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 2022-06-28 01:01 

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Train hits truck in US state of Missouri, killing 3 and injuring dozens...

US media say a passenger train has derailed in the mid-western state of Missouri, killing three people and injuring at least 50 others....

 2022-06-28 00:00 

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Japan promises $200 mil. for global food crisis...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has pledged roughly 200 million dollars to offset the global food instability caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He is now in Germany for summit talks with other Group of Seven leaders....

 2022-06-27 23:25 

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NATO leaders reshape their strategy...

NATO leaders have looked to the war in Ukraine as they reshape their strategy. They're preparing for a summit in Madrid on Wednesday and Thursday that, they say, will be...

 2022-06-27 22:38 

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Possible power shortage alert extended for Greater Tokyo...

Japan's government has extended its advisory for possible power shortages in Tokyo and surrounding areas, as sweltering heat is likely to continue on Tuesday....

 2022-06-27 20:38 

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UNICEF concerned about diseases in quake-hit Afghanistan...

A UNICEF official says Afghanistan faces the growing risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases following last week's earthquake that left the country's lifeline infrastructure battered....

 2022-06-27 18:41 

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Japan, EU agree to cooperate on next year's G7 summit in Hiroshima...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and European Council President Charles Michel have agreed to cooperate on making next year's Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima a success....

 2022-06-27 18:39 

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Zelenskyy calls for more pressure on Russia, further support to Ukraine...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked the Group of Seven nations for offering support to his country during the Russian invasion....

 2022-06-27 18:36 

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Japan, US agree to cap Russian oil prices...

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and US President Joe Biden have agreed on a plan to impose a price cap on Russian oil as part of efforts to ramp up pressure on Russia....

 2022-06-27 18:33 

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S.Korea minister: North all set for nuke tests...

The South Korean minister in charge of Seoul's relations with North Korea says Pyongyang is ready to conduct its seventh nuclear test at any moment....

 2022-06-27 18:31 

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Kishida, Biden hold brief talks on sidelines of G7 summit...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio talked briefly with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Germany on Monday....

 2022-06-27 13:45 

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Kyiv digs out after weekend missile attack...

Speaking in Germany, US President Joe Biden condemned an attack on Kyiv as an act of...

 2022-06-27 13:45 

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N.Korea criticizes Japan and US over abduction issue symposium...

North Korea has criticized Japan and the United States over an online symposium held earlier this month on the abduction of foreign nationals by North Korea....

 2022-06-27 13:10 

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Boxing champ Inoue Naoya aims to complete career undefeated...

Japanese professional boxing sensation Inoue Naoya says he hopes to finish his career at age 35 undefeated....

 2022-06-27 12:31 

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China reacts to G7 global infrastructure and investment partnership...

China has pushed back in reaction to a new framework launched by the Group of Seven to promote investment to meet the infrastructure needs of developing countries....

 2022-06-27 11:59 

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G7 leaders discuss Ukraine with Zelenskyy online...

The leaders of the Group of Seven nations gathered in Germany have discussed ways to put more pressure on Russia and support Ukraine....

 2022-06-27 11:29 

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UK defense ministry: Russia trying to regain momentum in Izyum...

Britain's defense ministry says Russian forces are focusing on gaining the upper hand in Izyum in the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine....

 2022-06-27 11:25 

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Scorching heat hits wide areas of Japan, expected to continue Tuesday...

A heat wave hit wide areas of Japan on Monday, while weather officials announced that the rainy season apparently ended unusually early in some regions....

 2022-06-27 11:24 

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Russia's parliament eyes easing requirements for military service...

A group of Russian lawmakers has proposed a legal amendment that would allow young people to serve in the military on a contract basis without completing military service as a conscript....

 2022-06-27 10:29 

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Fire in central Bangkok kills at least 2...

A fire in central Bangkok has killed at least two people and injured 11....

 2022-06-27 10:25 

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Tokyo reports 1,517 new cases of coronavirus on Monday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 1,517 new cases of coronavirus infection in the capital on Monday....

 2022-06-27 10:12 

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NHK poll: Kishida Cabinet approval rate slides to 50%...

In the latest NHK opinion poll, the approval rate for Prime Minister Kishida Fumio's Cabinet came in at 50 percent, down 5 percentage points from the previous survey carried out one week before. The level of disapproval went up by 2 points to 27 perce...

 2022-06-27 09:49 

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Kanto region to remain on alert for possible power shortages...

The Japanese government has decided to extend its advisory indicating possible power shortages in Tokyo and surrounding areas by one more day....

 2022-06-27 09:37 

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BOJ policymakers stick to monetary easing to achieve wage hikes...

Documentation outlining the Bank of Japan's latest board meeting reveals that policymakers are stressing the need to continue with massive monetary easing to achieve wage increases amid rising prices....

 2022-06-27 09:37 

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Restaurant sales in Japan up for 6th straight month...

Sales at Japan's major restaurant chains rose in May for the sixth straight month. There were no restrictions on social gatherings during the long holidays in early May for the first time since 2019, before the pandemic....

 2022-06-27 09:28 

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S.Korean president leaves for Spain to attend NATO summit...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has left for Spain to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit that will open in the capital Madrid on Wednesday....

