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 2022-07-01 08:02 

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N.Korea suggests balloons from S.Korea started domestic COVID outbreak...

North Korea says its coronavirus outbreak started after people came into contact with balloons flown from South Korea....

 2022-07-01 07:49 

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US Supreme Court limits government power to curb carbon emissions...

The US Supreme Court has ruled to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants....

 2022-07-01 07:46 

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US intelligence chief: Russia still wants to take most of Ukraine...

The top US intelligence officer says Russian President Vladimir Putin still wants to capture most of Ukraine, but Russian forces have been so worn down that the conflict is most likely to continue grinding on....

 2022-07-01 07:45 

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Seibu Holdings to sell properties to Singapore fund...

Japanese rail operator Seibu Holdings is selling about 40 percent of its domestic leisure assets to Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. The deal is worth 147 billion yen or about 1.1 billion dollars....

 2022-07-01 07:38 

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Unemployment rate ticks higher as workers seek better jobs...

Japan's unemployment rate inched higher in May, marking the first rise in four months. Government officials say the uptick may be due to workers quitting in search of better jobs....

 2022-07-01 07:19 

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Tunisia's president proposes new constitution giving him more power...

The Tunisian president has proposed a draft of a new constitution that would increase his powers....

 2022-07-01 06:57 

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Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black female US Supreme Court Justice...

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in as a US Supreme Court justice. On Thursday she became the first Black woman to serve on the country's top court in its more than 230-year history....

 2022-07-01 06:28 

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Japan rechargeable battery firms seek big increase in govt. funding...

Japanese firms that design and make rechargeable batteries are asking the government for a big increase in financial support to help compete with rivals from China and South Korea....

 2022-07-01 06:10 

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Deep-sea camera captures giant 'yokozuna iwashi' in Pacific...

Japanese researchers say they have successfully filmed a giant rare deep-sea fish in the Pacific called the...

 2022-07-01 06:01 

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Japan iPS team: Parkinson's drug may slow Alzheimer's...

Japanese iPS researchers say a clinical test shows a drug used to treat Parkinson's may slow progress of a type of Alzheimer's disease....

 2022-07-01 05:45 

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Tokyo's heatstroke cases hit 10-year high for month of June...

The number of people taken to hospital by ambulance for suspected heatstroke symptoms in Tokyo in June was the highest for the month in at least a decade....

 2022-07-01 05:16 

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FDA targets Omicron subvariants with call for new vaccines...

The US Food and Drug Administration says it has recommended pharmaceutical firms develop vaccines that have components to fight the current dominant Omicron subvariants of the coronavirus....

 2022-07-01 04:29 

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Xi: 'One country, two systems' principle has succeeded...

The former British colony of Hong Kong is marking 25 years since its return to Chinese rule. Anniversary events have kicked off, and China's president is making his first visit since 2017....

 2022-07-01 04:16 

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Russia intensifies offensive in Luhansk and says it withdrew from Snake Island...

Russia's forces are intensifying their offensive in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, while Ukraine says it has taken back a key island in the Black Sea....

 2022-07-01 03:05 

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ASEAN envoy holds talks with junta leader in Myanmar...

A special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has met with the junta leader in Myanmar. The two discussed humanitarian assistance and other issues....

 2022-07-01 03:04 

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BOJ Tankan: Japanese manufacturers' mood dims...

The Bank of Japan's Tankan survey shows business sentiment among major manufacturers worsened for the second straight quarter....

 2022-07-01 03:04 

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OPEC plus to maintain output increase in August...

Major oil-producing countries have confirmed that they will stick to a planned output increase in August....

 2022-07-01 01:44 

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NATO chief stresses importance of decisions made at summit...

The chief of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has highlighted the importance of the decisions that were made at the latest summit, which was held amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-07-01 01:22 

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Russia to create new firm to take over Sakhalin-2 gas project...

The Russian government will establish a new firm that will take over the operation of the Sakhalin-2 oil and natural gas development project. Japanese companies have invested in the project....

 2022-06-30 23:20 

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Biden pushes to codify abortion rights...

US President Joe Biden said he is ready to codify the right to an abortion into law. He proposed eliminating a congressional procedure that would potentially prevent lawmakers from enacting it....

 2022-06-30 23:19 

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NATO leaders declare Russia a 'direct threat'...

NATO leaders have declared Russia the...

 2022-06-30 23:09 

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S.Korea, NATO agree to boost cooperation...

South Korean leaders are enjoying their newfound status.They joined the talks as a partner and will establish a diplomatic mission at NATO headquarters....

 2022-06-30 19:47 

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Hong Kong marks 25th anniversary of handover to China...

Hong Kong on Friday marks 25 years since its handover to China from Britain. Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to attend events commemorating the anniversary....

 2022-06-30 19:46 

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Joko meets Putin in Russia...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the current chair of the Group of 20 nations, has met with the Russian President amid the invasion of Ukraine in an apparent bid to steer the G20 summit to success....

 2022-06-30 19:45 

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S.Korea: N.Korea apparently released dam water without prior notice...

A South Korean government official says North Korea appears to have discharged water from a dam into a river that crosses their borders without prior notice....

