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 2023-01-04 10:55 

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South Korea seeks Chinese national missing from COVID quarantine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they were trying to track down a Chinese national who tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival but went missing while waiting at a quarantine facility....

 2023-01-04 10:12 

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2 more Japanese reported dead in China amid COVID-19 surge | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GUANGZHOU, China--Two Japanese men have died in China after contracting the novel coronavirus amid surging cases following the abrupt reversal of the nation's zero-COVID policy in December....

 2023-01-04 09:56 

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EDITORIAL: Grappling for ways to heal a world plunged into crisis | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Population explosion and declining fertility rates are complete opposites, but our planet is experiencing both....

 2023-01-04 09:20 

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Taiwan to give cash payouts to citizens in ‘New Year blessing’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Taiwan plans to give cash payouts of nearly $200 to every citizen this year, Premier Su Tseng-chang announced on Wednesday, saying the island's economic growth will be shared by everyone....

 2023-01-04 09:10 

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Microsoft aims for AI-powered version of Bing - The Information | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Microsoft Corp is in the works to launch a version of its search engine Bing using the artificial intelligence behind OpenAI-launched chatbot ChatGPT, The Information reported on Tuesday, citing two people with direct knowledge of the plans....

 2023-01-04 08:50 

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Pelé buried at cemetery in Brazilian city he made famous | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SANTOS, Brazil--Brazil said a final farewell to Pel on Tuesday, burying the legend who unified the bitterly divided country....

 2023-01-04 08:30 

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Students lay groundwork for research project on Donald Keene | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Students have taken the lead in a project to sort out more than 7,000 books in the collections of American-born Japanese literature expert Donald Keene (1922-2019)....

 2023-01-04 07:36 

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VOX POPULI: Already broken your New Year’s resolution? Join the club | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Here is an old joke: A man makes a wish and swears off drinking for three years. But the very next evening, he joins his drinking buddies at his regular watering hole....

 2023-01-04 07:30 

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South Korea’s Yoon warns of ending military pact if North violates airspace again--Yonhap | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday he would consider suspending a 2018 inter-Korean military pact if North Korea violates its airspace again, Yonhap news agency reported, citing his press secretary....

 2023-01-04 07:30 

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Hong Kong allows Cardinal Zen to attend Benedict’s funeral | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--Hong Kong's outspoken Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen was allowed to leave the southern Chinese city to pay his respects to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Vatican City, his secretary said Tuesday....

 2023-01-04 04:00 

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Riverside hot spring bath for 1,000 bathers, anyone? | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TANABE, Wakayama Prefecture--An open air riverside hot spring bath, a winter tradition in this western Japan city's Kawayu Onsen spa resort, is now open....

 2023-01-04 03:00 

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Tokyo’s Oedo Line offering women-only cars to block gropers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The publicly operated Toei Oedo Line is introducing a women-only carriage on its subway trains to thwart molesters and other unsavory characters, the Tokyo metropolitan government announced....

 2023-01-04 02:55 

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UN Security Council welcomes new members; 2 are first-timers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland got a formal welcome into the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, taking the two-year seats they won unopposed in June....

 2023-01-04 02:35 

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EU, Beijing heading for collision over China’s COVID crisis | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BRUSSELS--The European Union and China on Tuesday moved closer to a political standoff over the COVID-19 crisis, with Beijing vehemently rejecting travel restrictions some EU nations have started to impose that could be expanded in coming days....

 2023-01-03 13:39 

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Kyoto shrine holds first New Year ‘karuta’ event in 3 years | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYOTO--A New Year's ceremonial event highlighted by a card-snatching game was held for the first time in three years at Yasakajinja shrine here on Jan. 3....

 2023-01-03 11:57 

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S. Korea, U.S. in talks over U.S. nuclear planning, tabletop exercise | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL/WASHINGTON--South Korea and the United States are discussing joint planning and implementation of U.S. nuclear operations to counter North Korea and hope to conduct a tabletop exercise soon, officials from both sides said on Tuesday....

