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 2022-07-27 11:25 

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Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Philippines; at least 4 dead | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2022-07-27 10:39 

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EDITORIAL: Myanmar’s junta must face up to crimes against humanity | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Since seizing power in a February 2021 coup, Myanmar's military junta has subjected the nation to oppression and bloodshed, the latest manifestation of which was the execution of four democracy activists--a truly egregious act that deserves widespread...

 2022-07-27 10:32 

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Public security chief, governor had Unification Church dealings | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

More political figures are coming forward to disclose they had dealings with the Unification Church or affiliated groups in light of the organization's sudden high profile following the slaying of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nara earlier this ...

 2022-07-27 09:48 

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VOX POPULI: In this tiring age of COVID-19, our days of anxiety have returned | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2022-07-27 09:41 

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Panel confirms online bullying before Nagoya student’s suicide | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NAGOYA--The city's board of education acknowledged that a deceased first-year junior high school student was bullied in a group chat, but said it could not determine if bullying was the direct cause of her suicide....

 2022-07-27 05:35 

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U.S. says Biden-Xi call expected to cover Taiwan tensions, Ukraine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2022-07-27 02:00 

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Kyoto’s famed historical re-enactment parade to be held | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYOTO--The "Jidai Matsuri" (Festival of the Ages), with its iconic history-themed costume parade, will be held here in all its glory for the first time in three years, organizers announced....

 2022-07-27 02:00 

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Used to wearing masks, children going to school risk heatstroke | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

At a little past 2 p.m. on a recent day, pupils exited the Shinjuku Ward-run Yotsuya Elementary School in Tokyo under the hot sun, cheerfully saying goodbye to their peers and teachers....

 2022-07-27 02:00 

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Radar system developed to save toddlers left in automobiles | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KARIYA, Aichi Prefecture--A leading auto parts maker here developed a car-mounted radar system that triggers an alarm if it detects that a toddler has been left inside the automobile....

 2022-07-26 14:42 

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Politicians come out with dealings with Unification Church | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The stunning murder of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shone a light on politicians' ties with the Unification Church as a slew of lawmakers admitted they attended related events and received support during their election campaigns....

 2022-07-26 14:08 

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Okinawa enters ‘emergency phase’ in war against COVID | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Okinawa prefectural officials have declared their COVID-19 battle to have entered a critical phase, forcing them to raise the level indicating the strain on health care services to the...

 2022-07-26 13:25 

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Unification Church doctored telegram by governor of Aichi | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura said he has lodged a complaint with the Unification Church after a congratulatory message from his office was doctored so that it praised the group's leader....

 2022-07-26 13:05 

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Panel suggests ridership level for reviewing rural rail lines | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

An expert panel advising the transport ministry proposed new guidelines on July 25 for when rail lines that have been in the red for years should come up for review....

 2022-07-26 12:57 

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LGBT group protests defining homosexuality as a ‘disorder’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A group of sexual minorities and their supporters submitted a petition with about 51,500 signatures to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party protesting a pamphlet that describes homosexuality as an "acquired psychological disorder."...

 2022-07-26 12:55 

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JR Kyushu forced to halt express trains as crews contract COVID | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Kyushu Railway Co. (JR Kyushu) will suspend 120 limited-express train services over 10 days from July 27 as novel coronavirus infections spread among crew members, the company announced July 25....

 2022-07-26 12:45 

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EDITORIAL: 4th vaccine shots for high-risk individuals must now be a priority | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The government has formally decided to expand its program to provide fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses to cover health care workers and staff at facilities for the elderly....

 2022-07-26 12:17 

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Prosecutors search home of former Tokyo Olympic exec | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo prosecutors on July 26 searched the home-cum-office of a former board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee over suspicions he accepted around 45 million yen ($330,000) in bribes from a company run by a business acquaintance....