 2022-06-30 13:11 

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Nato closes summit, calling Russia its 'most significant and direct threat'...

NATO leaders have wrapped up their summit in Madrid, with a renewed commitment to defend both member states and their partners. They say that commitment extends far beyond the North Atlantic....

 2022-06-30 11:43 

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Marcos Jr. takes oath as Philippine president...

The son and namesake of ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been sworn in as president, praising the legacies of his father and outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2022-06-30 11:37 

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UN chief Guterres to attend Hiroshima peace ceremony on August 6...

NHK has learned that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima City, western Japan, on August 6 this year to mark the US atomic bombing of the city in 1945....

 2022-06-30 10:56 

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Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of return to China...

China's President Xi Jinping has arrived in Hong Kong for a ceremony on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the territory's return to China....

 2022-06-30 10:56 

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Heatwave forecast to continue in wide areas of Japan on Friday...

Many parts of Japan had another sweltering day on Thursday, with temperatures rising dangerously close to 40 degrees Celsius in some places. The ongoing heatwave is raising the risk of heatstroke....

 2022-06-30 09:57 

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R&B star R.Kelly is given 30-year jail sentence for sexually exploiting minors...

A US federal district court in New York has given disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly a 30-year jail sentence for sexually exploiting minors....

 2022-06-30 09:28 

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Japan hotel stays jumped in May...

The Japan Tourism Agency has reported that hotel stays in May were up sharply from the same month last year....

 2022-06-30 09:25 

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Tokyo reports 3,621 new cases of coronavirus, alert level raised...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 3,621 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Thursday....

 2022-06-30 08:01 

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Kirin Holdings to sell all shares in Myanmar ventures...

Japanese beer maker Kirin Holdings says it is completely pulling out of Myanmar, which has been mired in violence since a military coup last year....

 2022-06-30 07:57 

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Tokyo reports 11 heatstroke deaths for June...

Tokyo officials say at least 11 people in the capital have died of heatstroke in June, the highest figure for the month in at least a decade, as the city wilts under sweltering heat....

 2022-06-30 07:50 

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Evacuation order partly lifted for Fukushima town 11 years after disaster...

An evacuation order has been lifted for part of a town hosting the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, more than 11 years after the March 2011 disaster....

 2022-06-30 07:31 

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Okinawa school remembers victims of 1959 US fighter jet crash...

An elementary school in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa has held a memorial service for the people who were killed when a US fighter jet crashed 63 years ago....

 2022-06-30 07:12 

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Ex-Reds outfielder Akiyama hopes to impress fans at new Japan club...

Japanese former Major League player Akiyama Shogo has pledged to impress fans with strong performances as he returns to Japan's professional baseball....

 2022-06-30 06:36 

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Japan starts campaign to promote greater use of My Number ID cards...

The Japanese government launched a new campaign on Thursday to encourage more people to apply for...

 2022-06-30 05:42 

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Summer bonuses for government employees fall for 2nd year in a row...

The average summer bonus for Japan's central government employees has dropped for the second year in a row....

 2022-06-30 05:36 

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Report: Wrecked Japan-chartered ship approached Mauritius without sea chart...

Japanese transport investigators say a cargo ship that wrecked off the island nation Mauritius in 2020 did not have a detailed sea chart when it approached the island....

 2022-06-30 05:27 

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China factory activity increases in June...

A key measure of manufacturing in China rose in June as the sector recovered from pandemic restrictions. It was the first increase in activity in four months....

 2022-06-30 05:01 

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Ukraine to unveil recovery plan at conference next week in Switzerland...

A senior Ukrainian government official said his country will unveil next week its plan for recovery from Russia's invasion, hoping for assistance from Japan....

 2022-06-30 04:58 

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FCC asks Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores...

A member of the US Federal Communications Commission has asked IT giants Apple and Google to remove the TikTok video-sharing app from their stores....

 2022-06-30 04:57 

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Brazilians sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2001 death of Japanese man...

A court in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has sentenced two Brazilians of Japanese descent to 30 years in prison for the 2001 death of a Japanese man....

 2022-06-30 04:18 

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Zelenskyy meets Indonesian President Joko...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been trying to solidify his international support as Russian forces continue to fire missiles at his country, increasing civilian casualties....

 2022-06-30 03:59 

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S.Korea's Yoon asks for international cooperation to denuclearize North Korea...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol says the international community must show that its will to denuclearize North Korea is stronger than Pyongyang's...

 2022-06-30 03:58 

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Sony launches e-sports gaming gear line...

Sony Group is to launch a line of e-sports gear to cater to the increasing number of people it expects to play competitive video games on personal computers....

 2022-06-30 03:58 

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Japan industrial output falls for 2nd month...

Japan's manufacturing sector is continuing to struggle. Government data show the index for industrial output fell for the second month in a row. The impact of the recent COVID lockdown in Shanghai was a major factor....

 2022-06-30 03:12 

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Power shortage advisory for greater Tokyo continues on Thursday...

Japan's government is maintaining a power shortage advisory for the fourth straight day as sweltering heat continues in greater Tokyo on Thursday....

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