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 2022-06-10 13:04 

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Yoon: Plans under way for Kishida talks at NATO summit | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

New South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol expressed his intention to meet with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the NATO summit scheduled for June 29 and 30....

 2022-06-10 12:00 

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Australia, New Zealand unite on China's Pacific threat | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

CANBERRA--Australia's prime minister said Friday after a meeting with his New Zealand counterpart that the two nations are in lockstep in their policies toward the Pacific islands, where China's influence is growing....

 2022-06-10 11:59 

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Tokyo ward estimates 1.3% of residents are ‘hikikomori’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

One in 76 people in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward are "hikikomori,"; or social recluses who do not go out for work or school and rarely interact with people outside their families, a survey showed....

 2022-06-10 11:55 

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Sample from asteroid dates to soon after birth of solar system | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The sample brought back to Earth by the Hayabusa 2 space probe is described as being very "fresh" because it originated relatively soon after the birth of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago....

 2022-06-10 10:20 

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Ohtani carries Angels past Boston, ending LA’s 14-game skid | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ANAHEIM, Calif.--Shohei Ohtani presented the game ball to Phil Nevin during the cathartic clubhouse celebrations after the Los Angeles Angels snapped their 14-game losing streak....

 2022-06-10 10:10 

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Chinese fighter jet crashes into homes, killing 1 on ground | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--A Chinese air force fighter jet crashed into houses during a training mission in central China, killing one person on the ground and injuring two others, state media said....

 2022-06-10 08:45 

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Shionogi says continuing Vietnam COVID projects after partner scandals | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's Shionogi & Co. Ltd. said its COVID-19 projects in Vietnam are still progressing, after fraud scandals enveloped its partner there and the health ministry....

 2022-06-10 08:45 

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U.S. approves $120 million sale to maintain Taiwanese warships | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--The United States has approved a possible $120 million sale of parts to help Taiwan maintain its warships, which the island's defense ministry said would help ensure combat readiness in the face of China's "frequent activities" nea...

 2022-06-10 08:45 

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Myanmar court gives go-ahead for Australian’s secrets trial | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--A court in Myanmar ruled Thursday that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian economist Sean Turnell and three other defendants to continue their trial on charges of violating the official sec...

 2022-06-10 08:35 

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Shanghai faces unexpected round of COVID testing for most residents | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SHANGHAI/BEIJING--China's commercial hub of Shanghai faces an unexpected round of mass COVID-19 testing for most residents this weekend - just 10 days after a city-wide lockdown was lifted - unsettling residents and raising concerns about the impact o...

 2022-06-10 08:25 

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U.S. official meets Marcos in Philippines in diplomatic push | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--A top State Department official met Thursday with Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila, part of an ongoing diplomatic outreach in the Asia-Pacific region by Washington to try and blunt growing Chinese influence....

 2022-06-10 08:25 

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French lawmakers pledge support for Taiwan on island visit | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

TAIPEI--A French parliamentary delegation pledged support for Taiwan during a meeting Thursday with the president of the self-governing island democracy that China claims as its own territory with no right to diplomatic recognition....

 2022-06-10 08:20 

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Flooding, landslides in China leave 17 dead, 4 missing | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--At least 17 people were killed and four are missing after flooding hit the central Chinese province of Hunan and a landslide buried parts of several villages in the southern Guangxi region, state media reported....

 2022-06-10 08:17 

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EDITORIAL: Government must start now to tackle plunging number of births | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's child population is contracting at a faster pace than predicted. The already low fertility rate dipped further last year while the number of babies born in this nation plunged....

 2022-06-10 07:11 

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VOX POPULI: Cheap Philippine bananas come at the expense of their producers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Manga artist Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015) came home one day, all smiles....

 2022-06-10 06:25 

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U.N. elects new council members including Japan, Switzerland | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--U.N. member nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on June 9 with no suspense or drama because all were unopposed--Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland....

 2022-06-10 05:35 

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Iran pulls UN nuke cameras in possible ‘fatal blow’ to deal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

VIENNA--Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites across the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, warning this could deal a "fatal blow" to the tattered nuclear deal as Tehran enriches uranium clo...

