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 2022-07-17 17:36 

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South Korea's foreign minister to visit Japan...

South Korea's Foreign Minister Park Jin on Monday starts his first visit to Japan since taking office. He is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and other officials....

 2022-07-17 13:52 

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Russia Defence Minister Shoigu orders boosting of military operations in Ukraine...

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the military to step up operations in Ukraine. Analysts say Russia may resume a full-scale ground offensive in a bid to take full control of the eastern region of Donetsk....

 2022-07-17 10:39 

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Weather officials warn of possible landslides in northern Japan...

Weather officials in Japan are warning of possible rain-related disasters mainly in the northern part of the country, as a front and moist air have been bringing downpours there....

 2022-07-17 08:46 

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Tokyo reports 17,790 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 17,790 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday....

 2022-07-17 08:35 

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Mexico captures drug kingpin wanted for 1985 killing...

Mexican authorities say they have captured a drug lord wanted by the FBI for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent in 1985....

 2022-07-17 06:28 

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Sani Brown ends in 7th place in World Athletics Championships 100-meter final...

Japanese sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown clocked 10.06 seconds in the men's 100-meter final to come in 7th at the World Athletics Championships in the US state of Oregon....

 2022-07-17 05:19 

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National Public Safety Commission chair inspects site of Abe shooting...

Japan's National Public Safety Commission chairperson has inspected the site where former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was shot dead....

 2022-07-17 03:42 

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Tochigi wind chimes offer relief from summer heat...

The soothing noise of wind chimes has been welcoming visitors to a shrine in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo. The chimes feature locally made metal bells....

 2022-07-17 02:59 

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Russia targets civilians, says Ukraine...

More civilians in Ukraine are being killed or wounded as Russia intensifies its rocket and missile attacks....

 2022-07-17 01:51 

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Heavy rain expected in eastern, northern Japan...

Weather officials are warning of possible heavy rain through Sunday night across much of the region from eastern to northern Japan....

 2022-07-17 01:06 

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Bon festival in Malaysia attracts 50,000...

A version of the Japanese Bon festival has been held near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. A crowd of about 50,000, both local people and Japanese nationals in the country, gathered to enjoy the summer tradition....

 2022-07-16 23:12 

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Pro-Russian POW 'does not know what the fighting is for'...

A member of a pro-Russian militia, who is now held as a prisoner of war in Ukraine, has told NHK that he does not know what the fighting in the country is for....

 2022-07-16 23:03 

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Expert: BA.5, waning immunity among factors driving up COVID-19 in Japan...

A member of the Japanese government's panel of experts on the coronavirus says the rapid spread of the highly transmissible BA.5 Omicron sub-variant may be one of the factors behind the surge in infections nationwide....

 2022-07-16 22:44 

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More civilians falling victim to Russian missile attacks...

Russian rocket and missile attacks are producing more civilian casualties in Ukraine. A military expert suggests the aim of the tactic is to break the will of the Ukrainians....

 2022-07-16 22:41 

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Biden fails to receive clear commitment for larger oil output at Arab summit...

US President Joe Biden asked Arab nations to increase crude oil production during a summit in Saudi Arabia, but he did not receive an immediate response....

 2022-07-16 21:04 

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Researchers identify cause of colorectal cancer relapse...

A group of researchers in Japan says it has determined how colorectal cancer recurs in patients who have undergone chemotherapy....

 2022-07-16 12:31 

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G20 finance leaders end meeting without joint communique...

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 nations ended their two-day meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday without issuing a joint communique....

 2022-07-16 11:34 

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Heavy rain expected across wide areas of Japan...

Heavy rain is expected in western and eastern Japan through late Saturday and Sunday. The Japan Meteorological Agency is calling on people to be cautious of mudslides, rising rivers and flooding in low-lying areas....

 2022-07-16 10:55 

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More civilians killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine...

At least 11 people were killed in Russian attacks in Ukraine on Friday....

 2022-07-16 09:44 

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Tokyo reports 18,919 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 18,919 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday. The daily tally in the capital topped 10,000 for the fifth consecutive day....

 2022-07-16 09:32 

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US orders additional doses of monkeypox vaccine amid rising case counts...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine, as it expects the outbreak to grow in the coming weeks....

 2022-07-16 09:27 

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Japan confirms record daily COVID cases...

Health authorities across Japan confirmed 110,675 cases of the coronavirus as of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, marking a new record....

 2022-07-16 08:42 

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Record rain lashes Okayama, Shimane prefectures...

Japan's Meteorological Agency reports that record hourly rainfall has fallen in two areas in western Japan on Saturday afternoon....

 2022-07-16 07:50 

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S.Korean ambassador to Japan: Wartime labor issue needs to be quickly resolved...

The new South Korean ambassador to Japan says the wartime labor issue between the two countries is the biggest concern at the moment and needs to be resolved quickly....

