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 2021-11-18 22:36 

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Regulator set to issue improvement order to Mizuho...

Japan's financial regulator is arranging to issue another business improvement order to Mizuho Financial Group and its banking unit in response to a series of system failures earlier this year....

 2021-11-18 22:15 

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Three inmates captured in Kenya after jailbreak...

Kenyan police say they have captured three convicts who escaped from a prison in the capital Nairobi on Monday. The inmates include a man involved in a terrorist attack that killed nearly 150 people....

 2021-11-18 21:11 

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Regulator may hit Mizuho with improvement order...

Japan's financial regulator is arranging to issue another business improvement order to Mizuho Financial Group and its banking unit in response to a series of system failures earlier this year. Mizuho plans to consider whether the group's presiden...

 2021-11-18 18:02 

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Honda expects 3 plants to return to normal in Dec....

Honda Motor says it expects three of its plants in Japan to return to normal operations in early December following production cutbacks partly resulting from a global shortage of semiconductors....

 2021-11-18 18:00 

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Kishida, Joko confirm close cooperation on G20...

The leaders of Japan and Indonesia have confirmed they will continue to work closely together, as Jakarta prepares to hold the G20 presidency in 2022 and the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2023....

 2021-11-18 14:48 

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Japan to raise daily entry limit to 5,000...

Japan is set to raise the daily limit on international arrivals to 5,000 people from 3,500 currently, in its latest move to ease coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-11-18 13:06 

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Ohtani Shohei strongly favored for MLB AL MVP...

Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player Award winner for each league will be announced on Thursday.Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels is regarded a clear favorite to win the MVP Award in the American League....

 2021-11-18 12:49 

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China uses water cannon against Philippine boats...

The Philippines has condemned the actions of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, saying they threatened the special relationship between the two countries..The Philippine Foreign Ministry says the incident on Tuesday involved three Chinese coast guard...

 2021-11-18 12:40 

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Chinese tennis star's 'email' fuels concerns...

Concerns are growing further about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai after a Chinese state-run media outlet released an email that it says was written by herself....

 2021-11-18 12:28 

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USTR: US to launch framework in Indo-Pacific...

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the United States plans to launch an economic framework with its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region early next year....

 2021-11-18 11:18 

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NRA looking into fault risks at nuclear plant...

Japan's nuclear regulator is inspecting the Shika nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast to determine whether a fault beneath a reactor building is active....

 2021-11-18 10:33 

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Evergrande Group to sell whole stake in HengTen...

China's struggling Evergrande Group says it will sell its entire shareholding in its Internet services firm. The move is the property giant's latest effort to avoid defaulting on massive debts....

 2021-11-18 10:15 

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Thai lawmakers reject constitutional amendment...

Thailand's parliament has rejected a charter overhaul submitted by pro-democracy activists. It was the second time in about a year that the parliament, in which pro-military forces are dominant, has pushed back against rewriting the constitution....

 2021-11-18 10:12 

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UN concerned about ISIL threat in Afghanistan...

The United Nation's special representative for Afghanistan has warned that the Taliban's inability to stem the expansion of the Islamic State militant group is leading to a deterioration of security in the country....

 2021-11-18 09:16 

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Indonesia arrests cleric on terrorism suspicions...

Indonesia's counterterrorism police have arrested a member of a top Islamic council along with two associates. The police said the three are suspected of helping a group linked with Al-Qaeda fund terrorist activities....

 2021-11-18 08:54 

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Tokyo reports 20 new COVID cases on Thursday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 20 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Thursday....

 2021-11-18 08:01 

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Taiwan commissions upgraded F-16 squadron...

Taiwan has officially commissioned its first squadron of upgraded F-16 fighter jets in a ceremony attended by President Tsai Ing-wen....

 2021-11-18 07:56 

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Seminar on teaching Japanese to foreign children...

Volunteers supporting foreign children in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, have attended a seminar on teaching Japanese in Mito City....

 2021-11-18 07:47 

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Philippines condemns China maritime action...

The Philippines has condemned the actions of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, saying they threatened the special relationship between the two countries..The Philippine Foreign Ministry says the incident on Tuesday involved three Chinese coast guard...

 2021-11-18 07:11 

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Japanese researcher films frog croaking underwater...

A Japanese researcher has filmed a wrinkled frog croaking underwater in the northern city of Yamagata....

 2021-11-18 06:59 

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Japan to raise daily entry cap to 5,000...

Japan will raise the limit on the number of people entering the country to around 5,000 a day from the current 3,500, starting November 26....

 2021-11-18 06:53 

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Report: US asks nations to consider releasing oil...

A media report says US President Joe Biden's administration has asked Japan, China and other countries to consider releasing their crude oil reserves in a coordinated effort to lower global energy prices....

 2021-11-18 06:45 

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Japan, US, EU plan trade talks...

The trade ministers of Japan, the US and EU plan to hold talks in coming weeks, apparently to coordinate their response to practices by China....

