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 2022-05-29 05:00 

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Three-day intensive search begins for Hokkaido tour boat accident...

A three-day intensive search is underway for 12 people who remain missing following the sinking of a tour boat off the coast of Hokkaido, northern Japan, more than a month ago....

 2022-05-29 02:49 

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Real Madrid wins 14th Champions League title...

Spain's Real Madrid has beaten England's Liverpool 1-0 to win the European Champions League for a record 14th time....

 2022-05-29 02:22 

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Zelenskyy admits difficult situation in Donbas and Kharkiv...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has spoken about the difficult situation in Donbas and the Kharkiv region in the east....

 2022-05-29 00:54 

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Director Hayakawa Chie receives Camera d'Or Special Mention at Cannes...

Japanese director Hayakawa Chie's film PLAN 75 has received a Special Mention by the jury for the Camera d'Or, an award for debut feature films, at the Cannes Film Festival....

 2022-05-29 00:19 

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Russia scraps age limit for contract military personnel...

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill to scrap age limits for military personnel serving on a contract basis on Saturday....

 2022-05-28 21:37 

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Ukraine to receive Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark...

Ukraine's defense minister says his country will receive Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark with the help of Britain....

 2022-05-28 21:37 

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UN human rights chief says she raised concerns about China's Uyghur policies...

The UN human rights chief has urged China to review its Uyghur policies following her visit to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....

 2022-05-28 21:35 

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Putin warns about providing Ukraine with Western weapons...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that more military aid for Ukraine would further destabilize the situation and aggravate the humanitarian crisis....

 2022-05-28 18:42 

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Volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula erupts, poses no tsunami threat to Japan...

Japan's Meteorological Agency says there is no threat of tsunami after a volcanic eruption on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East on Saturday....

 2022-05-28 18:42 

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Ukrainian official accuses Russia of trying to loot metal from Mariupol...

A Ukrainian official is accusing Russia of trying to loot metal from the southeastern port city of Mariupol....

 2022-05-28 17:20 

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Samoa...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing has never pursued geopolitical interests in helping developing countries....

 2022-05-28 17:20 

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Researchers say they found new type of Parkinson's disease...

A group of researchers says it has found a new type of Parkinson's disease apparently induced by a different protein from the one known to cause the disease....

 2022-05-28 13:09 

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Russia steps up offensive to take full control of Luhansk...

The Russian military has been stepping up its offensive to take full control of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine....

 2022-05-28 11:25 

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Shanghai COVID lockdown stretches to two months...

Shanghai's strict coronavirus lockdown has reached the two-month mark without completely containing new infections....

 2022-05-28 10:09 

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Japan's terrorism response posture spurred by 1977 hijacking...

A special Japanese police squad trained and equipped to respond to hostage-taking and other incidents has its origins in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in the 1970s and 1980s by the now-disbanded Japanese Red Army....

 2022-05-28 09:09 

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Former Japanese Red Army head released from prison...

Shigenobu Fusako, the former head of the now-disbanded Japanese Red Army militant group, was released from prison on Saturday....

 2022-05-28 09:08 

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Tokyo confirms 2,549 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 2,549 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Saturday....

 2022-05-28 08:22 

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Sister of Sri Lankan who died in custody arrives in Japan ahead of trial...

A Sri Lankan who is suing Japan over the death of her sister in an immigration detention facility arrived at Narita airport near Tokyo ahead of a trial to start June 8....

 2022-05-28 07:20 

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Japan's GSDF conducts live-fire exercises...

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force held its annual live-fire exercises at the foot of Mount Fuji in central Japan on Saturday....

 2022-05-28 05:31 

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US expands sanctions list over N.Korean weapons programs...

The US government has announced additional sanctions over North Korea's development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles....

 2022-05-28 04:16 

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Japan, US, S.Korea urge N.Korea to return to negotiations...

The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea have urged North Korea to stop acting in a way that endangers peace and security and return to the negotiating table....

 2022-05-28 04:07 

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Zelenskyy to attend G20 summit online...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he will attend a Group of 20 summit scheduled for November in Bali, Indonesia. He says he will attend virtually, if the Russian invasion continues....

 2022-05-28 03:43 

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Taiwan conducts missile drills in eastern waters...

Taiwan has conducted missile drills in its eastern waters, where China is escalating its military activities....

 2022-05-28 02:36 

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Ukrainian evacuees take Japanese lesson at cafe in Yokohama...

Evacuees from Ukraine have taken part in a Japanese language and culture lesson in the city of Yokohama, near Tokyo. Organizers say they hope to prevent evacuees from becoming isolated....

 2022-05-28 01:51 

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Ex-leader of Japanese Red Army released after 20 years in prison...

Shigenobu Fusako, a former leader of the now-disbanded Japanese Red Army militant group, has been released from prison after completing her 20-year term....

