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 2021-07-24 02:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

Muji to double Chinese store openings to 50 per year...

TOKYO -- The Japanese operator of the Muji chain said Wednesday it will double the pace of store openings in China, as the lifestyle retailer risks a...

 2021-07-24 02:45 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2021-07-24 02:34 

Japan Times

China's Yang Qian wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics...

The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal went to Switzerland's Nina Christen....

 2021-07-24 02:30 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong cybercrime: 'pretty girls and strange uncles' target youngsters spending more time online during pandemic...

Henry Huang Qihao learned a lesson in Form One that he never forgot: beware of strangers you befriend online.A gamer he met over the internet tricked him into sharing his game account and password, then locked him out and demanded a HK$500 (US$64) ransom....

 2021-07-24 02:23 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) Rifle shooters falter in bid for S. Korea's first medal in Tokyo...

By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, July 24 (Yonhap) -- Two young rifle shooters came up short in their......

 2021-07-24 02:18 

South China Morning Post

China's ageing society: tech platforms step in with array of health care services to assist greying population...

Wang Fengbao was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago. The 77-year-old, admitted to a nursing home in Shanghai's Jinshan district, displays telltale signs of the disease difficulty remembering things that just happened and completing familiar...

 2021-07-24 02:15 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Thai volunteers step up as Delta cases send hospitals to 'point of collapse'...

Thanapon Songput, a worker at the non-profit Mirror Foundation, has been arranging to provide oxygen tanks for Covid-19 patients around Thailand's capital in the past month.The group allocates up to 90 tanks for about 15 patients a day, but the overwh...

 2021-07-24 02:00 

Japan Times

Biden team has no immediate plan to sanction China over hacks...

Some in the U.S. administration cite concern that sanctions wouldn't be as effective as other approaches in deterring future cyberattacks by China....

 2021-07-24 01:58 

NHK

Tokyo Games officially begin...

The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing with the 2nd day of action featuring contests in Badminton, Archery, Judo and others....

 2021-07-24 01:55 

NHK

Blinken to visit India next week...

The administration of US President Joe Biden has announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit India next week....

 2021-07-24 01:55 

NHK

China sanctions US officials over Hong Kong...

China says it has imposed counter-sanctions on US individuals in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong....

 2021-07-24 01:51 

China Post

The Latest: Spain cycling team tests negative, starts race...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The entire Spanish cycling team has been cleared for the men's road race hours befor...

 2021-07-24 01:51 

China Post

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer's estate, according to an attorney involved in the mediation. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's est...

 2021-07-24 01:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

250,000 won stimulus payments approved...

Koreans will each be receiving 250,000 won ($218) from the government, except for the 12 percent with the highest incomes....

 2021-07-24 01:45 

Japan Times

G20 fails to agree on climate goals in communique...

The failure to agree to common language ahead of that gathering is likely to be seen as a setback to hopes of securing a meaningful ......

 2021-07-24 01:45 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) National Assembly endorses 34.9 tln-won extra budget to fight COVID-19...

(ATTN: ADDS photo in paras 4-5) SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- The National Assembly on Satu......

 2021-07-24 01:31 

The Mainichi

Some Tokyo Olympic athletes shun mask mandate at opening ceremony 2021/7/24...
 2021-07-24 01:31 

The Mainichi

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip...
 2021-07-24 01:31 

The Mainichi

Swimmer Daiya Seto seeks redemption, 1st Olympic gold after stormy 2020...
 2021-07-24 01:31 

The Mainichi

News Navigator: Is global warming causing more rain disasters in Japan? 2021/7/24...
 2021-07-24 01:31 

The Mainichi

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start...
 2021-07-24 01:16 

Japan Times

Brands wake up to LGBTQ sponsorship deals as acceptance grows in sport...

As a record number of openly LGBTQ athletes participate in the Tokyo Olympics, marketing analysts say brands are increasingly looking to sign deals....

 2021-07-24 01:10 

China Post

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, according to a letter sent Friday to several Republican members of Congress. ...

 2021-07-24 01:10 

China Post

Louisiana auxiliary deputy, 82, killed working at crash site...

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An 82-year-old auxiliary sheriff's deputy died Friday in Louisiana when his parked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a car as the deputy diverted traffic near the earlier crash of two trucks on an interstate, author...

 2021-07-24 01:09 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) New cases above 1,600 amid stepped-up fight against 4th wave of pandemic...

(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 9-10, 12) SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's d......

 2021-07-24 01:09 

China Post

Interior secretary visits new public lands HQ in Colorado...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland paid her first visit Friday to the new Colorado headquarters of her department's Bureau of Land Management after its relocation from the nation's capital by the Trump administration...

 2021-07-24 01:00 

Japan Times

We're still in the middle of the pandemic. So why do new restaurants keep opening in Tokyo?...

