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 2022-01-23 01:49 

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CDC: Boosters effective against hospitalization...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new research shows a booster dose of a coronavirus vaccine is 90 percent effective in preventing hospitalization due to infection with the Omicron variant....

 2022-01-23 00:57 

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ICAN: Strengthen treaty against nuclear weapons...

The head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, has urged Japan to contribute to the treaty's effort against nuclear weapons....

 2022-01-22 22:40 

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Taiwan tightens restrictions before Lunar New Year...

Authorities in Taiwan are tightening restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 as case numbers have recently increased....

 2022-01-22 20:37 

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New cases of coronavirus remain high in US...

The daily tally of new cases of coronavirus infection in the United States remains high at more than 700,000, creating staff shortages at schools and hospitals....

 2022-01-22 18:10 

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Coolant solution leaks at Fukushima Daiichi plant...

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says coolant solution used to create a frozen soil wall around reactor buildings has leaked....

 2022-01-22 16:42 

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Afghan evacuees get advice on life in Japan...

Afghans who fled to Japan after the Taliban takeover of their homeland have received advice on life in Japan....

 2022-01-22 15:46 

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Two years since China placed lockdown on Wuhan...

Sunday marks two years since China imposed a lockdown on the city of Wuhan to bring the coronavirus outbreak under control....

 2022-01-22 14:57 

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Students hold event to interact with Hibakusha...

Saturday marks one year since the United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons came into force....

 2022-01-22 12:50 

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Long-term support needed for Tonga's recovery...

Saturday marks one week since a massive underwater volcano erupted near the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific....

 2022-01-22 12:10 

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Taiwan buys Lithuanian rum rejected by China...

A shipment of Lithuanian rum has arrived in Taiwan after it was learned earlier this month that it could be blocked from the original destination, China. Taiwan's purchase of the rum is part of measures to support the Baltic nation which has been unde...

 2022-01-22 11:40 

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Japan's daily case count tops 50,000...

Japan's daily tally of new coronavirus cases keeps on rising, driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. More than 50,000 new infections were confirmed on Saturday for the first time....

 2022-01-22 09:45 

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Japan reports over 50,000 new coronavirus cases...

Japan topped the 50,000 mark for new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday for the first time since the pandemic began....

 2022-01-22 09:17 

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One year since nuclear ban treaty came into force...

Saturday marks one year since the United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons came into force....

 2022-01-22 08:20 

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Tokyo's daily case count tops 10,000...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported a record 11,227 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday. It is the first time the daily count in the capital has exceeded 10,000 since the start of the pandemic in 2020....

 2022-01-22 07:40 

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Japan's SDF plane delivers water to Tonga...

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force aircraft has delivered a load of drinking water to volcano-stricken Tonga....

 2022-01-22 05:22 

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M6.6 quake hits western Japan...

A powerful earthquake has hit western Japan. Strong tremors were felt in Oita, Miyazaki, Kumamoto and Kochi prefectures. There was no tsunami....

 2022-01-22 04:47 

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Hydrogen carrier arrives in Australia from Japan...

The world's first carrier of liquefied hydrogen has arrived in Australia from Japan. The vessel is part of a project to create liquefied hydrogen from Australian coal and ship it to Japan....

 2022-01-22 04:07 

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Rio de Janeiro Carnival parades postponed to April...

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro says it will postpone February's annual Carnival parades to late April, due to a surge in coronavirus cases....

 2022-01-22 02:37 

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S.Korea: N.Korea may launch ICBM...

South Korea's intelligence agency says there is a possibility that North Korea will fire an inter-continental ballistic missile under the pretext of a satellite launch....

 2022-01-22 02:15 

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Iran holds military drills with China, Russia...

The Iranian military has held joint drills with China and Russia in the northern Indian Ocean....

 2022-01-22 01:04 

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US, Russia agree to keep talking over Ukraine...

The top diplomats of the United States and Russia have agreed to continue talks aimed at defusing military tensions over Ukraine, despite coming away from their latest meeting without a breakthrough....

 2022-01-21 23:44 

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Biden and Kishida discuss cooperation, security...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio held his first in-depth talks with President Joe Biden since taking office in October....

 2022-01-21 23:42 

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Economic leaders discuss inflation, recovery...

Central bank leaders have been discussing ways to get the global economy back on track. They say recovery will depend on how well countries can manage the coronavirus. They also say inflation needs to be brought under control....

 2022-01-21 19:33 

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A-bomb survivors urge Japan to join UN treaty...

A group of atomic bomb survivors has renewed its call on the Japanese government to sign a United Nations treaty banning the use, development and possession of nuclear weapons....

 2022-01-21 19:32 

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Strong earthquake hits western Japan...

A powerful earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.6 hit western Japan early on Saturday. Strong jolts were felt in Oita, Miyazaki, Kumamoto and Kochi prefectures. There was no tsunami....

