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 2022-06-02 01:16 

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Milk bottles featuring manga a hit with kids...

Children at an elementary school in Japan were in for a big surprise on a recent lunch break....

 2022-06-02 01:13 

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Holiday credit card spending in Japan back to pre-pandemic levels...

New data show consumers in Japan spent more lavishly with their credit cards during this year's spring holidays than they did before the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-06-02 00:54 

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Kishida, Macron agree to cooperate to help nations facing food, energy problems...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to work together to help countries that are facing food and energy problems....

 2022-06-02 00:49 

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S.Korea ruling party wins 12 of 17 local elections...

In South Korea, the ruling People Power Party has won 12 of the 17 local elections, giving a boost to the newly inaugurated administration of President Yoon Suk-yeol....

 2022-06-02 00:18 

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Erdogan: Turkey to conduct campaign against Kurdish militants in northern Syria...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Turkey will conduct a military campaign in neighboring Syria....

 2022-06-01 23:23 

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NATO allies predict enduring conflict...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday in Washington. They discussed the war in Ukraine and agreed the conflict would last...

 2022-06-01 23:20 

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US to send Ukrainians advanced weapons...

US President Joe Biden announced a weapons package for Ukraine on Wednesday that includes advanced rocket systems. The latest round of aid is worth $700 million....

 2022-06-01 19:12 

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US, Taiwan to start new trade talks...

The United States and Taiwan have agreed to launch a new economic partnership....

 2022-06-01 17:15 

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Investor panel decides Russia is in potential default...

A panel of major securities dealers and investors has ruled that Russia is in potential default after it failed to meet its bond obligations....

 2022-06-01 15:37 

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German chancellor announces additional military support to Ukraine...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has pledged to supply Ukraine with state-of-the-art antiaircraft missiles....

 2022-06-01 14:49 

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US ambassador to Japan calls for closer Japan-US relations...

US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel has stressed the necessity for Washington and Tokyo to strengthen ties, saying the bilateral relations are at a...

 2022-06-01 13:47 

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List of municipal consultation centers for Ukrainians...

The Japanese government decided on April 1 to let a foundation provide initial assistance to those who have fled Ukraine to resettle in Japan....

 2022-06-01 13:12 

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Japanese government draws up rural digitalization plan...

The Japanese government has drawn up a rural digitalization plan under its initiative to expand digital technologies nationwide to revitalize rural areas....

 2022-06-01 12:47 

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US, New Zealand leaders express concern over China-Solomon Islands agreement...

US President Joe Biden has expressed strong concern over China's security accord with the Solomon Islands, and vowed deeper US involvement with Pacific island nations....

 2022-06-01 12:46 

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S.Korean media: Governing party in lead in nationwide local elections...

Polling stations have closed in South Korea's local elections, the first nationwide polls since the inauguration of President Yoon Suk-yeol last month....

 2022-06-01 11:36 

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Police suspect crypto-asset account used in 'international romance fraud'...

Japanese police arrested a Vietnamese man on Wednesday on suspicion of illegally opening a trading account for crypto-assets. They suspect the account was used by a fraud group to transfer money it swindled through...

 2022-06-01 11:08 

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Beijing starting to ease coronavirus restrictions...

As China's commercial hub Shanghai ends its coronavirus lockdowns, tough anti-infection measures are also being eased in the capital Beijing....

 2022-06-01 11:00 

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Severodonetsk mostly under Russian control, US supplying arms to Ukraine...

Russian forces appear to have occupied most of Severodonetsk, the last remaining stronghold of Ukrainian forces in the eastern Luhansk region. The development has prompted the US to provide more military assistance to Ukraine....

 2022-06-01 09:52 

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K-pop supergroup BTS meets Biden to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes...

K-pop supergroup BTS sat down with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday to talk about the recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States....

 2022-06-01 09:47 

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Lockdown lifted for most of Shanghai...

Residents of Shanghai have suffered through more than two months of restrictions meant to control the spread of the coronavirus. But authorities have now lifted the lockdowns in most neighborhoods....

 2022-06-01 09:43 

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Australia's new government includes record number of women ministers...

A new Australian government has been sworn in following last month's general election. It includes a record number of women ministers, reflecting a policy of emphasizing diversity....

 2022-06-01 09:24 

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Passengers' families allowed to see tour boat that sank off Shiretoko...

A tour boat that sank off Hokkaido, northern Japan, has been shown to the families of the people who were on board....

 2022-06-01 09:03 

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China conducts 'combat-readiness patrol' around Taiwan...

China's military says it has conducted a...

 2022-06-01 08:55 

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India GDP rose in FY2021 but growth slowed in fourth quarter...

India's economy has bounced back from a contraction during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. The country's gross domestic product grew in the fiscal year through March, but there are also signs of trouble ahead....

 2022-06-01 08:41 

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Tokyo reports 2,415 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 2,415 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday....

 2022-06-01 08:39 

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Tokyo rickshaw operator resumes English classes ahead of tourist reopening...

A rickshaw operator in Tokyo's major tourist spot of Asakusa has resumed English lessons for its staff ahead of Japan's planned resumption of accepting foreign tourists....

