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 2022-08-04 19:50 

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Bank of England raises key interest rate by the most in 27 years...

The Bank of England on Thursday raised its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 1.75 percent. The size of the increase is the biggest in more than 27 years....

 2022-08-04 19:49 

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Alibaba posts first quarterly drop in revenue since NY listing in 2014...

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has reported its first year-on-year decline in quarterly revenue since the firm went public in New York in 2014. It ascribed the result mainly to the coronavirus resurgence and anti-infection restrictions....

 2022-08-04 16:19 

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China steps up pressure on Taiwan after Pelosi visit...

Beijing kicked off military drills one day after a controversial visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's the highest ranking US official to visit there in a quarter of a century....

 2022-08-04 13:42 

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Japan: 5 Chinese ballistic missiles landed within Japan's EEZ...

Tokyo has lodged a protest with Beijing, after multiple Chinese ballistic missiles landed within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone, amid large-scale military drills. It's believed to be the first time that projectiles fired by China have fallen insi...

 2022-08-04 13:39 

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Officials urge caution after rains trigger flooding and landslides...

Several days of heavy rain has triggered widespread flooding and landslides. Much of the bad weather has been concentrated in Japan's central and northern regions. But weather officials are warning residents in other areas to stay vigilant through Fri...

 2022-08-04 13:18 

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Pelosi arrives in Japan...

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Japan on Thursday on the last leg of her Asia tour....

 2022-08-04 13:16 

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Work begins to build facilities for releasing treated water from Fukushima plant...

Full-fledged construction of facilities designed to release treated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began on Thursday morning....

 2022-08-04 12:57 

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Japan lodges protest with China over missiles landing in Exclusive Economic Zone...

Japan has lodged a protest with China over its test fired ballistic missiles that landed within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. China launched nine missiles on Thursday afternoon during military exercises, five of which, Japanese officials say, lande...

 2022-08-04 12:53 

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang denounces US House Speaker Pelosi's Taiwan visit...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has denounced US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as a provocative action that infringes on China's sovereignty....

 2022-08-04 12:48 

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Japan, S.Korea FMs agree to speed up talks to resolve disputes...

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have agreed to accelerate talks on resolving pending issues between the two countries to improve relations....

 2022-08-04 12:38 

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ASEAN calls for calm over Taiwan strait issue...

The Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have issued a statement in which they expressed concern over recent developments in the Taiwan Strait....

 2022-08-04 12:34 

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China's ballistic missiles land within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone...

Japan says five ballistic missiles launched by China during a military drill on Thursday landed within its Exclusive Economic Zone. Japan has lodged a protest with Beijing over the incident....

 2022-08-04 12:34 

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Ukraine stepping up counteroffensives in south, southeast with Western weapons...

Ukrainian forces are reportedly stepping up their efforts to recapture territory lost to Russia in the south, by using advanced weapons provided by Western nations....

 2022-08-04 12:33 

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Hayashi at ASEAN: Japan opposes changing status quo by force...

Japan's Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa has stressed that any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force must not be tolerated anywhere in the world....

 2022-08-04 12:26 

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Taiwan reacts to China's launch of ballistic missiles into nearby waters...

Taiwan has condemned China for launching ballistic missiles into its surrounding waters....

 2022-08-04 11:43 

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Taiwan sees cyberattack surge on its govt. websites with US House Speaker visit...

Taiwanese authorities say they have seen a surge in the number of cyberattacks targeting government websites, apparently mostly from China, just before and during US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit....

 2022-08-04 11:41 

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Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar faces charges...

A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar is facing charges that include violating the immigration law....

 2022-08-04 10:55 

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More than 230,000 new cases in Japan on Thursday...

In Japan, coronavirus cases are surging at unprecedented levels....

 2022-08-04 10:54 

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Survey: 260 tril. yen needed for Japan's zero-carbon push...

A government-affiliated development bank says Japanese firms will need to invest about 260 trillion yen, or nearly 2 trillion dollars, if the country is to achieve a carbon-free society by 2050....

 2022-08-04 10:34 

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China cancels foreign ministerial talks with Japan...

A planned meeting of the Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers has been canceled by Beijing....

 2022-08-04 09:36 

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N.Korea reacts sharply to criticism of its nuclear program...

North Korea has reacted sharply to criticism of its nuclear program by speakers at a disarmament conference in New York....

 2022-08-04 08:54 

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China announces start of military drills around Taiwan...

China's defense ministry has told NHK that it launched military exercises in waters around Taiwan at around noon on Thursday, following US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan....

 2022-08-04 08:39 

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Toyota posts record sales, lower net profit in Apr.-Jun....

Toyota Motor has posted record group sales for the April to June period, partly due to a weaker yen. But net profit dropped because of higher costs for raw materials....

 2022-08-04 08:19 

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Japan has world's highest number of COVID cases for 2nd week in a row...

The World Health Organization says Japan reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world during the week through Sunday....

 2022-08-04 07:58 

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Kansas votes to protect abortion rights...

The US state of Kansas has voted to protect the abortion rights in its constitution....

 2022-08-04 07:51 

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Officials urge caution after rains trigger flooding and landslides...

Weather officials have revised their highest-level emergency rain alert for Niigata Prefecture...to a warning. They are still urging people to watch for further potential hazards, with downpours forecast to continue across parts of the Hokuriku region....