 2022-01-21 17:22 

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Kishida, Biden discuss security...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has held an online summit with US President Joe Biden. Kishida says they discussed a range of global challenges including security and the economy....

 2022-01-21 17:21 

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S.Korea: US offered COVID vaccines to N.Korea...

A top intelligence official in South Korea says the United States has offered to provide North Korea with 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses....

 2022-01-21 14:19 

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Visual data suggest Tonga volcano still active...

A Japanese scientist warns visual data suggest that the undersea volcano off Tonga is still highly active almost one week after a massive eruption on Saturday....

 2022-01-21 13:34 

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TPNWformer chair"nuclear powers need transparency"...

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons entering into force....

 2022-01-21 13:15 

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'La Nina' may have been behind heavy snow...

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a La Nina weather pattern could have contributed to the recent heavy snowfall across wide areas of the country....

 2022-01-21 13:03 

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Kishida, Biden meet online...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and US President Joe Biden have started their online meeting....

 2022-01-21 12:49 

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SDF plane to deliver water to Tonga from Australia...

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force aircraft has arrived in Australia, and will deliver drinking water to Tonga as early as Saturday....

 2022-01-21 12:31 

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Japan's daily case count tops 49,000...

Quasi-emergency measures are now in effect in Tokyo and 15 other prefectures as the Omicron variant storms through the population. More than 49,000 new infections were confirmed nationwide on Friday....

 2022-01-21 12:18 

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Japanese students send messages to Tongan kids...

Japanese elementary school students in northeastern Japan are planning to send letters to encourage children in Tonga following the huge undersea volcanic eruption and tsunami disaster....

 2022-01-21 12:17 

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Ministry officials penalized for data tampering...

Japan's land and infrastructure ministry has penalized 10 senior officials for tampering with data on construction orders, which are a key part of national statistics....

 2022-01-21 11:51 

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US, Russia top diplomats meet over Ukraine...

With tensions now at a fever pitch in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Geneva for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov....

 2022-01-21 11:43 

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Teen becomes youngest woman to fly solo globally...

A 19-year-old woman has completed a five-month solo flight around the world. The pilot, who has Belgian-British dual nationality, became the youngest female ever to achieve the feat....

 2022-01-21 11:28 

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Thai PM weakened by lawmakers' ouster...

The biggest party in Thailand's ruling coalition has removed its secretary-general and 20 other lawmakers. This may come as another blow to the administration of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha....

 2022-01-21 11:24 

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Neighboring countries rush aid to Tonga...

Neighboring countries are rushing aid to Tonga, which was hit by a huge undersea volcanic eruption and tsunami. Cargo planes carrying supplies from New Zealand and Australia landed on Thursday, with more ships and flights are on the way....

 2022-01-21 10:36 

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Subway operator draws up Covid contingency plan...

A Tokyo area subway operator has drawn up a contingency plan to ensure it can keep operating even if the coronavirus spreads through its workforce. The move comes as the capital joins a list of prefectures subject to quasi-emergency measures....

 2022-01-21 10:35 

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Amazon to open brick-and-mortar clothing store...

Amazon is making a further push into the world of brick-and-mortar commerce. The online retail giant will launch its first real-world clothing outlet in the US state of California this year....

 2022-01-21 10:27 

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US official visits Yokota Megumi's abduction site...

A senior official at the US Embassy in Japan on Friday visited the presumed site where Yokota Megumi was abducted by North Korean agents decades ago....

 2022-01-21 10:21 

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Beijing Games torch relay to be closed to public...

Organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics say the Games' torch relay will be closed to the public to prevent spreading of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-21 10:10 

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Tongan man says he survived 27 hours at sea...

A Tongan man says he survived 27 hours at sea after a tsunami triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption hit his island nation....

 2022-01-21 10:05 

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CIA: 'Havana Syndrome' not linked to foreign power...

US media say a CIA investigation has found no evidence of any foreign organization being responsible for a series of health incidents involving the country's diplomats and intelligence officials....

 2022-01-21 08:43 

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Foreign scholars urge Japan to ease border control...

A group of scholars studying Japan is calling on the nation to relax its border closure and let foreign researchers and students enter the country....

 2022-01-21 07:59 

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Tokyo logs nearly 9,700 infections Friday...

Officials in Tokyo confirmed 9,699 new coronavirus infections on Friday, setting a daily record for a third straight day....

 2022-01-21 07:50 

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Turkish central bank pauses cycle of rate cuts...

Turkey's central bank has responded to a surge in inflation by pausing a cycle of key policy rate cuts....

 2022-01-21 07:45 

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Vietnamese arrested for selling residency card...

Tokyo police have arrested a Vietnamese army member studying at Japan's National Defense Academy on suspicion of selling his residency card....

 2022-01-21 07:32 

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Fed releases first report on digital dollar...

The US Federal Reserve has released its first report on the possibility of a digital dollar amid global debate about whether central banks should issue digital currencies....

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