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 2022-07-28 03:42 

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Japan aims to restore foreign student numbers to pre-pandemic level in 5 years...

Japan's education ministry says it aims to restore the number of foreign students in the country to the pre-pandemic level in around five years....

 2022-07-28 02:48 

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Biden out of COVID isolation...

US President Joe Biden has emerged from isolation and resumed in-person duties after contracting COVID-19....

 2022-07-28 02:11 

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Prosecutors question former Tokyo Games committee official...

Japanese prosecutors have questioned a former board member of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee on a voluntary basis in connection with a possible bribery case involving a sponsor....

 2022-07-28 01:46 

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US media: DOJ probing Trump's alleged attempt to overturn election results...

Multiple US media outlets are reporting that the Department of Justice is investigating former President Donald Trump's alleged attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election....

 2022-07-28 01:01 

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US Senate passes bill to boost domestic chip production...

The US Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting domestic production and development of semiconductor chips. The aim is to counter China, which has been making state-led efforts to increase its domestic chip output....

 2022-07-28 00:24 

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Fed fights inflation with another hike...

Policymakers at the US Federal Reserve say inflation is...

 2022-07-27 21:14 

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Blinken to hold talks with Lavrov on freeing Americans detained in Russia...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said he will soon hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, to bring home US citizens detained in Russia....

 2022-07-27 18:51 

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WHO: Over 18,000 cases of monkeypox reported globally...

The World Health Organization says more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported globally from 78 countries, mainly in Europe....

 2022-07-27 18:42 

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Fed raises key interest rate by 0.75 percentage point...

The US Federal Reserve has announced it will raise its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percentage point for the second time in a row. This shows its firm resolve to contain record inflation....

 2022-07-27 18:28 

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Tunisians back new constitution giving president more power...

Tunisians have voted in favor of a new constitution that would give far more power to President Kais Saied....

 2022-07-27 16:22 

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S.Korean FM: Japan also must act sincerely to resolve wartime labor issue...

South Korea's foreign minister has reiterated that Japan also has to act sincerely in order to resolve the issue of wartime labor -- a pending problem in bilateral relations....

 2022-07-27 16:21 

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Alert level of Sakurajima volcano lowered to 3...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has downgraded the volcanic alert level for Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, from 5 to 3 on a 5-point scale....

 2022-07-27 13:20 

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Japan to draw up 10-year roadmap toward 2050 goal of carbon neutrality...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says the government will draw up a 10-year roadmap toward the country's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050....

 2022-07-27 13:13 

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Vietnamese woman prosecuted for smuggling drugs into Japan...

A Vietnamese woman has been indicted on charges of smuggling into Japan stimulant drugs with a street value of around 1.24 million dollars....

 2022-07-27 12:57 

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Former TEPCO executives appeal $97 billion damages ruling...

Four former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company, responsible for the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have appealed a court ruling in which they were ordered to pay damages to the utility....

 2022-07-27 12:33 

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Torrential rainfall in Kyoto, Hokkaido...

Heavy rainfall was reported in some parts of Japan, especially in Kyoto and Hokkaido prefectures, on Wednesday. Weather officials are urging people to be alert for possible landslides, flooding in low-lying areas and swollen rivers....

 2022-07-27 12:28 

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Four reported dead in Philippines quake...

A magnitude 7 earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday. The government says at least four people have died with 60 reported injured....

 2022-07-27 12:18 

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Russia continues missile attacks on Ukraine's south...

Russian forces are continuing missile attacks on Black Sea ports in southern Ukraine despite a deal to allow Kyiv to resume grain exports....

 2022-07-27 12:00 

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COVID-19 patients taken to hospital for emergency care surging in Tokyo...

Amid Japan's seventh wave of infections, the Tokyo Fire Department is reporting a surge in the number of cases of people being taken to hospital by ambulance after becoming unwell due to the coronavirus....

 2022-07-27 11:59 

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Japan Post: 170 post offices closed due to coronavirus infections...

Japan Post says 170 post offices across the country are closed as of Tuesday because workers have been infected with the coronavirus, or have been designated as close contacts....

 2022-07-27 10:43 

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S.Korea central bank: North's GDP contracted 0.1% in 2021...

South Korea's central bank says that North Korea's economy shrank for a second straight year in 2021, apparently due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-07-27 10:42 

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Syphilis cases surging in Japan...

Syphilis cases are increasing in Japan at the fastest pace in more than two decades....

 2022-07-27 10:06 

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COVID 7th wave strains Japan medical services...

In Japan, doctors and nurses are having a tough time dealing with surging coronavirus cases. July's trend of record-breaking daily case counts continues with health authorities across the country reporting yet another a new high....

 2022-07-27 10:05 

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Tropical depression likely to develop into storm, approach southern Japan...

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a tropical depression that is now far away to the south of the country is expected to develop into a tropical storm by 3 p.m. on Thursday....

 2022-07-27 10:00 

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Tokyo exhibit showcases latest metaverse uses...

An exhibit featuring the latest metaverse technologies and services is underway in Tokyo. It showcases various ways in which both individuals and businesses can make use of the 3D virtual reality world....

