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 2022-01-24 23:31 

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US troops on alert over Ukraine...

Commanders at the Pentagon are growing increasingly worried that Russia could invade Ukraine. They have put 8,500 troops on...

 2022-01-24 20:47 

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New US ambassador touts partnership with Japan...

The new US Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, has pledged to help reinforce the partnership between the two countries....

 2022-01-24 20:45 

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Taliban, Western diplomats meet in Norway...

The Taliban and officials from Western countries have held talks in Norway on the serious humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan....

 2022-01-24 17:54 

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Taiwan: China's new J-16D jets enter its ADIZ...

Taiwan's defense ministry has for the first time confirmed that China's new type of electronic warfare fighter jet flew into its air defense identification zone, or ADIZ....

 2022-01-24 16:45 

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UAE: Houthi-claimed missiles intercepted...

The United Arab Emirates says it has thwarted a missile attack for which Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility....

 2022-01-24 15:35 

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China lodges complaints over Kishida-Biden summit...

China is reacting sharply against Japan and the United States over a recent online summit in which the leaders of the two nations discussed human rights issues in China....

 2022-01-24 13:20 

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Volcanic eruption impacting Tonga's agriculture...

Fears are growing that the volcanic ash from a massive underwater eruption off Tonga may damage the Pacific island nation's main industry of agriculture....

 2022-01-24 13:01 

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Japan to expand quasi-state of emergency...

Japan's government plans to expand the current quasi-state of emergency as coronavirus case numbers continue to climb. 18 more prefectures are requesting the stricter measures, which affect businesses like restaurants and bars. And three others are se...

 2022-01-24 12:56 

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Japan urges nationals to stop traveling to Ukraine...

The Japanese Foreign Ministry has raised its travel advisory for Ukraine amid the heightening military tension between Russia and Ukraine....

 2022-01-24 12:07 

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S.Korea PM asks public not to travel during break...

The South Korean government is urging the public to refrain from traveling during the Lunar New Year holiday, as fears of a rapid spread of the Omicron variant grip the country....

 2022-01-24 11:33 

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SDF ship leaves for Tonga to deliver supplies...

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship has left for Tonga to deliver relief supplies....

 2022-01-24 11:15 

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Lee, Yoon differ over North Korea policy...

South Korea's ruling and opposition party candidates for president have shown major differences on how they plan to deal with North Korea....

 2022-01-24 11:14 

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Sea turtles released in Indonesia's Bali...

In Indonesia, baby sea turtles have been released at a beach in Bali to help preserve the species....

 2022-01-24 11:13 

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Taliban in Norway for talks with Western envoys...

Taliban members are in Norway for talks with officials from Western countries. The visit to Europe is their first since the group retook control of Afghanistan last August....

 2022-01-24 10:32 

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Mitakeumi motivated ahead of promotion to Ozeki...

Sumo wrestler Mitakeumi, who won this year's first tournament, says he is determined to give it his all when he is promoted to second-highest rank of Ozeki....

 2022-01-24 10:19 

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Shipments of home appliances fell in Japan in 2021...

Home appliance shipments in Japan posted the first annual decline in six years in 2021 as strong demand amid the pandemic stay-at-home trend eased....

 2022-01-24 10:00 

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Japan to expand COVID quasi emergency...

Japan's government plans to expand the COVID quasi-state of emergency to 18 more prefectures after consulting experts Tuesday. The intensive measures currently cover Tokyo and 15 other prefectures....

 2022-01-24 09:51 

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Japan firms step up offshore wind power projects...

Japanese power companies and trading firms are boosting their involvement in offshore wind farms at home and abroad, as part of the push for a carbon-neutral society....

 2022-01-24 08:58 

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First COVID-19 case found in Beijing Olympic teams...

Organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics say they have found the first coronavirus case among national team members that entered China on Sunday....

 2022-01-24 08:17 

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China's Xi'an ends month-long coronavirus lockdown...

Authorities in the Chinese inland city of Xi'an say they have lifted a month-long coronavirus lockdown and all areas of the city are now low-risk....

 2022-01-24 08:13 

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Tokyo reports 8,503 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 8,503 new coronavirus infections on Monday....

 2022-01-24 07:19 

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Japanese tire makers raising prices...

Major Japanese tire makers are hiking prices this year to keep up with growing costs amid rising crude oil prices....

 2022-01-24 07:04 

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Yachtsman plans nonstop-solo Pacific voyage at 83...

Japanese sea adventurer Horie Kenichi has taken a step toward his goal of becoming the oldest person ever to sail solo and nonstop across the Pacific....

 2022-01-24 05:09 

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US protesters rally against vaccine mandates...

About 10,000 people from across the United States gathered in Washington, DC on Sunday to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccinations....

 2022-01-24 04:36 

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Nippon Steel to buy Thai firms to reduce emissions...

Major Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel will acquire two Thai firms in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. The companies use electric furnaces that produce less emissions....

 2022-01-24 04:31 

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15 injured in anti-vaccination protest in Belgium...

