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 2022-10-05 09:24 

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Former Vietnamese consul general in Osaka arrested on suspicion of taking bribes...

Vietnamese authorities arrested on Tuesday the country's former senior diplomat in Japan on suspicion of accepting bribes....

 2022-10-05 08:52 

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Putin signs documents to unilaterally annex 4 Ukraine regions...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed documents to unilaterally annex four regions in Ukraine....

 2022-10-05 08:31 

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The Times: Russia planning nuclear test...

British newspaper The Times says NATO may have warned its members that Russian President Vladimir Putin was planning a nuclear test near the Ukraine border....

 2022-10-05 08:19 

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Japan's Prime Minister Kishida appoints eldest son as executive secretary...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio appointed his eldest son as his executive secretary on Wednesday....

 2022-10-05 07:57 

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S.Korea military: US aircraft carrier returning to nearby waters...

South Korea's military says the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier is being redeployed to the waters east of the country, starting on Wednesday....

 2022-10-05 07:13 

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S.Korea, US fire missiles toward sea in response to N.Korean missile launch...

The South Korean and US militaries have fired ground-to-ground missiles toward the Sea of Japan in response to North Korea's launch on Tuesday of an intermediate-range ballistic missile....

 2022-10-05 07:08 

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OPEC Plus could sharply cut oil output...

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partners, known as OPEC Plus, will decide on the amount of their oil output from November, amid reports of a possible sharp cut....

 2022-10-05 07:02 

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FIFA officials to inspect site of deadly stampede in Indonesia...

Indonesia's professional soccer association says officials from FIFA are expected to inspect the site of Saturday's deadly stadium stampede in East Java....

 2022-10-05 06:29 

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Sony develops machine to measure sense of smell...

Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed a device to measure an individual's sense of smell. The company hopes it will eventually be used at hospitals as olfactory measurement could help with the early detection of dementia....

 2022-10-05 05:52 

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Japan's Lower House adopts resolution protesting N.Korea missile launch...

Japan's Lower House has adopted a resolution protesting the recent launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea....

 2022-10-05 05:26 

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Japanese govt.: System glitch caused false missile alert...

Japan's top government spokesperson says a system glitch is to blame for the issuance of a false missile alert in some parts of the country following North Korea's missile launch on Tuesday....

 2022-10-05 05:23 

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Italy's Meloni speaks with Zelenskyy, vows support for Ukraine...

Italy's right-wing leader Giorgia Meloni, who will shortly become the country's prime minister, expressed her support for Ukraine in a telephone conversation on Tuesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy....

 2022-10-05 05:15 

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Two pairs of twin panda cubs draw crowds...

Twin giant panda cubs are drawing crowds at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens. Starting on Tuesday, visitors will be able to see them without drawing lots....

 2022-10-05 05:06 

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Japan partially resumes embassy operations in the Ukrainian capital...

Japan's Foreign Ministry says its ambassador to Ukraine and several other staff members have resumed embassy operations in Kyiv....

 2022-10-05 05:04 

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Thousands of mistakenly conscripted people in Russian far east returned home...

The governor of Russia's far eastern region of Khabarovsk says the region's military conscription officer was removed from office over mistakes in mobilizing reservists....

 2022-10-05 04:13 

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Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter at originally agreed price...

Billionaire Elon Musk has indicated that he will buy the social media giant Twitter for the price previously agreed on of 44 billion dollars. The two parties were set to go to court in less than two weeks over Musk's efforts to back out of the deal....

 2022-10-05 04:12 

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Japanese firms develop tech to visualize brain activity...

Japanese companies are developing technologies to enable them to visualize human feelings and emotions by analyzing reactions in their brains....

 2022-10-05 04:11 

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UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea...

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss the North's latest launch....

 2022-10-05 03:37 

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Coronavirus restrictions being loosened in parts of Japan...

Some municipalities in Japan are relaxing coronavirus restrictions as the number of new cases declines nationwide....

 2022-10-05 03:31 

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Biden pledges $625 mil. in fresh military aid to Ukraine...

US President Joe Biden has pledged to provide 625 million dollars' worth of new military assistance to Ukraine. This came during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday....

 2022-10-05 03:26 

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No N.Korean reports about Tuesday's missile launch...

North Korea has yet to announce its launch on Tuesday of a ballistic missile, in what appears to be a shift from its practice of showing off its missile capabilities....

 2022-10-05 03:20 

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Tokyo aims to host Formula E race in 2024...

Formula E racing, known as the F1 championship for electric vehicles, could be coming to the streets of Tokyo in the spring of 2024....

 2022-10-05 03:14 

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UN calls for five-fold increase in Pakistan flood aid...

The United Nations has released a humanitarian aid plan for Pakistan that calls for five times more aid for flood victims in the country....

 2022-10-05 02:17 

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Defense ministry: N.Korean missile likely had trajectory allowing longest travel...

Japanese defense officials say the latest missile launched by North Korea may have been flown on a trajectory that maximizes travel distance....

 2022-10-05 02:13 

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Kishida to face questions in Diet over inflation, former Unification Church...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio will be grilled in both houses of the Diet for three days by political party representatives over his policy speech earlier this week....

 2022-10-05 01:47 

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UN Security Council may hold emergency meeting on N.Korea's missile launch...

The United States has asked the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch. Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan on Tuesday....

