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 2021-11-14 09:00 

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SOCCER/ Australia looks to reignite WCup campaign against China | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--Australia is hoping to get its World Cup qualification campaign back on Tuesday in Sharjah with a win that would almost certainly end China's slim hopes of returning to the Middle East next November....

 2021-11-14 08:52 

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Mako, now plain Mrs. Komuro, quits Japan for New York | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Former Princess Mako, now formally Mrs. Komuro, and her husband Kei Komuro left Japan for New York on Nov. 14 to make a fresh start away from the glare of public opinion, much of it negative following a financial family tussle that at times had seemed to ...

 2021-11-14 06:50 

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Uno shines on home ice at NHK Trophy; Zhou places 2nd | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's Shoma Uno landed four quadruple jumps Nov. 13 to win the NHK Trophy and bolster his prospects for the figure skating event at the 2022 Beijing Olympics....

 2021-11-14 03:35 

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U.N. climate summit reaches carbon markets deal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GLASGOW, Scotland--Negotiators closed a deal setting rules for carbon markets at the United Nations COP26 climate talks on Saturday, potentially unlocking trillions of dollars for protecting forests, building renewable energy facilities and other projects...

 2021-11-14 03:35 

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Climate ‘loss and damage’ earns recognition but little action in COP26 deal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GLASGOW, Scotland--An agreement reached on Saturday night as the COP26 climate talks closed pushed concerns about growing...

 2021-11-14 02:30 

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Nomad worker takes his laptop on the road to enjoy a free life | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MORIOKA--Satoru Kubo is the epitome of...

 2021-11-14 02:00 

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Former rural golf courses now sites for sea of solar power panels | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Driving up a mountainous road in Kamigori, Hyogo Prefecture, the scent of forests wafted into the vehicle through an open window....

 2021-11-13 12:45 

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COVID-19 cases in Tokyo likely 4 times the official count | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A bombshell study based on COVID-19 antibody estimates found that the number of Tokyo residents infected with the novel coronavirus may be close to four times as high as the official figure given out by the metropolitan government....

 2021-11-13 12:25 

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Komuro finally settles money issue between mother, ex-fiance | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Kei Komuro seems to have finally resolved nagging "financial problems" between his mother and her former fiance that nearly derailed his marriage to Mako, the granddaughter of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko....

 2021-11-13 12:00 

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'Architects of desire': Can advertising agencies glamorise climate solutions? | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GLASGOW--As the world's...

 2021-11-13 11:35 

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Hong Kong authorities deny visa to Economist journalist | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HONG KONG--Hong Kong authorities declined to renew a visa for a foreign journalist working for The Economist without any explanation, the magazine said in a statement on Friday....

 2021-11-13 11:30 

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Tokyo suburb to grant voting rights to foreign residents | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Foreign residents of the western Tokyo suburban city of Musashino are to be granted the same rights as Japanese to vote in local policy matters under the terms of a proposed ordinance on referendums....

 2021-11-13 10:45 

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EDITORIAL: Teen science projects have potential to stun even the experts | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Science projects undertaken by Japanese teenagers on occasion lead to discoveries that amaze even professional researchers. There have been instances where experts described these students' achievements as "superb," "so magnificent as to m...

 2021-11-13 09:45 

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Alcohol ban to be lifted even under emergency curbs | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The government is set to allow bars and restaurants to freely serve alcohol even in areas that come under a new COVID-19 state of emergency as long as establishments have sufficient precautions in place to guard against infections....

 2021-11-13 09:30 

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Britney Spears got all to agree she needed to be freed | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

LOS ANGELES--There were no more of the heated arguments or dueling court filings of the past few months, no more tearful testimony or angry accusations....

 2021-11-13 08:45 

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Nobel winner Honjo wins huge settlement with drug giant | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

OSAKA--Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo's long-running dispute with Osaka-based Ono Pharmaceutical Co. for royalties following his discovery of the anti-cancer drug Opdivo has finally led to a settlement in which the pharmaceutical giant will pay him 5 bil...

