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 2022-06-15 04:43 

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More names being added to 1945 Battle of Okinawa monument...

Work to add the names of recently identified victims of the 1945 Battle of Okinawa to a monument is underway in the southern Japanese prefecture....

 2022-06-15 03:52 

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Japan machinery orders up for 2nd month...

New government data shows activity on factory floors has been picking up in Japan. Private-sector machinery orders grew in April for the second straight month....

 2022-06-15 03:13 

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Zelenskyy: Painful losses in Severodonetsk, more anti-missile weapons needed...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukrainian and Russian forces are still battling fiercely in the eastern city of Severodonetsk and nearby areas....

 2022-06-15 02:36 

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Gazprom to reduce supplies of natural gas to Germany by 40%...

Russia's largest state-affiliated gas company Gazprom says it is reducing the amount of natural gas that it sends to Germany via the Nord Stream pipeline by around 40 percent....

 2022-06-15 02:31 

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Russia bans entry of dozens of British journalists, military figures...

Russia says it has banned 29 media representatives and 20 defense figures of Britain from entering the country....

 2022-06-15 02:28 

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Ukraine pleads for help as Russian attacks intensify...

Ukrainian leaders are pleading for outside help to repel Russian attacks that have cut off escape routes in a key eastern city. NATO leaders will soon meet to discuss how they can help....

 2022-06-15 02:18 

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Survey: Minority of Japanese firms making zero-carbon efforts...

A Japanese government survey has found that only a minority of businesses in the country are taking steps to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions....

 2022-06-15 02:17 

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Price hikes hit low-income households in Japan...

The results of a new survey have revealed the extent to which rising prices are hurting low income households in Japan. Over half of those polled say they have been forced to cut back on the number of meals for their children....

 2022-06-15 02:15 

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Russian, Belarusian tennis players to be allowed to compete at US Open...

The United States Tennis Association says it will allow individual athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete at the 2022 US Open, but only under a neutral flag....

 2022-06-15 01:44 

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Chinese court to hear Japanese man's appeal...

A court in China is set to hear an appeal next Monday by a Japanese man who was sentenced to life in prison three years ago for attempting to smuggle illegal drugs....

 2022-06-15 01:19 

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Ukrainian prosecutors investigate suspected war crimes...

Prosecutors and police in Ukraine are investigating suspected war crimes that Russian troops are alleged to have committed in towns near the capital Kyiv. The troops previously occupied those towns....

 2022-06-15 00:44 

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Bloomberg Beijing staffer's whereabouts unknown...

Editors at Bloomberg News say a Chinese employee held on suspicion of security violations has been freed. But they have been unable to contact her, months after she was released....

 2022-06-14 23:49 

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Biden touts economy despite soaring inflation...

US President Joe Biden has empathized with Americans struggling with soaring prices for food and gas. He acknowledged that inflation is...

 2022-06-14 23:28 

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Russian assault on Severodonetsk recalls horrors of Mariupol...

Russian troops have been battling for control of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities say more than 500 people are sheltering in a chemical plant there. Some fear the Russians will lay siege to the site as they did a steel factory in th...

 2022-06-14 22:45 

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BTS announces hiatus to focus on solo projects...

Members of BTS, the South Korean boy band that led a global K-pop craze, say they are suspending their activity as a group to focus more on solo projects....

 2022-06-14 21:12 

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WHO to convene monkeypox emergency committee...

The World Health Organization says it will convene an emergency committee next week to assess whether the monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern....

 2022-06-14 21:10 

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Japan's govt. panel proposes control center to handle infection crises...

A Japanese government panel reviewing the state's responses to the coronavirus pandemic has drawn up a draft report that calls for setting up a government control center to tackle infection crises more effectively....

 2022-06-14 21:10 

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Bloomberg: Unable to contact staffer said to have been released in China...

The Chinese embassy in the United States says a Bloomberg News staff member who was detained in China in late 2020 was released on bail early this year. But Bloomberg says it has not been able to contact her....

 2022-06-14 12:54 

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Japan govt. plans to set up infectious disease management agency...

NHK has learned that Japan's government plans to set up an infectious disease management agency under the Cabinet Secretariat....

 2022-06-14 12:41 

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Premium watermelon fetches about $4,500 in season's first auction...

A premium watermelon from northern Japan has fetched 600,000 yen, or about 4,500 dollars, in the season's first auction....

 2022-06-14 12:03 

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Biden to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel next month...

US President Joe Biden is set to travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel next month....

 2022-06-14 11:59 

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US to host meeting aimed at providing more military assistance to Ukraine...

The United States is to host a meeting of the...

 2022-06-14 11:49 

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Koreeda, other directors launch group to improve Japan's film industry...

Seven directors, including Koreeda Hirokazu, have established a group to improve Japan's film industry....

 2022-06-14 11:46 

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S.Korea foreign ministry: Minister's comment reflects regional security stance...

South Korea's foreign ministry spokesperson says Foreign Minister Park Jin was speaking in line with the country's basic stance on regional security cooperation in a comment on the status of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan....

 2022-06-14 11:11 

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Australia qualifies for FIFA World Cup 2022...

Australia has qualified for this year's FIFA World Cup after beating Peru in a dramatic penalty shootout....

 2022-06-14 11:09 

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US defense secretary meets Thai PM...

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has met with the prime minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha....

