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 2022-05-26 12:58 

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Japan to reopen its borders to first foreign tourists in two years...

Japan's borders are about to reopen to foreign tourists for the first time in two years. But the country's prime minister says the easing will be gradual and there will be conditions....

 2022-05-26 12:31 

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Sunken tour boat is successfully raised to surface...

A salvage firm has successfully raised a sunken tour boat to the sea surface off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido....

 2022-05-26 11:55 

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China's foreign minister visits Solomon Islands...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, and said China will continue to provide security assistance to the nation....

 2022-05-26 11:03 

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US media: Texas school shooter was a target of bullying for speech impairment...

US media say the 18-year-old gunman who attacked an elementary school in the state of Texas on Tuesday had been bullied at school for a speech impairment....

 2022-05-26 10:55 

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Russian envoy slams Hiroshima for dropping Putin invite...

Russia's ambassador to Japan is harshly criticizing a decision not to invite President Vladimir Putin to the annual ceremony marking the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima....

 2022-05-26 10:54 

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More than a dozen dead in series of Afghan blasts...

A series of bombings hit Afghanistan on Wednesday, leaving at least 14 people dead....

 2022-05-26 10:53 

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Marcos Jr. proclaimed next Philippine president...

A joint session of Congress in the Philippines has rubber-stamped the results of this month's presidential election....

 2022-05-26 10:51 

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Huawei turns focus to new product lines...

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies has been trying to get a foothold in the Japanese market after its smartphone business was hit by US sanctions. It's working with partners in Japan to launch a range of smart glasses and other goods....

 2022-05-26 10:51 

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Shipments of consumer electronics in Japan down 20%...

Shipments of consumer electronics in Japan dropped in April. Analysts say this was largely due to the effects of the coronavirus lockdown measures in Shanghai....

 2022-05-26 10:19 

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Torrential rains hit Ehime Prefecture...

Torrential rains have hit Ehime Prefecture in western Japan as warm, damp air flows in, making atmospheric conditions unstable over the Shikoku region....

 2022-05-26 10:13 

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Hiroshima mayor explains why Putin was not invited to Aug. 6 ceremony...

The mayor of Hiroshima says he decided not to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the annual ceremony marking the US atomic bombing of the city to ensure the event can be held smoothly....

 2022-05-26 09:59 

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Ex-farm minister given suspended prison sentence for receiving bribes...

A former Japanese agriculture minister, Yoshikawa Takamori, has been given a suspended prison sentence for taking bribes from an egg producer while in office....

 2022-05-26 08:22 

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People in Uvalde, Texas, mourn school shooting victims...

People in the city of Uvalde in the southern US state of Texas have mourned the deaths of 21 victims of a school shooting....

 2022-05-26 07:47 

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Report criticizes UK leaders for allowing parties during lockdown...

An investigative report has strongly criticized Britain's top leaders for a series of parties that were held in breach of coronavirus lockdown rules....

 2022-05-26 07:46 

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Boeing's Starliner returns from uncrewed flight test to ISS...

US aerospace giant Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft has returned to Earth after completing an uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station....

 2022-05-26 07:46 

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Turkey, Israel seek to expand economic cooperation...

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Israel have met for the first time in 15 years, seeking to mend strained relations and expand economic ties....

 2022-05-26 07:44 

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Pair of Yubari melons fetch about $24,000 in season's first auction...

A pair of premium melons from the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido has fetched 3 million yen, or about 24,000 dollars, in the first auction of the year....

 2022-05-26 06:07 

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Kishida: Japan, US to closely communicate on ensuring US 'extended deterrence'...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has stressed that his country will work closely with the United States to ensure the US...

 2022-05-26 05:38 

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Zelenskyy asks for more military aid, admitting hard battle in the east...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked for more military aid, saying his country's forces are far outnumbered by Russian troops and military equipment in some eastern regions....

 2022-05-26 05:01 

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Leaked detention camp files add to concerns about Uyghur abuses...

Documents reportedly leaked from internment camps in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have raised international concerns about the human rights situation in the country....

 2022-05-26 04:28 

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Japan, US, S.Korea senior diplomats criticize N.Korea...

Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea have condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile launches, which followed a series of summit meetings in Tokyo and Seoul....

 2022-05-26 04:23 

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Russia to service external debt in rubles...

Russia's finance ministry says it will service its external debt in rubles from now on. The announcement came after the United States allowed the expiry of sanction waiver that enabled American investors to receive payments from Russia in dollars....

 2022-05-26 04:02 

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President Biden pushes for police reform...

It has been two years since the murder of a Black man by a white police officer sparked protests across the US and around the world. Americans are revisiting the debate over addressing police brutality and racism, following George Floyd's death....

 2022-05-26 04:01 

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Defense Ministry: Japan, US fighter jets made joint flight...

Japan's Defense Ministry says Japanese and US fighter jets have made a joint flight over the Sea of Japan....

 2022-05-26 02:46 

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Western nations rush to secure vaccines for monkeypox...

Western nations are rushing to secure vaccines for monkeypox as the global case count tops 200....

 2022-05-26 02:46 

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FED officials call for rate hike to be kept in place...

