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 2021-11-26 04:16 

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Japan restaurant sales stay flat in October...

Sales at Japan's major restaurant chains were flat in October, even though the state of emergency had ended....

 2021-11-26 04:03 

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Christmas tree returns to Universal Studios Japan...

A theme park in Osaka, western Japan, is displaying a Christmas tree for the first time in two years....

 2021-11-26 04:03 

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Egypt's renovated 'Sphinx Avenue' opens...

A ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovation work of an ancient road lined with hundreds of statues of sphinxes and rams in Luxor, southern Egypt, was held on Thursday....

 2021-11-26 04:03 

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Kishida may call for pay hikes in labor talks...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is considering calling on businesses to raise wages during annual negotiations next spring. He has stated pay hikes will be crucial in realizing his goal of creating a strong cycle of growth and distribution, and rebu...

 2021-11-26 04:02 

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Nikkei drops over 800 points...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index fell sharply on Friday, after reports of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa raised concerns about the global economy....

 2021-11-26 03:38 

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New cancer cases dropped in Japan in 2020...

An analysis of a large amount of data shows that 70 percent of medical institutions across Japan saw a decrease in the number of cancer diagnoses last year....

 2021-11-26 03:03 

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Kawase Naomi appointed as a UNESCO ambassador...

Japanese filmmaker Kawase Naomi has been appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for gender equality in the cultural and creative industries....

 2021-11-26 01:19 

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Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to New York...

Crowds lined the streets of New York City on Thursday to welcome back the Thanksgiving Day Parade....

 2021-11-26 00:39 

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Total number of COVID-19 cases in UK tops 10 mil....

Britain has recorded more than 10 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. It is the first country in Europe to surpass the 10 million mark....

 2021-11-25 23:03 

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EU to tighten travel rules for unvaccinated...

The European Union's executive body has proposed that from March, entry to the bloc should be limited to people vaccinated against COVID-19....

 2021-11-25 22:22 

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Coal mine accident in Russia kills over 50...

Russian media are reporting that the death toll from an accident in a Siberian coal mine has risen to at least 52. Authorities believe a gas explosion likely occurred....

 2021-11-25 20:21 

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US congressional delegation visits Taiwan...

A group of US congressional lawmakers has arrived in Taiwan on a US military aircraft -- the third such visit this year....

 2021-11-25 20:20 

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Iraq cautious on OPEC increasing output...

Iraq, a major member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has expressed a cautious stance on the group raising output beyond its current plan....

 2021-11-25 18:14 

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Japan to subsidize online Japanese lessons...

NHK has learned that the Japanese government will subsidize efforts by Japanese-language schools to offer online lessons to students overseas who have difficulty entering the country....

 2021-11-25 15:49 

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S.Korea to launch debate on dog meat consumption...

The South Korean prime minister says the government will launch a consultative body to debate whether to ban dog meat consumption amid growing social interest in animal welfare....

 2021-11-25 12:33 

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Smoke kills 10, traps dozens in Russian coal mine...

Authorities in Russia's West Siberia say at least 10 people have been killed after smoke filled a coal mine....

 2021-11-25 12:18 

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Tokyo eases guidelines, offers travel subsidies...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to allow groups of up to eight people to visit certified restaurants and bars. The new guidelines will be in effect between December 1 and January 16....

 2021-11-25 12:08 

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Pumice stones found around Philippine island...

Scientists in the Philippines say they have found what appear to be pumice stones from a Japanese undersea volcano washing ashore on an island of the country's north....

 2021-11-25 11:47 

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Okinawa governor rejects US base relocation plan...

The governor of Okinawa Prefecture has told Japan's government that he disapproves of a revised plan for moving a US military airbase to reclaimed land in the prefecture....

 2021-11-25 10:51 

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NHK's Masagaki appointed as ABU president...

An NHK executive has been elected to head the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, or ABU....

 2021-11-25 10:47 

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Gasoline prices in Japan down for second week...

Japanese motorists are getting some welcome relief after gas prices edged down for a second week.But they continue to fork out more at the pump than they have for the past seven years....

 2021-11-25 09:39 

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Kabuki actors' name boards put up at Kyoto theater...

Wooden boards with the names of kabuki actors scheduled to star in yearend performances have been put up outside Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto City....

 2021-11-25 09:38 

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Truckers paid to attend minister's campaign meet...

An industry group is said to have paid employees of trucking firms who attended a campaign meeting of transport minister Saito Tetsuo before last month's Lower House election....

 2021-11-25 09:13 

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Bank of Korea hikes key rate amid rising inflation...

South Korea's central bank has raised its key interest rate, citing a recovering economy and rising prices. The hike is the first since August....

 2021-11-25 09:05 

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India to ban private cryptocurrencies...

India is set to ban most cryptocurrencies. The country's government instead wants to create a framework for an official digital currency issued by its Federal Bank....

