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 2022-05-09 09:00 

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Zelenskyy criticizes Russia, comparing it to Nazi Germany...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has strongly condemned Russia, comparing it to Nazi Germany....

 2022-05-09 08:38 

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Beijing urges Chaoyang district residents to stay home...

Officials in Beijing are urging residents of a central district in the Chinese capital to stay at home as much as possible to help curb the spread of the coronavirus....

 2022-05-09 08:20 

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Tokyo reports 3,011 new cases of coronavirus on Monday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 3,011 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Monday....

 2022-05-09 08:18 

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China's export growth slowest in nearly 2 years...

China's exports rose at the slowest pace in almost two years in April, as many factories in Shanghai and other cities suspended operations or reduced output due to a rise in coronavirus infections. Logistics were also disrupted....

 2022-05-09 05:37 

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BOJ minutes: Important to tame long-term interest rates...

Minutes of the Bank of Japan's March policy meeting show that board members called for measures to prevent an increase in long-term interest rates in order to underpin the economy....

 2022-05-09 05:36 

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U2's Bono and The Edge hold surprise concert in Kyiv...

Rock musicians Bono and The Edge from the Irish band U2 gave a surprise concert in a Kyiv subway station on Sunday....

 2022-05-09 05:36 

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Kishida: Japan to study how to phase out Russian oil imports...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says Japan will study the current situation to decide how to phase out oil imports from Russia....

 2022-05-09 05:35 

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Search for missing boat passengers continues off Hokkaido...

A search operation using an unmanned submersible is continuing on Monday to find people who went missing after a tour boat sank off Hokkaido, northern Japan, last month....

 2022-05-09 04:50 

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Zelenskyy: About 60 civilians killed in bombing of school...

As Russia marks the anniversary of a wartime victory, it's still trying to secure another. The invasion of Ukraine is in its third month. Fighting in the eastern part of the country has been especially intense, and the death toll continues to rise....

 2022-05-09 04:14 

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Japan bans Russian oil imports despite security concerns...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has announced his intention to ban Russian oil imports in principle in line with a G7 statement....

 2022-05-09 03:54 

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Moon calls for inter-Korean dialogue, denuclearization efforts...

South Korea's outgoing President Moon Jae-in says he sincerely hopes inter-Korean dialogue will restart, and efforts for denuclearization and peace will continue....

 2022-05-09 03:24 

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Russia celebrates Victory Day with military parades...

Russia is celebrating Victory Day, the 77th anniversary of the former Soviet Union's triumph over Nazi Germany in World War Two....

 2022-05-09 03:20 

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Chinese vessels enter Japanese territorial waters...

Japan Coast Guard officials say two Chinese government ships entered Japan's territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday morning....

 2022-05-09 03:02 

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New touchless tech for germ-free environments...

Some Japanese companies are working on technologies that allow people to operate devices with their hands or fingers without actually touching them....

 2022-05-09 03:02 

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Japan adopts 'Green GDP' metric of sustainable growth...

The Japanese government is adopting a new indicator of economic growth that takes into account the environmental costs of industrial activity....

 2022-05-09 03:01 

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Japan's FM to visit S.Korea to attend presidential inauguration...

Japan's Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa is set to make a two-day visit to South Korea to attend president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony....

 2022-05-09 01:12 

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Britain pledges to give Ukraine additional military support...

The British government says it will provide a further 1.3 billion pounds, or about 1.6 billion dollars, in military support to Ukraine....

 2022-05-09 01:08 

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German chancellor vows to defend justice and freedom...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says his country will continue to provide military support to Ukraine...

 2022-05-09 00:33 

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US announces sanctions on Russia media, financial institutions...

The White House has announced the United States will sanction three television stations in Russia, including state-run Channel One in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-09 00:29 

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Voting underway in Philippines presidential election...

Voting is underway in the Philippines to choose a successor to outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2022-05-08 22:55 

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US First Lady Jill Biden visits Ukraine...

US First Lady Jill Biden has made a surprise visit to Ukraine to meet with her Ukrainian counterpart, Olena Zelenska....

 2022-05-08 21:41 

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G7 to phase out or ban Russian oil imports...

Leaders from the Group of Seven nations have agreed to phase out or ban imports of Russian oil to...

 2022-05-08 18:55 

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Putin's Victory Day speech drawing attention...

Russia marks Victory Day on Monday, commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. Analysts say Putin may use his speech to boost public support for the ongoing invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-08 18:11 

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Charity orchestra concert for Ukraine held in Yokohama...

A charity orchestra concert for Ukraine has been held near Tokyo, featuring the performance of a Ukrainian singer....

 2022-05-08 18:11 

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Philippine voters to cast ballots in Monday's presidential election...