 2022-08-04 07:27 

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First grain ship from Ukraine heading to Lebanon, 20 others waiting to leave...

The first grain cargo ship out of Ukraine under a landmark deal has left a southern port and is heading to its final destination of Lebanon after passing inspection....

 2022-08-04 07:01 

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Some LDP members urge party to probe ties to religious group...

Some members of Japan's main governing Liberal Democratic Party are calling for an investigation into its lawmakers' links to a religious group....

 2022-08-04 06:22 

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China steps up pressure on Taiwan after Pelosi visit...

China is ratcheting up military pressure on Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit....

 2022-08-04 05:44 

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2 missing as torrential rain hits central, northern Japan...

Rain continues to pound parts of Niigata Prefecture, the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions, and officials are surveying the damage....

 2022-08-04 05:38 

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Taiwan fires flares to warn Chinese drones flying near remote islands...

Taiwan's defense ministry says it fired flares on Wednesday night to warn off drones that flew close to two remote islands that are effectively under its control....

 2022-08-04 05:07 

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UN chief to call for global nuclear disarmament from Hiroshima...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he plans to call on the world to work for nuclear disarmament during his upcoming visit to Hiroshima....

 2022-08-04 03:59 

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Heavy rain triggers evacuation order for some parts of Japan...

Officials in parts of Niigata and several other prefectures hit by torrential rain are urging residents to take action to immediately secure their safety....

 2022-08-04 03:49 

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Level 5 rain warning for Sekikawa, Tainai in Niigata Pref. switched to level 4...

Japan's weather agency has lifted its level 5 emergency heavy rain warning for Sekikawa Village and the city of Tainai in Niigata Prefecture. The areas are still under a landslide alert, a level 4 warning. The change was made at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday...

 2022-08-04 03:33 

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Pelosi took longer route to Taiwan to bypass South China Sea...

US media say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a circuitous route to Taiwan, bypassing the South China Sea to avoid a possible military conflict with China....

 2022-08-04 03:32 

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Russia to set up new firm for Sakhalin -2: future of Japanese stakes unclear...

The Russian government says it will establish a new company to take over the Sakhalin-2 oil and liquefied natural gas project in the country's Far East....

 2022-08-04 03:13 

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Govt. reprimands KDDI, considers roaming services...

Japan's communications ministry has ordered mobile carrier KDDI to prevent another outage like the one that affected tens of millions of users last month....

 2022-08-04 03:04 

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Pelosi: Congress committed to helping Taiwan...

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reaffirmed that Congress is committed to helping Taiwan, following her visit there....

 2022-08-04 02:57 

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Residents along Mogami River advised to remain on the alert for flooding...

Officials say people living near the Mogami River in Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan, should remain on the alert for possible floods and landslides until Friday morning. An emergency heavy rain warning for the prefecture has been switched to a warning...

 2022-08-04 02:52 

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White House, G7 criticize China's military behavior around Taiwan...

The US government has criticized China's increasing military activity around Taiwan, which came in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei....

 2022-08-04 02:04 

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First grain ship from Ukraine heads to Lebanon...

The first grain cargo ship out of Ukraine under a landmark deal has left a southern port and is heading to its final destination of Lebanon after passing inspection....

 2022-08-04 02:03 

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Officials survey damage after torrential rain...

As rain continues to pound parts of the Tohoku region and Niigata Prefecture, officials are now surveying the damage....

 2022-08-04 01:42 

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Village in Niigata Pref. gets hourly rainfall of 161 mm...

A land ministry gauge in Sekikawa Village, Niigata Prefecture, recorded 161 millimeters of rain in the hour through 2 a.m. on Thursday....

 2022-08-04 01:17 

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Emergency warning for Murakami City, Niigata Pref. switched to warning...

Japan's Meteorological Agency switched its emergency heavy rain warning for Murakami City in Niigata Prefecture to a warning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday....

 2022-08-04 00:56 

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Record hourly rainfall notice issued for Ishikawa, Fukui prefectures...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a notice of record hourly rainfall for the central prefectures of Ishikawa and Fukui, along the Sea of Japan....

 2022-08-04 00:19 

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Emergency heavy rain warning issued for Niigata Pref....

Japanese weather officials have issued an emergency heavy rain warning for Niigata Prefecture, along the Sea of Japan. They are urging people there to brace for record rainfall that could trigger disasters....

 2022-08-03 23:02 

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OPEC+ agrees to slight production increase...

World leaders have been grappling with the impact of high oil prices. They have been trying to convince producers to pump more. Now, those producers have approved an increase for next month, but it is so small that it's unlikely to affect prices at th...

 2022-08-03 22:29 

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Russia to establish new firm for Sakhalin-2 project...

The Russian government says it has decided to establish a new firm to take over the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project in the Far East. Japanese companies have stakes in the project....

 2022-08-03 22:05 

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Emergency heavy rain warning for Niigata...

Japanese weather officials have changed a heavy rain emergency warning for Yamagata prefecture to a warning. They have kept in place the highest level-5 alert for Niigata Prefecture. People are advised to exercise great caution....

 2022-08-03 21:44 

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Emergency rain warning for Yamagata switched to warning...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has switched its heavy rain emergency warning for Yamagata Prefecture to a warning. But it is still urging people to stay alert for possible floods and landslides. The emergency warning for Niigata Prefecture remains in p...

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