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 2022-08-05 09:37 

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VOX POPULI: Religious group with negative image needed a name change | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

If a dog walks, it will hit a stick, as a Japanese proverb goes, meaning bad things may happen unexpectedly....

 2022-08-05 09:16 

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2 missing amid heavy rainfall causing flooding in 5 prefectures | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A rain front and a low-pressure system produced record rainfall across north and central Japan and caused widespread damage, with rivers overflowing and landslides reported....

 2022-08-05 08:25 

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South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.--South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots....

 2022-08-05 08:10 

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Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country's military government announced Thursday....

 2022-08-05 08:10 

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Airlines scrap, reroute flights as China fires live missiles in drills near Taiwan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--Airlines have cancelled flights to Taipei and rerouted others to avoid airspace nearby that has been closed to civilian traffic during Chinese military exercises sparked by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan....

 2022-08-05 08:01 

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EDITORIAL: Intern program needs overhaul to tackle myriad of problems | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa on July 29 vowed to revamp Japan's technical intern training program, which has become an indispensable source of manpower to support the nation's society and economy....

 2022-08-05 08:00 

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Taiwan slams ‘evil neighbor’ China after missiles fly over island | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Taiwan condemned its "evil neighbor" on Friday after China fired multiple missiles into its surrounding waters, as many as four of which flew over the island's capital Taipei in an unprecedented escalation during live-fire exercises....

 2022-08-05 07:55 

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Alibaba revenue beats expectations despite contraction | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding on Thursday beat market expectations for revenue in its quarter ended June, even as revenue was nearly flat and its net income plunged 50 percent....

 2022-08-05 07:49 

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Kishida, Pelosi discuss Taiwan, China, N. Korea in Tokyo meeting | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed on Aug. 5 that their nations would continue to cooperate to maintain peace and stability in the troubled Taiwan Strait....

 2022-08-05 07:45 

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Pelosi: China cannot stop U.S. officials from visiting Taiwan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there....

 2022-08-05 04:50 

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ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

in the midst of war a raptor's lone call--Eva Limbach (Saarbrucken, Germany)...

 2022-08-05 03:00 

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Tokio Marine to ask for employee consent before their transfer | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. will stop deciding on intra-company transfers without the employee's consent by 2026....

 2022-08-05 02:00 

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Former homes for U.S. military in Fukuoka hold appeal today | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant now resides in a home in Onojo, Fukuoka Prefecture, where an American family stationed at a nearby former U.S. military base once lived....

 2022-08-05 02:00 

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China's missle landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KEELUNG, Taiwan — China conducted "precision missile strikes" Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House ...

 2022-08-04 14:11 

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Fukuoka schools told to ‘consider’ flying flag to mourn Abe | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

FUKUOKA--All municipal schools here were asked by the local board of education to consider displaying a flag of mourning for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just days after he was shot to death in Nara on July 8....

 2022-08-04 14:02 

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TEPCO starts work on facilities to release treated water into ocean | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo Electric Power Co. started work Aug. 4 on construction of facilities to release treated radioactive water into the sea from its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in northeastern Japan....

 2022-08-04 13:43 

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Sources: Police raised concerns about Abe’s security detail | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Some Nara prefectural police officers raised concerns about the security detail planned for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the event where he was fatally shot, sources said....

 2022-08-04 13:30 

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Northeast Japan hit with flooding, mudslides amid heavy rainfall | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Torrential rain in northeastern Japan from the evening of Aug. 3 caused widespread damage, with rivers overflowing and inundating roads and houses....

 2022-08-04 13:28 

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COVID-19 cases in Tokyo dip to 35,339; records set elsewhere | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo confirmed 35,339 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 4, the third straight day for the daily tally to top 30,000....

 2022-08-04 13:06 

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Russian envoy visits Hiroshima, blasts exclusion from service | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HIROSHIMA--Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin made an unannounced visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Aug. 4, two days before this city hosts a service dedicated to victims of the atomic bombing....

 2022-08-04 12:10 

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China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan after G-7 Taiwan statement | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that a meeting between China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of ASEAN events in Cambodia had been cancelled....

 2022-08-04 12:10 

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China claims ‘precision missile strikes’ in Taiwan Strait | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China says it conducted "precision missile strikes" in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades....

 2022-08-04 12:10 

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Experts warn of influx of severe COVID-19 cases and more deaths | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Experts warn that severe COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in Japan amid the seventh wave, though the pace of new infection cases is slowing....

 2022-08-04 10:53 

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LDP gets away with short Diet session; no time for big questions | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The extraordinary Diet session that began Aug. 3 will end on Aug. 5, leaving no time to address growing concerns about ties between politicians and the Unification Church or the current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping Japan....

 2022-08-04 10:40 

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China emphasizes ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meet | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia--China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country's efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian nations at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the re...

 2022-08-04 10:31 

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Japan conveys ‘concern’ to China over drills close to Taiwan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan expressed concern over Chinese military drills that were scheduled to kick off Aug. 4 close to Taiwan following a visit to the island territory by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that infuriated Beijing....

 2022-08-04 09:57 

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Ministry orders KDDI to ensure its network will not fail again | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The telecommunications ministry moved quickly to issue a rare administrative guidance for KDDI Corp. on Aug. 3, ordering the major mobile carrier to take measures to prevent another massive communications network failure....

 2022-08-04 08:50 

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Toyota Q1 profit slides 42%, falls far short of estimates | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday posted a worse-than-expected 42 percent drop in first-quarter operating profit, as auto production was curbed by COVID-19 restrictions on factories in China and a global semiconductor shortage....

