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 2021-12-30 08:17 

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Tokyo reports 64 new COVID-19 cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 64 new COVID-19 cases in the capital on Thursday....

 2021-12-30 07:46 

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Taiwan to strengthen reserve forces...

Taiwan is launching a new agency to bolster its reserve forces, as China ratchets up its military pressure....

 2021-12-30 05:24 

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700-kg rice cake offered at shrine before New Year...

A giant rice cake that weighs 700 kilograms has been offered at a shrine in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, to welcome in the New Year....

 2021-12-30 04:09 

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Study: Omicron may be less pathogenic than Delta...

A group of researchers in Japan says its animal experiments have suggested that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less pathogenic than Delta....

 2021-12-30 03:50 

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N.Korea key party meeting likely discussed economy...

North Korean media have reported that a key national party meeting discussed the country's budget plan for next year....

 2021-12-30 02:04 

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Pandemic cuts annual income of younger workers...

A survey shows that the average annual income of regular workers in Japan has fallen amid the coronavirus pandemic, especially for those in their 20s to 40s. Cuts in overtime hours likely had an impact....

 2021-12-30 01:12 

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Ecuador applies to join CPTPP trade pact...

Ecuador has become the latest country to apply for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP....

 2021-12-29 23:48 

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More heavy snow forecast for Japan Sea coast...

Weather officials are warning of more heavy snow, mainly along the Sea of Japan coast from northern to western Japan, as a winter pressure pattern is expected to intensify again....

 2021-12-29 23:47 

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Biden, Putin to speak Thurs. amid Ukraine tensions...

US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to speak by phone on Thursday amid mounting tensions over Ukraine....

 2021-12-29 22:58 

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COVID-19 cases hit record highs in France, Britain...

Some countries in Europe saw their highest number of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with the figure topping 200,000 in France....

 2021-12-29 22:58 

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US sees coronavirus cases hit new high...

The United States continues to see a rapid surge in the number of coronavirus cases....

 2021-12-29 21:55 

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Tweets about year-end parties triple from 2020...

An analysis of tweets suggests that the number of drinking parties held in Japan has been rising rapidly during the latter half of this month....

 2021-12-29 21:54 

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Kim Jong Un marks decade in power...

Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un becoming his country's top military commander, following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il....

 2021-12-29 18:39 

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Indonesia to accept Rohingya refugees on boat...

The Indonesian government has decided to grant refugee status to Rohingya minority Muslims from Myanmar whose boat became stranded....

 2021-12-29 16:12 

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Kishida calls for anti-infection measures in video...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has called for all-out anti-infection measures against the coronavirus in a video message ahead of the New Year holiday season....

 2021-12-29 14:36 

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Coronavirus cases on the rise again in Japan...

The number of new coronavirus cases is on the rise again in Japan. Authorities confirmed more than 500 infections on Wednesday for the first time in two months....

 2021-12-29 12:54 

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More heavy snow expected along Sea of Japan coast...

Weather officials are warning of more heavy snow mainly along the Sea of Japan coast from northern to western Japan, as a winter pressure pattern is expected to intensify again....

 2021-12-29 10:36 

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HK police arrest 7 people from media outlet...

Hong Kong police have arrested seven people in connection with an online media outlet known for its anti-government stance....

 2021-12-29 09:57 

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Average of new COVID cases in US tops 240,000...

The seven-day average of daily new coronavirus cases in the United States has climbed past 240,000, approaching a record high....

 2021-12-29 08:21 

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Kim Jong Un outlines state policy for next year...

North Korean media say leader Kim Jong Un has outlined the country's state policy for next year at a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party....

 2021-12-29 08:20 

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Tokyo reports 76 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Wednesday....

 2021-12-29 07:36 

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Hong Kong police arrest 6 people from media outlet...

Hong Kong police have arrested six people in connection with an online media outlet known for its anti-government stance....

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