Voters in the Philippines are set to cast their ballots on Monday to choose a successor to incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2022-05-08 13:57 

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Hostilities in Ukraine rage ahead of Russia's 'Victory Day'...

In Ukraine, hostilities show no signs of letting up as Russia prepares to mark the May 9 victory of the former Soviet Union over Nazi Germany....

 2022-05-08 11:46 

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Panda in Japan gets Mother's Day gifts...

A giant panda has received Mother's Day gifts at a theme park in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan....

 2022-05-08 11:07 

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Russia continues attacks in Ukraine's east and south...

Russia is expected to step up its offensive in Ukraine on the eve of Monday's Victory Day holiday, hoping to take full control of the eastern city of Mariupol....

 2022-05-08 10:37 

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Summer Grand Sumo Tournament Day 1...

The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off on Sunday at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo....

 2022-05-08 09:49 

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Unmanned submersible joins search for missing passengers off Hokkaido...

An unmanned submersible has been deployed in the ongoing search for people who were on a tour boat that sank off Hokkaido, northern Japan, two weeks ago....

 2022-05-08 08:46 

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Tokyo reports 4,711 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 4,711 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday....

 2022-05-08 08:45 

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UN: At least 3,309 civilians killed in Ukraine invasion...

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, says at least 3,309 civilians were killed in Ukraine between February 24, when Russia invaded, and May 5. This includes 234 children....

 2022-05-08 06:59 

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Foreign Minister Hayashi meets Palau president...

Japan's Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa met Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. in the Pacific island nation on Sunday....

 2022-05-08 06:23 

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Former police official elected to Hong Kong top post...

Hong Kong's former number-two official and ex-police official John Lee Ka-chiu has been elected as leader of the government....

 2022-05-08 06:18 

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Okinawa calls for early resolution of US military base issues...

The southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa has urged the Japanese and US governments to resolve issues related to US military bases in the prefecture ahead of the 50th anniversary of its reversion to Japan on May 15....

 2022-05-08 03:25 

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Search continues with unmanned submersible off Hokkaido...

An unmanned submersible has been deployed in the ongoing search effort for missing people who were on a sunken tour boat off Hokkaido, northern Japan....

 2022-05-08 02:20 

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No reports of SLBM launch in North Korean media...

North Korea's state-run media have yet to report the country's launch on Saturday of what is presumed to have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile, or SLBM....

 2022-05-08 02:08 

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WHO chief visits Kyiv...

The chief of the World Health Organization visited the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to meet with the country's health minister and other officials on Saturday....

 2022-05-08 01:09 

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US military stresses commitment to defense of Japan, S.Korea...

The US Indo-Pacific Command says it is closely consulting with its allies and partners following North Korea's ballistic missile launch on Saturday....

 2022-05-07 23:08 

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Taliban tighten restrictions on women, detail rules on what to wear...

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have declared that women must cover their face except for the eyes in public and stipulated in detail what they should wear to cover their body....

 2022-05-07 21:39 

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Both sides announce completion of civilian evacuations from Mariupol steelworks...

Both Ukraine and Russia say civilian evacuations from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol were completed on Saturday -- the last day of a three-day ceasefire announced by Russia....

 2022-05-07 18:30 

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Ukraine evacuees interact with Japanese children through karate...

A karate organization in central Japan held an event on Saturday to welcome people who have evacuated from Ukraine....

 2022-05-07 18:28 

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Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet...

Japan's Lower House of the Diet plans a questionnaire on women's participation in politics as the country largely lags behind in female representation in national parliaments....

 2022-05-07 18:25 

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6 months to go before US midterm elections...

Voters in the United States will go to the polls in six months for the midterm elections, which are widely viewed as a referendum on the administration of President Joe Biden....

 2022-05-07 18:19 

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Macron vows in inaugural speech to build new European peace...

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to build a new peace in Europe in an inaugural speech for his second term....

 2022-05-07 12:31 

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Russia rehearses Victory Day military parade...

Russia's military has conducted a rehearsal of its annual Victory Day parade in the capital Moscow....

 2022-05-07 11:17 

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US CDC reports 109 cases of unexplained hepatitis including 5 deaths...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 109 suspected cases of acute hepatitis of unknown cause in children, including five deaths....

 2022-05-07 11:03 

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Japan's Defense Ministry: N.Korea launched suspected SLBM...

Officials from Japan's Defense Ministry say North Korea launched what is presumed to have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday....

 2022-05-07 10:20 

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Ukrainian evacuee serves up home cooking at charity event...

Japan has accepted over 800 evacuees from Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion. Many have struggled to adapt to life in Japan, but charity events in support of their country are providing them with a sense of community....

 2022-05-07 09:10 

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Tokyo reports 3,809 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 3,809 new infections of the coronavirus on Saturday....

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