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 2022-06-26 12:02 

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S.Korea: 3-way summit with Japan, US to be held on Wednesday...

Sources close to South Korea's presidential office say a three-way summit among Japan, the United States and South Korea will take place on June 29 on the sidelines of a NATO gathering in Spain....

 2022-06-26 11:32 

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G7 summit starts in Germany...

The leaders of the Group of Seven nations began a three-day summit in Germany on Sunday....

 2022-06-26 10:51 

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Blistering heat forecast to continue across Japan...

Blistering heat gripped wide areas of Japan on Sunday, with daytime highs topping 35 degrees Celsius in Tokyo and many other places in the Kanto region....

 2022-06-26 10:05 

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At least 5 injured in missile attack near central Kyiv...

Ukrainian authorities say at least five people were injured in a missile attack near central Kyiv on Sunday morning....

 2022-06-26 08:44 

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Taliban wants sanctions lifted, assets unfrozen so it can aid quake victims...

The Taliban's foreign ministry spokesperson has called for the lifting of sanctions on the Islamist group as well as the release of Afghanistan's frozen overseas assets, so it can support victims of an earthquake that hit eastern part of the count...

 2022-06-26 08:43 

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Tokyo reports 2,004 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 2,004 new coronavirus cases in the capital on Sunday....

 2022-06-26 07:38 

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Cambodia's ruling party sweeps local polls...

Cambodia's ruling party has scored a landslide victory in the commune council elections that were held on June 5....

 2022-06-26 04:40 

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Ukraine vows to retake cities lost to Russia after withdrawal from Severodonetsk...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to win back all the cities that Russian forces have taken, after the key eastern city of Severodonetsk was occupied....

 2022-06-26 03:45 

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First Japanese-American US Cabinet member Mineta remembered...

Friends, family members and others who were touched by the life of Japanese-American politician Norman Mineta have gathered in Los Angeles to remember him....

 2022-06-26 01:32 

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Zelenskyy vows to win back all cities taken by Russia...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to win back all the cities in the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, including Severodonetsk, that have been taken by Russian forces....

 2022-06-26 00:40 

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US launches new mechanism to assist Pacific Island nations...

The United States says it has launched a new informal mechanism to support the Pacific Islands region along with four partners, including Japan....

 2022-06-25 22:39 

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WHO: Monkeypox outbreak not an international public health emergency...

The World Health Organization has concluded that the current international monkeypox outbreak does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as of now....

 2022-06-25 20:35 

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Eastern Japan continues to experience sweltering heat...

Intense heat continues to hit wide areas of Japan. Weather officials are urging caution against heatstroke....

 2022-06-25 20:28 

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Severodonetsk under full occupation by Russia...

The mayor of Severodonetsk in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk has admitted that the city is now under full occupation by Russia....

 2022-06-25 18:29 

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Biden signs gun safety bill into law...

US President Joe Biden has signed a package of gun safety measures into law. Local media report that it represents the most significant gun control federal legislation in 28 years....

 2022-06-25 17:50 

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G7 leaders likely to discuss Russia's invasion, support for Ukraine...

Leaders from the Group of Seven countries will meet in Germany on Sunday, likely to discuss how to reinforce pressure on Russia and ways to support Ukraine....

 2022-06-25 15:31 

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EU: US-Iran indirect talks on 2015 deal to resume in coming days...

The EU's foreign policy chief says the United States and Iran will resume, in the coming days, their indirect talks aimed at salvaging a 2015 agreement on restricting Tehran's nuclear activities....

 2022-06-25 13:27 

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Russian forces aiming to take full control of Ukraine's Luhansk...

Russian forces are stepping up their offensive in eastern Ukraine to take full control of the Luhansk region....

 2022-06-25 13:22 

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Temperature tops 40 degrees in Gunma Prefecture...

Temperatures soared across Japan on Saturday, with Isesaki City in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, logging 40.2 degrees Celsius....

 2022-06-25 10:47 

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Japanese youth learn Russian ballet...

A Japanese dancer who left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine is teaching ballet to young Japanese in Tokyo....

 2022-06-25 08:59 

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Tokyo reports 2,160 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 2,160 new coronavirus cases in the capital on Saturday....

 2022-06-25 08:54 

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IMF lowers US economic growth forecast...

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for economic growth in the US this year to 2.9 percent....

 2022-06-25 08:08 

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Xi to attend ceremony for 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return...

China's state-run news agency said President Xi Jinping will attend a ceremony next Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China....

 2022-06-25 03:31 

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Baby deer born at Kashima Shrine delight visitors...

Baby deer are drawing visitors to Kashima Shrine in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo....

 2022-06-25 02:38 

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IOC aims to close gender gap at 2026 Winter Games...

The International Olympic Committee says it will add a range of new events to the 2026 Winter Olympic Games in Milan and Cortina, Italy, with the aim of achieving a greater gender balance among participants....

 2022-06-25 01:47 

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N.Korea stages anti-US rallies ahead of Korean War anniversary...

