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MLB's Cleveland Indians to change name...

The Cleveland Indians of US Major League Baseball has announced that it will change its name to the Cleveland Guardians....

 2021-07-23 22:51 

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Delta variant surges in US...

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 83 percent of new coronavirus infections in the country have been linked to the Delta variant, which first appeared in India....

 2021-07-23 22:27 

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Dow closes above 35,000 for the first time...

On the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed above the 35,000 mark for the first time....

 2021-07-23 21:19 

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Cambodia, Iran receive vaccine doses from Japan...

Cambodia and Iran have received their first batches of coronavirus vaccines from Japan via an international framework for equitable distribution....

 2021-07-23 18:18 

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Xi touts Beijing's policies during visit to Tibet...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has hailed the Communist Party's contributions to Tibet's economic development on his first visit to the autonomous region since taking office....

 2021-07-23 18:13 

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Games officials reveal shortage of PCR test kits...

NHK has learned that there is a shortage of coronavirus PCR tests kits at the Olympic Village....

 2021-07-23 17:23 

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More foreign diplomats leave N.Korea...

About 30 people believed to be foreign diplomats and their family members have arrived in northeastern China after leaving North Korea....

 2021-07-23 15:01 

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Tokyo Olympics officially begin...

The long-awaited Tokyo Olympics have officially kicked off. The Games were postponed by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-07-23 12:06 

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Taiwan to ease some COVID restrictions next week...

Authorities in Taiwan plan to relax anti-coronavirus restrictions next week, as they believe the virus has been brought under control across the territory....

 2021-07-23 11:37 

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Thailand confirms record daily Covid cases...

Nearly 15,000 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Thailand on Friday, a new daily record....

 2021-07-23 11:27 

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Olympic opening ceremony begins after 1-year delay...

The opening ceremony has kicked off for the world's biggest sporting event, amid a pandemic.Japan's Emperor came to welcome the opening of the Tokyo Olympics --- the culmination of many years of preparations and set-backs....

 2021-07-23 09:32 

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Emperor greets visiting foreign dignitaries...

Emperor Naruhito has welcomed foreign dignitaries visiting Japan to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-23 08:53 

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Tokyo reports 1,359 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 1,359 new coronavirus infections in the capital on Friday....

 2021-07-23 08:00 

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Sherman to brief Japan, S.Korea on talks in China...

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says she will share with Japan and South Korea the details of her forthcoming talks in China on North Korean issues....

 2021-07-23 06:54 

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Suga, Pfizer CEO discuss securing vaccine supplies...

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has met Pfizer's chief executive Albert Bourla to discuss ways to secure stable deliveries of the company's coronavirus vaccine....

 2021-07-23 05:06 

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S.Korea to extend restrictions amid virus surge...

The South Korean government says it will extend anti-coronavirus restrictions for the capital Seoul and surrounding areas for two weeks beyond Sunday....

 2021-07-23 05:02 

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Tohoku event highlights progress in recovery...

To coincide with the Games, a pop-up event in Tokyo is celebrating progress in the recovery from the 2011 disaster in northeastern Japan....

 2021-07-23 04:37 

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HK police arrest 5 over children's books...

Hong Kong police have arrested five people over children's books they say aimed to incite hatred of the government....

 2021-07-23 04:25 

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Clock ticks down to opening ceremony...

The Tokyo Olympics officially kick off on Friday after years of preparation and setbacks. Organizers have their hands full as the coronavirus casts its shadow. Fans are banned from most venues and competitors face strict restrictions....

 2021-07-23 04:05 

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Olympic torch reaches central Tokyo...

The Olympic flame has reached the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building after a 4-month journey across Japan....

 2021-07-23 03:39 

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Singapore tightens coronavirus restrictions...

Singapore has ramped up coronavirus restrictions in the face of cluster infections in places such as nightclubs and food markets....

 2021-07-23 02:13 

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Shachihoko ornaments returned to Nagoya Castle...

A pair of golden ornaments taken from the roof of Nagoya Castle in central Japan and put on display for about four months have been returned to their rightful home....

 2021-07-23 00:26 

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Medical system stretched thin as Games start...

As organizers of the Tokyo Olympics make last-minute preparations for the opening ceremony on Friday, medical workers across the city are struggling with an alarming increase in coronavirus hospitalizations....

 2021-07-22 23:31 

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US life expectancy falls...

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the pandemic drove life expectancy in the US down a year and a half. Americans are now expected to live 77.3 years. The decline was the steepest since World War Two....

 2021-07-22 23:30 

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Guterres: we can achieve anything...

The United Nations Secretary-General has saluted the world's Olympic athletes. Antonio Guterres said the UN is honored to be their...

 2021-07-22 23:07 

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UNESCO panel seeks more details on Japan sites...

A UNESCO committee has requested that a Japanese facility dedicated to a group of World Heritage sites provide more explanation on former wartime workers from the Korean Peninsula....

 2021-07-22 21:13 

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Major websites briefly go down in global outage...

The Japanese government's cybersecurity body says many public- and private-sector websites briefly went down early Friday. The problem is believed to have been caused by a glitch in a network service provided by a US IT firm....

 2021-07-22 17:54 

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Merkel: Flood damage to take long time to fix...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has acknowledged that patience is necessary as it will take a long time to repair damage from last week's devastating floods that hit western parts of the country....

 2021-07-22 17:54 

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Suga begins Olympics diplomacy...

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has started a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries visiting the country for Friday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-22 17:54 

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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony to be held Friday...

The opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics takes place on Friday. Attention is focused on how far the organizers can stop the spread of coronavirus infections among athletes and staff during the event....

 2021-07-22 16:21 

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IOC's Bach: Most restricted sporting event ever...

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach spoke to NHK on Thursday, the day before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games....

 2021-07-22 12:30 

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Senior US diplomat meets Moon Jae-in...

The number two American diplomat has met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss issues concerning North Korea....

 2021-07-22 11:16 

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Death toll rises in central China floods...

The death toll in floods caused by record heavy rainfall in central China has risen to 33, with eight others still missing. More than 3 million people have been affected by the disaster....

 2021-07-22 10:12 

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Japan-S.Africa football game going ahead...

The Olympic organizing committee says the men's soccer match between Japan and South Africa is going ahead as scheduled. This comes after coronavirus cases in the South African squad....

 2021-07-22 09:59 

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Emperor receives courtesy call by IOC officials...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has received a courtesy call at the Imperial Palace by senior officials of the International Olympic Committee, including IOC President Thomas Bach....

 2021-07-22 09:43 

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Expert: Daily cases in Tokyo may top 3,000 in Aug....

An infectious disease expert in Japan has warned that the daily number of new coronavirus cases in Tokyo could top 3,000 in early August....

 2021-07-22 08:44 

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Tokyo confirms 1,979 new coronavirus cases...

Officials in Tokyo on Thursday confirmed 1,979 new coronavirus infections in the capital....

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