 2022-07-27 09:30 

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Wild monkey put down following attacks in western Japan...

A wild monkey has been put down in the city of Yamaguchi, western Japan. This comes after dozens of people were injured in a series of attacks....

 2022-07-27 09:21 

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Japan's industry minister empowered to boost green transformation...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has given new responsibilities to his Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hagiuda Koichi, who will be empowered to boost a green transformation....

 2022-07-27 09:11 

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Defense Ministry criticized for accepting Myanmar officers as students...

A non-partisan group of Japanese lawmakers is criticizing the Defense Ministry for accepting senior officers of the Myanmar military as foreign students....

 2022-07-27 08:07 

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Putin, Erdogan to meet in Sochi on August 5...

Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has revealed that President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Sochi, southern Russia, on Friday next week....

 2022-07-27 08:07 

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M7.0 quake in the Philippines leaves 2 dead...

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday. Media reports indicate that at least two people are dead and several dozen others are injured....

 2022-07-27 08:00 

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Japanese dairy firm Megmilk Snow Brand to raise prices...

Major Japanese dairy company Megmilk Snow Brand says it will raise the prices of 25 products due to soaring raw material costs....

 2022-07-27 07:51 

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N.Korea leadership urges national unity on 'Victory Day'...

The North Korean leadership has urged national unity against the United States on the eve of the 69th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice....

 2022-07-27 07:35 

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Japan's tire makers raising prices again as costs surge...

Tire makers in Japan are hiking prices of their products for the second time this year as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has driven up raw material costs....

 2022-07-27 05:46 

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Kishida, Joko confirm cooperation on Nov. G20 summit...

The leaders of Japan and Indonesia have agreed to closely cooperate toward a successful Group of 20 summit scheduled for November in Bali, Indonesia....

 2022-07-27 05:17 

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Japanese lawmakers condemn Myanmar executions...

A nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers has condemned the junta in Myanmar for executing four people, including pro-democracy activists....

 2022-07-27 05:01 

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Prosecutors conduct raid related to bribery allegations...

Japanese prosecutors are gathering information in a bribery scandal related to the Tokyo Olympics. They have raided the home of a former chairman of a Games sponsor. Aoki Hironori is suspected of illegally paying money to a former executive of the Tokyo 2...

 2022-07-27 04:50 

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M7.0 quake hits Philippines, no major damage reported...

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday. Local media say no major damage has been confirmed so far....

 2022-07-27 04:20 

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Japan braces for more heavy rain...

Weather officials are urging people across wide swaths of Japan to be on the alert for localized heavy rainfall, which could trigger mudslides and flooding....

 2022-07-27 04:15 

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Trump hints at another run for the presidency in 2024...

Former US President Donald Trump hinted on Tuesday that he may run for the presidency again in the 2024 elections, but he stopped short of clearly declaring his candidacy....

 2022-07-27 04:07 

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Doctor: COVID-19 hit Biden well enough to resume exercise...

The doctor of US President Joe Biden says the president's COVID-19 symptoms are...

 2022-07-27 03:57 

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JETRO urges Japanese firms to adjust to global uncertainty...

The Japan External Trade Organization is calling on Japanese companies to review their business strategies to cope with growing uncertainty around the world....

 2022-07-27 02:58 

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White House: Biden, Xi expected to discuss Taiwan, Ukraine...

A senior White House official says US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are expected to discuss Taiwan and Ukraine by phone or online later this week....

 2022-07-27 02:51 

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Japan to pay up to $680 mil. to fund new Kioxia chip plant...

The Japanese government is to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies toward the cost of a new semiconductor manufacturing plant to ensure stable domestic chip production....

 2022-07-27 02:33 

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IMF lowers global growth forecast to 3.2%...

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its global growth outlook for the year to 3.2 percent. It cites tighter US monetary policy amid soaring inflation and a slowdown in China as the main reasons....

 2022-07-27 02:30 

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Japan to deal with COVID surge by bolstering medical resources...

The Japanese government plans to deal with the nation's rapid surge in coronavirus infections by beefing up medical resources rather than restricting people's activities....

 2022-07-27 02:13 

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Ex-Olympic committee exec and former chairman of sponsor firm were old friends...

A former executive of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee says he and a former chairperson of one of the firms that sponsored the Games are old acquaintances....

 2022-07-27 02:07 

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7.1 magnitude quake strikes northern Philippines, rattles Manila...

A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday....

 2022-07-27 00:58 

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Ukrainian envoy draws attention to 'Russian war crimes'...

The Ukrainian ambassador to Japan has appealed to the public to continue paying attention to...

 2022-07-26 23:46 

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Russians to leave International Space Station...

Astronauts from Russia and the US have worked together for decades to build and operate the International Space Station. On Tuesday, the head of the Russian space agency said his side was planning to pull out....

 2022-07-26 23:41 

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Ukrainians navigate uncertainty over grain exports...

Ukrainian leaders are hoping to resume exports, within days, of millions of tons of grain trapped in port by the Russian invasion. A Joint Coordination Centre will open in Istanbul on Wednesday to monitor the shipments....

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