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 2021-11-22 14:23 

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Luxury watches stolen from Osaka shop...

Several watches have been stolen from a luxury brand shop in Osaka City, western Japan....

 2021-11-22 13:54 

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Halloween train attacker rearrested...

Police in Tokyo have rearrested a 25-year-old man for attempting to kill passengers on a moving train by splashing them with a flammable liquid....

 2021-11-22 13:43 

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Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain communication...

Senior foreign ministry officials of Japan and South Korea have agreed to maintain communication between foreign affairs authorities on both sides to restore healthy bilateral relations....

 2021-11-22 13:19 

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Myanmar absent from China-ASEAN summit...

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held an online summit on Monday without the presence of a representative from Myanmar....

 2021-11-22 13:02 

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Lots drawn for World Table Tennis Championships...

In table tennis, Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Ito Mima appears set to face her Chinese rival Sun Yingsha in the semifinals of a global competition should both players remain in good form....

 2021-11-22 12:45 

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Operator will restart Ikata reactor next month...

The operator of the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan says it will restart one of the reactors next month, saying it has gained the understanding of the local government authorities involved....

 2021-11-22 12:33 

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Rough weather may continue until Wednesday morning...

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning that heavy rain and strong winds may continue until Wednesday morning in some parts of northern and eastern Japan....

 2021-11-22 12:30 

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Pumice may drift to Izu Islands into next month...

A study shows Pumice stones are likely to continue to wash ashore in Japan into next month....

 2021-11-22 12:29 

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Xi: China upgrading ties with ASEAN...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced an upgrade in Beijing's relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN....

 2021-11-22 10:06 

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Special jeans brand unveiled for happy couples...

A jeans maker in the western Japanese prefecture of Okayama and a wedding consulting company have jointly developed a jeans brand as a new style of wedding attire. Okayama Prefecture is known as one of the biggest producers of denim jeans in the nation....

 2021-11-22 09:49 

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Govt. extends emergency financial aid to next year...

Japan's government has extended the deadlines for emergency financial support into next year for people with reduced income or unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-22 09:14 

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Australia to reopen border to vaccinated visitors...

The Australian government says visa holders who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus can enter the country without needing to apply for a travel exemption, starting on December 1....

 2021-11-22 08:16 

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Japanese apparel firms halt use of Xinjiang cotton...

Two major Japanese apparel companies have decided to stop using cotton from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region due to allegations of forced labor there....

 2021-11-22 07:19 

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Commercial trucks getting electrified in Japan...

Commercial truck makers in Japan are accelerating efforts to meet growing demand for fully electric models as delivery firms look to reduce their carbon footprints....

 2021-11-22 05:55 

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Season's first Pacific saury haul remains low...

A fishing port in eastern Japan has landed the season's first haul of Pacific saury. But the amount of the first catch of the autumn delicacy was one of the smallest ever....

 2021-11-22 05:53 

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Chile to hold presidential runoff next month...

Chile will hold a presidential runoff next month between the leader of a rightist party and a leftist lawmaker as no candidates secured a majority in Sunday's election....

 2021-11-22 04:17 

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Workers' rights concerns ahead of Qatar World Cup...

Concerns are being voiced over the rights and welfare of migrant workers in Qatar as the one-year countdown to the World Cup soccer finals has begun. Human rights groups say many workers have died as a result of the harsh conditions at construction sites ...

 2021-11-22 03:46 

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Automobile kills, injures people at parade in US...

A vehicle plowed through a holiday parade in the mid-western US state of Wisconsin on Sunday. Local police say some people have been killed and more than 20 individuals have been injured. Children are reportedly among the victims....

 2021-11-22 03:40 

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Ohtani declines prestigious national honor...

Japan's top government spokesperson says Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei has declined an offer to be given the People's Honor Award....

 2021-11-22 03:19 

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Rough weather forecast across Japan...

Weather officials are warning of rough weather across Japan due to a rapidly growing low-pressure system accompanying a cold front in the Sea of Japan....

 2021-11-22 01:59 

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G7 foreign ministers and ASEAN to meet in UK...

The British government has announced that it will host a face-to-face meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries in December. It has also said that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be invited to attend for...

 2021-11-22 01:47 

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More EVs to hit Japanese market...

More domestic and international automakers are set to roll out fully electric cars in Japan amid a growing global push for EVs....

 2021-11-22 01:38 

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Pandemic still impeding wage hikes in Japan...

A Japanese labor ministry survey shows that the coronavirus pandemic continues to curb wage increases for workers in the worst-affected sectors....

 2021-11-22 01:36 

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Champs-Elysees switches on its Christmas lights...

The Champs-Elysees in Paris has turned on its Christmas lights....

 2021-11-22 00:13 

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Sudan military reinstates prime minister...