 2022-07-26 11:20 

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Emperor emeritus diagnosed with heart failure, condition improved | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Emperor Emeritus Akihito, father of the current emperor, received a diagnosis of heart failure last month but his condition has improved under treatment, an official at the Imperial Household Agency said on Tuesday....

 2022-07-26 10:45 

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Japan executes man for 2008 rampage that killed 7 in Tokyo | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan carried out its first execution of the year July 26 when it hanged a man convicted of killing seven people in a random stabbing spree that started after he deliberately rammed a rented truck into a crowd of people in Tokyo's Akihabara district i...

 2022-07-26 10:18 

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Health ministry reports 1st case of monkeypox found in Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan confirmed its first case of monkeypox in a Tokyo resident in his 30s who recently traveled to Europe....

 2022-07-26 09:55 

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VOX POPULI: Don’t go to Oze National Park without bringing 100-yen coins | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2022-07-26 09:40 

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Payout for post-vaccination death approved for 1st time | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

For the first time, the health ministry has approved a payment to the bereaved family of a person who died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination....

 2022-07-26 02:10 

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Famed potter in Kagoshima visits ancestral grave in South Korea | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GIMPO, South Korea—Chin Jukan XV believes he has accomplished the wish of the "founding father" of his pottery family that had been left unfulfilled for more than four centuries....

 2022-07-26 02:00 

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For a different tipple, how about wine made from split tomatoes? | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ISAHAYA, Nagasaki Prefecture--A chance stop at a roadside station in spring turned tomato farmer Seijiro Miyashita's life around....

 2022-07-26 01:30 

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Saga Prefecture sends message by rejecting smoking request | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SAGA--The prefectural government, hoping to promote healthier lifestyles among the public, rejected a request from assembly members to reopen smoking areas in the government building....

 2022-07-25 14:04 

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Car carrying Shinzo Abe’s wife rear-ended by police vehicle | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Akie Abe, the widow of slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was involved in a fender bender on July 25 caused by the police vehicle that was escorting her....

 2022-07-25 14:00 

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Tokyo reports 22,387 new COVID-19 cases; Nara sees record | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo reported 22,387 new COVID-19 cases on July 25, up 9,691 from the previous Monday, and three deaths among patients in their 80s to 90s....

 2022-07-25 13:38 

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People born into Unification Church speak out about hardships | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Children of followers of the Unification Church have begun speaking out about how they endured difficult and confusing childhoods plagued by financial difficulties and strict rules....

 2022-07-25 13:27 

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Survivor of mass suicide in Okinawa during WWII dies at 93 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NAHA--Shigeaki Kinjo, who survived a mass suicide during a fierce ground battle in Okinawa Prefecture during World War II, died here from acute heart failure on July 19. He was 93....

 2022-07-25 13:16 

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Japan issues travel warning as monkeypox outbreak widens | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's Foreign Ministry issued an overseas travel warning on July 25 urging travelers to exercise an abundance of caution regarding monkeypox....

 2022-07-25 12:34 

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Asahi joins other breweries to stop using ‘campaign girls’ in beer ads | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Asahi Breweries Ltd. has joined other major Japanese beer companies in halting their use of so-called "campaign girls" in their beer sales promotions in the wake of the pandemic and the changing times....

 2022-07-25 12:18 

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Takayama float returns to Gion Festival in Kyoto after 196 years | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYOTO--Festival-goers were treated to the bicentennial return of a "yamahoko" float in the Gion Festival on July 24 as the Takayama float participated for the first time in nearly two centuries....

 2022-07-25 12:09 

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SUMO/ Ichinojo recalls ‘long path’ from Mongolia to 1st career title | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A triumphant Ichinojo looked back on the many years since he boarded a flight to Japan from his native Mongolia along with another aspiring young sumo wrestler who would rise to the top of the sport....

 2022-07-25 10:27 

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Psychiatric examination begins for Abe murder suspect | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A psychiatric evaluation of Tetsuya Yamagami, the suspect in the slaying of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, started on July 25 to assess his mental condition to decide whether to indict him....