 2022-06-27 07:31 

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New stock market expands investor options in Japan...

A new privately run securities exchange opened in Japan on Monday, giving investors an alternative venue for trading and longer hours than the Tokyo Stock Exchange....

 2022-06-27 07:01 

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Weather officials warn of record-level heat in coming weeks...

Weather officials in Japan are warning that a record-level heat wave is forecast for the next two weeks after the rainy season apparently ended unusually early in some regions....

 2022-06-27 06:58 

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Kishida to pledge $200 mil. to help address global food crisis...

NHK has learned that Japan plans to provide about 200 million dollars to help address a global food crisis amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-06-27 06:46 

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Yokozuna Terunofuji hopes to impress fans in upcoming tournament...

Yokozuna Grand Champion Terunofuji says he wants to impress sumo fans with good bouts in the upcoming tournament....

 2022-06-27 06:34 

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Influenza cases soar in Australia...

Cases of influenza are soaring in Australia as winter gets underway in the southern hemisphere country....

 2022-06-27 05:52 

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Business mood among manufacturers forecast to worsen...

Most economists are predicting that the Bank of Japan's upcoming report will show a decline in business sentiment among major manufacturers for a second straight quarter, largely due to the impact of soaring raw material prices....

 2022-06-27 05:24 

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Zelenskyy: Russia escalating attacks amid G7 summit...

Russian forces have fired cruise missiles at the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and other places. Ukrainian leaders criticized the attacks as an attempt to keep the Group of Seven nations in check....

 2022-06-27 04:40 

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Rainy season ends in Tokyo, other areas...

The Japan Meteorological Agency on Monday announced the apparent end of the rainy season in the Kantokoshin and Tokai regions, and in southern Kyushu....

 2022-06-27 04:28 

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Russia seen as defaulting on foreign debt...

Several media organizations are reporting that investors have failed to receive Russia's payments on foreign-currency bonds after the expiration of an extended deadline....

 2022-06-27 03:42 

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Eight ejected after brawl at Mariners-Angels game...

In Major League Baseball, two managers and six players were ejected after a brawl between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on Sunday....

 2022-06-27 03:40 

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Ukrainian deaf futsal player now competes in Japan...

A Ukrainian and his Japanese teammates played a deaf futsal match in Tokyo's Koganei City on Saturday....

 2022-06-27 03:35 

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Tokyo officials asking residents, businesses to cut power use...

Officials of the Tokyo metropolitan government are calling on residents and businesses in the capital to take specific steps to curb electricity consumption....

 2022-06-27 02:37 

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Sapporo to buy US craft brewer for $165 mil....

Japan's Sapporo Holdings says it will acquire the operations of a California-based craft brewer. It's part of moves by Japanese beer makers to tap demand abroad as they face a shrinking market at home....

 2022-06-27 02:34 

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NYC Pride Parade makes a comeback...

The annual NYC Pride Parade, which began in 1970 and raises awareness of sexual minorities, has returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2022-06-27 02:23 

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JETRO to bolster matchmaking website for small exporters...

A Japanese government-backed trade group is planning to expand its online service that matches small domestic companies with overseas buyers....

 2022-06-27 02:02 

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6 killed after bullring stands collapse in Colombia...

At least six people died and about 150 are injured after stands at a bullring partly collapsed in Colombia....

 2022-06-27 01:35 

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Kishida announces additional sanctions on Russia...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has announced additional sanctions against Russia, including a ban on imports of Russian gold....

 2022-06-27 00:46 

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Kishida, Scholz say security in Europe and Indo-Pacific are inseparable...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have agreed that security in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region are inseparable....

 2022-06-26 23:11 

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Kishida offers $65 bil. for sustainable infrastructure development...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has offered more than 65 billion dollars in investment assistance for developing countries to build sustainable infrastructure....

 2022-06-26 20:44 

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G7 leaders discuss soaring prices, Ukraine on first day of summit...

The Group of Seven summit is underway in Germany to discuss ways to further pressure Russia and support Ukraine. The leaders also want to respond to growing concerns about a possible global food crisis....

 2022-06-26 20:39 

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Taliban ask for more aid from the international community...

The Taliban are asking the international community for further support following a deadly earthquake, as rescue efforts continue in eastern Afghanistan....

 2022-06-26 19:18 

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Kishida calls for G7 unity to tackle soaring prices...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has said the Group of Seven nations should further strengthen their unity to protect the lives of people affected by soaring prices amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-06-26 19:17 

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Russia expected to intensify advance on Lysychansk after seizing Severodonetsk...

Russian forces are expected to intensify their advance on the city of Lysychansk after declaring the seizure of neighboring Severodonetsk. This would allow them to win full control of the eastern-most region of Luhansk....

 2022-06-26 19:17 

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Power shortage advisory issued in Greater Tokyo area for Monday...

Japan's government has issued an advisory for possible power shortages in Tokyo and surrounding areas. It is the first such advisory announced under the country's new alert system....

 2022-06-26 13:40 

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M4.7 quake strikes Kumamoto Prefecture...

A strong earthquake struck Japan's southwestern region of Kyushu on Sunday night. Japan's Meteorological Agency says there is no tsunami threat....

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