 2023-01-03 11:40 

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Yen scales seven-month high on BOJ policy shift hopes | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SINGAPORE--The yen spiked to a seven-month high against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday on rising expectations that the Bank of Japan might move away from its ultra-easy monetary policy....

 2023-01-03 11:24 

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Agency to beef up online PR activities for imperial family | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Imperial Household Agency will establish a public affairs office in April to handle online information about the imperial family in a way that will prevent defamatory comments in social and other media....

 2023-01-03 11:13 

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Two bodies recovered from site of landslide in Yamagata | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TSURUOKA, Yamagata Prefecture--The bodies of two people were found on Jan. 2 in the rubble of a landslide that buried around 10 homes and other structures in the Nishime district here....

 2023-01-03 10:38 

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Church-linked sessions held to push ‘family education’ law | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Organizations linked to the Unification Church arranged study sessions aimed at local assembly members in a stealthy push for ordinances to promote the religious group's "family education" idea, documents showed....

 2023-01-03 09:52 

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EDITORIAL: Delicate rebound in democracy could use a push from us all | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A deterioration of democracy has plagued the world since the 2010s and reached a crisis level....

 2023-01-03 07:20 

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Japan’s ‘anti-Russian course’ makes treaty talks impossible--TASS | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

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 2023-01-03 06:30 

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VOX POPULI: Kishida’s break of taboo brings to mind abrupt calendar switch | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

According to Japan's old lunar calendar, each month represented the regular cycle of the moon's phases, with the new moon occurring on the first day of the month. In the ensuing days, the moon would wax, and then wane, to complete its cycle in 30 ...

 2023-01-03 04:10 

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Some in China return to regular activity after COVID infections | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--Some people in the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan braved the cold and a rise in COVID-19 infections to return to regular activity on Monday, raising the prospect of a boost to the economy as more recover from infections....

 2023-01-03 03:55 

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Japan says it scrambled jets to monitor Chinese aircraft carrier operations | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan said on Monday it scrambled jet fighters and dispatched aircraft and warships over the past two weeks to keep tabs on China's Liaoning aircraft carrier and five warships that conducted naval maneuvers and flight operations in the Pacific....

 2023-01-03 02:10 

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Kyoto Zen temple seeks to preserve history a ramen bowl at a time | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UJI, Kyoto Prefecture--Three days a week, a historic Zen temple here transforms itself into a restaurant serving a limited number of vegan ramen bowls....

 2023-01-03 02:00 

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Harry Potter attraction in Tokyo to open doors in summer | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

An entertainment facility based on the "Harry Potter" film franchise opening in Tokyo next summer will feature iconic sets intended to bring the popular series to life, operator Warner Bros. Japan LLC announced....

 2023-01-02 13:07 

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Emperor, family greet New Year crowds for 1st time since 2020 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako were joined by other family members as they acknowledged throngs of New Year's well-wishers from a balcony at the Imperial Palace on Jan. 2....

 2023-01-02 13:01 

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S. Korea, U.S. discussing nuclear exercises as tensions flare with North | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--South Korea and the United States are discussing possible joint exercises using U.S. nuclear assets, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un labelled the South its...

 2023-01-02 12:25 

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Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MANILA--The death toll in the massive floods that devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend has climbed to 51, with 19 others missing, the national disaster response agency said Monday, as affected residents struggle to get back on th...

 2023-01-02 12:09 

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Wang Yi assumes China’s top post in foreign policy, shows his hand | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--Former Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has become the country's top diplomat, replacing Yang Jiechi as director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission....

 2023-01-02 11:22 

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Pianists Kyohei Sorita and Aimi Kobayashi tie the knot, expecting | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Internationally acclaimed pianists Kyohei Sorita and Aimi Kobayashi made the surprise announcement they are now married and expecting their first child....

 2023-01-02 10:46 

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EDITORIAL: Praying for the world to find the wisdom to end war in Ukraine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Snow was being blown against apartment buildings scorched black and with all their windows broken. Ownerless dogs were prowling in packs....

