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 2022-01-14 06:18 

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North Korea may have fired ballistic missile...

Japan's Defense Ministry says North Korea launched a projectile likely to be a ballistic missile eastward on Friday. The ministry is analyzing the situation....

 2022-01-14 05:59 

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US Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate...

The US Supreme Court has issued an injunction blocking a federal government measure to require large businesses to vaccinate employees against COVID-19 or test them for the virus regularly....

 2022-01-14 05:36 

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Japan to reduce the use of 12 plastic items...

The Japanese government has decided to reduce the use of 12 plastic items under a new law to encourage waste reduction and plastic recycling....

 2022-01-14 04:49 

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More snow expected in northern, eastern Japan...

Weather officials are warning of more snow from the Hokuriku region to Hokkaido along the Sea of Japan coast....

 2022-01-14 04:39 

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Former PM Kaifu Toshiki dies at 91...

Former Japanese Prime Minister Kaifu Toshiki died on Sunday. He was 91....

 2022-01-14 04:09 

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WHO: Africa's fourth pandemic wave flattening...

The World Health Organization says Africa's surge in new coronavirus cases fueled by the Omicron variant is flattening....

 2022-01-14 03:58 

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Britain, India to launch free-trade talks...

British officials say they will start negotiations for a free trade agreement with India on Monday....

 2022-01-14 03:53 

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Sources: Mizuho to vow big changes after glitches...

Sources have told NHK that Mizuho Financial Group will promise regulators to make significant changes in its hiring and deployment of staff as well as to revamp its structure....

 2022-01-14 03:52 

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Aomori artisans keep traditional tops spinning...

Craftspeople in the city of Kuroishi in northern Japan are busy making wooden tops designed to spin on snow....

 2022-01-14 03:14 

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Nobel laureate urged to resolve crisis in Ethiopia...

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says it is Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's responsibility to end the fighting between the government's troops and the ethnic minority forces. Abiy is a Nobel laureate....

 2022-01-14 02:09 

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England to cut COVID isolation period to five days...

The British government is reducing the minimum self-isolation period for people in England who test positive for COVID-19 to five days from seven....

 2022-01-14 01:49 

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France, Germany, Italy cut COVID isolation period...

France, Germany and Italy say they have reduced the self-isolation period for people who are infected with COVID-19 and those identified as close contacts of positive cases....

 2022-01-14 00:58 

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N.Korea threatens to take action against US...

North Korea has threatened to take countermeasures in response to the sanctions that the US imposed after the North's recent missile tests. It said the tests were legitimate and were aimed at bolstering the country's ability to defend itself....

 2022-01-14 00:57 

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Former Japanese PM Kaifu Toshiki dies at 91...

Former Japanese Prime Minister Kaifu Toshiki has died at the age of 91. He was best-known for sending Japan's Self Defense Force to an overseas mission for the first time....

 2022-01-13 23:38 

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French teachers protest COVID protocols...

Teachers and school staff across France angry about coronavirus safety measures have walked off the job. Tens of thousands staged a strike on Thursday....

 2022-01-13 23:38 

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Biden puts up more protections...

Cases of the coronavirus Omicron variant have overwhelmed many hospitals across the US. On Thursday, President Joe Biden ordered military medical teams to help....

 2022-01-13 21:49 

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Russia-led alliance begins pullout from Kazakhstan...

A Russia-led military alliance has begun withdrawing its forces from Kazakhstan after their deployment in response to anti-government protests in the Central Asian country....

 2022-01-13 19:41 

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Russia, Western nations remain split over Ukraine...

The latest round of talks between Western nations and Russia aimed at defusing military tensions surrounding Ukraine ended in deadlock....

 2022-01-13 18:18 

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TSMC expects record capital spending in 2022...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company says it expects capital spending to rise to a record in 2022....

 2022-01-13 18:18 

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Japan relieved over Indonesia coal exports restart...

Japan's economy, trade and industry minister has expressed relief over Indonesia's decision to resume coal exports. But he has indicated that Japan still needs to continue working to secure energy sources....

 2022-01-13 12:57 

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Asylum seekers sue Japan over detention...

Two asylum seekers have sued the Japanese government, claiming that repeated detentions by the authorities were unjust and in violation of international rules....

 2022-01-13 12:40 

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Djokovic included in draw despite visa uncertainty...

The world's number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has been included in a draw for the Australian Open despite the prospect of his visa being revoked again by the Australian government....

 2022-01-13 12:23 

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Japan's daily coronavirus count tops 18,000...

The Japanese government is revising rules to deal with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. More than 18,000 coronavirus infections were confirmed on Thursday....

 2022-01-13 11:48 

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Beijing organizers highlight eco-friendly Games...

Organizers of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics have highlighted efforts to make the Games eco-friendly....

 2022-01-13 11:14 

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Snowstorms are hitting northern and western Japan...

A winter storm is bringing heavy snow to some parts of northern to western Japan on the Sea of Japan side on Thursday. Snowfall may accumulate rapidly overnight, creating potentially hazardous conditions for motorists....

