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 2022-09-25 13:40 

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SUMO/ Tamawashi wins his second career title as the oldest wrestler to do so | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Rank-and-file Tamawashi became the oldest wrestler to win the sumo championship in more than 60 years on Sept. 25, defeating fellow Takayasu on the final day of the tournament....

 2022-09-25 13:10 

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BOXING/ Mayweather Jr. easily wins by knockout in Japan exhibition | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SAITAMA--Floyd Mayweather Jr. easily knocked out his opponent in the second round of an exhibition match in Japan Sunday, said he had fun and promised to be back next year....

 2022-09-25 12:58 

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Rare footage of Beatles’ 1966 Japan tour finally released | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Rare censored footage of the tight security put in place by Tokyo police when the Beatles came to Japan to perform in 1966 has finally reached the public domain....

 2022-09-25 12:30 

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India stays neutral on Ukraine war, previews G-20 term at U.N. | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--India's foreign minister laid out the country's plans for its turn at the G-20 presidency during his speech Saturday in front of the U.N. General Assembly....

 2022-09-25 12:30 

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On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had "no choice" but to take milita...

 2022-09-25 11:50 

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Tokyo tightens security for slain Shinzo Abe’s funeral | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday is under the spotlight as authorities seek to avoid the kind of security blunders exposed in his assassination in July....

 2022-09-25 11:45 

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China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ won’t be tolerated | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be "crushed by the wheels of history...

 2022-09-25 10:38 

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High levels of PFOS detected at Okinawa school next to U.S. base | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GINOWAN, Okinawa Prefecture--Extremely high levels of a suspected carcinogen were detected in the grounds of an elementary school next to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma here, rekindling persistent health concerns over the handling of dangerous ...

 2022-09-25 09:55 

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Trudeau cancels trip for Abe’s funeral to focus on storm damage | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TORONTO--Canadian troops are being sent to assist the recovery from the devastation of storm Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and knocked out power across the country's Atlantic provinces....

 2022-09-25 03:35 

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South Korea says North Korea test-fires missile toward sea | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North's growing nu...

 2022-09-25 02:10 

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Miyajima island ferry fees to rise with new visitor tax of 100 yen | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HATSUKAICHI, Hiroshima Prefecture--Visitors to Miyajima island here will face a new tax of 100 yen (70 cents) starting Oct. 1 next year to pay for much-needed upgrades to tourist facilities....

 2022-09-25 02:00 

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Nimble cyborg cockroaches may join rescue team at disaster sites | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Researchers converted a cockroach into a robot that could be someday deployed in disaster areas too dangerous for human search and rescue personnel to enter....

 2022-09-24 13:32 

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Japan activists join global protest over climate change | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Young Japanese activists joined with others around the world Sept. 23 to stage a coordinated protest against climate change....

 2022-09-24 13:18 

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N. Korea may be preparing to test submarine-launched ballistic missile | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

South Korea's military has detected signs that North Korea may be preparing to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday, days before a visit by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris....

 2022-09-24 12:46 

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Travel subsidy to be reinstated to get public traveling again | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's decision to finally throw open its doors to foreign visitors on Oct. 11 after more than two years of pandemic-induced restrictions comes as the government announced a travel subsidy program for domestic travelers....

 2022-09-24 12:11 

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At least 2 dead as typhoon gets downgraded, now mopping up | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Typhoon No. 15 weakened to an extratropical low-pressure system on Sept. 24 but not before it brought heavy rain to eastern Japan that left at least two people dead....

 2022-09-24 09:56 

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Rare recording captures final hours of a death row inmate | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

OSAKA--A rare audio recording of an exchange between a death row inmate, his sister and prison staff two days before the man was hanged will be presented as evidence in a lawsuit filed by two condemned prisoners contesting the constitutionality of informi...

 2022-09-24 08:31 

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EDITORIAL: Time for rethink in the BOJ’s long-term monetary policy | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The world's economic landscape is undergoing radical changes triggered by a global bout of inflation....

 2022-09-24 07:16 

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VOX POPULI: Going back to the moon with plans to make lunar living a reality | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Under the U.S.-led Artemis program, in which Japan is participating, the launch of the first uncrewed moon-orbiting mission is drawing near....

 2022-09-24 06:34 

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U.S. Vice President Harris to discuss Taiwan's security in Asia | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss Taiwanese security during bilateral meetings with the leaders of Japan and South Korea when she visits the region next week, a senior administration official said on Friday....

 2022-09-24 03:45 

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Blinken tells China's Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important, as the two met with tensions high over the Chinese-claimed island....

 2022-09-24 03:30 

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Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Several hundred protesters demanded the cancellation of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state funeral as they shouted slogans and waved banners Friday in a Tokyo park....

 2022-09-24 03:05 

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Toyota Motor to close its factory in Russia | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MOSCOW--Toyota Motor Corp. said on Friday that it had decided to end vehicle production in Russia due to the interruption in supplies of key materials and parts....

 2022-09-24 03:00 

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Peace museum opens in city initially targeted for atomic bomb | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KITA-KYUSHU--A radio sits on a...

 2022-09-24 02:00 

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Prestigious British school opens affiliate on Iwate mountain | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HACHIMANTAI, Iwate Prefecture--A prestigious British public school has used a ski resort area here to open its first affiliated international school in Japan....

 2022-09-23 14:01 

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Celebrities, train fans mark start of Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen Line | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Despite various unresolved problems, celebratory events were held Sept. 23 to mark the opening of the Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen Line, the shortest bullet train line in Japan....

