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 2021-10-24 02:42 

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Russia leads drills near Afghan border...

Russian-led joint military drills have been held in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan near the Afghan border....

 2021-10-24 02:25 

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Japanese voters overseas cast ballots...

Japanese nationals living overseas are casting their ballots in the Lower House election....

 2021-10-24 01:25 

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Saudi Arabia aims for net zero emissions by 2060...

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will aim for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060. The country is one of the world's largest oil producers....

 2021-10-24 01:13 

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Turkey threatens to expel ten western ambassadors...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered ambassadors from 10 countries, including the United States, to be declared...

 2021-10-24 00:10 

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China introduces family education law...

China has adopted a new law to promote family education, bolstering efforts to teach children to love the country and Chinese Communist Party, and to enhance their sense of national identity....

 2021-10-23 21:23 

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Saudi Arabia cautious about big rise in oil output...

Saudi Arabia's energy minister has expressed a cautious stance on a massive increase in crude oil production despite the recent surge in petroleum prices....

 2021-10-23 18:48 

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Kishida plans to attend COP26 summit...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is planning to attend the UN summit on climate change to be held in Britain next month. It would be his first overseas trip after taking office....

 2021-10-23 17:54 

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China, Russia warships pass through Osumi Strait...

Defense officials in Japan say Chinese and Russian naval vessels have jointly passed through the Osumi Strait off the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima....

 2021-10-23 15:49 

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Chinese, Russian navies conduct joint patrols...

China and Russia say their navies have held the first joint patrols in the western part of the Pacific Ocean....

 2021-10-23 12:42 

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N.Korea criticizes US over Taiwan...

North Korea has criticized the United States for growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan....

 2021-10-23 11:12 

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Supply chain disruptions hit Japanese automakers...

Worldwide supply chain disruptions are hitting Japanese automakers....

 2021-10-23 09:11 

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Tokyo reports 32 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 32 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday....

 2021-10-23 08:54 

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Beaches covered with pumice stones in Okinawa...

Large volumes of pumice stones apparently from the eruption of an undersea volcano have washed ashore on islands in southwestern Japan, turning sandy beaches into mounds of gray rubble....

 2021-10-23 07:33 

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UN investigator: North Korea faces supply shortage...

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea says North Koreans are facing supply shortages due largely to the country's closure of its borders to prevent COVID-19 infections....

 2021-10-23 05:10 

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Yamanote Line in Tokyo partly closed on weekend...

Train services on part of the inner loop of Tokyo's Yamanote Line have been suspended for two days due to renovation work at Shibuya Station. The East Japan Railway Company is calling on passengers to use alternative transport links and allow extra ti...

 2021-10-23 03:33 

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UN envoy: Situation in Myanmar increasingly dire...

The UN special envoy for Myanmar has urged the international community to take concrete steps to resolve the country's deteriorating situation....

 2021-10-23 01:16 

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Northern Japan pine trees wrapped for winter...

A seasonal ritual to preserve trees has begun in a northern Japanese city. Workers in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, braved cold winds on Friday as they wrapped pine trees with straw mats....

 2021-10-22 23:19 

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Prop gun kills crewmember on US film set...

A fatal shooting on the set of a Hollywood movie has shaken film fans around the world. US actor Alec Baldwin fired a gun that was being used as a prop, killing the movie's cinematographer and wounding the director....

 2021-10-22 23:07 

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FED chair: Supply woes to last until 2022...

The chairman of the US Federal Reserve has expressed concerns about disruptions in the global supply chain. Jerome Powell said the situation may last longer than expected....

 2021-10-22 19:17 

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Myanmar military warns ASEAN not to contact NUG...

Myanmar's military has warned a special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations not to contact the country's pro-democracy camps, which the generals have labeled...

 2021-10-22 19:16 

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G7 trade ministers show unity against forced labor...

Trade ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations appear to have taken a thinly veiled jab at China in their first joint statement against forced labor....

 2021-10-22 16:16 

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Princess Mako marks 30th birthday...

Japan's Princess Mako turns 30 on Saturday, three days before she marries a commoner and leaves the Imperial family....

 2021-10-22 13:15 

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Undersea eruption 'one of the biggest since 1860s'...

A team of researchers says the eruption of an undersea volcano in the Pacific Ocean was the second-largest in Japan since the mid-19th century....

 2021-10-22 13:02 

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Expert: Mt. Aso likely a steam eruption...

An expert says analysis of volcanic ash from Mount Aso in western Japan found no substances related to fresh magma from underground, indicating the blast on Wednesday was probably a steam eruption....

 2021-10-22 13:02 

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Kabosu-fed yellowtail fish shipments begin in Oita...

Fisheries officials in Oita Prefecture, western Japan, have declared the start of the season for...