 2022-07-16 05:27 

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Russia's missile attacks in Ukraine result in scores of civilian deaths...

The number of civilian casualties in Ukraine is rising as Russian troops continue to launch missile attacks there....

 2022-07-16 02:45 

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First Japan Festival in 3 years kicks off in Sao Paulo...

A celebration of Japanese culture has kicked off in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. Brazil hosts the largest community outside Japan of people of Japanese descent....

 2022-07-16 02:44 

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Japan's Yamanishi wins gold in 20K race walk at world championships...

Japan's Yamanishi Toshikazu and Ikeda Koki have won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the men's 20-kilometer race walk event at the World Athletics Championships....

 2022-07-16 02:06 

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Russia imposes entry ban on 384 Japanese lawmakers...

Russia has banned 384 Japanese lawmakers from entering the country....

 2022-07-16 02:05 

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Record rainfall in Miyagi, northeastern Japan...

Atmospheric conditions remain unstable from western to northern Japan as warm and moist air continues to flow into a front stretching across the archipelago....

 2022-07-16 01:46 

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Biden signals warmer ties with Saudi Arabia...

US President Joe Biden has signaled a shift toward warmer ties with Saudi Arabia on a visit to the Gulf state. The development comes amid persistent concerns over the kingdom's human rights abuses....

 2022-07-15 23:30 

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US accuses China, Russia of human rights abuses...

US officials have reiterated their claim that China's treatment of Uyghurs constitutes...

 2022-07-15 23:23 

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Biden discusses energy, security with Saudi leaders...

US President Joe Biden once vowed to make Saudi Arabia a...

 2022-07-15 22:59 

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Iran denies sending drones to Russia...

Iran has rejected the US government's claims that it is planning to provide Russia with drones for use in Ukraine....

 2022-07-15 21:55 

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Enola Gay logbook goes to auction...

A logbook from the US aircraft that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima is going under the hammer....

 2022-07-15 18:41 

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Six apparent bullet holes found where suspected Abe killer says he tested gun...

Investigators in Japan have found what appear to be six bullet holes at a location where the man suspected of killing former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says he tested a handmade gun....

 2022-07-15 17:08 

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Xi visits Xinjiang for first time in 8 years...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for the first time in eight years....

 2022-07-15 16:47 

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Weather officials warn of more downpours through Saturday...

Weather authorities in Japan are urging people across wide areas to take precautions against torrential rain expected through Saturday....

 2022-07-15 13:25 

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Biden pledges $300 mil. to Palestinians...

US President Joe Biden has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and pledged over 300 million dollars in assistance....

 2022-07-15 13:12 

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Japan records over 100,000 new cases on Friday...

Japan's health experts are warning of an explosive increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in the country....

 2022-07-15 13:09 

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Russia likely continues systematic attacks on Ukrainian cities...

Russian forces are believed to be continuing systematic missile attacks on cities across Ukraine, raising concerns that civilian casualties might further increase....

 2022-07-15 12:07 

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Teenage 'Go' player close to becoming youngest title holder...

A 13-year-old professional player of the traditional board game of...

 2022-07-15 11:35 

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Former Malaysian PM pays respects at Abe's residence in Tokyo...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has made a visit of condolence to the home of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who was shot dead last Friday....

 2022-07-15 10:54 

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Saudi Arabia to open its airspace to Israeli carriers...

Saudi Arabia says it has decided to open the country's airspace to all air carriers that meet its requirements for overflights. The move could make it possible for all Israeli civilian aircraft to fly over the kingdom....

 2022-07-15 10:50 

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Matsuno: Govt. to be fully prepared for G-7 summit next year...

Japan's top government spokesperson has indicated that the government will be fully prepared for the Group of Seven summit meeting scheduled for next year in the city of Hiroshima....

 2022-07-15 10:44 

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US senators introduce resolution honoring late former PM Abe Shinzo...

US lawmakers have submitted to the Senate a draft resolution honoring late former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo....

 2022-07-15 10:43 

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Amazon: Record 300 mil. items sold in Prime Day event...

Amazon.com says subscribers of its Prime service around the world purchased a record of over 300 million items during its annual summer sales event this week....

 2022-07-15 09:59 

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Japan's daily coronavirus cases top 100,000 on Fiday...

Japan's daily cases of coronavirus infections topped 100,000 on Friday, exceeding the threshold for the first time since February....

 2022-07-15 09:24 

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India confirms first case of monkeypox...

India's government officials have confirmed the country's first case of monkeypox....

 2022-07-15 09:23 

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Hagiuda: More reactors could go online...

The economy and industry minister has indicated that more nuclear reactors could be switched on since Japan is facing possible power shortages this winter....

 2022-07-15 09:22 

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Japan Self-Defense Forces conclude airlift of UN aid to Ukraine's neighbors...

Japan says it has ended a Self-Defense Forces humanitarian mission to airlift aid supplies to countries accommodating evacuees from Ukraine....

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