Despite the pandemic straining Japan's hospitality industry, new restaurants across the capital continue to open their doors. Has opening during the "new normal" allowed them ......

 2021-07-24 01:00 

South China Morning Post

Paul Chan on housing: Hong Kong has land, but must cut red tape, reduce abuse to address woes...

Hong Kong has enough land for development but planning processes need to be simplified to prevent abuse and speed up the release of supply to tackle the city's housing crisis, according to Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po.He also advocated a rethin...

 2021-07-24 01:00 

Yonhap News

3 lawmakers cleared of land speculation charges: police...

SUWON, South Korea, July 24 (Yonhap) -- Local police have cleared charges against three la......

 2021-07-24 01:00 

Japan Times

Earthquakes, typhoons ... and now we have to worry about heat domes?...

High temperatures in Japan have reached more than 41 degrees Celsius in the past, but a heat dome in Canada has the media speculating on ......

 2021-07-24 00:55 

Japan Times

Three summery watermelon recipes popular in Japan...

Watermelon is a quintessential summer fruit. But what can you do with it besides eat it raw? Try one (or all) of these three refreshing ......

 2021-07-24 00:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Kwang-hyun continues to shine in fifth straight win...

Kim Kwang-hyun extended his winning streak to five games on Thursday, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri....

 2021-07-24 00:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

National baseball team beat Sangmu 9-0 in pre-Olympics tuneup...

The Korean Olympic baseball team beat the Futures League military team Sangmu 9-0 in their first tuneup exhibition game on Friday, relying on strong pitching and a few explosive innings to take their first win playing as a team....

 2021-07-24 00:51 

China Post

Cowboys' Prescott takes next step since injury as camp opens...

Dak Prescott bowed his head and slowed his walk before pointing to the sky and breaking into a trot while taking the field for the first practice of training camp. The star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys savored the latest milestone in his return from ...

 2021-07-24 00:51 

China Post

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision Friday, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at ...

 2021-07-24 00:51 

China Post

Minor league to experiment with electronic catchers' signals...

Catchers' signals — and stealing them — could become a relic if an experimental electronic device is successful. Major League Baseball will give catchers in the Low A West league the option starting Aug. 3 to use a 12-button transmitter th...

 2021-07-24 00:51 

China Post

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Jarrett Allen...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and view...

 2021-07-24 00:50 

China Post

The Latest | German cyclist Geschke positive for virus...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ German cyclist Simon Geschke has been ruled out of the men's road race after testing...

 2021-07-24 00:50 

China Post

Sabres Power up; select Michigan defenseman 1st in NHL draft...

The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. And Wolverines went first and second, with the expansion Seattle Kraken selecting center Matthew Bernier. It marks only the third t...

 2021-07-24 00:50 

China Post

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal...

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before t...

 2021-07-24 00:50 

Japan Times

Kon: Shaved ice and sushi as you've never had them before...

In summer, we need to slow down, drink up and eat light. Looking for specific ideas? Make your way to Kon and cool off with ......

 2021-07-24 00:45 

South China Morning Post

To woo Asean, Russia needs to offer trade, not just arms...

Summing up the cold-blooded maxim of 19th-century Europe, a French officer declared, "There is no judge more equitable than cannons. They go directly to the goal..." Here in the 21st century, a resurgent Russia is following the same logic, using i...

 2021-07-24 00:45 

Japan Times

Get into the Olympic spirit by curating your social media feeds...

Looking to get some Olympic spirit into your social media feed? Try following a few Japanese athletes to remind yourself what the Games are really ......

 2021-07-24 00:44 

Japan Times

South Korean TV network apologizes over Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony broadcast...

Broadcaster MBC used images of pizza to describe Italy, upheaval for Haiti and Chernobyl for Ukraine when athletes from those countries entered the stadium for ......

 2021-07-24 00:42 

Yonhap News

New cases above 1,600 amid stepped-up fight against 4th wave of pandemic...

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained above 1......

 2021-07-24 00:33 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) 1,040 more patients released from coronavirus treatment, total now at 165,246: KDCA...
 2021-07-24 00:32 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 2 additional coronavirus deaths, total now at 2,068: KDCA...
 2021-07-24 00:31 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 1,629 new coronavirus cases, total now at 187,362: KDCA...
 2021-07-24 00:30 

South China Morning Post

A tale of two Tokyo Olympics: 57 years apart but one common mission?...

Roy Tomizawa's association with the 1964 Tokyo Olympics goes back before he can remember. On October 10 that year, as the Games began, he was celebrating his first birthday in the New York City borough of Queens, while his father was working with the ...

 2021-07-24 00:28 

Japan Times

Andorra, then Yemen: Japan's alphabet gives unique order to opening ceremony parade...

Unlike previous Olympics held in Japan, where athletes marched into the stadium in the English order of their names, Tokyo 2020 followed Japan's writing system....

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