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 2022-10-04 13:58 

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Kadokawa Corp. chair indicted for Olympic bribery, resigns from post | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on Oct. 4 indicted Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, chairman of the Tokyo-based publisher Kadokawa Corp., on charges of bribing an official of the Tokyo Games organizing committee....

 2022-10-04 13:50 

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Amazon delivery firms tell drivers to use fake ID to mask long hours | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Three freight companies in Tokyo's neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture subcontracted to deliver packages for e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. required drivers to use other people's IDs to disguise long working hours....

 2022-10-04 13:49 

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Northern Japan wakes up to alert of North Korean missile launch | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

AOMORI--Kazuko Ebina became so afraid when she heard her smartphone speaker blare out the "J-Alert" alarm that she could not stop her legs from shaking....

 2022-10-04 12:47 

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Kishida appoints his son, 31, to be his executive secretary | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida appointed his eldest son as executive secretary in charge of political affairs on Oct. 4....

 2022-10-04 12:29 

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Japan plans to expel Russian diplomat in tit-for-tat move | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Japanese government is set to expel a Russian consul in retaliation for Russia doing the same last week to a Japanese diplomat stationed in Vladivostok, according to government sources....

 2022-10-04 12:19 

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EDITORIAL: Kishida’s Diet speech hardly a rallying cry to restore trust | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Diet convened for an autumn extraordinary session on Oct. 3 to give lawmakers their first opportunity to engage in full-scale policy debate since the July 10 Upper House election....

 2022-10-04 12:10 

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Wall Street soars to best day since summer, S&P 500 up 2.6% | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--Wall Street soared to its best day in months Monday in a widespread relief rally after some unexpectedly weak data on the economy raised the possibility that the Federal Reserve won't have to be so aggressive about hiking interest rates....

 2022-10-04 12:09 

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Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin returns to Naoshima as restoration ends | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NAOSHIMA, Kagawa Prefecture--An artwork by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama that was badly damaged by a typhoon last year was restored and displayed once again here, one of Japan's art islands in the Seto Island Sea, on Oct. 4....

 2022-10-04 11:50 

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BASEBALL/ ‘MuraGod’ clubs record 56th home run, takes home triple crown | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Like all superstars, Munetaka Murakami of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows saved his best work for last....

 2022-10-04 11:10 

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U.N. chief: World is in ‘life-or-death struggle’ for survival | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the world is in "a life-or-death struggle" for survival as "climate chaos gallops ahead" and accused the world's 20 wealthiest countries of failing to do enough...

 2022-10-04 10:55 

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Indonesia police chief, others removed over soccer disaster | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MALANG, Indonesia--An Indonesian police chief and nine elite officers were removed from their posts Monday and 18 others were being investigated for responsibility in the firing of tear gas inside a soccer stadium that set off a stampede, killing at least...

 2022-10-04 10:50 

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Marcos trip to watch Singapore F1 races sparks criticism | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MANILA--A trip by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Singapore over the weekend to watch Formula One races has come under attack from critics who described it as "utterly callous" while thousands of Filipinos remain displaced due to a re...

 2022-10-04 10:50 

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Blinken holds calls with South Korea, Japan to condemn North Korea missile launch | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken along with the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea "strongly condemned" North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan, the U.S. State Department spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday...

 2022-10-04 10:34 

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VOX POPULI: Kishida fails to win over the public with his lack of eloquence | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Harvard University in the United States is well-known for inviting world-class celebrities to deliver commencement addresses....

 2022-10-04 09:23 

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No memorial for Abe at Nara site where he was shot dead | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NARA--No memorial will be erected to mark the spot where former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot to death while campaigning here in July for the Upper House election....

 2022-10-04 08:21 

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Japan completes radar unit for delivery to the Philippines | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan has completed an air surveillance radar unit for the Philippines to be the first such export under rules that were eased to allow defense equipment to be shipped overseas under certain conditions....

 2022-10-04 07:10 

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Solomon Islands agrees to accord after China references axed | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WELLINGTON--Solomon Islands agreed to sign an accord between the United States and more than a dozen Pacific nations only after indirect references to China were removed, the Solomon Islands foreign minister said Tuesday....

