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 2021-04-19 10:00 

Japan Times

Women say it's time to focus on structural issues that perpetuate sexism in sports...

Female athletes call for reforms of outdated structures that hurt women's career prospects and present a challenge for young athletes unwilling to follow the footsteps ......

 2021-04-19 10:00 

Japan Times

Fears grow of spike in Tokyo COVID-19 variant cases...

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases believes that infections with the variant strains may make up 80% to 90% of all coronavirus cases in the ......

 2021-04-19 09:56 

China Post

Taiwan may stop receiving vaccines if import surpass need: CECC...

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () announced on Monday that If the quantity of arriving vaccines exceed the implementation plan, it will not be accepted....

 2021-04-19 09:51 

NHK

LDP lawmaker: Vaccinations may be complete in 2022...

A senior member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has suggested that vaccinating all of Japan's eligible population against COVID-19 may be accomplished early next year....

 2021-04-19 09:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

As the world struggles, luxury brands make a killing...

A number of luxury brands cleaned up in Korea last year, reporting dramatic jumps in profit despite the pandemic....

 2021-04-19 09:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Commission ordered reinvestigation of Cheonan sinking...

Documents made public by opposition party members on Sunday revealed that leading members of a presidential commission approved of the decision to investigate whether the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan was caused by the ship running aground....

 2021-04-19 09:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

E-commerce firms look to break into the fashion business...

Major e-commerce companies are rushing to acquire existing fashion platforms as they try to encourage more shoppers to look for clothes online....

 2021-04-19 09:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

Top prosecutor questioned as criminal suspect...

Lee Sung-yoon, head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, was questioned as a criminal suspect over an allegation that he stopped prosecutors from looking into an illegal travel ban against a scandal-plagued former vice minister in 2019....

 2021-04-19 09:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

Namyang's Sejong factory may be ordered shut after Bulgaris claim...

Sejong City is imposing two-month suspension on the operation of a Namyang Dairy Products factory following a claim that one of its product is effective in preventing Covid-19 infections, according to local media reports....

 2021-04-19 09:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

Big tax shock for investors in foreign stocks...

With capital gains tax reporting season nearing, in May, there are expected to be many more punters facing tax shocks as Koreans trading foreign stocks increased rapidly last year as liquidity flooded the market and stocks soared....

 2021-04-19 09:37 

Korea Joongang Daily

Covid drugs coming, but not Korea-made vaccines...

Three more Korea-made Covid-19 treatments are trying to get conditional use approval this year. Vaccines are a different story and companies' progress so far suggests Korea-developed jabs are unlikely to reach the market this year....

 2021-04-19 09:36 

RTHK News

Witness woes for prosecution at Tanya Chan trial...

The trial of former lawmaker Tanya Chan over an alleged social distancing violation began on Monday despite multiple problems with the prosecution witnesses, with one disappearing, another refusing to turn up and a third lying about her identity.Chan and ...

 2021-04-19 09:36 

Nikkei Asian Review

Thai tycoon makes $5.4bn buyout bid for nation's top mobile telco...

BANGKOK -- Gulf Energy Development, an up-and-coming Thai conglomerate known for its power generation business, on Monday proposed a buyout of InTouch...

 2021-04-19 09:36 

Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar 'shadow government' pressures junta ahead of ASEAN meeting...

BANGKOK/YANGON -- The formation by Myanmar's anti-coup movement of a...

 2021-04-19 09:36 

Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia's new COVID crisis clips growth prospects...

PHNOM PENH -- Festivities for the Khmer New Year have been subdued this year as Cambodia locked down its capital. While families are missing out on th...

 2021-04-19 09:36 

Nikkei Asian Review

Renesas says fire-hit chip plant to resume full production in May...

TOKYO -- Renesas Electronics expects to resume full production next month at a fire-damaged factory, the Japanese chipmaker said on Monday after...

 2021-04-19 09:33 

Japan Times

Tokyo eyeing new virus state of emergency as cases rise...

The daily count of new infections in the capital has risen some 20% from a week earlier, boosting concerns about the spread of highly contagious ......

 2021-04-19 09:30 

South China Morning Post

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Can Japan afford Suga's military spending promise to Biden?...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga agreed to upgrade Japan's military capabilities during discussions with US President Joe Biden in Washington on Friday, although analysts point out that Tokyo has already committed itself to a number of "big ...

 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the mili...

 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

| Japanese train station renamed 'Conan Station'...

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 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon. Se...

 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

Rain expected in all parts of Taiwan on April 24: CWB...

The CWB announced on Monday that rainfall is expected in all parts of Taiwan on April 24 as atmospheric moisture arrives from southern China....

 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

The Latest: EU to purchase 100 million more vaccine doses...

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The two companies said Monday that the 27-nation group's executive Co...

 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

Ever Rich staff join vaccination campaign against COVID-19...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) has recently expanded its vaccination campaign to include first-time responders and businesses readying themselves to address the needs of travelers from far and near. Ever Rich ...