People in North Korea staged a series of anti-US rallies in the lead-up to Saturday, which marks 72 years since the start of the Korean War. It is the first time in five years that the North has reported that such rallies have taken place....

 2022-06-25 01:41 

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EU to draft emergency plan to curb gas demand...

The European Commission will draw up a common plan by next month to curb gas demand across the bloc as Russia tightens natural gas supplies....

 2022-06-24 23:55 

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China to invest extra 1 billion dollars to support developing nations...

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will invest an additional one billion dollars into a fund to support developing countries....

 2022-06-24 23:20 

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Ukraine poised to launch counteroffensive using Western arms...

Russian troops are close to seizing the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, but Ukrainian forces appear poised to launch a counteroffensive using weapons provided by the West....

 2022-06-24 23:19 

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US lawmakers pass gun control bill...

Gun-control advocates in the US have been demanding action following mass shootings last month in New York and Texas. Now, lawmakers have approved a bill that aims to tackle the violence....

 2022-06-24 22:37 

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US top court overturns abortion rights ruling...

The US Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a woman's constitutional right....

 2022-06-24 20:52 

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Damaged roads hinder rescue work in quake-hit Afghanistan...

The search for survivors in eastern Afghanistan following Wednesday's deadly earthquake is being severely impacted by damage to infrastructure....

 2022-06-24 16:32 

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G7 foreign ministers blame Russia for global food crisis...

The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven nations have agreed that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is causing a global food crisis....

 2022-06-24 15:31 

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US Supreme Court overturns abortion rights ruling...

The US Supreme Court has overturned a 1973 landmark ruling that recognized a woman's constitutional right to an abortion....

 2022-06-24 13:40 

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Taiwan confirms first monkeypox case...

Taiwan's health authority says it confirmed its first case of monkeypox on Friday....

 2022-06-24 13:18 

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Large amounts of peaches, other crops stolen in Yamanashi Prefecture...

Police in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, have been calling on residents for information after frequent thefts of peaches and other crops from farms have been occurring since the start of this month....

 2022-06-24 13:08 

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Switzerland to host International Physics Olympiad in July...

Switzerland is to host alternative contest in place of the International Physics Olympiad, which was called off this year due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-06-24 12:54 

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Japan recognizes a record number of work-related mental health cases...

Japan's health ministry says in the last fiscal year that ended in March, a record 629 cases of depression and other mental health issues were recognized as work-related and eligible for compensation....

 2022-06-24 12:48 

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Luhansk Gov: troops to withdraw from Severodonetsk...

Troops in Severodonetsk have been engaged, for weeks, in some of the fiercest fighting in Ukraine....

 2022-06-24 12:30 

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Japan, US officials hold 'Extended Deterrence Dialogue'...

Japanese and US officials have reaffirmed the importance of US extended deterrence capabilities to safeguard Japan, including nuclear and conventional weapons....

 2022-06-24 12:04 

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Tokyo court nullifies welfare benefits cut...

The Tokyo District Court has overturned the central government's decision to lower welfare benefits. This is the third case in the country in which a court has annulled the government's move....

 2022-06-24 11:31 

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Xi, Putin criticize West, call for BRICS unity...

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have criticized the West for increasing pressure on Russia over the Ukraine conflict. They called for unity among a five-nation bloc known as BRICS at its online summit....

 2022-06-24 11:28 

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Japan's top court orders Twitter to delete tweets on arrest record...

Japan's Supreme Court has ordered social media giant Twitter to delete tweets showing a man's arrest record....

 2022-06-24 10:17 

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Luhansk governor: Ukrainian troops will withdraw from Severodonetsk...

The governor of Luhansk says Ukrainian forces will have to retreat from Severodonetsk....

 2022-06-24 10:12 

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TSMC opens chip R&D hub near Tokyo...

The world's largest contract chipmaker opened a research and development center in Tsukuba near Tokyo on Friday....

 2022-06-24 10:04 

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US Senate passes landmark gun control bill...

The US senate has passed a modest but landmark package of gun safety measures. The bill passed by a vote of 65 to 33.The bipartisan bill will now go to Democratic-Party controlled House of Representatives for approval....

 2022-06-24 09:51 

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US expert: Midterm elections may force Biden to focus on domestic issues...

A US expert says that as the November midterm elections approach, President Joe Biden's administration may shift its focus from Ukraine to domestic issues that are at the top of American people's minds....

 2022-06-24 09:38 

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Russian military critic: Ukraine conflict in stalemate...

Russian military critic and former military officer Valery Shiryaev says the fighting in Ukraine now appears to be in a stalemate, with neither side having a decisive advantage....

 2022-06-24 08:30 

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Lost USB with city residents' personal data found...

A city in western Japan says a lost USB memory stick containing personal data of more than 460,000 residents has been found by the person who had mislaid it....

 2022-06-24 07:43 

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Japan department store sales continue to rebound...

Sales at Japan's department stores continued to rebound in May, rising for the third consecutive month....

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