Sudan's military says it has reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following last month's coup and he now will form a new Cabinet....

 2021-11-21 22:54 

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Winter illuminations light up Sapporo...

Visitors and local residents in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo are enjoying nighttime winter illuminations in a park, along streets and in two popular squares....

 2021-11-21 21:21 

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IOC chief holds video call with Peng Shuai...

The International Olympic Committee says its president, Thomas Bach, has held a video call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai....

 2021-11-21 20:24 

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Keio train attacker sprayed oil onto passengers...

Sources close to a police investigation into last month's attack by a knife-wielding man on a Tokyo train say the assailant sprayed lighter fluid on some passengers before igniting a fire on the train....

 2021-11-21 20:23 

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NYT: China's fitness to host Games questionable...

The online edition of the New York Times has run an editorial about the Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. Peng has reportedly not been seen in public since she made a sexual assault allegation against former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli....

 2021-11-21 20:22 

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Report: Firms see improved 6-month net profits...

Many leading Japanese companies have posted higher net profits in the six-month period through September. This comes as coronavirus vaccine rollouts have progressed, helping to normalize economic activities globally....

 2021-11-21 15:46 

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Foreign would-be caregivers being trained in Japan...

A growing number of foreigners hoping to work as caregivers in Japan have been receiving training in the country after an easing of anti-coronavirus entry restrictions....

 2021-11-21 13:46 

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Oscar-winning costume designer Wada Emi dies...

The Japanese costume designer Wada Emi has died. She was 84 years old....

 2021-11-21 12:26 

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China downgrades ties with Lithuania over Taiwan...

China says it has decided to downgrade its ties with Lithuania after the Baltic nation allowed Taiwan to open a representative office under its own name....

 2021-11-21 10:29 

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Chinese media personnel upload Peng Shuai videos...

Videos purportedly showing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai have been uploaded on social media accounts of people working for a state-backed media outlet....

 2021-11-21 09:17 

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Tokyo reports 20 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 20 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Sunday....

 2021-11-21 09:08 

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Swans arrive from Russia to winter in Hokkaido...

A flock of swans has arrived from Russia at a river in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to spend the winter....

 2021-11-21 08:19 

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Biden turns 79, record for oldest US president...

US President Joe Biden turned 79 on Saturday, extending his record as the oldest person to hold the post....

 2021-11-21 07:06 

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Earthquake drill held on Tokyo expressway...

Emergency authorities in Tokyo have conducted a joint drill on expressways and highways based on the scenario of a major earthquake occurring beneath the capital....

 2021-11-21 04:39 

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Anti-govt. rally in Paris protests rising prices...

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in the French capital to protest government policies, including measures against soaring gasoline prices....

 2021-11-21 03:13 

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N.Korea rejects UN resolution on human rights...

North Korea has reacted sharply to a resolution by a United Nations committee condemning human rights violations in the country....

 2021-11-21 01:33 

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Japan's Kagiyama tops in figure skating in France...

Japanese figure skater Kagiyama Yuma has won his second Grand Prix series gold this season....

 2021-11-20 20:06 

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Floods in southern India kill at least 17 people...

Continued heavy rain has caused another round of large-scale flooding in southern India, leaving at least 17 people dead and tens of others missing....

 2021-11-20 17:08 

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Japan considering releasing oil reserves to market...

NHK has learned that the Japanese government is considering releasing oil from the country's reserves to help curb a crude oil price hike in response to the request of the United States....

 2021-11-20 16:21 

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Russia reports record daily coronavirus deaths...

Russia has reported a record daily high of coronavirus deaths for two straight days amid the continued spread of the virus in the country. Hospitals in some regions are under acute strain....

 2021-11-20 11:24 

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Chinese media: Tennis player Peng will appear soon...

The editor-in-chief of a newspaper affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party says tennis player Peng Shuai will reappear in public soon, amid mounting questions over her apparent disappearance....

 2021-11-20 11:10 

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Vietnam reopens resort island to foreign tourists...

Vietnam has reopened the southern resort island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-20 09:13 

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Tokyo reports 16 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 16 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Saturday....

 2021-11-20 09:09 

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Barriers set up to keep pumice from Miyake ports...

Workers have set up barriers at the entrances of five ports on Miyake Island south of Tokyo to prevent drifting pumice stones from entering....

 2021-11-20 07:16 

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Pumice stones wash ashore on Tokyo's Miyake Island...

Racks of pumice stones from an underwater volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean have washed ashore on Miyake Island, one of Tokyo's southern Izu islands....

 2021-11-20 05:01 

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Protests erupt in Netherlands over COVID rules...

Protests against a plan by the Netherlands government to introduce stringent anti-coronavirus regulations have spilled over into violence, resulting in several injuries....

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