 2021-04-19 09:26 

China Post

EU foreign ministers talk amid uproar over Ukraine, Navalny...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday were assessing the bloc's strategy toward Russia in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine's borders and amid the weakening health of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny...

 2021-04-19 09:17 

RTHK News

HSI posts modest gains on cautious optimism...

Local shares narrowed gains but managed a positive finish on Monday, with investors optimistic that the US economic recovery was on track as they kept......

 2021-04-19 09:02 

The Mainichi

News Navigator: Why are restrictions on foreign investment for broadcasters necessary? 2021/4/19...
 2021-04-19 09:02 

The Mainichi

Remote Alaska villages boast high vaccination rates...
 2021-04-19 09:02 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Doubts grow over Japanese ministry's soft response to Fuji TV's legal breach...
 2021-04-19 09:02 

The Mainichi

No seasonal flu outbreak in Japan as infections down to around 1/1000th of usual year...
 2021-04-19 09:02 

The Mainichi

Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions...
 2021-04-19 09:02 

The Mainichi

'Mad Max' prequel shot in Outback to be released in 2023...
 2021-04-19 09:01 

South China Morning Post

Taiwan 'in the process' of seeking long-range cruise missiles from US...

Taiwan is seeking to acquire long-range, air-launched cruise missiles from the United States, a defence official said on Monday, as the island bolsters its forces in the face of increasing pressure from Beijing.While Taiwan is developing its own long-rang...

 2021-04-19 09:00 

South China Morning Post

Statue in China of woman breastfeeding elderly mother-in-law removed after public outcry...

A statue of a woman breastfeeding her mother-in-law has been removed from a park in eastern China after a public backlash.The Yingpanshan Park in Huzhou, Zhejiang province told the Xi'an Business Times that after the controversy, authorities stepped i...

 2021-04-19 08:48 

Yonhap News

Female S. Korean diplomat stationed in Costa Rica dies in apparent suicide: ministry...

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- A female South Korean diplomat stationed at the country's......

 2021-04-19 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cryptocurrency volatility alarms gov't...

The government has decided to intensify its monitoring of the increasingly volatile cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin prices have dropped since hitting 80 million won ($71,600) on the local exchange last week....

 2021-04-19 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jeonbuk’s reign lives on as Bluewings start to rise...

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai FC held on to the first and second spots in the K league 1 table for another week....

 2021-04-19 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mercosur celebrates 30th anniversary, aims for win-win FTA with Korea...

One of the key agendas for the Southern Common Market, or Mercosur, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this year will be relaunching FTA negotiations with Korea that have been stalled as a result of the pandemic, said top envoys representing......

 2021-04-19 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul city forms team for welfare of single-person households...

Seoul city has put together a special team to focus on welfare and housing policies for single-person households starting Monday. "This was a campaign pledge of Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, to put together a task force team to focus on policies for......

 2021-04-19 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Expectations of strong Q1 reports boost Seoul stocks...

Stocks inched up Monday, extending their gaining streak to a sixth session on expectations of strong corporate earnings in the January-March season. The won fell against the dollar....

 2021-04-19 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blue House's pick for health czar is objected to...

President Moon Jae-in's pick to coordinate disease control and prevention from the Blue House is getting blowback....

 2021-04-19 08:40 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mayor's campaign promise leads to spike in real estate...

Prices of apartment in Seoul have risen sharply, especially in the Gangnam area, as people expect more permissions for redevelopment of apartment complexes after the election of a new mayor....

 2021-04-19 08:40 

Nikkei Asian Review

Toshiba end game sees salarymen fight back to preserve autonomy...

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.In the end, Toshiba CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani's bid to escape the encircling nets by taking the compa...

 2021-04-19 08:35 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Ruling party launches real estate committee...

(ATTN: ADDS finance minister's remarks in last 5 paras) SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) --......

 2021-04-19 08:35 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Fishermen stage maritime demonstrations to protest Japan's Fukushima decision...

(ATTN: UPDATES with maritime demonstrations in paras 1-9; Jeju governor's meeting wit......

 2021-04-19 08:28 

Central News Agency

Legislature passes Taiwan-Belize mutual legal assistance pact - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Taiwan's Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would serve as the basis for a bilateral treaty with Belize to allow mutual legal assistance on criminal matters....

 2021-04-19 08:26 

China Post

Asian shares rise amid cautious outlook for global economy...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose moderately Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark closed less than 0.1% higher at 29,685.37, in the first Tokyo market reaction to a weekend by Prime M...

 2021-04-19 08:26 

China Post

ABN AMRO pays multimillion fine in money laundering probe...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — ABN AMRO has agreed to pay 480 million euros ($574 million) as part of a settlement with prosecutors who accused the Dutch state-owned bank of "serious shortcomings" in tackling money laundering, prosecutors and...

 2021-04-19 08:26 

China Post

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country's interior minister said Monday...

 2021-04-19 08:26 

China Post

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by family members who rushed forward and dissolved into tears. Elation and relief marked the opening of a long-ant...

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