 2021-11-25 09:01 

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Tokyo reports 27 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 27 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Thursday. The number is up seven from a week earlier....

 2021-11-25 08:54 

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Media: Ethiopia's PM on the front line...

Media reports in Ethiopia say that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the front line directing government troops who are fighting northern ethnic minority forces....

 2021-11-25 08:38 

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Japanese banks, firms to test digital currency...

Representatives from dozens of Japanese companies are preparing to conduct a trial of a new digital currency.They say the test will involve both individual users and businesses, and will take place by March....

 2021-11-25 08:38 

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Solomon Islands protests escalate into riots...

In the Solomon Islands, protests in the capital city of Honiara calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare have escalated into riots....

 2021-11-25 07:49 

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Govt. eyes $260 mil. fund to help fishing industry...

The Japanese government is planning to set up a fund of about 30 billion yen, or 260 million dollars, to help the fishing industry if demand plunges due to the planned release into the sea of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

 2021-11-25 06:58 

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Robots to probe Fukushima No.1 reactor from Jan....

NHK has learned that the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant plans to start a delayed robot survey of a damaged reactor from mid-January....

 2021-11-25 06:56 

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Kishida calls for LDP debate on 'new capitalism'...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has called on members of his governing Liberal Democratic Party to actively debate ways of realizing what he calls a...

 2021-11-25 06:01 

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White House: 92% of federal workers vaccinated...

The Biden administration says 92 percent of more than 3.5 million US federal workers have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, in compliance with its mandate....

 2021-11-25 05:56 

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Tokyo lowers medical system alert to lowest level...

Japanese experts have lowered Tokyo's coronavirus healthcare system alert level to the lowest of the four stages in the scale....

 2021-11-25 05:25 

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Germany plans to observe nuclear ban meeting...

The three parties that will form Germany's new coalition government next month have agreed to seek observer status at a meeting of the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty....

 2021-11-25 04:02 

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Turkish inflation soars, lira falls to record low...

Soaring inflation in Turkey is having devastating effects on the economy. The country's currency has dropped to an all-time low against the US dollar, threatening to further erode consumers' purchasing power....

 2021-11-25 03:51 

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Norwegian journalists briefly detained in Qatar...

Authorities in Qatar detained two journalists from Norway who were covering human rights issues involving foreign workers ahead of next year's soccer World Cup....

 2021-11-25 03:50 

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Israel and Morocco sign defense agreement...

Israel and Morocco have signed an agreement to promote defense cooperation, including intelligence activities and joint military drills....

 2021-11-25 03:48 

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School stabbing suspect felt 'harassed' by victim...

The 14-year-old student who fatally stabbed another pupil at a junior high school in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, has reportedly told investigators he was unhappy because he felt harassed by the victim....

 2021-11-25 02:54 

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Italy to bar unvaccinated people from restaurants...

Italy's government has decided to bar unvaccinated people from certain leisure establishments in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-25 02:38 

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Shinsei Bank drops poison pill defense...

Japan's Shinsei Bank has dropped its defense against a takeover bid from online financial group SBI Holdings....

 2021-11-25 01:56 

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Japan, UK FMs affirm bilateral cooperation...

Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss affirmed bilateral cooperation in their first phone talks on Wednesday....

 2021-11-25 01:46 

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US jury convicts 3 white men of Black man's murder...

Three white men have been convicted of murder in last year's shooting death of a Black man in the US state of Georgia....

 2021-11-25 01:26 

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Major Toshiba shareholder opposes breakup plan...

One of Toshiba's biggest shareholders is opposing a plan to split the company into three separate businesses....

 2021-11-25 01:23 

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New Swedish PM announces resignation...

Sweden's first female prime minister has announced her resignation hours after being elected to the post on Wednesday. Magdalena Andersson's move followed her coalition's collapse after parliament rejected its budget bill....

 2021-11-24 23:02 

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Boat capsizes in English Channel, 31 migrants dead...

A small boat packed with migrants capsized in the English Channel on Wednesday, killing dozens of people....

 2021-11-24 21:14 

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Sri Lanka to sign port container deal with China...

The Sri Lanka government has disclosed plans to assign a Chinese firm to build a container port in Colombo....

 2021-11-24 21:12 

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Germany coalition deal to bring Scholz to power...

A coalition deal reached in Germany after two months of discussions is poised to have the Social Democratic Party's Olaf Scholz replace Chancellor Angela Merkel....

 2021-11-24 18:58 

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Japanese ambassador meets senior Taliban official...

The Japanese ambassador to Afghanistan has held talks with the acting deputy prime minister of the Taliban interim government....

 2021-11-24 16:25 

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Coalition deal reached in Germany...

A three-way alliance is on its way in Germany after the Social Democratic Party reached an agreement with the Green Party and the Free Democrats on Wednesday to form a coalition government....

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