 2022-06-10 02:30 

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Disneyland to launch rebuilt Space Mountain ride in 2027 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

After four decades, Oriental Land Co. plans to close its popular Space Mountain attraction at Tokyo Disneyland in 2024 and replace it with a new version, which will open in 2027....

 2022-06-10 02:00 

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Ramen company makes dish free of gluten to sell in United States | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KOBE--Kenmin Foods Co. is selling a gluten-free, frozen package of rice-based ramen, along with soup and toppings to cater to those with wheat allergies and health-conscious people....

 2022-06-10 02:00 

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Okinawa ‘soba’ delicacy wins over tastebuds in Brazilian city | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil--It all started in 1965, when a couple from Okinawa Prefecture decided to offer this Brazilian city a specialty dish from their homeland....

 2022-06-09 13:56 

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BOJ counts on spending of 50 trillion yen in forced savings | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Hopes that households will pour tens of trillions of yen into the economy when the pandemic ends were likely behind the central bank chief's remark that Japanese have become "more tolerant" of rising prices....

 2022-06-09 13:55 

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Amid flat rates, Philippines asks Japan to raise price for bananas | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Philippine government asked Japanese retailers to raise banana prices to sustain the country's banana industry on June 8, saying that prices have stayed flat for many years despite rising production and logistics costs....

 2022-06-09 13:22 

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No-confidence motions against Kishida Cabinet, Hosoda defeated | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Lower House on June 9 overwhelmingly defeated no-confidence motions submitted by the opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan against both the Cabinet of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Lower House Speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda....

 2022-06-09 12:57 

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‘Luck’ in foster care facility often decides residents’ future prospects | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Diet on June 8 passed legislation to amend the Child Welfare Law and help those in the foster care system remain in it after turning 22 if they desire, rather than being forced out....

 2022-06-09 12:35 

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Sister of dead Sri Lankan tells court Japan must show respect | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NAGOYA--A sibling of a Sri Lankan woman who died while in detention for overstaying her visa urged immigration authorities to rethink their attitudes about people incarcerated for such relatively minor offenses during the first court hearing here in a dam...

 2022-06-09 12:11 

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2 arrested in connection with leaked questions of entrance exam | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Police in Tokyo arrested two Chinese men in connection with leaking questions during a university's entrance exam through social media, it was announced June 9....

 2022-06-09 12:07 

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Expert: Eased border rules raise risk of new strain entering | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The decrease in testing at Japan's ports of entry has naturally led to far fewer positive COVID-19 results, but some health experts warn that asymptomatic arrivals could be slipping through on a daily basis....

 2022-06-09 11:51 

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EDITORIAL: Averting a feared power crunch means putting steps in place now | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Fears are growing daily of power shortages this summer and coming winter. A dependable supply of electricity is vital for people's lives and economic activities....

 2022-06-09 11:35 

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Fire caused by suspected arson in South Korea kills at least 7 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building Thursday in South Korea's Daegu city, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others, local fire and police officials said....

 2022-06-09 11:09 

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Skylark to pay over 1.5 billion yen to short-changed workers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Skylark Group said it will pay part-time workers to the minute worked rather than rounding down the time to five-minute increments starting from July 1, in addition to compensating those short-changed in the past....

 2022-06-09 10:19 

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Panel calls for looser COVID-19 steps at hospitals and care facilities | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A panel of experts advising the health ministry on COVID-19 procedures recommended looser controls on medical and elderly care facilities to ease their daily workloads now that the worst of the crisis seems to be abating....

 2022-06-09 10:05 

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MLB/ Red Sox send Angels to team-record 14th straight defeat | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

ANAHEIM, Calif.--When the Los Angeles Angels set a new franchise record for futility, Nickelback provided the soundtrack....

 2022-06-09 09:55 

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VOX POPULI: Working solo at an eatery is like climbing a mountain alone | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Statistics point to the danger of climbing a mountain alone....

 2022-06-09 09:45 

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China’s trade rebounds in May as anti-virus curbs ease | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China's trade growth rebounded in May after anti-virus restrictions that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers began to ease....

