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 2022-01-28 23:50 

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China invites UN human rights chief to Xinjiang...

China's foreign ministry says it is inviting the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after the Beijing Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-28 23:14 

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10 hurt in Pittsburgh bridge collapse...

A bridge in the US state of Pennsylvania has collapsed, sending four vehicles plunging into the chasm below. Authorities say 10 people were hurt....

 2022-01-28 22:32 

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Child COVID patients put hospital under strain...

A children's hospital in Tokyo says a surge in young coronavirus patients is affecting its capacity to provide other medical services....

 2022-01-28 22:31 

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No breakthrough in Ukraine crisis...

Leaders of the US and its allies have hit another impasse in their attempts to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. They have listened to President Vladimir Putin's demands while tens of thousands of Russian troops gather along the border. However, their res...

 2022-01-28 22:30 

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British PM Johnson eyes Japan visit in Feb....

NHK has learned that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to visit Japan in mid-February for talks with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio....

 2022-01-28 22:27 

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Taiwan to miss Olympic ceremonies...

Taiwan's delegation for the Beijing Winter Olympics will not take part in the opening or closing ceremonies....

 2022-01-28 16:52 

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Study: Air vibrations likely caused tidal surge...

Researchers say tidal levels observed around Japan following the recent volcanic eruption near Tonga may have been influenced by atmospheric vibrations....

 2022-01-28 14:34 

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Okinawa residents file mass lawsuit over US base...

More than 35,000 residents of Okinawa Prefecture have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for what they say is excessive noise from aircraft at a US military facility....

 2022-01-28 13:30 

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Japan's daily COVID case count tops 80,000...

Health authorities across Japan have reported a record number of new infections for the fourth consecutive day....

 2022-01-28 13:29 

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Japan wants Sado mines named world heritage site...

The Japanese government has decided to recommend to UNESCO that a group of primarily gold mines on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture be registered as a World Cultural Heritage site....

 2022-01-28 13:13 

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China announces attendees for Olympic opening...

China says heads of state and other dignitaries from 25 nations will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 4....

 2022-01-28 13:02 

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Taiwan's Tsai wants to keep an eye on Ukraine...

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has convened a meeting of senior security officials and instructed them to closely watch the situation in Ukraine....

 2022-01-28 13:01 

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Western nations issue statement on Afghanistan...

The United States and European countries have announced that they will expand humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan....

 2022-01-28 12:43 

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Honduras new leader hopes to keep ties with Taiwan...

In Honduras, Xiomara Castro has been sworn in as President. A day earlier, she told Taiwanese media that she hopes to maintain the country's ties with Taiwan....

 2022-01-28 12:17 

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Tokyo's population records smallest net increase...

The net population influx into Tokyo was the smallest ever last year since the current method of record-taking began in 2014....

 2022-01-28 11:28 

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N.Korea likely fired modified Russian missiles...

South Korean experts say the projectiles North Korea launched on Thursday may be a modified version of the Russian short-range ballistic missile, Iskander....

 2022-01-28 11:20 

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S.Korea centrist leader comments on Japan ties...

The head of a South Korean centrist opposition party has said regarding his country's relations with Japan, he will address future-oriented cooperation and historical issues separately....

 2022-01-28 11:06 

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Visitors to Japan last year dropped over 90%...

The number of foreigners who entered Japan in 2021 plunged by more than 90 percent from a year before, marking the largest-ever decline....

 2022-01-28 10:41 

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Panel seeks to indict 35 people in vote-buying...

A prosecution inquest panel in Tokyo has concluded that 35 people should be indicted for receiving cash from a former justice minister in a massive vote-buying case....

 2022-01-28 10:38 

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Toyota stays world's top seller in 2021...

Toyota Motor is once again the number one automaker in the world, claiming the top sales spot in 2021 for the second year in a row....

 2022-01-28 10:22 

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Thailand sends navy to help contain oil spill...

Thailand has dispatched its navy to help contain an oil spill....

 2022-01-28 09:51 

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Over 17,000 new COVID cases in Tokyo...

Health authorities in Tokyo have reported a record number of new coronavirus infections for the fourth day in a row....

 2022-01-28 09:18 

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Japan to recommend Sado mines as UNESCO heritage...

The Japanese government has decided to recommend to UNESCO that a group of primarily gold mines on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture be registered as a World Cultural Heritage site....

 2022-01-28 09:09 

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Japan starts providing gasoline subsidy...

The Japanese government has launched a subsidy program for gasoline to help curb surging prices....

 2022-01-28 08:41 

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IMF: Japan's economy recovering but faces risks...

The International Monetary Fund says the Japanese economy is recovering from the pandemic, but it warns that the country still faces threats to growth....

 2022-01-28 08:39 

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Japanese firms pull employees out of Ukraine...

Major Japanese trading houses are pulling employees out of Ukraine, as military tensions with Russia run high....

