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 2021-11-28 02:23 

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TEPCO begins surveys for treated water discharge...

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun a series of undersea surveys for a planned discharge of treated water from the facility....

 2021-11-28 01:14 

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Britain tightens rules over Omicron variant...

Britain is reimposing tighter restrictions after two cases of the new coronavirus variant Omicron were confirmed in the country....

 2021-11-28 00:06 

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Taliban: Education compulsory for boys and girls...

The acting prime minister of the Taliban interim government in Afghanistan has said in a speech that education for girls as well as for boys is compulsory, indicating that girls will be allowed to go to school as conditions permit....

 2021-11-27 21:26 

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Omicron variant confirmed in Britain, Germany...

Cases of a new variant of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, have been reported in Britain and Germany for the first time. The variant was initially detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 20:21 

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Britain confirms 2 cases of new COVID-19 variant...

A top British health official has confirmed that two cases of the new variant of COVID-19, known as Omicron, have been detected in the country. Omicron was first detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 20:20 

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Japan plans investment subsidy for lower emissions...

Japan's government plans to subsidize companies that will invest in facilities with less carbon emissions, hoping to promote efforts to achieve a green society....

 2021-11-27 17:56 

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New variant affecting sport events...

Four rugby teams from Europe have decided to return home from South Africa ahead of scheduled matches there. The move follows the detection of a new variant of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, in the country....

 2021-11-27 17:46 

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Japanese doctor killed in Afghanistan remembered...

People have gathered in Japan to remember doctor Nakamura Tetsu, who was killed nearly two years ago while working on humanitarian projects in Afghanistan....

 2021-11-27 16:27 

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WHO: Vaccination rates remain low in Africa...

The rates of vaccination against the coronavirus remain low in African countries. The World Health Organization warns that the gap with wealthy nations could undermine global efforts to combat the virus....

 2021-11-27 12:05 

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World races to keep out new COVID-19 variant...

Countries around the world are retightening their borders after the World Health Organization designated the highly mutated coronavirus strain detected in South Africa as a...

 2021-11-27 11:37 

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Yokozuna Terunofuji wins second straight cup...

Yokozuna Grand Champion Terunofuji secured his 6th title on Saturday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka....

 2021-11-27 10:07 

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Tokyo reports 16 new cases of new coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Saturday. The number is unchanged from a week earlier....

 2021-11-27 09:58 

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Interpol elects UAE official as president...

A global police agency has elected a UAE interior ministry official as its new president and a Chinese public security ministry official as an executive committee member....

 2021-11-27 09:13 

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Russia: Duty-free registeration possible next year...

The Russian government says it will start accepting registration as early as next year by companies seeking to do business in a planned tariff-free zone on Russian-controlled islands claimed by Japan....

 2021-11-27 05:16 

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Kishida seeks to increase Japan's defense capacity...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has told members of a Self Defense Forces review that measures to protect the country may include the ability to strike enemy bases....

 2021-11-27 03:06 

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Biden calls for faster vaccine sharing...

US President Joe Biden has called on the international community to step up efforts to donate coronavirus vaccines to developing nations....

 2021-11-27 02:53 

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Capybaras enjoy hot bath with floating apples...

Furry capybaras at a zoo in the town of Nasu, north of Tokyo, have enjoyed a hot bath with about 100 floating apples....

 2021-11-27 01:42 

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Countries move to keep out new COVID-19 variant...

Countries and regions across the world are re-tightening their borders following the detection of a highly mutated coronavirus variant in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 00:58 

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ASEM expresses 'deep concerns' over Myanmar...

Leaders of the member countries of ASEM, or the Asia-Europe Meeting, have concluded a gathering with a statement by the chair expressing deep concerns over the situation in Myanmar....

 2021-11-27 00:26 

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WTO postpones meeting due to new COVID variant...

The World Trade Organization has announced it will postpone a ministerial conference that was due to start on Tuesday in Geneva. The decision follows the detection of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 00:08 

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Kishida to participate in Biden's democracy summit...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio appears likely to participate in an online gathering of democratic countries next month, hosted by the United States....

 2021-11-26 23:09 

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Dow drops over 1,000 points...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped more than 1,000 points at one stage on Friday amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant confirmed in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 23:08 

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S.Africa calls for heightened public vigilance...

The South African government is urging people to take thorough measures against the coronavirus following the detection of a highly mutated new variant in the country....

 2021-11-26 23:08 

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Japanese team to assess situation in Ethiopia...

Japan's government plans to dispatch a fact-finding team to Djibouti to determine whether Japanese nationals should be evacuated from conflict-ridden Ethiopia....

 2021-11-26 23:05 

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Countries rush to keep out new COVID-19 variant...