 2022-06-09 09:42 

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Kuroda retracts ‘inappropriate’ remark about consumers | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The central bank chief backtracked on his contentious suggestion that Japanese households were becoming more accepting of rising consumer prices, saying his remark was "completely inappropriate."...

 2022-06-09 09:35 

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DMG Mori pulls out of Russia, 1st big manufacturer in Japan to do so | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Leading machine tool maker DMG Mori Co. has shut down its business operations in Russia, making it the first major Japanese manufacturer to do so following the invasion of Ukraine....

 2022-06-09 07:55 

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Boxing champ Inoue’s home burglarized during Donaire fight | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

While Japanese boxer Naoya Inoue was winning his title bout against Nonito Donaire, burglars were breaking into his home....

 2022-06-09 07:35 

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China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at U.N. | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

UNITED NATIONS--China and Russia defended their vetoes of a strongly backed U.S. resolution that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea, speaking at a first of its kind General Assembly meeting Wednesday....

 2022-06-09 07:35 

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Toyota supplier Toyoda Gosei asks employees to take leave as lockdown bites | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A major Toyota Motor Corp. supplier has asked employees to take a day off with reduced pay this month, a spokesperson for the supplier, Toyoda Gosei Co., said on Wednesday, reflecting the hit from the chip shortage and China lockdowns....

 2022-06-09 07:25 

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In shadow of Ukraine war, U.S. and China set to clash at Asian security meeting | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SINGAPORE--The United States and China are expected to use Asia's top security meeting this week to trade blows over everything from Taiwan's sovereignty to the war in Ukraine, although both sides have indicated a willingness to discuss managing d...

 2022-06-09 07:15 

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More bodies found in Mariupol as global food crisis looms | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BAKHMUT, Ukraine--Workers pulled scores of bodies from smashed buildings in an "endless caravan of death" inside the devastated city of Mariupol, authorities said Wednesday, while fears of a global food crisis escalated over Ukraine's inabilit...

 2022-06-09 07:10 

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North Korean ruling party meets amid expectation of nuclear test | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a political conference where he's expected to review state affairs, including a COVID-19 outbreak, and possibly address relations with Washington and Seoul amid his revived nuclear brinkmanship....

 2022-06-09 07:05 

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Thailand decriminalizes marijuana, but not the strong stuff | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--Marijuana cultivation and possession in Thailand was decriminalized Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick the legendary Thai Stick variety delivered....

 2022-06-09 02:30 

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360-DEGREE LIVES: 20,000 sardines at aquarium in Sendai a sight hard to beat | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

For sheer spectacle, the sight of about 20,000 silvery sardines swimming freely in a large fish tank at the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium in Sendai's Miyagino Ward is hard to beat....

 2022-06-09 02:10 

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Japanese whaler hopes to beat the odds with new mother ship | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's largest whaling company is banking on a new mother ship to pull the industry out of the doldrums....

 2022-06-09 02:00 

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TASTE OF LIFE/ Spaghetti with tomato sauce: A rich sauce with more oil and less onion leads to successful career | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Editor's note: In the Taste of Life series, cooking experts, chefs and others involved in the field of food introduce their special recipes intertwined with their paths in life....

 2022-06-08 13:58 

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New COVID-19 patients fall for 26th day in the capital | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo reported 1,935 new COVID-19 cases on June 8, down 480 from a week ago, marking the 26th straight day of a week-on-week decline....

 2022-06-08 13:49 

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21 years after school stabbings, students pledge to cherish life | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

IKEDA, Osaka Prefecture--Children at an elementary school here vowed on June 8 to continue cherishing the preciousness of people's lives on the 21st anniversary of a stabbing spree that killed eight students and injured 15 others, including teachers....

 2022-06-08 13:33 

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CDP submits no-confidence motion against Kishida Cabinet | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan submitted a no-confidence motion against the Kishida administration in the Lower House on June 8, but the move was expected to go nowhere....

 2022-06-08 13:31 

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Song Hae, iconic South Korean TV presenter, dies at 95 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--Song Hae, a South Korean TV presenter who was beloved for decades as the warm-humored emcee of a nationally televised singing contest, has died at the age of 95....

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