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 2023-01-17 08:07 

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Woman fatally stabbed on street in Fukuoka; suspect at large | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

FUKUOKA—Police are searching for a man who stabbed a woman to death on a street near JR Hakata Station here on Jan. 16....

 2023-01-17 07:42 

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EDITORIAL: Aging disaster relief law needs update to meet victims’ needs | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Jan. 17 marks the 28th anniversary of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, which devastated Kobe and the surrounding areas....

 2023-01-17 06:58 

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VOX POPULI: 28 years after Hanshin quake, women’s voices must be heard | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake killed 6,434 people, of whom there were about 1,000 more women than men. I wonder how many people are aware of this....

 2023-01-17 06:55 

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Cambodian experts begin training Ukrainian deminers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

PHNOM PENH--Fifteen Ukrainian deminers are being trained by experts in Cambodia who are among the world's best because of experience from clearing the leftovers of nearly three decades of war....

 2023-01-17 06:45 

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China’s population shrinks for the first time in six decades | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING/HONG KONG--China's population fell last year for the first time in six decades, a historic turn that is expected to mark the start of a long period of decline in its citizen numbers with profound implications for its economy....

 2023-01-17 06:45 

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Flight data, voice recorders retrieved from Nepal crash site | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2023-01-17 06:40 

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Indonesia opens trial for 5 charged over soccer crush deaths | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...
 2023-01-17 03:19 

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Lisa’s Wanderings Around Japan/ Sawara, Chiba Prefecture : Take a glide through the past mapped by Tadataka | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

I got it wrong. It wasn't mosquito coils and a springtime fish--Katori () and Sawara, the names of the awesomely picturesque area in Chiba Prefecture....

 2023-01-17 03:00 

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Men’s company distributes free sanitary pads around Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Two men have started a business centered on an issue that they previously knew nothing about....

 2023-01-17 02:00 

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Solitary death of actress Shimada underscores disturbing trend | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The death of actress Yoko Shimada in July last year stunned the nation but not necessarily because she was such a big name....

 2023-01-16 14:03 

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Winter fireworks draw in tourists to famed shrine in Hiroshima | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HATSUKAICHI, Hiroshima Prefecture--About 300 dazzling fireworks lit up the cold winter night near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Itsukushimajinja shrine here on Jan. 14....

 2023-01-16 13:58 

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Japan considers tax break review to slash number of vacant homes | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Abandoned homes, some so dilapidated that they pose a danger, are increasingly dotting Japan's landscape, and not just in rural areas....

 2023-01-16 13:57 

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Junior high girl passes 17 runners in setting record in national race | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KYOTO--With her team far behind, Sherry Drury took the "tasuki" sash in a national women's ekiden long-distance relay race here on Jan. 15 and ran like a sprinter, her arms swinging wide....

 2023-01-16 12:55 

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184 falling objects reported at rail facilities over 3 years | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Falling objects pose a danger at rail facilities in Japan with at least 184 reported cases during the three-year period until fiscal 2021, and at least two people injured in two of those instances....

 2023-01-16 12:40 

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South Korea president, in UAE, backs return to nuclear power | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Monday that his nation's efforts to be carbon neutral by 2050 would rely in part on returning to nuclear power, even though his predecessor had tried to move away from atomi...

 2023-01-16 12:39 

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Comic-politician of Reiwa party resigns from Upper House | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Comedian Suidobashi-Hakase, a member of the left-wing Reiwa Shinsengumi opposition party, resigned from the Upper House on Jan. 16 over mental health issues, party leader Taro Yamamoto said....

 2023-01-16 12:35 

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Cars collide on icy road in South Korea; 1 dead, dozens hurt | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--Nearly 50 vehicles collided on an icy highway near the South Korean capital Sunday night, killing one person and injuring dozens....

 2023-01-16 11:52 

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Neighbor rearrested over Christmas Day killings of three | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HANNO, Saitama Prefecture—Police rearrested an unemployed man in connection with the second of three family members who were killed at their home here on Christmas Day....

