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 2022-05-19 10:07 

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Japan trade deficit continues for 9th month in April...

Soaring energy prices weighed on Japan's trade balance in April. They pushed up the value of imports to help keep the balance in the red for the 9th month in a row....

 2022-05-19 10:05 

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Toyota resumes operations at subsidiary after disruption...

Toyota Motor says it has resumed operations at a subsidiary following a disruption to industrial water supplies in central Japan. The automaker was able to secure an alternative source of water....

 2022-05-19 10:03 

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US unlikely to extend Russian debt payment waiver...

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says it is unlikely Washington will extend a license that allows Russia to pay US bondholders.The move could force Moscow to default on its debt....

 2022-05-19 09:58 

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S.Korea to resume issuing tourist visas...

South Korea says it will resume issuing short-term travel visas for foreign tourists next month after suspensions due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-05-19 09:37 

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S.Korean media: North Korea injecting fuel into ICBM...

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says authorities of the country and the US have learned that North Korea is injecting fuel into an intercontinental ballistic missile....

 2022-05-19 09:35 

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S.Korean civic groups plan to send medical supplies to COVID-hit North Korea...

South Korean civic groups say they plan to provide North Korea with medical assistance worth about 10 million dollars to help the North cope with its coronavirus outbreak....

 2022-05-19 09:27 

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Taiwan 'not invited' to WHO annual meeting...

Taiwan has complained that it has not been invited to an in-person meeting of the World Health Organization....

 2022-05-19 08:43 

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Tokyo reports 4,172 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 4,172 new infections of the coronavirus in the capital on Thursday....

 2022-05-19 08:18 

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Japan Post to partially resume air deliveries to Ukraine...

Japan Post says it will partially resume airmail services to Ukraine for the first time in about three months....

 2022-05-19 08:15 

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Incoming president hopes Timor-Leste will join ASEAN in a year or two...

Timor-Leste's incoming president Jose Ramos-Horta has expressed eagerness for the country to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a year or two....

 2022-05-19 07:57 

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South Korea says North ready for 7th nuclear test...

South Korea's intelligence agency has told the country's lawmakers that North Korea is ready for its seventh nuclear test....

 2022-05-19 07:08 

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Tokyo Labor Bureau opens Ukrainian job-consultation desk for evacuees...

The Japanese labor ministry's Tokyo bureau has begun offering job consultation services in Ukrainian for evacuees from the nation to help them find work in Japan....

 2022-05-19 06:56 

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ASDF carries out anti-missile drill in Osaka...

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force has carried out a drill in the western city of Osaka for deploying ground-based PAC-3 interceptor missiles....

 2022-05-19 06:00 

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Pakistan's ousted PM Khan holds rallies calling for early general elections...

Pakistan's ousted former Prime Minister Imran Khan is holding massive rallies around the country and raising political tension with his call for early general elections....

 2022-05-19 05:45 

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Human Rights Watch reports execution, torture of civilians in Ukraine...

Human Rights Watch has reported cases of what it calls...

 2022-05-19 05:26 

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Turkey expresses concerns to US about Finland and Sweden joining NATO...

Turkey has asked the United States to urge NATO to address its security concerns about the group's candidate nations Finland and Sweden....

 2022-05-19 05:07 

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UN chief calls for action to tackle growing food crisis...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent action to resume exports of grains and other goods amid a global food crisis, which he says is likely linked with the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-05-19 04:37 

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Inflation slashes profits at US retailers...

Major US retailers have reported steep profit declines for the latest quarter as inflation at the highest level in decades increased costs....

 2022-05-19 03:53 

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CDC: Masks encouraged again in areas with high levels of COVID-19...

US health officials say coronavirus infections in some areas have reached levels where masking is encouraged....

 2022-05-19 02:56 

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Biden to announce launch of Indo-Pacific economic bloc in Tokyo...

The White House says US President Joe Biden will announce the launch of a new regional initiative, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, when he visits Japan next week....

 2022-05-19 02:50 

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China criticizes US over Taiwan...

China's top diplomat has reportedly criticized the United States over Taiwan, saying the US has reiterated its position of not supporting Taiwan's independence, but its recent actions and statements are quite different....

 2022-05-19 02:35 

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Toyota suspends operations at subsidiary due to water supply disruption...

Toyota Motor has suspended operations at one of its subsidiaries due to an industrial water supply disruption in central Japan. The company expects the measure to affect the production of about 600 vehicles....

 2022-05-19 01:35 

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N.Korea reports additional 260,000-plus cases of 'fever'...

North Korea has reported more than 260,000 suspected new cases of the coronavirus in a single day....

 2022-05-19 01:12 

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Mariupol mayor determined to recapture city...

Russia is poised to take full control of the port of Mariupol, but Ukraine says it is not giving up on the city. The mission to defend its final stronghold ended this week, leading the way for Kremlin's biggest victory so far....

 2022-05-19 00:39 

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US: N.Korea may conduct nuclear or missile test during Biden's visit to Asia...

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has indicated North Korea may conduct a long-range ballistic missile launch or a nuclear test around the time of President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan later this week....

 2022-05-18 23:44 

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Retailers drives Wall Street rout...