Countries and regions across the world are re-tightening their borders following the detection of a highly mutated coronavirus variant in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 22:14 

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Global stocks plunge...

The highly mutated coronavirus variant detected in South Africa has put investors around the globe into panic mode. Stocks tumbled Friday, including on Wall Street....

 2021-11-26 22:13 

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WHO labels new COVID strain 'variant of concern'...

The World Health Organization has designated the highly mutated coronavirus strain detected in South Africa as a...

 2021-11-26 17:15 

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Dow plunges amid fears over virus variant...

Stocks tumbled in New York on Friday after a coronavirus variant newly confirmed in South Africa raised concerns about the global economy....

 2021-11-26 12:56 

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60% of single-parent households face income drop...

A survey shows that more than 60 percent of single-parent households in Japan say their incomes have dropped due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-26 11:26 

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Japan approves record supplementary budget plan...

Japan's government on Friday approved a record supplementary budget plan for the current fiscal year, to finance its new economic stimulus package....

 2021-11-26 11:24 

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Work starts on second New Delhi airport...

Construction has officially started on a second international airport to serve the Indian capital of New Delhi. The government says it will be the largest in Asia once completed....

 2021-11-26 11:23 

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Australian troops arrive in Solomon Islands...

Australia has dispatched military and police forces to help restore order in Solomon Islands amid ongoing riots....

 2021-11-26 11:20 

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Kishida calls for 3% pay hikes in labor talks...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has urged businesses to raise wages by 3 percent or more at their annual labor talks next spring....

 2021-11-26 11:16 

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Regulator orders Mizuho to improve business...

Japan's financial regulator has issued a business improvement order to Mizuho Financial Group and its bank unit, after they experienced a series of system failures....

 2021-11-26 10:53 

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Portugal to require negative COVID test for entry...

Portugal says it will require all passengers flying into the country to show a negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival, starting December 1....

 2021-11-26 10:51 

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Japan to tighten quarantine for African arrivals...

Japan will tighten quarantine measures for people arriving from six African countries, after a new variant of the coronavirus was detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 10:12 

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Political funding dented by pandemic...

Revenue earned by Japanese political parties and organizations dropped last year, as they held fewer fundraising parties amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-26 10:10 

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COVID variant news hit Asia, Oceania shares...

Stock indexes on major markets in Asia and Oceania tumbled on Friday, following reports that a new coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 09:58 

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Japan tightens entry measures for new variant...

Japan will tighten entry restrictions for travelers from six countries including South Africa and Botswana from Saturday after a new coronavirus variant was confirmed in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 09:53 

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S.Korea presidential candidate meets Japan's envoy...

The presidential candidate of South Korea's largest opposition party, Yoon Suk-yeol, met the Japanese ambassador to the country on Friday....

 2021-11-26 09:52 

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52 people dead in Russia's coal mine accident...

The local government in the Russian region of Kemerovo has announced that 52 people including six rescuers were confirmed dead in a Siberian coal mine accident on Thursday....

 2021-11-26 08:57 

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Schools call for quicker student visa processing...

A group of Japanese language school operators is urging the Japanese government to shorten the time foreign students must wait before coming to the country....

 2021-11-26 08:45 

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Tokyo reports 19 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 19 new coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital on Friday....

 2021-11-26 08:35 

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Report: China's military reform to boost capacity...

Japan's National Institute for Defense Studies says China is pressing ahead with military reforms to enhance its operational capabilities across multiple domains....

 2021-11-26 08:13 

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TEPCO to begin survey for treated water discharge...

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it will begin a seabed survey probably on Saturday, as part of its plan to discharge treated water from the disabled facility....

 2021-11-26 07:30 

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Fukushima plant frozen soil may be partly melted...

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says part of an underground frozen soil wall around reactor buildings of the facility may have melted and that it is considering fixing the structure....

 2021-11-26 07:29 

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Nikkei 225 drops sharply on COVID variant fears...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index dropped sharply on Friday, as reports of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa raised fears about the global economic outlook....

 2021-11-26 07:20 

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Indonesia to ban year-end, New Year paid vacations...

The Indonesian government has decided to ban people from taking paid holidays during the year-end and New Year period as part of anti-coronavirus measures....

 2021-11-26 05:21 

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Breakthrough COVID cases surge in S.Korea...

Coronavirus infections are surging again in South Korea, even though nearly 80 percent of its population have been fully vaccinated. The country's health minister says about 60 percent of the recent cases involve vaccinated people....

 2021-11-26 04:49 

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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant...

Health authorities in South Africa say they have detected a new coronavirus variant. There are concerns that current vaccines could be less effective against it....

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