 2022-06-01 07:37 

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Police, railway operators launch campaign against gropers...

Police and railway operators in and around Tokyo have jointly launched a two-week campaign against groping on trains....

 2022-06-01 07:37 

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Kishida to attend Shangri-La Dialogue security summit...

The Japanese government has announced that Prime Minister Kishida Fumio will give a keynote speech at an Asia security summit to be held in Singapore....

 2022-06-01 07:36 

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Head of Dubai-based company arrested in suspected tax evasion...

Tokyo prosecutors have arrested the head of a trading firm based in Dubai and two other individuals on suspicion of violating Japan's corporate tax law....

 2022-06-01 07:18 

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Japan to start forecasts for rainclouds that could bring downpours...

Starting on Wednesday, Japan's Meteorological Agency will issue forecasts for linear rainbands, which can cause torrential rain....

 2022-06-01 06:59 

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Zelenskyy calls Russian strikes on Severodonetsk, 'simply madness'...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia's attack of Severodonetsk in the Donbas region is...

 2022-06-01 06:53 

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Japan Inc. made record pre-tax profit in Jan.- Mar. period...

The aggregate pre-tax profit of Japanese companies hit a record for the January-to-March period, although there were wide variations depending on the scale of the business....

 2022-06-01 06:09 

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Luhansk governor: Russia has struck tank with nitric acid...

The governor of the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk said on Tuesday that Russian forces attacked a chemical plant in Severodonetsk, causing a toxic gas leak....

 2022-06-01 05:53 

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Japan doubles daily cap on entrants to 20,000...

Japan doubled the limit for daily arrivals in Japan from abroad on Wednesday to 20,000, another step in relaxing COVID-19 border controls....

 2022-06-01 05:24 

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US to provide advanced rocket systems to Ukraine...

The US administration of President Joe Biden has announced a new military assistance package worth 700 million dollars for Ukraine....

 2022-06-01 05:11 

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Prices of fertilizers in Japan to hit record highs...

The prices of fertilizers in Japan are expected to hit record highs in the five-month period through October, due largely to Russia's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-06-01 04:28 

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Explosion kills one person, injures nine in central Yangon...

A bomb blast has killed one person and injured nine others in central Yangon in an apparently indiscriminate attack that sent shockwaves across Myanmar....

 2022-06-01 04:10 

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Salvaged Hokkaido tour boat to be open to passengers' families...

Families of passengers on a tour boat that sank off Hokkaido will be allowed to see the raised vessel on Wednesday afternoon....

 2022-06-01 03:46 

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Voting underway in S.Korea to pick local government leaders...

Voters in South Korea are casting their ballots on Wednesday in the country's first nationwide elections since the inauguration of President Yoon Suk-yeol....

 2022-06-01 03:40 

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Japanese chocolate maker eyes sustainable sweets...

A major Japanese chocolate maker is shifting its focus towards sustainable sweets. Fuji Oil says it has started shipping products in Japan this month that are sustainably and ethically sourced....

 2022-06-01 03:38 

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Russian firm to halt some gas supplies to Germany...

Russia's largest state-affiliated gas company Gazprom announced on Tuesday that it is cutting off the supplies of gas that British oil giant provides to Germany....

 2022-06-01 03:09 

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Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant operator warns of possible disaster...

The Ukrainian state nuclear company has warned of a possible disaster at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that is under the occupation of Russian forces. It says the Russians have explosives and weapons on the premises of the facility....

 2022-06-01 03:08 

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EU agrees to speed up land exports of Ukrainian wheat...

European Union leaders have agreed to speed up shipments of Ukrainian grain by land. This comes as a Russian blockade of the Black Sea has made it impossible for Ukraine to deliver its exports over sea....

 2022-06-01 01:43 

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EU leaders agree to expedite food exports from Ukraine...

European Union leaders have agreed to facilitate food exports from Ukraine to address growing concerns over a global food crisis....

 2022-06-01 01:26 

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Aspiring Japanese pilots start training in Australia...

Eight pilot candidates from a Japanese regional airline are trying to earn their wings in Australia....

 2022-06-01 00:08 

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US concerned about Russia's attempt to 'institutionalize control' over Kherson...

A spokesperson for the US State Department says Washington remains concerned about Russia's attempts to...

 2022-05-31 23:44 

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EU leaders tackle food crisis...

European Union leaders are working to move millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukrainian ports under a Russian blockade. They met in Brussels on Tuesday over their plans to transport food by road and by rail....

 2022-05-31 23:43 

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Ukrainians enduring 'frenzied push'...

Authorities in a Ukrainian stronghold say Russian soldiers are destroying their city block by block. On Tuesday, the mayor of Severodonetsk, Oleksandr Stryuk, said the troops are making a...

 2022-05-31 22:31 

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Macron: Additional sanctions not ruled out against Russia...

French President Emmanuel Macron has welcomed the agreement among European Union leaders to impose a partial oil embargo on Russia, and suggested taking more steps to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-31 22:01 

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Shanghai ends lockdowns in most parts of city on Wednesday...

Authorities in Shanghai have lifted coronavirus lockdowns in most parts of the city, after more than two months of restrictions took a toll on people's livelihoods and the economy....

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