 2021-11-18 06:41 

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EVs from startups draw attention at LA Auto Show...

One of the world's largest auto shows has opened in Los Angeles. Electric vehicles from startups are drawing attention as the industry shifts to sustainable mobility....

 2021-11-18 05:05 

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Japan: Joint news conference 'inappropriate'...

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu told reporters on Thursday that it is important for Japan, the United States and South Korea to maintain unity for regional peace and stability....

 2021-11-18 05:04 

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Japan, S.Korea skip joint news conference...

Japan, United States and South Korea have confirmed they are working closely together on global issues, including North Korea's nuclear and missile development. But a planned joint news conference was canceled due to a territorial dispute between Japa...

 2021-11-18 04:10 

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Biden visits GM electric vehicle plant...

US President Joe Biden has visited General Motors' first factory devoted entirely to the production of electric vehicles. The trip is part of the president's push to popularize EVs in the country....

 2021-11-18 04:05 

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Ohtani becomes brand ambassador for crypto firm...

Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has become a global brand ambassador for cryptocurrency exchange operator FTX....

 2021-11-18 03:50 

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Overseas anime sales surpass Japanese market...

Japan's animation industry contracted sharply last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, while overseas markets saw strong sales and exceeded the domestic market for the first time....

 2021-11-18 03:47 

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Pandemic creating long-term joblessness...

Japanese government data indicates that the coronavirus pandemic is creating more long-term unemployment....

 2021-11-18 02:56 

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Abalone fishing resumes in northeastern Japan...

Fishers in northeastern Japan have resumed catching abalone after a two-year pause due to a decline in hauls....

 2021-11-18 02:42 

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Kishida, Duterte to consider 'two-plus-two' talks...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have agreed to consider launching...

 2021-11-18 02:38 

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Starbucks Japan to test rental cups...

Starbucks Japan is introducing rental cups on a trial basis to some stores in a bid to reduce waste....

 2021-11-18 01:50 

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US report: Taiwan deterrence dangerously weakened...

A report by a US Congressional advisory panel calls for an urgent military buildup in the Indo-Pacific to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan....

 2021-11-18 00:47 

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ISIL claims responsibility for two blasts in Kabul...

Two explosions have hit the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding six others. The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks....

 2021-11-17 23:27 

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UN condemns N.Korea over human rights...

A United Nation committee has adopted a resolution on human rights in North Korea, for the 17th year in a row. On Wednesday, members condemned what they called...

 2021-11-17 23:26 

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Americans see surge as holidays approach...

Millions of Americans will gather with their families next week to celebrate the start of the holiday season, Thanksgiving. Public health officials worry they could see a spike in cases of coronavirus....

 2021-11-17 21:08 

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Casualties in Azerbaijan-Armenia battle...

The latest battle between Azerbaijan and Armenia has caused casualties on both sides....

 2021-11-17 21:06 

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IAEA: Iran still making highly enriched uranium...

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is continuing to produce highly enriched uranium, far beyond limits set under the 2015 nuclear deal....

 2021-11-17 17:24 

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US, China to ease restrictions on journalists...

The US and Chinese governments say they have agreed to ease visa restrictions on each other's journalists....

 2021-11-17 16:04 

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TEPCO simulates impact of treated water release...

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has released the results of a simulation that examined what impact treated water from the plant would have if it is released into the ocean. The operator says the results show the impact o...

 2021-11-17 13:27 

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Xi's power stressed in historical resolution...

The full text of a historical resolution disclosed by China's Communist Party on Tuesday is longer than the two resolutions in the past....

 2021-11-17 12:43 

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Japan gears up for vaccine booster shots...

Japanese officials are getting ready to begin third doses of coronavirus vaccines in two weeks as the number of new infections remains low....

 2021-11-17 12:12 

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Figure skater Hanyu to skip Grand Prix in Russia...

Japanese figure skating star Hanyu Yuzuru will not compete in the upcoming Grand Prix event in Russia due to a right ankle ligament injury....

 2021-11-17 12:11 

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Tennis players worried about Chinese star...

Leading pro tennis players have expressed concerns about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who is reported missing after alleging sexual assault by a former leader of the Chinese Communist Party....

 2021-11-17 11:34 

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Delhi indefinitely shuts schools as smog worsens...

Worsening air pollution in India's capital New Delhi has forced authorities there to indefinitely shut all schools....

 2021-11-17 10:30 

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China's historical resolution text disclosed...

China's Communist Party has disclosed the full text of its...

 2021-11-17 09:56 

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Modi lands on expressway with new aircraft...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the country's newest expressway....

 2021-11-17 09:52 

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Japan, US confirm they will discuss steel tariffs...

Japan and the United States have re-affirmed they will hold talks to resolve the issue of Washington's additional tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Japan....

 2021-11-17 09:51 

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ANA unveils integrated training facility...

Japanese aviation company ANA Holdings has shown the media its new training facility, which is one of the country's largest....

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