 2021-11-13 08:10 

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Pacific leaders agree on vaccines but not on U.S. hosting APEC | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WELLINGTON--Pacific Rim leaders agreed to do all they can to improve access to coronavirus vaccines and reduce carbon emissions, but failed to reach agreement on whether the U.S. should host talks in two years' time....

 2021-11-13 07:35 

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Japan foreign minister says Blinken gave U.S. commitment to defend Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's new foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, said on Saturday U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured him in a phone call that the U.S. commitment to defending Japan, including southern islets claimed by China, was unwavering....

 2021-11-13 07:10 

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VOX POPULI: A hard road ahead for CDP if it is to be the LDP’s rival | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The nation's opposition parties joined forces to fight the Oct. 31 Lower House election. But they, rather than the ruling party, ended up being taught a lesson by voters....

 2021-11-13 05:25 

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Biden-Xi set virtual summit for Monday to discuss tensions | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.-China relationship since Biden took office earlier thi...

 2021-11-13 04:45 

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'Inconceivable' Australia would not join U.S. to defend Taiwan - Australian defence minister | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

MELBOURNE--It would be...

 2021-11-13 04:30 

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China, Saudi seek to block anti-fossil fuel language in UN climate deal –sources | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

GLASGOW-- China and Saudi Arabia are among a group of countries seeking to prevent the UN climate deal in Scotland from including language that opposes fossil fuel subsidies, according to two sources close to the negotiations....

 2021-11-13 04:00 

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U.S. will open talks with Japan on import steel, aluminum tariffs | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--The United States said on Friday it will open talks with Japan that could lead to an easing of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a longstanding irritant in trade relations between the two allies....

 2021-11-13 02:30 

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JR West testing first AI-assisted train for track inspections | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

HIGASHI-OSAKA, Osaka Prefecture—West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) is testing a new train that uses cameras and artificial intelligence to inspect utility poles, traffic lights and other railroad items while zipping along the tracks....

 2021-11-13 02:00 

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Skin packaging spreading, gives meat longer life, reduces food loss | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

One day in late October, fresh beef for steaks and other cuts on black trays were seen lined up in one corner of the meat department at the Funabori outlet of the Aeon Food Style supermarket chain in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward....

 2021-11-12 14:15 

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Toshiba plans to split into three firms, shareholder reaction in focus | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Japan's Toshiba Corp. outlined plans on Friday to break up into three independent companies by spinning off two core businesses - its energy and infrastructure business as well as its device and storage business....

 2021-11-12 14:00 

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Toyosu tuna auction to reopen prime viewing deck in December | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

After a one-year hiatus due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the tuna auction observation deck at the Toyasu Market in Tokyo's Koto Ward will reopen on Dec. 2....

 2021-11-12 13:55 

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Transport firms in GSDF drill to defend Japan fret over a real crisis | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Transport companies supporting the Ground Self-Defense Force in a drill simulating a military crisis such as an attack on Japan say they would be uneasy doing so in the event of an actual emergency....

 2021-11-12 13:45 

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Tokyo’s weekly average of virus cases tops 100% for 4th day | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Tokyo reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 12, down three from a week ago, according to metropolitan government officials....

 2021-11-12 13:40 

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With Edano out, CDP announces Nov. 30 election for new leader | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan accepted the resignation of Yukio Edano as party leader on Nov. 12 and will hold an election on Nov. 30 to pick his replacement....

 2021-11-12 13:30 

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Worker accused of sexual abuses at children’s group home | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

YOKOHAMA--A staff member at a group home for orphaned or abused children was indicted over allegations he sexually abused two underage girls in his care, investigative sources said....

 2021-11-12 12:50 

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Japan finalizes plan to counter ‘worst-case’ virus scenario | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The government finalized its countermeasures against a possibly more contagious novel coronavirus strain on Nov. 12, including securing hospital beds for an additional 10,000 COVID-19 patients and starting booster shots in December....

 2021-11-12 12:20 

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Second type of cancer treatment using iPS cells starts in Chiba | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A cancer patient undergoing a second type of treatment using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells has shown no adverse reactions to the immune cells injected into her body, researchers from Kyoto University and the National Cancer Center said....

