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 2022-06-28 06:45 

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46 dead, 16 hospitalized after trailer of migrants found | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SAN ANTONIO--Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals after a tractor-trailer rig containing suspected migrants was found Monday on a remote back road in southwest San Antonio, officials said....

 2022-06-28 04:30 

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EXPLAINER: What’s the impact of a Russian debt default? | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LONDON--Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine....

 2022-06-28 04:00 

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Russia in historic default as Ukraine sanctions cut off payments | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LONDON/NEW YORK--Russia defaulted on its international bonds for the first time in more than a century, the White House and Moody's credit agency said, as sweeping sanctions have effectively cut the country off from the global financial system, render...

 2022-06-28 04:00 

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Missiles strike Ukraine shopping mall; G7 vows to keep pressure on Russia | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine--Russian missiles struck a crowded shopping mall in central Ukraine on Monday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as Moscow fought for control of a key eastern city and Western leaders promised to support Kyiv in the war...

 2022-06-28 03:00 

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Badly injured dog recovers, now guards school crossing | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

IIZUKA, Fukuoka Prefecture--When children here walk to school, Ume-chan swings into action....

 2022-06-28 02:30 

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‘Berserk’ manga resumes based on notes left by late author Miura | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

"Berserk," a dark fantasy manga series by Kentaro Miura, has resumed after an abrupt hiatus following the death of the author last year....

 2022-06-28 02:00 

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The men who have become trapped by the war in Ukraine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LVIV, Ukraine--When Oleksandr Diubanov returned to his home country of Ukraine on Feb. 20 from Latvia, where he has been working for the past three years, he did not expect to stay long....

 2022-06-27 13:22 

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The stark reality facing women daring to go into politics in Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A first-term female lawmaker was met with sneers from her male counterparts and supporters of her party when she raised her concerns about female candidates being exposed to sexual harassment from voters while campaigning. She urged those at the gathering...

 2022-06-27 12:52 

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Tokyo sees week-on-week rise in COVID cases for 10th straight day | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 1,517 new novel coronavirus cases on June 27, an increase of 441 from the same day a week ago....

 2022-06-27 12:50 

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G-7 set to back pursuing Russian oil price cap, tariff hikes | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ELMAU, Germany--The Group of Seven economic powers are set to commit themselves to supporting Ukraine for the long haul, with the U.S. preparing to announce the purchase of an advanced surface-to-air missile system for Kyiv. Leaders are also set to announ...

 2022-06-27 12:40 

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Mercury soars past 35 in Tokyo as 80 reported overcome by heat | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A heat wave in Japan continued on June 27 with several locations in Tokyo recording their highest temperature this year and a rash of heat-related hospitalizations reported in the capital as well....

 2022-06-27 11:25 

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Xi Jinping’s presence at Hong Kong anniversary still unclear | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--Questions continue to circle over whether Chinese leader Xi Jinping will attend the 25th year anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule and the inauguration of of the territory's new leader....

 2022-06-27 11:10 

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Activist monk urges Tokyo to cut ties with Myanmar junta | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

OSAKA--A Buddhist monk from Myanmar who was a leader of the Saffron Revolution urged the Japanese government to sever ties with his country's military and recognize the pro-democracy National Unity Government as the legitimate one....

 2022-06-27 10:45 

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Temple in Nara displays dolls to pray for end of war in Ukraine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GOJO, Nara Prefecture--A temple here has decorated its premises with hundreds of dolls to pray for peace in Ukraine....

 2022-06-27 10:45 

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North Korea says U.S. is setting up Asian NATO; vows stronger defense | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korea has accused the United States of setting up a military alliance like NATO in Asia, saying the unwavering U.S. aim to oust North Korea's government compelled it to develop stronger defenses....

 2022-06-27 10:17 

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Buddhist monks pay tribute to victims from the sunken Kazu I | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SHARI, Hokkaido--Buddhist monks mourned here on June 26 for the victims of a tour boat that sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in the prefecture in late April with 26 passengers and crew members on board....

 2022-06-27 09:51 

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Several regions mark end to their shortest rainy season on record | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Three regions, including the Tokyo area, marked an early end to their shortest rainy season on record on June 27 amid a summer heat wave....

 2022-06-27 09:15 

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Tale of 2 summits: ‘America’s back’ to America’s backsliding | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ELMAU, Germany--One year ago, Joe Biden strode into his first Group of Seven summit as president and confidently told the closest U.S. allies that "America is Back." Now, many of them are worrying that America is backsliding....

 2022-06-27 08:45 

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EDITORIAL: Tokyo Olympics report hardly goes down in history as ‘asset’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee's report on the delayed Games held last summer is written in such a shoddy and self-centered manner we can only reiterate it is not even close to being the critical review it should have been....

 2022-06-27 08:05 

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Call to save electricity as heat takes toll on energy supply | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The government issued a caution for households and businesses to conserve energy between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on June 27 as withering heat continued for a third day....

 2022-06-27 07:35 

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VOX POPULI: Looking toward Australia to find ways to entice Japanese to vote | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

What first comes to mind when people hear the word "election" in Japan? Candidate posters or noisy campaign vans, perhaps?...

 2022-06-27 07:00 

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Biden urges G7 to stay together as leaders target Russian gold, oil price | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany--U.S. President Joe Biden told allies "we have to stay together" against Russia on Sunday as G7 leaders gathered for a summit dominated by war in Ukraine and its impact on food and energy supplies and the global economy....

 2022-06-27 06:50 

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Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MANILA,— A U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers....