 2022-09-23 13:56 

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Unification Church repeats 2009 promises to reform | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Facing renewed criticism, the Unification Church repeated its promise to reform at a Sept. 22 news conference that did little to ease concerns about the organization and its financial activities....

 2022-09-23 13:50 

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More than 800 participants in Awa Odori report getting COVID-19 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TOKUSHIMA--A famed dance festival that was held for the first time in three years on a full-scale basis in August here resulted in a COVID-19 superspreader event among participants, the organizers reported on Sept. 22....

 2022-09-23 11:28 

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Kishida, Yoon not on same page in awkward first meeting in U.S. | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol showed differing attitudes and interest in the first meeting between the two leaders here on Sept. 21 that failed to break new ground....

 2022-09-23 11:25 

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Biden seeks closer ties with Philippines after ‘rocky’ past | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--U.S. President Joe Biden pledged on Thursday in his first face-to-face meeting with new Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to work to strengthen relations with the Pacific nation after what he said had been some "rocky times" in t...

 2022-09-23 11:20 

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Japan PM Kishida says ready to act again to support yen | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday excessive movement in the yen due to speculation cannot be overlooked and that his government would act...

 2022-09-23 11:20 

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Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid? | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.--In the first-of-its kind, save-the-world experiment, NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away....

 2022-09-23 10:35 

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Central banks worldwide tighten policies to cool inflation | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been the most aggressive in using interest rate hikes to cool inflation that is battering both households and businesses this year. This week, central banks from Asia to England followed suit to varying degrees and using diffe...

 2022-09-23 10:30 

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Japan intervenes to stop yen slide, after BOJ holds rates super low | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday to buy yen for the first time since 1998, in an attempt to shore up the battered currency after the Bank of Japan stuck with ultra-low interest rates....

 2022-09-23 10:10 

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Olympic mascot seller questioned over pay to bribe suspect’s friend | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A company selected to sell stuffed mascot dolls for the Tokyo Summer Games gave millions of yen to an acquaintance of a suspect in the widening Olympic bribery scandal, investigative sources said....

 2022-09-23 08:23 

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VOX POPULI: A bit of luck revives sake named after Edo Period scholar | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

I came across a sake with an intriguing name. The bottle's label bore the name Ogata Koan, as well as a portrait of a man I vaguely recalled seeing in my school history textbook....

 2022-09-23 07:55 

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EDITORIAL: Kishida-Yoon talks should start effort to resolve bilateral issues | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol offered a fresh reminder of the importance of dialogue between the leaders of the countries with deeply strained ties fraught with sticky issues....

 2022-09-23 07:00 

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Japan to allow visa-free, individual tours starting Oct. 11 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--Japan's strict border restrictions will be loosened on Oct. 11, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Sept. 23, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the pandemic....

 2022-09-23 03:00 

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Study: Japanese pheromone could be used to repel invasive fire ants | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NARA--The use of smell could be a key weapon in repelling and controlling invasive ant species from South America, scientists learned....

 2022-09-23 02:00 

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Sightseeing train ‘Ginga’ will be full steam ahead again in October | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WAKAYAMA--West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) will again run the West Express Ginga (Galaxy) sightseeing train on a route linking the Kinan region of Wakayama Prefecture and Kyoto from October....

 2022-09-23 01:30 

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Sapporo buys Stone Brewing to expand U.S. operations | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Sapporo Breweries Ltd.'s acquisition of Stone Brewing Co., a craft beer producer based in California, has given the Japanese brand a couple of bases to expand in the United States....

 2022-09-22 14:05 

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Unification Church followers remind Hagiuda: You know us | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Ruling party policy chief Koichi Hagiuda has a tendency to act surprised when revelations of his ties to the Unification Church are reported....

 2022-09-22 13:55 

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Japan intervenes in currency market to halt slide of yen | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The government and the Bank of Japan on Sept. 22 intervened in the foreign exchange market in Tokyo to prop up the yen after the Japanese currency hit its lowest level in 24 years....

 2022-09-22 12:47 

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Next developing typhoon headed for Honshu over 3-day holidays | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Fresh on the heels of powerful Typhoon No. 14, another possible typhoon is forming that could again ruin the three-day holiday weekend across parts of the Japanese archipelago....

 2022-09-22 12:17 

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Japan, South Korean leaders agree on need for better relations | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol agreed that their respective nations need to resolve bilateral issues and improve ties during a brief meeting on Sept. 21....

 2022-09-22 12:12 

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Eneos: Ex-chair resigned over sexual assault at hostess club | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The former chairman and CEO of Eneos Holdings Inc. left the company last month because he sexually assaulted and injured a hostess, Japan's largest oil distributor said on Sept. 21....

 2022-09-22 11:45 

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EDITORIAL: Weak Keidanren carbon proposals lacking in firm commitment | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A large chunk of the carbon dioxide emissions produced by human activities that is causing global warming stems from business operations. Who should pay for the cost of tackling this problem and how?...

 2022-09-22 11:34 

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Kishida takes part in the first leaders’ meeting of CTBT Friends | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NEW YORK--Seeking to have the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) take effect as soon as possible, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sept. 21 attended the first leaders' meeting of like-minded nations....

 2022-09-22 11:01 

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European firms shifting investing in China to emerging nations | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China's rigid policies such as its stringent zero-COVID measures and lockdowns are turning off European companies looking for foreign investment opportunities, a business group said....

 2022-09-22 10:50 

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Australia holds national day of mourning for British queen | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

CANBERRA--An Australian national day of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday centered on Parliament House, where dignitaries placed sprigs of golden wattle--the national floral emblem--in a wreath....

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