 2021-11-12 12:10 

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Tokyo wards get flexible to give COVID-19 shots to the homeless | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

To immunize a segment of the population that has fallen through the cracks, support groups and local governments in Tokyo are working together to vaccinate homeless people against COVID-19....

 2021-11-12 12:05 

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Cambodian court orders early release of 5 activists | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

PHNOM PENH--A Cambodian appeals court on Friday ordered the early release of five activists, including a prominent labor leader who has been a longtime critic of the government....

 2021-11-12 12:05 

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China’s Communist Party hails President Xi as ‘helmsman’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China's Communist Party officials called President Xi Jinping a "helmsman" and "people's leader" on Friday, in a show of support for his continuing leadership....

 2021-11-12 10:45 

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EDITORIAL: China’s move to elevate Xi to cult status will only cause it harm | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Chinese Communist Party's move to rewrite its history to elevate the status of its leader and ensure that the public will embrace the official version of its past is the latest sign of China's increasingly inward-looking attitude....

 2021-11-12 10:30 

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U.S. not eager to join CPTPP deal, suggests U.S. trade chief | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Nov. 10 expressed no appetite for having the United States rejoin the trade deal now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)....

 2021-11-12 10:20 

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Myanmar court sentences U.S. journalist to 11 years in jail | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced detained U.S. journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty on several charges including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information....

 2021-11-12 09:30 

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VOX POPULI: Setouchi, who said authors can never retire, lives on in her writing | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Reading a novel brings the pleasure of meeting someone who lived in the past...

 2021-11-12 07:55 

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Chinese state newspaper blasts ‘worship of turnover’ after Alibaba’s Singles Day | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SHANGHAI--The focus of China's Singles' Day shopping festival should shift from a "traffic and sales war" to one of science and technology, a state-backed newspaper said on Friday, describing the "worship of turnover" as incompatib...

 2021-11-12 06:50 

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U.N. Security Council expresses concern over Myanmar crisis | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BANGKOK--The United Nations Security Council has issued a press statement expressing deep concern about ongoing violence in Myanmar, whose military-installed government is using lethal force against opponents....

 2021-11-12 06:45 

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Chinese shoppers spend $139 billion during Singles’ Day fest | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--Chinese shoppers spent $139.1 billion during this year's annual Singles' Day shopping extravaganza, breaking last year's record even though spending slowed during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-12 06:40 

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Sponsors asked to defend support for Beijing Winter Olympics | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Leading sponsors of the Beijing Winter Olympics should explain why they remain largely silent about alleged human rights abuses in China with the Games opening there in just under three months, Human Rights Watch said Friday....

 2021-11-12 06:40 

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China property financing tweaks fall short of investor expectations | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China will stand firm on policies to curb excess borrowing by property developers even as it makes financing tweaks to help home buyers and meet "reasonable" demand amid an industry liquidity crunch, say bankers and analysts....

 2021-11-12 06:25 

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Moderna applies for COVID-19 booster shot approval in Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Moderna Inc. applied for approval from Japan's health ministry on Wednesday to use their COVID-19 vaccines for booster shots, broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday....

 2021-11-12 03:00 

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Tokyo exhibition delves into the creative mind of Hideaki Anno | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

An exhibition in Tokyo traces the footsteps of anime and film director Hideaki Anno from his childhood to his current status as one of the most influential figures in the industry....

 2021-11-12 02:50 

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Chinese leaders issue official history to elevate Xi | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party on Thursday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to extend his rule next year, praising his role in the country's rise as an economic and strategic power and approving a political history that g...

 2021-11-12 02:30 

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Japan’s outspoken nun and author Jakucho Setouchi dies at 99 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Jakucho Setouchi, a Buddhist nun and one of Japan's best-known authors known for novels depicting passionate women and her translation of "The Tale of Genji," a 1,000-year-old classic, into modern language, has died. She was 99....

 2021-11-12 02:20 

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Scientists find special cell to generate fat in cultivated meat | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A research team has simultaneously engineered both muscle tissue and fat from sampled cattle cells, an achievement that could eventually bring higher quality cultured meat to dinner tables....

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