 2022-10-05 00:47 

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Japan to bolster security measures following N.Korea's missile launch...

Japan plans to bolster security and monitoring measures against North Korea. It also plans to work with the United States and other countries. This comes after the North fired a missile over Japan on Tuesday....

 2022-10-04 23:43 

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Biden: Republican abortion policies 'extreme'...

US President Joe Biden has seen an erosion of reproductive rights since the Supreme Court overturned a ruling that protected abortion. More than a dozen Republican-led states have effectively banned them. However, Biden says he is not going to...

 2022-10-04 23:37 

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Putin presses ahead in face of losses...

President Vladimir Putin is pressing ahead with his plans to redraw the maps of Russia. He is set to sign a law to absorb four regions in eastern Ukraine -- Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia. However, his plans do not square with what is happeni...

 2022-10-04 21:30 

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Defense ministers of US, S.Korea agree to strengthen deterrence against N.Korea...

The defense ministers of the United States and South Korea have agreed to strengthen deterrence against North Korea, after its most recent ballistic missile launch....

 2022-10-04 20:51 

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Kishida, Biden call for strengthened deterrence and response of Japan-US alliance...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and US President Joe Biden have confirmed a need to strengthen the deterrence and response capabilities of their bilateral alliance....

 2022-10-04 18:05 

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Nobel winner Paabo is grateful to work on long-term projects...

The winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Svante Paabo, has expressed his appreciation for the research institutions he works at, because they have allowed him to engage in long-term projects....

 2022-10-04 13:21 

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Japan, UNEP confirm efforts to reduce plastic waste in oceans...

The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Inger Andersen, met with Japanese Environment Minister Nishimura Akihiro during his visit to Japan. The two have confirmed the importance of a multi-national framework to reduce plastic w...

 2022-10-04 13:18 

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Japan, US hold fighter drills in response to N.Korea missile launch...

Japan's Defense Ministry says its Air Self-Defense Force and the US Marine Corps conducted joint fighter jet drills on Tuesday over the East China Sea, following North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile....

 2022-10-04 13:06 

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Ukraine formally rules out talks with Putin...

Ukraine's presidential office says the country has officially decided that it will not negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

 2022-10-04 12:51 

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Ex-Unification Church to cap cash donations by members...

A religious group previously known as the Unification Church says it will cap the amount of cash donations from its members in Japan to 30 percent of their monthly income....

 2022-10-04 12:42 

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Japan expelling Russian diplomat in retaliation for expulsion of its consul...

Japan's Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa says the government ordered a Russian diplomat to leave the country by October 10 to protest the expulsion of a Japanese consul in Russia....

 2022-10-04 12:02 

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Vietnam, Thailand suffer floods, heavy rainfall from storm Noru...

Floods and landslides in the central provinces of Vietnam triggered by powerful storm Noru have left at least 8 people dead....

 2022-10-04 11:56 

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Indonesia removes local police chief as stadium stampede investigation continues...

Indonesian national police have removed a local police chief from his post over Saturday's deadly soccer stadium stampede....

 2022-10-04 11:47 

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Russia pushing ahead with annexing Ukraine territory...

Russia is moving ahead with unilaterally annexing Ukrainian territory, having approved documents at its parliament for President Vladimir Putin's signature....

 2022-10-04 11:34 

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Nobel Prize in Physics won by quantum scientists...

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three people for contributing to the development of a new field known as quantum information science through experiments with entangled photons....

 2022-10-04 11:09 

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Japan govt. probing false emergency alert following N.Korea's missile launch...

Japan's government says it mistakenly sent out a missile alert in parts of the country where there was no need for alarm following North Korea's missile launch on Tuesday morning....

 2022-10-04 10:34 

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Japan's Prime Minister, US Indo-Pacific commander reaffirm bilateral partnership...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and the commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command have agreed to continue efforts to strengthen the deterrence and response of the Japan-US alliance....

 2022-10-04 10:22 

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Nara police falsely accused officer of stealing live cartridges...

An interrogation recording has revealed that police in western Japan's Nara Prefecture falsely accused an officer of stealing live cartridges early this year....

 2022-10-04 10:06 

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Nikkei 225 surges after rally in New York...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index ended sharply higher on Tuesday following an overnight rally in New York....

 2022-10-04 10:00 

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North Korean missile rattles Japan...

A North Korean missile that flew over the Japanese archipelago on Tuesday morning brought anxiety and sudden changes to the daily routine for many people....

 2022-10-04 09:29 

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Zelenskyy: Ukraine takes back over 450 settlements in Kharkiv...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced that his country's troops have retaken more than 450 settlements in the eastern region of Kharkiv alone since September....

 2022-10-04 09:20 

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Anti-war Russian TV journalist placed on government's wanted list...

Russia's state-run media say a Russian TV journalist who protested her country's invasion of Ukraine during a live broadcast has been placed on the government's wanted list....

 2022-10-04 08:17 

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N.Korea unveiled Guam strike plan in 2017...

North Korea unveiled a plan in August 2017 to fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, when tensions were high between the country and the then-US administration of President Donald Trump....

 2022-10-04 07:47 

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McDonald's Japan to stop using plastic straws, cutlery...

McDonald's Japan says it will stop offering plastic straws and cutlery to customers. It is switching to tableware made of paper or wood in an attempt to reduce plastic waste....

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