 2023-01-16 11:20 

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China releases distinguished activist, lawyer Tang Jitian | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Chinese authorities released prominent human rights activist Tang Jitian from detention after he had been held since December 2021, several supporters said....

 2023-01-16 11:05 

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Report: Myanmar arms industry growing after army takeover | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--Companies from at least 13 countries have helped Myanmar build up its capacity to produce weapons that are being used to commit atrocities following a 2021 military takeover, independent international experts have found....

 2023-01-16 10:16 

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New deadline: Toll-free expressways expected in 2115 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The infrastructure ministry plans to continue collecting expressway tolls for an additional 50 years to 2115 to secure sufficient funds to manage and repair aging routes....

 2023-01-16 08:35 

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In China, no easy way to get Pfizer’s COVID drug Paxlovid | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--When Li's 83-year-old father with diabetes started coughing and complaining of body aches last month, the Beijing resident became anxious about finding a treatment for COVID-19 in case his parent had caught the virus sweeping the city....

 2023-01-16 08:11 

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EDITORIAL: Belatedly, it’s time for Kishida to face the public over defense shift | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

During a meeting in Washington on Jan. 13, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida informed U.S. President Joe Biden that Japan had revised three key national security documents a month earlier....

 2023-01-16 07:00 

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Eisai files for approval of Alzheimer’s drug in Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co. Ltd. said on Monday it had submitted a marketing authorization application in Japan for its Alzheimer's drug lecanemab, which was recently granted accelerated approval in the United States....

 2023-01-16 06:58 

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VOX POPULI: Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ reflects typical memoir in internet age | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

I bought an electronic edition of "Spare," a memoir written by Prince Harry, who is 38 and the second son of Britain's King Charles. It was published on Jan. 10....

 2023-01-16 06:55 

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BOJ’s yield curve control in danger as policy backfires | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is under pressure to change its interest rate policy as soon as Wednesday, after the central bank's attempt to buy itself breathing room backfired, emboldening bond investors to test its resolve....

 2023-01-16 06:55 

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Rounding off Africa tour, China’s top diplomat visits Egypt | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

CAIRO--China's chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent....

 2023-01-16 06:55 

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Taiwan VP new ruling party boss, setting stage for presidential run | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--Taiwan Vice President William Lai was elected as the new chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday, setting the stage for him to run in presidential elections early next year....

 2023-01-16 04:10 

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South Korean president travels to UAE, seeks arms sales | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol received an honor guard welcome Sunday on a trip to the United Arab Emirates as he hopes to expand his country's military sales here....

 2023-01-16 04:10 

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68 dead, 4 missing after plane crashes in Nepal resort town | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

POKHARA, Nepal--A plane making a 27-minute flight to a Nepal tourist town crashed into a gorge Sunday while attempting to land at a newly opened airport, killing at least 68 of the 72 people aboard. At least one witness reported hearing cries for help fro...

 2023-01-16 04:05 

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RUGBY/ Wallabies coach Rennie sacked, Jones takes over | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SYDNEY--Australia coach Dave Rennie was sacked on Monday with former England boss Eddie Jones returning to the job he held from 2001 to 2005 after being handed a deal to take him through the 2027 World Cup on home soil....

 2023-01-16 01:30 

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By-catch fish gain popularity among diners, researchers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Regulars of a sushi restaurant at a university research institute in Chiba Prefecture may be familiar with the "neta" (toppings) on the rice, but newcomers could be left scratching their heads....

 2023-01-16 01:30 

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Dinosaur, baseball park among designs for snow festival | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SAPPORO--Designs for large-scale sculptures that will feature at the Sapporo Snow Festival to be held Feb. 4-11 include a plant-eating dinosaur and a mockup of the new home turf of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters baseball team....

 2023-01-15 13:28 

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Makeup tests OK after early end called to varsity entrance exams | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Standardized university admission exams across Japan kicked off largely without a hitch Jan. 14, but there were instances of examiners calling an end slightly early, which means applicants can take makeup tests later this month....