 2022-10-04 07:10 

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Taiwan launches English language TV channel to give it more international punch | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Taiwan launched its first English-language news, lifestyle and entertainment television channel on Monday to give it a bigger voice internationally at a time China when is squeezing the island's footprint and seeking to assert sovereignty....

 2022-10-04 07:05 

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Heavy rain swells rivers, causing floods in much of Thailand | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand worsened severe flooding in many parts of the country on Monday, as authorities ordered the release of water into already overflowing rivers from dams that were filled to capacity....

 2022-10-04 07:05 

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North Korea backs Russia’s proclaimed annexations, criticizes U.S. ‘double standards’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korea supports Russia's proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the United States of applying "gangster-like double standards" in interfering in other country's affairs....

 2022-10-04 05:30 

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North Korea fires missile over Japan; some residents warned to take cover | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL/TOKYO--Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan....

 2022-10-04 02:10 

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New Shinkansen adds 18 km to ‘longest one-way train trip’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

OMURA, Nagasaki Prefecture--The newly opened Shin-Omura Station here has been thrust into the spotlight among rail buffs as the new final stop on the "longest one-way train trip" in Japan....

 2022-10-04 02:00 

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Kyoto’s ‘Gion Odori’ geisha dance back after a 2-year lull | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYOTO--A geisha community here will put on its annual "Gion Odori" dance performance in November for the first time in three years....

 2022-10-04 01:30 

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Uniqlo restores old clothes with Japanese hand sewing technique | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LONDON--The Uniqlo clothing chain is attracting attention for a new repair service offered at its flagship store here that mends old garments with a Japanese embroidery technique dating to feudal times....

 2022-10-03 14:02 

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Nobel prize in medicine awarded for research on evolution | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

STOCKHOLM--This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Paabo for his discoveries on human evolution....

 2022-10-03 13:30 

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Fire breaks out next to Sapporo’s landmark ‘red brick’ building | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SAPPORO--A fire has damaged part of a temporary observation center that stands next to the former Hokkaido government office building, a landmark beloved by locals for its attractive design....

 2022-10-03 12:39 

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U.S., Philippine forces hold combat drills to brace for crisis | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MANILA--More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to be able to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan....

 2022-10-03 12:36 

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Kishida vows to ‘restore trust’ after Unification Church scandal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is vowing to turn the page on the Unification Church scandal rocking national politics and focus on reviving the beleaguered economy, in part by making the most of the weak yen....

 2022-10-03 11:53 

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Daughter of Aum Shinrikyo cult leader demands his remains | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The second daughter of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult leader, who was executed in 2018 for masterminding the deadly sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, is demanding the state turn over his remains and hair to her....

 2022-10-03 11:30 

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BTS’s June video ‘necessary,’ CEO of Bighit Music says in interview | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--The shock announcement in June that the South Korean boy band BTS would shift its activities to solo-oriented was "a necessary process to gain fans' understanding," the CEO of Bighit Music told The Asahi Shimbun....

 2022-10-03 10:50 

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More children in Japan having severe cases of Omicron variant | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Some children have developed severe symptoms of COVID-19 after catching the novel coronavirus despite having no underlying conditions, it has been reported....

 2022-10-03 09:44 

The Asahi Shimbun

Kishida Cabinet disapproval rate hits 50% for first time in new poll | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

On the eve of the first anniversary of taking power, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida saw his Cabinet's disapproval rating hit 50 percent for the first time, according to a new Asahi Shimbun survey....

 2022-10-03 09:28 

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Relatives mourn those crushed at Indonesia soccer match | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

JEMBER, Indonesia--Families and friends of some of the 125 people who died in a deadly crush after an Indonesia soccer match wailed in grief as the bodies of the victims were returned home Monday. Seventeen children were among the dead....

 2022-10-03 09:27 

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MLB/ Trout hits 39th HR, Angels beat Texas 8-3 for 7th straight W | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ANAHEIM, Calif.--The Los Angeles Angels wrapped up the home portion of their seventh consecutive losing season by hitting superbly, pitching more than adequately and extending their longest winning streak in nearly five years....