 2022-08-04 08:26 

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EDITORIAL: Fresh start only way to get to root of Kansai Electric scandal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Prosecutors are duty bound to start a fresh, no-stones-unturned investigation into allegations of financial misconduct against three former executives of Kansai Electric Power Co. following a citizens prosecution inquest panel's common-sense ruling th...

 2022-08-04 07:08 

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VOX POPULI: Representative democracy won't function without mutual trust | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Defining the representative system as essentially a group of people implementing public policies on behalf of their peers, the first signs of this system were seen during the latter Edo Period (1603-1867)....

 2022-08-04 07:00 

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Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyberattacks after Pelosi visit | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Suspected drones flew over outlying Taiwanese islands and hackers attacked its defense ministry website, authorities in Taipei said on Thursday, a day after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi that outraged China....

 2022-08-04 07:00 

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TRIATHLON/ Triathlon lets transgender women compete under tighter rules | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--The Olympic sport of triathlon said Wednesday transgender women can continue to compete in its female category at international events, though it imposed tougher eligibility rules....

 2022-08-04 06:55 

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Russia’s foreign minister makes official visit to Myanmar | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Wednesday in Myanmar for an official visit that Moscow said will include discussions with the military government on security and economic issues, the Russian news agency TASS reported....

 2022-08-04 06:55 

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China blocks some Taiwan imports but avoids chip disruptions | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China blocked imports of citrus, fish and other foods from Taiwan in retaliation for a visit by a top American lawmaker, Nancy Pelosi, but has avoided disrupting one of the world's most important technology and manufacturing relationships....

 2022-08-04 06:50 

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After Taiwan, Pelosi in South Korea to meet political leaders | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet top South Korean political leaders on Thursday, a day after she concluded her high-profile visit to Taiwan by renewing Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defending democracy on the self-gover...

 2022-08-04 02:10 

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‘Cave man’ of Japan now has a warm bed and food on the table | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KIRYU, Gunma Prefecture--Kazuma Kamura was a first-year junior high school student when he ran away from home to escape his abusive parents....

 2022-08-04 02:00 

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Okinawan’s turbulent life marked by war, tragedy and luck | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SAU PAULO--Shigeko Kinjo had lied to her family for the past 60 years about what happened to her right hand....

 2022-08-04 02:00 

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TASTE OF LIFE/ Meatballs simmered in curry-flavored tomato sauce: Cooking expert imparts happy memories in the kitchen to kids | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Editor's note: In the Taste of Life series, cooking experts, chefs and others involved in the field of food introduce their special recipes intertwined with their paths in life....

 2022-08-03 14:05 

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BASEBALL/ Murakami makes NPB history by slamming 5 home runs in a row | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Munetaka Murakami said he had a feeling that something special was going to happen at the ballpark on Aug. 2....

 2022-08-03 14:01 

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Tokyo tallies nearly 40,000 new COVID-19 cases | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo on Aug. 3 logged 38,940 new cases of COVID-19, up 9,904 from the previous Wednesday, the first time in three days that the capital recorded more cases than a week ago....

 2022-08-03 13:59 

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TEPCO gets the go-ahead for first phase of plan to discharge water | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

FUKUSHIMA--Local officials here gave the go-ahead to Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin preparations to discharge tons of treated but still contaminated water from its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean....

 2022-08-03 13:57 

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Diet rejects request by NHK Party lawmaker to remain abroad | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's Upper House has rejected a request from a recently elected opposition lawmaker to remain overseas when the chamber next meets....

 2022-08-03 13:41 

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Panel: Workers at Hino Motors took boss’s demands ‘too far’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

An investigative panel has uncovered hundreds of thousands of more cases of forged engine data at Hino Motors Ltd., according to a report it released on Aug. 2....

 2022-08-03 13:35 

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Name change by Unification Church a baffling issue years later | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

With all the controversy now raging in Japan about the Unification Church and its connection with the political establishment, a major question on the minds of many people is why the name change in 2015 to the Family Federation for World Peace and Unifict...

 2022-08-03 13:33 

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2 opposition parties disclose members’ ties with church | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Two opposition parties looking into the involvement of their members with the Unification Church or related groups said a total of 16 lawmakers had some connection, but not in the form of political donations or organized support in elections....

 2022-08-03 12:49 

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Torrential rains in Aomori, Akita prefectures cause mudslides, floods | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Linear rainbands have dumped record levels of heavy rain in Aomori and Akita prefectures, causing mudslides and flooding in some parts of the areas....

 2022-08-03 12:46 

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Experts: Relieve doctors from having to report all COVID cases | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The government must consider phasing out requiring doctors to report the number of all COVID-19 patients in their care, experts on infectious diseases said in their proposal to the government on Aug. 2....

 2022-08-03 11:16 

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Radioactive water leak delays restart of Mihama reactor | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Aug. 3 announced a delay in the planned imminent restart of a reactor at its Mihama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture due to a leak of radioactive water....

 2022-08-03 10:30 

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Pelosi says U.S. will not abandon Taiwan as China protests | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meeting leaders in Taiwan despite warnings from China, said Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in a visiting delegation are showing they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island....

 2022-08-03 10:20 

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Risks mount from China drills near Taiwan during Pelosi visit--analysts | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--As China embarks on an unprecedented six days of military drills surrounding Taiwan, security analysts are warning of mounting risks of escalation even if Beijing seeks to avoid its protests over Nancy Pelosi's visit from sparking full blow...

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