 2022-06-14 10:30 

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Suspect in COVID-19 subsidy scam says he set up an investment firm in Dubai...

Investigative sources in Japan say the alleged mastermind of a coronavirus subsidy scam told them that he had set up an investment company in Dubai. Tokyo police suspect he aimed to obtained a long-term visa....

 2022-06-14 09:58 

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Tokyo reports 1,528 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 1,528 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Tuesday....

 2022-06-14 09:57 

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Idemitsu Kosan to shut oil refinery in 2024...

Japanese oil wholesaler Idemitsu Kosan says it will terminate operations at one of its refineries in 2024. The firm will consider using the site as a receiving base for carbon-free materials such as hydrogen and ammonia....

 2022-06-14 09:42 

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Bill to establish children and family agency to become law...

A bill establishing a new Japanese government agency for children and family affairs is set to become law on Wednesday....

 2022-06-14 08:13 

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H.I.S. posts record net loss for business year's first half...

Major Japanese travel agency H.I.S. has logged its biggest net loss for a first half of its business year. Company officials say the coronavirus pandemic kept many consumers at home during the period....

 2022-06-14 07:45 

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N.Korea: Japan-US summit prelude to World War Three...

North Korea has sharply criticized the strengthening of security ties between Japan and the United States, blaming the bilateral partnership for reckless acts that destroy peace and are tantamount to a prelude to world war three....

 2022-06-14 07:42 

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Takasaki City to welcome Ukrainian rhythmic gymnasts for training...

Japan's gymnastics governing body and Takasaki City, north of Tokyo, will accept 25 Ukrainian rhythmic gymnasts for about two weeks next month....

 2022-06-14 07:42 

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Govt. report promotes investment in science, technology...

A Japanese government report called for creating a 10-trillion-yen, or about 74-billion-dollar, fund for university research in a bid to reverse a decline in the country's science and technology capability....

 2022-06-14 07:01 

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Nikkei 225 tumbles for 3rd straight session...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index tumbled on Tuesday, its third straight day of losses, following overnight declines in New York....

 2022-06-14 06:28 

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N.Korea TV profiles man said to have been Kim Jong Un mentor...

North Korea's state-run television has broadcast a documentary dedicated to a late military official who was said to be a mentor of the country's leader Kim Jong Un....

 2022-06-14 05:53 

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Japan govt. 'concerned' by weakening yen...

Japan's Finance Minister says he's concerned about the rapid slide of the yen, and has hinted the government is ready to take action....

 2022-06-14 05:48 

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Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium underway in Tokyo...

The commanders of amphibious forces in the Indo-Pacific and other regions are holding meetings in Japan aimed at enhancing cooperation....

 2022-06-14 05:17 

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Govt. report urges policy reviews as marriage, family forms diversify...

A Japanese government report on gender equality says systems and policies need to be reviewed as marriage and family forms have diversified....

 2022-06-14 05:07 

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Capitol riot testimony: Trump 'detached from reality'...

A US Congressional panel investigating the 2021 Capitol riot on Monday presented more video testimony by close aides to former President Donald Trump. The aides said Trump ignored their repeated advice that his claims of election fraud were unfounded....

 2022-06-14 04:35 

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Smart robot helps with congestion at Narita Airport...

A robot equipped with artificial intelligence has been put to work to help sort out congestion problems at Narita International Airport near Tokyo....

 2022-06-14 03:32 

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Police: Suspect in COVID-19 subsidy scam was a registered resident of Dubai...

Tokyo police arrested the alleged mastermind of a coronavirus subsidy scam on Monday, after he returned to Japan from Dubai. Investigators are trying to find out what the man was doing in the emirate, and why he came back....

 2022-06-14 03:30 

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Amnesty: Russian forces use cluster munitions 7 times in Ukraine city...

Amnesty International reports that Russian forces have used cluster munitions seven times in Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv, killing a number of civilians....

 2022-06-14 02:34 

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Zelenskyy appeals for faster supply of weapons to Ukraine...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appealed for a faster supply of weapons to help his nation...

 2022-06-14 02:28 

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WTO meeting moving closer to food-security deals...

Members of the World Trade Organization are believed to be making progress on food-security agreements.Ministers at a WTO conference in Geneva are aiming to work out a deal aimed at avoiding countries imposing controls on their food exports....

 2022-06-14 02:25 

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Japan's capital spending set for biggest-ever surge...

Capital spending by Japanese companies is set to jump by the most ever in the current business year, as the economy recovers from the pandemic....

 2022-06-14 02:20 

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Swedish think tank: Global nuclear arsenal likely to expand in the coming decade...

A Swedish think tank has warned that the world is now facing the highest risk that nuclear weapons will be used since the Cold War. It has also said that the global nuclear arsenal is expected to grow over the coming decade....

 2022-06-14 00:57 

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Russian deputy minister denounces Western sanctions on Russia...

Russia's deputy minister of economic development has denounced Western sanctions as a...

 2022-06-13 23:22 

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Allies to keep pressure on N.Korea...

US leaders and their allies hope to dissuade North Korean authorities from more missile tests and other provocations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin in Washington on Monday to discuss their...

 2022-06-13 22:33 

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US: National Security Advisor met with China's top diplomat...

The US says its National Security Advisor met with China's top diplomat in Luxembourg on Monday.Among the topics discussed were Taiwan, North Korea and Ukraine....

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