 2021-10-22 11:58 

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Pakistani FM meets Taliban leaders...

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held talks on Thursday with Taliban leaders in Kabul.This is his first trip to Afghanistan since the Taliban took power in August....

 2021-10-22 11:57 

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Myanmar junta rearrests citizens after release...

A Myanmar human rights group says dozens of people have been rearrested soon after they were released along with other political prisoners....

 2021-10-22 11:44 

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Tokyo opens 2 walk-in vaccination centers...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has opened two walk-in venues in the capital, where people can get coronavirus vaccinations without making an appointment. The authorities are also ramping up the vaccination rollout for foreigners staying in Tokyo and th...

 2021-10-22 11:21 

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Princess Mako visits Emperor, Empress...

Japan's Princess Mako has visited Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako ahead of her upcoming marriage....

 2021-10-22 11:20 

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Tokyo to review quake damage estimate...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to review its estimate of damage caused by a huge earthquake that could strike directly beneath the capital....

 2021-10-22 10:50 

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China reacts to Biden's remarks about Taiwan...

China has reacted sharply to remarks made by US President Joe Biden about Taiwan....

 2021-10-22 10:04 

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Reports: Evergrande to pay bond interest...

Chinese real estate developer Evergrande Group reportedly plans to pay interest on a dollar-denominated bond before the final deadline. If the payment goes through, the deeply indebted company can avoid default for now....

 2021-10-22 09:47 

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Biden reiterates willingness to engage with Taiwan...

US President Joe Biden has once again expressed his willingness to engage with Taiwan....

 2021-10-22 09:43 

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Fatal shooting by Hollywood actor on movie set...

US media report that Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set on Thursday, killing a cinematographer and injuring the director....

 2021-10-22 09:03 

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Tokyo confirms 26 COVID cases, lowest this year...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 26 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday....

 2021-10-22 08:36 

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Players name Ohtani finalist for year's best...

In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei has been chosen by league players as one of three finalists for Player of the Year....

 2021-10-22 07:57 

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Japan govt. approves green targets ahead of COP26...

The Japanese government has approved a new plan to combat global warming, ahead of the forthcoming UN summit on climate change....

 2021-10-22 07:52 

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Japan energy plan calls for big rise in renewables...

The Japanese Cabinet has approved a basic energy plan after the first revision in three years. It calls for the share of renewable power sources to be doubled by fiscal 2030 to bring carbon output down....

 2021-10-22 07:40 

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Nissan cuts Oct.-Nov. production by 30%...

Nissan Motor is cutting global production by about 30 percent in October and November as it struggles with an ongoing shortage of semiconductors....

 2021-10-22 07:39 

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Govt.: N.Korea launched missile from surfaced sub...

Japan's government says a submarine-launched ballistic missile recently tested by North Korea was apparently fired from a surfaced vessel....

 2021-10-22 06:12 

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Blackout halts USJ roller coaster mid-ride...

People riding a rollercoaster at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka were temporarily stranded at the top. when it suddenly stopped....

 2021-10-22 06:08 

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Chinese pianist Li Yundi detained...

Chinese police officials say they have detained globally-renowned Chinese pianist Li Yundi. They allege that Li engaged a sex worker....

 2021-10-22 06:04 

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UN members divided over China human rights issue...

Western and developing nations have issued two opposing joint statements related to human rights in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at a meeting of the UN General Assembly's human rights committee....

 2021-10-22 05:04 

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US, 5 European nations resolve digital tax issue...

The United States will withdraw its planned punitive tariffs in an agreement with five European nations to resolve a conflict over digital services taxes....

 2021-10-22 04:00 

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Triceratops skeleton sells for over $7 mil....

The largest known skeleton of a triceratops dinosaur has been auctioned for 6.65 million euros, or around 7.74 million dollars, in Paris....

 2021-10-22 03:59 

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US military conducts hypersonic weapons tests...

The US Defense Department says it has conducted a series of tests related to hypersonic weapons. The country is in a race with its rivals, particularly China, to develop such weapons....

 2021-10-22 03:59 

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Chicken shortage impacting supermarkets...

A disruption of chicken production in Thailand is having an impact on retailers in Tokyo....

 2021-10-22 03:15 

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US official: China misusing UN resolution...

A senior US State Department official has criticized China for using a United Nations resolution to block Taiwan from participating in UN activities....

 2021-10-22 02:30 

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Johnson: UK to continue current COVID-19 plan...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will continue with its current plan for managing COVID-19 despite daily new cases topping 50,000....

 2021-10-22 02:11 

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Professors, students call on Japan to issue visas...

Professors and students in Japan and the United States are appealing to the Japanese government to resume issuing visas for students and researchers. The issuance of such visas has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic....

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