 2022-10-03 09:26 

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Chinese billionaire Richard Liu settles U.S. rape allegation | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MINNEAPOLIS--Chinese billionaire and JD.com founder Richard Liu agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former University of Minnesota student who alleged he raped her in her Minneapolis apartment after a night of dinner and drinks with wealthy Chinese exec...

 2022-10-03 09:26 

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What the war in Ukraine means for Asia’s climate goals | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW DELHI--The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety....

 2022-10-03 08:36 

The Asahi Shimbun

U.S. defense secretary sees no imminent invasion of Taiwan by China | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON-- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday he sees no imminent invasion of Taiwan by China but said China was trying to establish a "new normal" with its military activities around the island....

 2022-10-03 07:54 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: New way to cook pasta that saves energy stirs debate in Italy | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Heat a pot of water until it boils and put pasta into it. Keep heating the pot for two more minutes and shut off the heat. Lastly, put a lid on the pot and wait one minute longer than the usual cooking time....

 2022-10-03 07:21 

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EDITORIAL: Japan should help stop Putin’s appalling attack on basic values | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Russia has forcefully wrestled territories from a neighboring country and justified the move by fabricating public consent....

 2022-10-03 06:20 

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Coming to grips with limitations of electric motorbikes | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The big names in motorcycle manufacturing in Japan are ramping up development of electric machines to replace gas-powered models but finding themselves plagued by challenges quite unlike those for automobiles....

 2022-10-03 05:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Business sentiments cool as cheap yen, costs weigh on Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Business sentiment among large manufacturers worsened for the third straight quarter, a Bank of Japan survey showed Monday, as the nation grappled with rising costs, the dropping value of the yen and restrictions on economic activity over the coronavirus ...

 2022-10-03 03:00 

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380 rare, vintage cameras on show at exhibition at Tokyo museum | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Rare and vintage film cameras, ranging from ones inside a soda pop can to a cigarette lighter as seen in the Hollywood classic...

 2022-10-03 02:20 

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S. Korean activists clash with police over anti-Kim balloons | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--South Korean activists say they clashed with police while launching balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang propaganda materials across the North Korean border, ignoring their government's plea to stop such activities since the North has threatened to...

 2022-10-03 02:00 

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Video game market riding high on wave of smartphone apps | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Thanks to the soaring popularity of smartphone-based titles, Japan's video game market is growing at a lightning speed, although concerns are rising about addictions and excessive payments to apps....

 2022-10-02 11:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

174 die in riot, stampede at Indonesia football match | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MALANG, Indonesia--At least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match in Indonesia, officials said Sunday, in one of the world's worst stadium disasters....

 2022-10-02 10:06 

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Rain-wrecked Tadami line reopens in full after 11 years | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TADAMI, Fukushima Prefecture--A popular rail line stretching across Fukushima and Niigata prefectures that is renowned for its breathtaking natural views resumed full operations 11 years after torrential rains rendered a 27.6-kilometer stretch unusable....

 2022-10-02 09:53 

The Asahi Shimbun

Sleep tech market doubles in value during COVID pandemic | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The sleep tech market has been awakened during the novel coronavirus pandemic, rapidly growing to meet the increased health consciousness needs of consumers....

 2022-10-02 06:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

Ukraine claims key town as Putin ally mulls nuclear response | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYIV--Ukrainian troops said Saturday they had taken the key bastion of Lyman in occupied eastern Ukraine, a stinging defeat that prompted a close ally of President Vladimir Putin to call for the possible use of low-grade nuclear weapons....

 2022-10-02 06:45 

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What the war in Ukraine means for Asia’s climate goals | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

DELHI--The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety....

 2022-10-02 05:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

MLB/ Shohei Ohtani agrees to $30 million deal for 2023 with Angels | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ANAHEIM, Calif.--Shohei Ohtani has agreed to a $30 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels for the 2023 season in the two-way superstar's final year of arbitration eligibility before free agency....

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