 2022-01-28 08:30 

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Number of foreign workers in Japan hit record high...

Japan's labor ministry says the number of foreign workers in the country hit a record high of more than 1.72 million at the end of October....

 2022-01-28 08:02 

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Japan to recommend Sado mines as World Heritage...

The Japanese government has decided to recommend to UNESCO that a group of primarily gold mines on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture be registered as a World Cultural Heritage site....

 2022-01-28 06:33 

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IOC: Bach, Peng Shuai to meet during Olympics...

The International Olympic Committee says its president Thomas Bach plans to meet Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai during the Beijing Winter Olympics next month....

 2022-01-28 04:55 

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S.Korean police detain man for Japan center arson...

South Korean police have detained a man suspected of setting fire to a Japanese cultural facility in Seoul....

 2022-01-28 04:55 

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Biden: Russia 'could invade Ukraine next month'...

A senior US government official says US President Joe Biden warned that Russia could attack Ukraine next month during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy....

 2022-01-28 04:54 

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Japan lodges protest with N.Korea over missiles...

Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo says Japan has lodged a protest with North Korea through the country's embassy in Beijing over the test-firing of what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday. He strongly condemned the launc...

 2022-01-28 04:12 

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Tokyo crude futures highest in 7 years...

Crude oil futures on the Tokyo market shot above 60,000 yen per kiloliter for the first time in over 7 years amid concerns about possible supply cuts....

 2022-01-28 04:06 

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N.Korea: Tactical guided missiles tested...

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency says the country's Academy of National Defense Science test-fired tactical guided missiles on Thursday....

 2022-01-28 03:47 

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UN calls for truce during Beijing Games...

The United Nations is calling on all parties to observe a ceasefire during the course of the upcoming Beijing Olympics and Paralympics....

 2022-01-28 03:07 

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Biden vows decisive response over Ukraine crisis...

US President Joe Biden has renewed a pledge that his country will respond decisively if Russia invades Ukraine....

 2022-01-28 03:06 

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Beijing torch relay ceremony rehearsal takes place...

With just one week to go before the opening of the Beijing Olympics, a rehearsal for the torch relay's departure ceremony has been held in the Chinese capital....

 2022-01-28 02:59 

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Young people riot at Okinawa police station...

A group of young people have rioted outside a police station in Japan's southwestern city of Okinawa. The riot was reportedly sparked by social media posts of an alleged assault by a police officer....

 2022-01-28 02:57 

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Hostage-taker arrested after 11-hour standoff...

Police have arrested a man who was holed up in his house with a rifle for eleven hours in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo. The individual had taken a doctor hostage the day before. The 44-year-old doctor was the man's family physician. He was taken to ...

 2022-01-28 02:16 

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Most firms say 'zero-carbon' Japan possible...

An NHK survey finds that a majority of Japan's major companies believe the country can become carbon-neutral by 2050. The Japanese government has set that year as a target for achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions....

 2022-01-28 02:10 

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AirAsia group renames itself 'Capital A'...

Malaysia's AirAsia Group will change its name, as it expands into other sectors due to the coronavirus pandemic dragging down demand for global air travel....

 2022-01-28 01:55 

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Russia not optimistic about US response on Ukraine...

Russia says...

 2022-01-28 01:54 

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Japan considers cutting self-quarantine period...

The Japanese government is thinking about shortening the self-quarantine period for people who have been in close contact with those infected with the Omicron variant from the current 10 days to around one week....

 2022-01-27 23:56 

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N.Korea: Tactical guided missiles tested Thursday...

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency says the country's Academy of National Defense Science test-fired tactical guided missiles on Thursday....

 2022-01-27 23:43 

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England relaxes restrictions...

Authorities in England introduced a range of restrictions to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant. On Thursday, they lifted the measures....

 2022-01-27 23:42 

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US posts strongest growth in decades...

Officials with the US Commerce Department have tracked the fastest expansion in the economy in decades. They reported on Thursday that gross domestic product grew in 2021 by 5.7 percent....

 2022-01-27 18:32 

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New Delhi coronavirus weekend curfew to be relaxed...

India's capital New Delhi will relax its anti-coronavirus weekend curfew on Saturday amid a downward trend in new infection numbers....

 2022-01-27 16:26 

NHK

162 arrested for breaches of new HK security law...

Hong Kong police say a total of 162 people have been arrested on suspicion of violating the territory's national security law since the legislation took effect in June 2020....

 2022-01-27 16:24 

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EU refers China to WTO for acts against Lithuania...

The European Union says it has launched a case at the World Trade Organization against China over its discriminatory trade practices against Lithuania....

 2022-01-27 15:54 

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Foreign students urge Japan to relax its entry ban...

Foreign nationals who want to study in Japan are asking the Japanese government to ease its entry restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus....

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