Minutes from the US Federal Reserve's May meeting reveal that policymakers called for a big rate hike to be kept in place for the coming months in an effort to curb inflation. The officials had already agreed during the meeting on an increase of half ...

 2022-05-26 02:21 

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US, EU, UK launch framework to support probe of Russia's alleged war crimes...

The United States, the European Union and Britain have launched a framework of cooperation to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine....

 2022-05-26 01:58 

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More data falsification uncovered at Mitsubishi Electric...

An independent panel investigating a data-falsification scandal at Japan's Mitsubishi Electric has found more cases. About 70 percent of the equipment maker's domestic production bases were involved in quality control fraud....

 2022-05-26 01:55 

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Retired Russian general slams Putin administration for invading Ukraine...

A retired Russian general has harshly criticized President Vladimir Putin's administration, saying the military operation in Ukraine was losing in both strategic and information warfare and causing a historic isolation of the country....

 2022-05-26 01:47 

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UNSC to vote on draft resolution to tighten sanctions on N.Korea...

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution to tighten sanctions on North Korea, which continues to fire ballistic missiles....

 2022-05-26 00:23 

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Sweden, Finland hold talks in Turkey over NATO bid...

Finland and Sweden have wrapped up talks with Turkey. The two Nordic countries are trying to win support for their bids to join NATO. But Ankara says it still has concerns....

 2022-05-25 23:30 

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Latest school shooting in US spurs gun debate...

Americans are revisiting some familiar emotions after seeing children die in a mass shooting. On Tuesday, a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas....

 2022-05-25 23:29 

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Biden pushes for US police reform...

US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to reform policing and ensure...

 2022-05-25 23:24 

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Swedes, Finns push Turks over NATO...

The invasion of Ukraine has moved the leaders of Sweden and Finland to abandon their neutrality and apply to join NATO. But they have to overcome the objections of one member of the alliance, Turkey....

 2022-05-25 23:22 

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Russian troops making push on several fronts...

Russian forces are striking at targets in Ukraine from near and from afar. On Wednesday, they put more civilians under threat. Many didn't see the dangers coming....

 2022-05-25 22:31 

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Report: Xi may be elevated to 'helmsman,' title used by Mao...

Hong Kong's leading newspaper says Chinese President Xi Jinping may be positioned as...

 2022-05-25 19:31 

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Russian envoy slams Hiroshima for not inviting Putin to atomic bomb ceremony...

Russia's ambassador to Japan has reacted sharply to President Vladimir Putin not being invited to the annual ceremony marking the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima....

 2022-05-25 19:30 

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G7 climate, energy and environment ministers meet in Germany...

Climate, energy and environment ministers from the Group of Seven nations are set to meet in Germany. The focus of their talks will be how much the G7 can reduce its dependence on Russian energy....

 2022-05-25 16:23 

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Japan to launch scholarship program to support Ukrainian students...

NHK has learned that the Japanese government will launch a new scholarship program for Ukrainian students who have evacuated to Japan following Russia's invasion of their country....

 2022-05-25 14:56 

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UN: Nearly 4,000 civilians killed in Ukraine, over 6.6 million have fled...

The United Nations refugee agency says roughly 6.64 million people have fled Ukraine as of Tuesday since Russia's invasion began on February 24....

 2022-05-25 14:52 

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Australians visit Kanazawa on test tour to resume accepting foreign tourists...

Four people from Australia have visited Kanazawa, central Japan, to take part in a government-sponsored test tour aimed at resuming the acceptance of foreign tourists....

 2022-05-25 14:12 

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More flee Russia's eastern assaults...

People in Ukraine's war-torn Donbas region continue to live in fear as Russian attacks enter month four. With no end in sight, they struggle with a daily choice: to stay, or to go....

 2022-05-25 13:18 

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Russians buy properties in UAE to protect their wealth from Western sanctions...

Wealthy Russians are snapping up properties in the United Arab Emirates in an apparent bid to protect their wealth from Western sanctions imposed in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-25 12:42 

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N.Korea fires three ballistic missiles with different ranges in short succession...

South Korean media suspect that North Korea's multiple launches on Wednesday of different kinds of ballistic missiles may have been aimed at showcasing its ability to hit targets with different ranges....

 2022-05-25 12:41 

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Xi defends China's human rights record on visit by UN official...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has defended the country's human rights record, as a senior UN official visits China to inspect the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....

 2022-05-25 12:22 

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US reconnaissance plane was flying near Japan when N.Korea fired missiles...

It has been learned that a US reconnaissance plane was flying near Japan on Wednesday morning when North Korea launched ballistic missiles, possibly to collect intelligence on the launches....

 2022-05-25 12:09 

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North Korea launches ballistic missiles...

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Wednesday just hours after the US president departed Asia....

 2022-05-25 11:23 

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Salvage workers to attempt to lift again sunken tour boat on Thursday...

A salvage firm is set to make a second attempt on Thursday at raising a sunken tour boat from the seabed, off Shiretoko Peninsula in Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido....

 2022-05-25 10:47 

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Duterte denounces Putin for killings civilians...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sharply criticized the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying President Putin has been killing innocent civilians....

 2022-05-25 10:47 

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China says it has conducted military drills near Taiwan...

China's military says it has conducted drills near Taiwan, implying that Beijing is growing warier about US involvement in Taiwan....

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