 2023-01-02 10:23 

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VOX POPULI: Pangrams such a feat to pull off, just like every aspect of life | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The sky is brightening, just like it was until yesterday, but it feels like something is different....

 2023-01-02 07:30 

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Chinese state media seek to reassure public over COVID-19 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WUHAN--Thousands of Chinese took to the streets to mark the New Year as authorities and state media sought to reassure the public that the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping across the country was under control and nearing its peak....

 2023-01-02 07:25 

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Blinken discussed U.S.-China relationship in call with China’s Qin | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with incoming Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang over the phone on Sunday, Blinken said on Twitter, after China last week appointed its ambassador to the United States to be its new foreign minister....

 2023-01-02 07:20 

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NKorea’s Kim orders ‘exponential’ expansion of nuke arsenal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the "exponential"; expansion of his country's nuclear arsenal and the development of a more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media reported Sunday, after he entered 2023 with anot...

 2023-01-02 02:10 

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Foreign students have uneven access to Japanese classes | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Educators are raising concerns that while the number of international students is on the rise, these students do not have the same access to language-learning opportunities depending on where they live in Japan....

 2023-01-02 02:00 

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Hara’s ‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’ reflects on teen angst | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Keiichi Hara explores the mind of a truant junior high school student in his latest feature film, "Lonely Castle in the Mirror."...

 2023-01-01 02:00 

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Osaka Metro’s ‘spacecraft’ subway train bound for expo | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

OSAKA--Osaka Metro Co.'s first new subway train since privatization features a futuristic octagonal front face covered by a large sheet of glass with light-emitting diodes embedded in four corners....

 2023-01-01 02:00 

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Kurokawa’s capsule rooms being reborn as exhibits, lodgings | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Apartment rooms removed from the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo are being renovated for reuse, much as its famed architect had envisioned a half-century ago....

 2023-01-01 02:00 

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With a Ukrainian flying ace, ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ manga a big hit in Ukraine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A self-published manga by an amateur cartoonist in Japan themed on a mythical Ukrainian jet fighter hotshot is now all the rage in war-torn Ukraine....

 2023-01-01 02:00 

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Interview: Don’t neglect Japan-U.S. friendship ‘garden’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON, D.C.--In business, culture and politics, the friendship between Japan and the United States has become unshakeable in recent decades--so much so that both countries may be in danger of taking it for granted....

 2022-12-31 11:47 

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2 missing after landslide rips through small northern hamlet | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TSURUOKA, Yamagata Prefecture--Two residents were missing after a landslide destroyed or damaged 10 or so buildings, triggering a massive rescue effort by police, firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel....

 2022-12-31 11:09 

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Couple trapped for hours high above ground at amusement park | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HIRAKATA, Osaka Prefecture--A young couple were left stranded for hours 50 meters above ground in freezing temperatures at an amusement park here after a ride malfunctioned....

 2022-12-31 10:43 

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EDITORIAL: Memories are like geological layers that reveal compelling story | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A cold snap had arrived, and the water surface was choppy due to strong winds blowing from the Sea of Japan....

 2022-12-31 10:36 

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5 major banks announce sharp rise in housing loan rates | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Five leading Japanese banks announced sharp increases in the interest rate for fixed-rate mortgages to be offered to new home buyers from January....

 2022-12-31 09:20 

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China manufacturing contracts sharply as COVID infections soar | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING -- China's factory activity shrank for the third straight month in December and at the sharpest pace in nearly three years as COVID infections swept through production lines across the country after Beijing's abrupt reversal of anti-virus ...

 2022-12-31 06:13 

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VOX POPULI: Try thinking outside the box by looking at things differently | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

I awoke one morning and gazed at my familiar face in the mirror....

 2022-12-31 05:45 

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China faces bumpy road to normal as infections surge | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING — After three years of quarantines pushed them close to shutting down, restaurant owner Li Meng and his wife are hoping for business to rebound after China rolled back severe anti-virus controls....

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