 2022-07-25 08:56 

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Mt. Sakurajima erupts; alert level raised to highest 5 for 1st time | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KAGOSHIMA--A massive eruption occurred at Mount Sakurajima here on the evening of July 24, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue the highest alert urging residents to evacuate....

 2022-07-25 08:53 

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EDITORIAL: BOJ must watch global inflation as it shapes own monetary policy | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The central banks of Western nations are being hard-pressed to deal with the current rising inflation rates, as they have been obliged to hastily tighten their monetary policies even at the risk of chilling their economies....

 2022-07-25 08:31 

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VOX POPULI: 1 year after the Tokyo Games, it’s time to reflect on our ‘diversity’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Hiroe Ohashi, 51, who was born deaf, is a dancer, actress and theater producer....

 2022-07-25 03:00 

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Zipair becomes first Japanese air carrier to put crickets on menu | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NARITA, Chiba Prefecture--Coffee? Tea? Crickets?...

 2022-07-25 02:10 

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Spaceship or butterfly? New UFO center causing a stir | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

FUKUSHIMA--The central government remains tight-lipped about photos and videos of possible flying saucers in Japan that were "authenticated" by an authority on the subject....

 2022-07-25 02:00 

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‘Summit of the Gods’ manga translated for the screen in France | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

"The Summit of the Gods," a manga masterpiece by Jiro Taniguchi, has made a triumphant return to Japan in the form of an animated feature film produced by a French team....

 2022-07-24 15:03 

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SUMO/ Mongolian wrestler Ichinojo secures his first career title | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Rank-and-file Ichinojo chalked up his first career championship at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 24 with a 12-3 record as the other co-leader of the race, Yokozuna Terunofuji, suffered his fourth defeat that day....

 2022-07-24 13:50 

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COVID-19 cases in Tokyo fall slightly to 28,112, with 2 deaths | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Fresh cases of COVID-19 in Tokyo fell slightly from the day before on July 24, although the 28,112 count represented an increase of 10,322 from the previous Sunday....

 2022-07-24 12:32 

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One year on, doctors still question decision to hold Olympics | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A commemorative event involving roughly 15,000 spectators was held July 23 at the National Stadium in Tokyo to mark the first anniversary of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics that went ahead while the COVID-19 pandemic was at its height....

 2022-07-24 09:45 

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Unexploded wartime bomb defused; JR West resumes services | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A Ground Self-Defense Force bomb disposal unit defused and removed a 1-ton live explosive from the wartime era that forced West Japan Railway Co. to suspend operations on two lines in Osaka Prefecture for three hours on July 24....

 2022-07-24 07:42 

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COVID-19 cases top 200,000 across Japan as BA.5 strain rages | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan posted an all-time record of 200,975 fresh cases of COVID-19 on July 23, surpassing the 200,000 mark for the first time and making it the fourth consecutive day of a daily high since the pandemic struck in 2020....

 2022-07-24 03:00 

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Team fuses AI, robotics to decide ideal cultivation step for iPS cells | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japanese researchers combined artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technology to develop a fully automated system to find the best culturing method for turning induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into human tissue....

 2022-07-24 02:05 

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U.N. health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LONDON--The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further investment in treatin...

 2022-07-24 02:00 

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Global warming study: 5-year droughts could become the norm | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

"Unprecedented" droughts lasting for at least five years will hit several regions around the world by mid-century if nothing is done to curb global warming, an international team of scientists warned....

 2022-07-23 13:45 

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High COVID-19 counts in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and other areas | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo chalked up more than 30,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day on July 23 and seven related deaths....

 2022-07-23 13:27 

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Todai to offer metaverse studies to teach engineering | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The University of Tokyo will offer a range of courses later this school year directed at a wide audience ranging from junior high school students to those already in the workplace to grasp the fundamentals of "metaverse" studies....

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