Many people protested in Belgium on Sunday against coronavirus vaccinations and government restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. Some of the demonstrators clashed with police....

 2022-01-24 04:08 

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Expert: Limited climate impact from Tonga eruption...

A Japanese expert says plumes of ash and other products sent up into the atmosphere by the massive volcanic eruption near Tonga are expected to only have a limited impact on the Earth's climate....

 2022-01-24 03:22 

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German navy chief resigns over Ukraine remarks...

The head of the German navy has stepped down following criticism of his comments on Ukraine....

 2022-01-24 02:55 

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US orders diplomat families to leave Kyiv Embassy...

The US government has ordered diplomats' families to leave the US embassy in Ukraine due to the continued threat of Russian military action....

 2022-01-24 02:32 

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UK: Russia seeks pro-Moscow leadership in Ukraine...

Britain's foreign ministry says Russia is plotting to overthrow the administration of pro-Western Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and replace him with a pro-Moscow leader. Russia denies the accusation....

 2022-01-24 02:30 

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Taiwan reports 39 Chinese planes entered its ADIZ...

Taiwan's defense ministry says that on Sunday 39 Chinese military airplanes flew over waters southwest of the island and entered its air defense identification zone, or ADIZ....

 2022-01-24 01:49 

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Trucking firm Yamato to launch cargo flights...

Major Japanese delivery firm Yamato Holdings has decided to launch its own cargo flights to make up for a shortage of long-haul drivers....

 2022-01-24 01:41 

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Telecom firms developing flying base stations...

Japanese telecom giants are working on a novel way to keep communications up and running during disasters. They are developing flying base stations that could maintain cell phone service....

 2022-01-23 22:53 

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Japan seeking revision to SDF law on evacuation...

Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking to revise the Self-Defense Forces law to allow SDF aircraft to evacuate foreign nationals, even if Japanese citizens are not onboard....

 2022-01-23 22:31 

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Incumbent mayor wins race in Okinawa...

Incumbent Mayor Toguchi Taketoyo of Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture has secured his re-election in Sunday's vote, supported by ruling parties....

 2022-01-23 20:16 

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Japan plans to expand quasi-state of emergency...

The Japanese government is planning to expand a quasi-state of emergency to Osaka, Kyoto and other prefectures amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections....

 2022-01-23 18:11 

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Japan, US conduct joint drill south of Okinawa...

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force says it conducted a joint exercise with the US Navy in waters south of the southwestern prefecture of Okinawa....

 2022-01-23 17:53 

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Beijing Olympic village accepts first group...

The Beijing Winter Olympic village has opened its doors to the first group of residents, 12 days before the opening of the Games....

 2022-01-23 16:11 

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Incumbent wins in Nago mayoral election...

Incumbent Mayor Toguchi Taketoyo of Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture, supported by ruling parties, has secured his re-election in Sunday's vote....

 2022-01-23 14:37 

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Possible snow in mountainous areas of Kanto region...

Japan's meteorological agency says a low-pressure system may bring snow to mountainous areas of the southern Kanto region through Monday morning. The agency says flat areas of the region, including Tokyo, are likely to receive rain....

 2022-01-23 12:54 

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Japan's surge in cases pushes up demand for tests...

Japan's daily coronavirus infections topped 50,000 for the second day in a row on Sunday, as surging cases at schools and workplaces prompted more people to seek tests at community clinics....

 2022-01-23 12:27 

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Mitakeumi wins New Year sumo tournament...

Mitakeumi beat Yokozuna Grand Champion Terunofuji to win the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday....

 2022-01-23 11:39 

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New US ambassador to Japan arrives in Tokyo...

The new US Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, arrived in Tokyo on Sunday....

 2022-01-23 10:34 

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Protests against vaccine rules in Europe, Canada...

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination passes....

 2022-01-23 10:18 

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Aid supplies arrive in Tonga amid COVID fears...

International relief supplies are arriving in Tonga following a massive underwater volcanic eruption over a week ago. A challenge for countries providing aid is how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-23 09:06 

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Satellite apparently captures waves after eruption...

A European earth observation satellite captured imagery of what appears to be waves spreading after an underwater volcano erupted near the island nation of Tonga on January 15....

 2022-01-23 08:27 

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Tokyo reports 9,468 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 9,468 new coronavirus infections on Sunday....

 2022-01-23 04:12 

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Shigaraki pottery dolls produced for festival...

Pottery makers in the western Japanese city of Koka in Shiga Prefecture are busy making dolls for the Girls' Festival on March 3....

 2022-01-23 03:56 

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Journalist still in prison over Wuhan report...

The Chinese government has tightened its control on information about the coronavirus in the country. Authorities detained people who tried to tell the world about the city of Wuhan when it was put under lockdown two years ago....

 2022-01-23 02:21 

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Tokyo: Tips to stop Omicron spread at home...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has put together a checklist to help prevent infection at home as the case numbers surge with the highly infectious Omicron variant....

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