 2022-05-28 01:05 

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Iran announces seizure of 2 Greek tankers...

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Friday that it had seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf....

 2022-05-27 23:36 

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Gun lobby meeting sparks protest...

America's biggest gun lobby has gone ahead with its annual meeting -- just a few hours' drive from Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school on Tuesday....

 2022-05-27 23:36 

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Officers waited hour to confront gunman...

Authorities in Uvalde, Texas have revealed more details about the shooting that killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers....

 2022-05-27 23:28 

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Russia seizes another city in the eastern Ukraine...

Russian military forces are gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. They have been targeting ports and railroads and other key infrastructure. And they have now seized a strategic railway hub....

 2022-05-27 23:09 

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G7 ministers release communique on global energy...

Ministers from the Group of Seven nations have stressed the importance of increasing liquefied natural gas supplies in the shift away from Russian energy....

 2022-05-27 23:09 

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Tokyo subway stations designated as shelters from possible missile strike...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has designated more than 100 subway stations as shelters in the event of a ballistic missile strike....

 2022-05-27 23:08 

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Japan unveils emergency grant for getting aid to Ukraine...

Japan has unveiled an emergency grant of about 1.7 million dollars for the transportation of aid supplies to Ukraine....

 2022-05-27 23:07 

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Ex-legislative speaker becomes head of Taiwan-Japan Relations Association...

A close ally of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has taken charge of an organization that works as a liaison with Japan....

 2022-05-27 23:00 

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N.Korean state TV touts military parade in documentary...

North Korea's state-run television has broadcast a documentary about a military parade held last month....

 2022-05-27 13:46 

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China reacts sharply to Blinken speech...

China has reacted sharply to a speech by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on his country's stance on China....

 2022-05-27 13:37 

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Russian attacks continue in Ukraine's east alongside consolidation drive...

In Ukraine, the Russian military is stepping up its offensive to take control of the entire eastern province of Luhansk. Russia is also working to solidify its grip on areas it already claims to hold....

 2022-05-27 13:04 

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Coronavirus cases on decline across much of Japan...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 2,630 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Friday....

 2022-05-27 12:27 

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Japan confirms 7 more cases of children with unexplained acute hepatitis...

Japan's health officials have confirmed another seven cases of unexplained acute hepatitis in children, of which reports have been increasing mainly in Western countries....

 2022-05-27 12:09 

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China seeking security, trade deal with Pacific island nations...

The Reuters news agency says China is seeking a wide-ranging security and trade deal with Pacific island nations....

 2022-05-27 11:32 

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Ousted Pakistan PM rallies supporters for new elections...

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan has rallied supporters in Islamabad to demand early general elections....

 2022-05-27 11:27 

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Lower House passes draft extra budget to address surging prices...

The Lower House of the Japanese Diet has approved a draft supplementary budget for this fiscal year to finance an emergency package designed to address surging fuel prices among other issues....

 2022-05-27 11:07 

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Kishida: Transport ministry shares responsibility for tour boat accident...

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says the transport ministry shares responsibility for the sinking of a tour boat off Hokkaido last month....

 2022-05-27 10:06 

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Assets held by BOJ hit record high...

The Bank of Japan ended the last fiscal year with more assets than ever before after buying up long-term government bonds as part of its massive monetary easing policy....

 2022-05-27 09:49 

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UN General Assembly to ask China, Russia to explain use of veto power...

The UN General Assembly will ask China and Russia to explain why they vetoed a Security Council draft resolution to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea for its missile launches....

 2022-05-27 09:09 

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Nagasaki won't invite Russia, Belarus to peace ceremony...

The Japanese city of Nagasaki will not invite Russia and its close ally Belarus to an annual ceremony marking the city's 1945 atomic bombing because of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-27 08:44 

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Japan, US, S.Korea envoys to meet on June 3 to discuss N.Korea...

Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea are set to meet in Seoul next Friday to discuss North Korea's repeated ballistic missile launches....

 2022-05-27 08:25 

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Japan Coast Guard diver sets world record for consecutive pull-ups...

A diver for the Japan Coast Guard has been recognized as having set the world record for most consecutive pull-ups....

 2022-05-27 08:05 

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White House: Fiji, first in Pacific Islands, to join IPEF initiative...

The White House says Fiji will join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, or IPEF -- a US-led new initiative apparently aimed at competing with China....

 2022-05-27 07:38 

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Kuroda: Smooth policy change possible...

The Bank of Japan's chief says it will be possible to transition out of the long-running monetary easing policy in order to achieve its 2-percent inflation target....

 2022-05-27 07:05 

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Health minister: No monkeypox confirmed in Japan...

Japan's health minister says the country has so far not confirmed any cases of monkeypox....

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