 2022-06-27 06:50 

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Taiwan, United States to hold trade talks on Monday | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Taiwan and the United States will hold trade talks on Monday under a newly agreed framework, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said....

 2022-06-27 06:25 

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Russia steps up missile strikes on Ukraine as G7 leaders gather | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine--Russian missiles struck an apartment block and close to a kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, in strikes U.S. President Joe Biden condemned as "barbarism" as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss fur...

 2022-06-27 06:25 

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Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GAYAN, Afghanistan--When the ground heaved from last week's earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul's stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him....

 2022-06-27 03:25 

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G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China's Belt and Road | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany -- Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China's older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road...

 2022-06-27 02:00 

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Kanazawa in push to promote its teahouse, geisha cultures | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KANAZAWA--Authorities here have mounted a campaign to lure back tourists in the post-pandemic era by celebrating the charms of the Ishikawa prefectural capital's local history and geisha, known as "geigi."...

 2022-06-27 02:00 

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Schools across Japan work on adopting pants as option for all | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A junior high school student went to school in new pants only to find she was the only girl wearing that type of outfit at her school's entrance ceremony....

 2022-06-27 02:00 

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Rumor leads to dead baby and trial for trainee from Vietnam | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HIROSHIMA—A Vietnamese woman who came to Japan on the technical intern program heard a rumor that foreign trainees would be deported if they became pregnant....

 2022-06-26 13:53 

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Hottest two days in June in Tokyo since 1975; 46 taken to hospital | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Temperatures in parts of Tokyo went above 35 degrees for the second straight day for the first time in June since 1975, when records were first kept, the Japan Meteorological Agency said....

 2022-06-26 13:29 

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A single cherry from Aomori fetches 40,000 yen at auction | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HACHINOHE, Aomori Prefecture--A single high-end variety of cherry fetched 40,000 yen ($296) during this year's first auction here of the fruit, drawing gasps among bidders and spectators....

 2022-06-26 13:02 

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Bakeries in a bind over rising materials costs, what to charge | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

It all comes down to dough. Rising prices of materials over the past year or so, combined with the sharp depreciation of the yen in recent months, are weighing heavily on bakeries....

 2022-06-26 09:45 

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G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies on Sunday to a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps overshadowed by the war in Ukraine and its far-reaching consequences, from energy shortage...

 2022-06-26 09:33 

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Survey: LDP lags far behind other parties on gender diversity issues | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Of all the contenders running in the Upper House election next month, candidates of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are the least supportive of the rights of sexual minorities and legally allowing married couples to use different surnames, a survey sh...

 2022-06-26 08:05 

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Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2022-06-26 02:00 

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Foreign parents use unlicensed child care amid lack of support | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The tragic death of a baby who choked on bread in a child care facility in Aichi Prefecture is casting light on why foreign parents feel they have no choice but to rely on unauthorized facilities....

 2022-06-26 02:00 

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Ehime working with French chef to promote local citrus to Europe | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MATSUYAMA--After seeing Kochi Prefecture's success in popularizing the...

 2022-06-25 13:35 

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Heat records set as scores in Tokyo treated for heatstroke | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Much of Japan baked under scorching heat June 25 and the domestic record for high temperature was broken in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, when the mercury hit 40.2 degrees....

 2022-06-25 12:48 

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More companies with ties to Toyota targeted in cyberattacks | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Key suppliers to Toyota Motor Corp. are still not free of cyberattacks that have plagued some of the auto giant's parts manufacturers in recent months....

 2022-06-25 12:35 

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UN office points to Israel in Al Jazeera reporter's death | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GENEVA--The U.N. human rights office said Friday that veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh and her crew were hit by "seemingly well-aimed bullets" fired from the direction of Israeli troops and called for a criminal probe into her de...

 2022-06-25 12:30 

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Russian missiles rain down on military sites across Ukraine | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYIV--Dozens of Russian missiles rained down on military facilities in western and northern Ukraine on Saturday, local officials said, as Europe's biggest land conflict since World War II entered its fifth month....

 2022-06-25 12:25 

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China’s Xi to visit Hong Kong for handover anniversary | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong to celebrate next week's 25th anniversary of the former British colony's return to China following a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement that has inflamed tension with Washington and Europe...

 2022-06-25 12:15 

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Japan’s top court orders Twitter to delete tweet on man’s past arrest | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Supreme Court, in a ruling expected to have wide-ranging ramifications, ordered Twitter to delete a tweet about a man's arrest history a decade ago....

 2022-06-25 11:48 

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EDITORIAL: Onus on nuclear powers to work with nuclear ban treaty members | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Countries that do not possess nuclear arsenals are reaching out to nuclear-armed nations to reduce and eventually scrap their stockpiles. It falls to the nuclear powers to sincerely respond to this call in light of their responsibility to explore ways of ...

 2022-06-25 11:24 

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Hibakusha hail first meeting of TPNW as a major step forward | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

VIENNA--Japanese participants to the first meeting of state parties to the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) were generally enthusiastic about the outcome, but like others accepted the reality that without the presence of the nuclea...

 2022-06-25 09:45 

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VOX POPULI: Recovery of missing flash drive simply a very lucky break | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The loss of stored personal information is hardly a new thing....

 2022-06-25 07:45 

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Yellen to visit South Korea to discuss sanctions against North | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON/SEOUL--U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will visit South Korea next month for talks on rising inflation and possible further sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program, sources familiar with the matter said....

 2022-06-25 07:40 

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women's constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court's overturning of the ...

 2022-06-25 07:40 

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Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYIV, Ukraine--After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country's east to move to stronger positions, a regional official said Friday, the four-month mark in Russia's invasion....

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