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 2022-01-05 05:52 

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Japan, US to hold 2-plus-2 talks online...

Japan has announced that its foreign and defense chiefs and their US counterparts will meet via teleconference on Friday morning, Japan Time....

 2022-01-05 05:44 

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Kishi: North's projectile fell outside Japan's EEZ...

Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo says a projectile presumed to be a ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Wednesday morning flew about 500 kilometers and likely fell outside Japan's exclusive economic zone....

 2022-01-05 05:24 

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Kazakhstan Cabinet quits amid gas-price protests...

Kazakhstan's entire Cabinet has resigned amid mass protests over soaring fuel prices....

 2022-01-05 05:05 

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Tiger injures zookeepers, one seriously...

Three zookeepers have been injured in a tiger attack at a wildlife park in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo....

 2022-01-05 04:12 

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Department stores see stronger year-end sales...

Major Japanese department stores saw stronger sales during the New Year holiday period compared to a year ago as coronavirus infections in the country remained low....

 2022-01-05 03:40 

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Keeping self-driving cars safe from hackers...

Cars of the future will be heavily dependent on the internet for navigation and other basic operations. But that will also make them vulnerable to hacking attacks capable of causing serious damage....

 2022-01-05 03:40 

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NY prosecutor drops groping charge against Cuomo...

A New York prosecutor has dropped a misdemeanor sex offense charge against the state's former governor Andrew Cuomo, saying he couldn't prove the case....

 2022-01-05 03:19 

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Uyghurs file complaint against Xi and others...

A group of Uyghurs in Turkey has filed a criminal complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials over alleged human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....

 2022-01-05 02:22 

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Okinawa coronavirus infections set to reach 600...

The government of Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa said on Wednesday that its latest coronavirus case count is set to reach about 600....

 2022-01-05 01:38 

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Toyosu market holds first tuna auction of 2022...

Traders at Tokyo's Toyosu wholesale market held the first auction of 2022 on Wednesday....

 2022-01-05 01:19 

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Kishida increases vigilance after N.Korea launch...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says the government will step up vigilance and surveillance following the possible launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea. He expressed regret over the country's repeated missile launches since last year....

 2022-01-05 01:13 

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Toyota tops GM in US for first time...

Toyota Motor has for the first time outsold General Motors in annual US sales. The Japanese automaker took the top slot as it managed to avoid the worst of pandemic supply constraints....

 2022-01-05 00:13 

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N.Korea launches what may be a ballistic missile...

The Japanese government has announced that North Korea launched a projectile that may have been a ballistic missile....

 2022-01-04 23:49 

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S.Korea: North fired projectile...

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has fired a projectile toward the Sea of Japan....

 2022-01-04 23:38 

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Japan Coast Guard: North Korea launched projectile...

The Japanese government says North Korea launched a projectile that could be a missile....

 2022-01-04 23:32 

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Biden addresses Omicron surge...

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that people should be concerned but not alarmed about the Omicron variant, if they're vaccinated....

 2022-01-04 23:32 

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WHO: omicron causes milder symptoms...

Scientists with the World Health Organization have been alarmed by the spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant. But they confirmed on Tuesday that this strain is causing milder symptoms....

 2022-01-04 23:14 

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Swedish king and queen test positive for COVID...

The Swedish Royal Court says King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2022-01-04 22:56 

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Daily coronavirus cases hit new highs in Europe...

A number of European countries are reporting record levels of daily new infections of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-04 19:47 

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India's COVID cases rise, restrictions imposed...

Authorities in India's capital have decided to impose a weekend stay-at-home order in response to a surge in the number of coronavirus infections....

 2022-01-04 19:47 

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OPEC, allies to keep output plan for February...

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, and allied oil producing nations have decided to maintain their output plan for another month. They will continue to raise production by 400,000 barrels a day for February....

 2022-01-04 15:25 

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US daily coronavirus cases top one million...

The number of daily coronavirus infections in the United States has surpassed one million for the first time....

 2022-01-04 13:05 

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Shanghai shares fall on first trading day of year...

Share prices on China's Shanghai Stock Exchange fell slightly in the first trading session of 2022, apparently due to concern over the country's slowing economy....

 2022-01-04 13:01 

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Feline castle lord back on duty in Japan...

A cat that serves as the...

 2022-01-04 12:23 

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Prime Minister Kishida lays out COVID priorities...

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says Japan needs to prepare for a worst-case pandemic scenario. In his new year's address, the leader discussed how to stop a new coronavirus surge....

 2022-01-04 12:13 

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Daily COVID cases top 1,000 in Japan...

The daily tally of coronavirus infections in Japan has topped 1,000 for the first time in three months. The spike comes as health authorities rush to contain the more transmissible Omicron variant, which is rapidly spreading nationwide....