 2023-01-15 13:20 

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At least 40 killed in Nepal’s worst air crash in nearly five years | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KATHMANDU--At least 40 people were killed on Sunday when a domestic flight crashed in Pokhara in Nepal, an aviation authority official said, in the small Himalayan country's worst crash in nearly five years....

 2023-01-15 13:19 

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YMO maestro Yukihiro Takahashi dies at the age of 70 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Yukihiro Takahashi, the drummer and lead vocalist of the electronically innovative Yellow Magic Orchestra, has died at the age of 70, sources said....

 2023-01-15 13:07 

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Kishida: Next G-7 summit set for Hiroshima will be like no other | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--Holding the next Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima offers a historic opportunity to shine world attention on the horrors of nuclear warfare and global calls for nuclear disarmament, visiting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said....

 2023-01-15 11:20 

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Iran hangs Iranian-British ex-defense official for spy claim | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--Iran said Saturday it executed a former high-ranking defense ministry official and dual Iranian-British national, despite international warnings not to carry out the death sentence. The execution further escalated tensions wit...

 2023-01-15 07:20 

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Bolsonaro’s former justice minister arrested in Brazil capital | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BRASILIA--Brazil';s former Justice Minister Anderson Torres, who was in charge of public security in Brasilia during the invasion of government buildings a week ago, was arrested here Saturday on suspicion of "omission" and "connivance."...

 2023-01-15 07:00 

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More classified documents found at Biden’s home by lawyers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--Lawyers for President Joe Biden found more classified documents at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, than previously known, the White House acknowledged Saturday....

 2023-01-15 06:40 

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Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riot | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

RIO DE JANEIRO--A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Friday authorized adding former President Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan. 8 riot in the nation's capital, as part of a broader crackdown to hold responsible parties to ...

 2023-01-15 06:35 

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China reports huge rise in COVID-related deaths | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China on Saturday said nearly 60,000 people with COVID-19 had died in hospitals since it abandoned its zero-COVID policy last month, a huge increase from previously reported figures that follows global criticism of the country's coronavirus d...

 2023-01-15 04:30 

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Wine cellar in Tokyo Station building for that special occasion | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

East Japan Railway Co. has just the ticket for that special occasion....

 2023-01-15 01:30 

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DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS: Pre-summit bilateral talks led to Beijing’s signing of NPT | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo and Beijing made arrangements behind the scenes in 1991 with an eye toward China signing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, according to newly released diplomatic documents....

 2023-01-14 13:16 

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Next big thing in Tokyo? Game that combines IT and swordplay | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The next big thing could be a game that combines information technology with "chanbara" sword fighting. It is slowly gaining attention, not just in Tokyo but across the country....

 2023-01-14 12:29 

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FIGURE SKATING/ WADA says Russia found 'no fault' in Valieva doping case | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MONTREAL--A Russian tribunal found figure skater Kamila Valieva bore "no fault or negligence" in a doping case that rocked last year's Winter Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday....

 2023-01-14 12:11 

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Man fleeing in stolen car fatally shot by police at traffic signal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

YAO, Osaka Prefecture--Two police officers giving chase to a man in a stolen car fatally shot the 41-year-old driver, Osaka prefectural police announced Jan. 14....

 2023-01-14 11:40 

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Air travel recovers in China amid COVID-19 infection worries | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SHANGHAI--People in China are resuming travel ahead of the Lunar New Year, despite worries about infections after Beijing dropped COVID-19 curbs last month, with air passenger volumes recovering to 63% of 2019 levels since the annual travel season began....

 2023-01-14 11:27 

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Hong Kong DJ who broadcast for six decades dies at 98 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--Ray Cordeiro, who interviewed music acts including the Beatles during a six-decade career on Hong Kong radio that earned him the title of the world's longest-working disc jockey, has died, his former employer announced. He was 98....

 2023-01-14 11:04 

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Abe suspect says he fired at church facility to vent deep grievance | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NARA--The accused killer of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he fired gunshots at a Unification Church facility on the eve of the slaying out of a deep grudge against the religious organization and not Abe's political creed, according to investig...

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