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 2021-11-19 10:34 

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Japanese government adopts record stimulus package...

Japan's government has adopted a record economic stimulus package aimed at supporting people's lives and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-19 10:33 

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Japanese govt. revises 'Go To Travel' campaign...

The Japanese government has announced details of the changes to its subsidy program to promote domestic tourism, ahead of the campaign's restart. The revised program will reduce the upper limits of subsidies to partially cover holidaymakers' trave...

 2021-11-19 10:19 

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Indian PM Modi to repeal controversial farm laws...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has decided to repeal controversial farm laws....

 2021-11-19 10:04 

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More college students leave school due to pandemic...

Japan's education ministry has found that the number of students, who left higher education either permanently or temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic, increased sharply from last year....

 2021-11-19 10:02 

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Japan's space agency to hire new astronauts...

Japan's space agency says it will recruit several astronauts to take part in an international program to explore the moon....

 2021-11-19 09:40 

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HK govt. stresses legitimacy of upcoming election...

The Hong Kong government has stressed the legitimacy of the upcoming legislative council election by allowing people who are not pro-China to run....

 2021-11-19 09:20 

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Taliban meet German, Dutch diplomats...

In Afghanistan the Taliban are seeking international support amid a deteriorating economy and worsening humanitarian crisis....

 2021-11-19 08:55 

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Record number of EVs at Guangzhou motor show...

The Guangzhou motor show opened in southern China on Friday. The vehicles on display reflect an accelerating shift toward electric power in the world's biggest auto market....

 2021-11-19 08:25 

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Tokyo confirms 16 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 16 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Friday....

 2021-11-19 08:20 

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Vietnam records 10,233 new COVID-19 cases...

The government of Vietnam has been easing restrictions while trying to strike a balance between stopping the virus and reviving the economy. But cases are surging again....

 2021-11-19 08:02 

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Brazil Amazon deforestation surges 22% annually...

A Brazilian research institute says the area deforested in the country's Amazon region in the one-year period through July increased an estimated 22 percent from the previous year....

 2021-11-19 07:40 

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Human rights group censures China over tennis star...

A global human rights organization has called on athletes, fans and sponsors of the Beijing Winter Games to speak up regarding Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who is reportedly missing....

 2021-11-19 06:44 

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Ohtani wins American League MVP...

Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei has been named this year's Most Valuable Player in the American League. He is the second Japanese to win the award following Suzuki Ichiro in 2001....

 2021-11-19 05:02 

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4 vying to lead Japan's largest opposition party...

Four lawmakers of the Constitutional Democratic Party have filed their candidacies in a race to pick the new leader of Japan's largest opposition party....

 2021-11-19 04:42 

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Japan's consumers pay more for 2nd month...

Japan's consumers paid more for goods and services for a second straight month in October, mainly on the back of higher energy prices....

 2021-11-19 04:42 

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Mizuho head said to resign over system glitches...

Sources say the president and CEO of Mizuho Financial Group intends to resign to take responsibility for a series of system failures that hit the Japanese banking giant earlier this year....

 2021-11-19 04:08 

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Suspension request for former Aum cult withdrawn...

Japan's public security authorities have withdrawn a request for stricter controls over the group Aleph, formerly known as the Aum Shinrikyo cult. The withdrawal came after the group submitted obligatory reports, although behind schedule....

 2021-11-19 03:48 

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Services resume at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust...

Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation says ATM transactions and online banking resumed before noon on Friday after a system failure....

 2021-11-19 03:47 

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2 men exonerated in 1965 murder of Malcolm X...

Two men who were found guilty of assassinating the civil rights activist Malcolm X more than 50 years ago were exonerated on Thursday....

 2021-11-19 03:07 

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Germany to step up coronavirus measures...

Germany has decided to step up its anti-coronavirus measures. This comes after the number of new infections exceeded 60,000 on one day....

 2021-11-19 02:52 

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System failure at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Bank...

Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation says transactions at its ATMs and online banking are currently disrupted due to a system failure....

 2021-11-19 01:38 

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Iranians sanctioned over US presidential election...

The administration of US President Joe Biden has imposed sanctions on an Iranian entity and six Iranian individuals for allegedly attempting to influence the 2020 US presidential election....

 2021-11-19 01:35 

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Mizuho FG head said to resign over system failures...

Sources say the President and CEO of Mizuho Financial Group intends to resign to take responsibility for a series of system failures that hit the Japanese banking giant earlier this year....

 2021-11-19 01:08 

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Ohtani Shohei wins American League MVP...

Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei has been named this year's Most Valuable Player in the American League. He is the second Japanese to win the award following Suzuki Ichiro in 2001....

 2021-11-19 00:49 

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Mizuho FG head said to resign over system glitches...

Sources say the president and CEO of Mizuho Financial Group intends to resign to take responsibility for a series of system failures that hit the Japanese banking giant earlier this year....

 2021-11-19 00:48 

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Biden mulls diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games...

US President Joe Biden says his government is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games that will be held next year in the Chinese capital of Beijing....

 2021-11-19 00:03 

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Ohtani wins American League MVP award...

Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei has been named this year's Most Valuable Player in the American League....

 2021-11-18 23:28 

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Biden sees pill as pathway out...

US President Joe Biden revealed on Thursday that he has secured supplies of a drug he believes could accelerate the path out of the pandemic. His administration has purchased 10 million courses of a pill to fight the coronavirus....

 2021-11-18 23:28 

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Migrants in Belarus left in the cold...

Authorities in Belarus cleared migrants on Thursday away from their border with Poland. Thousands of people had gathered in makeshift camps, desperate to improve their fortunes in the West....

 2021-11-18 22:36 

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Regulator set to issue improvement order to Mizuho...

Japan's financial regulator is arranging to issue another business improvement order to Mizuho Financial Group and its banking unit in response to a series of system failures earlier this year....

 2021-11-18 22:15 

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Three inmates captured in Kenya after jailbreak...

Kenyan police say they have captured three convicts who escaped from a prison in the capital Nairobi on Monday. The inmates include a man involved in a terrorist attack that killed nearly 150 people....

 2021-11-18 21:11 

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Regulator may hit Mizuho with improvement order...

Japan's financial regulator is arranging to issue another business improvement order to Mizuho Financial Group and its banking unit in response to a series of system failures earlier this year. Mizuho plans to consider whether the group's presiden...

 2021-11-18 18:02 

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Honda expects 3 plants to return to normal in Dec....

Honda Motor says it expects three of its plants in Japan to return to normal operations in early December following production cutbacks partly resulting from a global shortage of semiconductors....

 2021-11-18 18:00 

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Kishida, Joko confirm close cooperation on G20...

The leaders of Japan and Indonesia have confirmed they will continue to work closely together, as Jakarta prepares to hold the G20 presidency in 2022 and the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2023....

 2021-11-18 14:48 

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Japan to raise daily entry limit to 5,000...

Japan is set to raise the daily limit on international arrivals to 5,000 people from 3,500 currently, in its latest move to ease coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-11-18 13:06 

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Ohtani Shohei strongly favored for MLB AL MVP...

Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player Award winner for each league will be announced on Thursday.Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels is regarded a clear favorite to win the MVP Award in the American League....

 2021-11-18 12:49 

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China uses water cannon against Philippine boats...

The Philippines has condemned the actions of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, saying they threatened the special relationship between the two countries..The Philippine Foreign Ministry says the incident on Tuesday involved three Chinese coast guard...

 2021-11-18 12:40 

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Chinese tennis star's 'email' fuels concerns...

Concerns are growing further about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai after a Chinese state-run media outlet released an email that it says was written by herself....

 2021-11-18 12:28 

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USTR: US to launch framework in Indo-Pacific...

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the United States plans to launch an economic framework with its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region early next year....

 2021-11-18 11:18 

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NRA looking into fault risks at nuclear plant...

Japan's nuclear regulator is inspecting the Shika nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast to determine whether a fault beneath a reactor building is active....

 2021-11-18 10:33 

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Evergrande Group to sell whole stake in HengTen...

China's struggling Evergrande Group says it will sell its entire shareholding in its Internet services firm. The move is the property giant's latest effort to avoid defaulting on massive debts....

 2021-11-18 10:15 

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Thai lawmakers reject constitutional amendment...

Thailand's parliament has rejected a charter overhaul submitted by pro-democracy activists. It was the second time in about a year that the parliament, in which pro-military forces are dominant, has pushed back against rewriting the constitution....

 2021-11-18 10:12 

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UN concerned about ISIL threat in Afghanistan...

The United Nation's special representative for Afghanistan has warned that the Taliban's inability to stem the expansion of the Islamic State militant group is leading to a deterioration of security in the country....

 2021-11-18 09:16 

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Indonesia arrests cleric on terrorism suspicions...

Indonesia's counterterrorism police have arrested a member of a top Islamic council along with two associates. The police said the three are suspected of helping a group linked with Al-Qaeda fund terrorist activities....

 2021-11-18 08:54 

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Tokyo reports 20 new COVID cases on Thursday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 20 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Thursday....

 2021-11-18 08:01 

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Taiwan commissions upgraded F-16 squadron...

Taiwan has officially commissioned its first squadron of upgraded F-16 fighter jets in a ceremony attended by President Tsai Ing-wen....

 2021-11-18 07:56 

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Seminar on teaching Japanese to foreign children...

Volunteers supporting foreign children in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, have attended a seminar on teaching Japanese in Mito City....

 2021-11-18 07:47 

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Philippines condemns China maritime action...

The Philippines has condemned the actions of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, saying they threatened the special relationship between the two countries..The Philippine Foreign Ministry says the incident on Tuesday involved three Chinese coast guard...

 2021-11-18 07:11 

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Japanese researcher films frog croaking underwater...

A Japanese researcher has filmed a wrinkled frog croaking underwater in the northern city of Yamagata....

 2021-11-18 06:59 

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Japan to raise daily entry cap to 5,000...

Japan will raise the limit on the number of people entering the country to around 5,000 a day from the current 3,500, starting November 26....

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