 2022-01-04 11:43 

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Thailand sees surge in Omicron cases...

The rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant is forcing Asian countries to tighten regulations....

 2022-01-04 11:42 

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Thousands flee Malaysia floods...

Unrelenting heavy rains in Malaysia have caused flooding in seven states. More than 130,000 people have been affected since mid-December....

 2022-01-04 10:56 

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Japan reports 1,151 new cases of coronavirus...

Health officials in Japan confirmed 1,151 new cases of coronavirus infection nationwide as of 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday....

 2022-01-04 10:34 

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Okinawa may seek quasi-emergency measures...

The governor of Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa says he will consider asking the central government to authorize quasi-emergency restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-04 09:53 

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Indonesia temporarily bans coal exports...

Indonesia's government has banned coal exports for January, citing tight supplies for the country's coal-fired power plants....

 2022-01-04 09:52 

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China to tighten regulation on overseas listings...

China will soon require national-security reviews for some domestic online-platform companies that apply for stock-market listings overseas....

 2022-01-04 09:44 

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More COVID cases confirmed at US bases in Japan...

Local government officials in Okinawa say US military bases in the southern Japanese prefecture reported 164 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday....

 2022-01-04 08:50 

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Tokyo reports 151 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 151 new cases of coronavirus infection in the capital on Tuesday. The daily tally was above 150 for the first time since October 3 last year....

 2022-01-04 08:20 

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Kishida lays out pandemic priorities...

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says Japan needs to prepare for a worst-case pandemic scenario....

 2022-01-04 08:19 

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World powers vow to prevent nuclear war...

The world's nuclear powers have begun the New Year with a pledge to avoid an arms race. The United States, Russia, China, France and Britain confirmed that they will work together on nuclear disarmament....

 2022-01-04 07:35 

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Eurasia Group: 'Zero COVID' failure top 2022 risk...

The US consulting firm Eurasia Group has cited possible failure of China's zero-COVID policy and ensuing global economic turmoil as the biggest risk of 2022....

 2022-01-04 06:57 

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Nikkei 225 gets off to positive start in 2022...

The Tokyo Stock Exchange started the year on an upbeat note on Tuesday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average renewed its record high overnight in New York....

 2022-01-04 06:35 

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Japan's oil wholesalers diversifying products...

Japan's oil wholesalers are revamping their operations to meet the challenges of decarbonization. The companies are looking to next-generation energy sources and new fuels, as demand for gasoline is expected to fall....

 2022-01-04 06:19 

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Japan's PM lays out pandemic priorities...

Japan's Prime Minister says the most difficult challenge now facing his country is the Omicron coronavirus variant. Kishida Fumio laid out his priorities for 2022 in his first news conference of the year....

 2022-01-04 05:45 

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First blowfish auction of the year held...

This year's first market auction of the winter delicacy fugu, or blowfish, has been held in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan....

 2022-01-04 05:36 

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COVID-19 cluster infection hits Tokyo shrine...

A Shinto shrine in central Tokyo that was hit by a coronavirus cluster infection is turning away many worshippers arriving there for traditional New Year visits....

 2022-01-04 05:35 

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5G apps enhance arts, entertainment...

5G networks have been making great strides in the medical and industrial fields. Some companies are also applying the technology in the arts and entertainment....

 2022-01-04 05:32 

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Fukushima town prepares for return of residents...

Tuesday marked the first business day of 2022 in Japan. Officials in Fukushima Prefecture's Futaba Town are planning to welcome residents back later this year....

 2022-01-04 04:44 

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Israel to resume entries by foreign travelers...

Israel plans to reopen to travelers from most countries on January 9....

 2022-01-04 03:44 

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Sudan's prime minister resigns...

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned amid political deadlock, saying he failed to restore calm after a military coup and a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters....

 2022-01-04 03:44 

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Turkey's inflation hits 36%, highest since 2002...

Turkey's yearly inflation rate soared to 36 percent in December, dealing a heavy blow to citizens' livelihoods....

 2022-01-04 03:43 

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Apple briefly tops $3 tril. market value...

The market value of Apple briefly topped 3 trillion dollars in New York stock trading on Monday, making it the first company to reach that level. The rise comes as part of broader strength in IT-related issues....

 2022-01-04 03:42 

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FDA allows 3rd Pfizer shot for 12-15 year olds...

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of a third dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 15....

 2022-01-04 03:41 

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Dow hits record high in New Year trade...

New York stocks continued their upward momentum overnight, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting another record high. Positive expectations for the economy in the coming year were cited as a reason for the rise.The Dow closed the Monday session at...

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