US retailers are facing higher costs, a shortage of workers, and kinks throughout the supply chain. On Wednesday, those pressures led to the worst day on Wall Street in nearly two years....

 2022-05-18 23:40 

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EU plans to quit Russian fossil fuels...

The invasion of Ukraine has prompted Europeans to reconsider their dependence on fossil fuels from Russia. On Wednesday, European Union leaders laid out a plan to end that reliance. It would cost 220 billion dollars....

 2022-05-18 23:34 

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Russian and Ukrainian leaders fight information war...

Russian and Ukrainian leaders are each recounting their own narratives about what's happening on the ground in Ukraine. And they're telling their own stories about those who are doing the fighting....

 2022-05-18 22:06 

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Fauci tells NHK booster needed for rise in infections in fall...

White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci says another booster shot will be needed against the coronavirus, predicting an increase in infections in the fall....

 2022-05-18 18:49 

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UN: At least 3,778 civilians killed in Russia's invasion of Ukraine...

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, says that as of Tuesday, at least 3,778 civilians had been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started on February 24....

 2022-05-18 18:48 

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Police arrest man who says he spent 46.3 million yen mistakenly sent to him...

Police in western Japan have arrested a 24-year-old man who has been refusing to return 46.3 million yen, or about 360,000 dollars, the town he lives in mistakenly sent him....

 2022-05-18 18:46 

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Japan to extend another 300 million dollars in loans to Ukraine...

The Japanese government has decided to grant Ukraine an additional 300-million-dollar loan to support the country, which continues to resist Russia's invasion....

 2022-05-18 18:45 

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Russia expels 85 diplomatic staff from France, Spain, Italy...

Russia's foreign ministry has announced the dismissal of 34 French diplomatic staff in Moscow....

 2022-05-18 13:19 

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Turkey's President Erdogan calls NATO bids by Finland and Sweden 'inconsistent'...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his objection to bids by Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization....

 2022-05-18 13:01 

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IAEA to continue asessing plan to release treated water from Fukushima Daiichi...

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says his organization will continue to assess Japan's plan to discharge diluted treated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea....

 2022-05-18 13:01 

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WMO: Global average sea level at record high in 2021, rising 10 cm over 30 years...

The World Meteorological Organization says the global average sea level reached a new record high in 2021, after rising more than 10 centimeters over the past 30 years....

 2022-05-18 12:13 

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NATO chief welcomes Swedish, Finnish membership...

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted other countries to think about their own national security, leading to a significant development for a couple of Russia's neighbors....

 2022-05-18 12:07 

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List of municipal consultation centers for Ukrainians...

The Japanese government decided on April 1 to let a foundation provide initial assistance to those who have fled Ukraine to resettle in Japan....

 2022-05-18 11:58 

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Heat wave hits India's wheat output, power supply...

Large parts of India are in the grip of a severe heat wave that is straining the power supply and disrupting production of wheat. India is the world's second-largest wheat producer....

 2022-05-18 11:48 

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Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate...

The Indonesian government has lifted its outdoor mask mandate, in line with similar moves in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia....

 2022-05-18 11:08 

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Japan plans to end self-isolation for visitors from low positive rate areas...

NHK has learned that Japan's government plans to ease quarantine steps for people arriving in Japan, depending on positive rates for the coronavirus....

 2022-05-18 11:06 

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Foreign visitors to Japan more than double after entry restrictions are eased...

The number of foreign visitors to Japan last month more than doubled from the previous month after the daily cap on arrivals was raised from 7,000 to 10,000....

 2022-05-18 10:18 

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Augmented reality helps reduce waste in clothing industry...

Japanese telecommunication provider KDDI says its new technology can help reduce waste in the clothing-retail industry while making shopping more convenient....

 2022-05-18 10:02 

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S.Korea: North does not respond to US offer of help after coronavirus outbreak...

A senior South Korean security official says North Korea has not responded to an offer of assistance from the United States in coping with an outbreak of the coronavirus....

 2022-05-18 09:54 

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N.Korean leader stresses supporting people as 'fever' cases surge...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is emphasizing a stance of supporting people as the country has confirmed more than 200,000 new so-called fever cases believed to have been caused by the coronavirus....

 2022-05-18 09:24 

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Finland, Sweden apply for NATO membership...

Finland and Sweden have officially applied for NATO membership....

 2022-05-18 09:12 

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Emperor plants rice seedlings at Imperial Palace paddy field...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has planted rice seedlings in a paddy field at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo....

 2022-05-18 08:48 

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Registry of Hiroshima atomic bomb victims aired out...

City officials in Hiroshima have aired out a registry of atomic bomb victims that has been kept in a cenotaph, to prevent damage from dampness....

 2022-05-18 08:16 

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Tokyo reports 4,355 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 4,355 new infections of the coronavirus in the capital on Wednesday....

 2022-05-18 08:01 

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Yoon: Spirit of 1980 pro-democracy uprising is basis of S.Korean unity...

South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, spoke on Wednesday at a ceremony marking the 1980 pro-democracy uprising in Gwangju. He appealed for national unity in an area where the majority of voters support the liberal opposition party....

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