 2022-01-13 10:58 

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Convenience store profits still below 2019 levels...

All three of Japan's major convenience store chains have reported a domestic operating profit for the March to November period of last year. But the figures are still below pre-pandemic levels....

 2022-01-13 10:46 

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Kishida calls for wage hikes ahead of labor talks...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has been calling on businesses to raise salaries ahead of the annual labor talks. Wage hikes are one of the major pillars of his economic policy....

 2022-01-13 10:45 

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Experts: Isolation period should be cut to 10 days...

Infectious disease experts advising the Japanese government have recommended that the isolation period for people who have had close contact with those infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant should be cut to 10 days from the current 14 days. They e...

 2022-01-13 10:10 

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Japan's daily case count tops 18,000...

The Japanese government is revising rules to deal with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. More than 18,000 coronavirus infections were confirmed on Thursday....

 2022-01-13 09:43 

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Thailand to introduce tourist entry fee...

Thailand is planning to introduce an entry fee for foreign tourists as it tries to revive its battered tourism industry.A government spokesperson said on Wednesday that the country is considering collecting 300 baht, or about 9 US dollars per person from ...

 2022-01-13 09:41 

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Tokyo reports 3,124 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 3,124 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. The daily tally for the capital has shot up by more than 2,000 in two days....

 2022-01-13 09:32 

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SDF shows parachute drill for island attack...

Japan's Self-Defense Force parachute unit has shown to media a drill aimed at preparing for attacks on the country's remote islands....

 2022-01-13 08:35 

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Japan expected to approve vaccinating under-12s...

Japan's health ministry is expected to approve a plan to expand its coronavirus vaccine rollout program to include children aged 5 to 11....

 2022-01-13 08:27 

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Indonesia resumes coal exports conditionally...

Indonesia's government has allowed a resumption of coal exports conditionally, following an improvement in the supply situation for domestic power plants....

 2022-01-13 08:15 

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Japan expects primary balance surplus in FY2026...

A new estimate by Japan's Cabinet Office shows the country could achieve a primary balance surplus in fiscal 2026. That's one year earlier than a previous evaluation made last July....

 2022-01-13 08:05 

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Cambodia mourns its landmine-sniffing rat...

Cambodia's famed landmine-sniffing rat Magawa has died. The tiny hero worked in mine fields where he used his acute sense of smell to detect over 100 landmines and other explosives during his five-year career....

 2022-01-13 07:16 

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Japan to step up 'solar flare' forecasts...

Japan's government is taking steps to strengthen ways to forecast the impact of solar flares on social infrastructure, such as GPS and power grids....

 2022-01-13 05:48 

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Japan considers shortening self-quarantine period...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says the government will consider shortening the self-quarantine period for people who have been in close contact with those who have tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2022-01-13 05:44 

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NY crude futures hit 2-month high...

Crude-oil prices in New York have hit a two-month high....

 2022-01-13 05:44 

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8 countries lose UN voting rights over unpaid dues...

Iran and Venezuela are among eight countries that will lose their voting rights at the United Nations General Assembly because of unpaid dues to the world body....

 2022-01-13 05:39 

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Heavy snow forecast along Sea of Japan coast...

Weather officials are warning of heavy snowfall in northern to western Japan along the Sea of Japan coast on Friday....

 2022-01-13 05:38 

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US to use 'appropriate tools' to counter N.Korea...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington will use every appropriate tool to address North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs....

 2022-01-13 04:30 

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Fed: Higher wages behind record-level inflation...

The US Federal Reserve says a severe labor shortage is forcing businesses to increase wages, leading to the highest level of inflation in almost four decades....

 2022-01-13 04:10 

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Services fully restored on Tohoku Shinkansen Line...

Bullet train services have fully resumed on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line linking Tokyo and northern Japan after a suspension caused by a railroad switch failure....

 2022-01-13 04:09 

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Japan's CDP releases results of funding probe...

The Constitutional Democratic Party, Japan's largest opposition force, has released the results of its internal probe into funds it provided to an online media platform....

 2022-01-13 04:08 

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Key economic gauge up for 2nd month...

A key economic indicator says business conditions in Japan improved in November for a second month in a row. This was largely due to increases in automobile shipments and production....

 2022-01-13 04:05 

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Traditional paper making in full swing in Kyoto...

Artisans in Kyoto Prefecture are busy crafting Japan's traditional paper, or washi, in the winter cold....

 2022-01-13 03:48 

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Moon not considering attending Beijing Olympics...

An official with South Korea's presidential office has revealed that President Moon Jae-in is not considering attending next month's Beijing Olympics....

 2022-01-13 02:58 

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Switch problem halts Tohoku Shinkansen services...

Bullet train services on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line linking Tokyo and northern Japan were suspended on Thursday morning due to a problem with a railroad switch at one of the stations....

 2022-01-13 02:40 

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Amazon workers to vote again on unionization...

Workers at the US online giant Amazon are to hold another vote on whether to unionize....

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