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 2018-09-21 14:07 

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Trump abandons restraint, calling out top court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser in tweet...

U.S. President Donald Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name Friday, saying that if the alleged attack was ......

 2018-09-21 13:59 

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Abe to retain key ministers but replace member of opponent's faction in Cabinet reshuffle, official says...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely retain key ministers in an upcoming Cabinet reshuffle following his re-election as Liberal Democratic Party president, a senior government ......

 2018-09-21 13:57 

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Relegation-threatened Gamba earn vital points by beating S-Pulse...

Hwang Ui-jo was credited with one goal and caused another to pull Gamba, at least temporarily, out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 away ......

 2018-09-21 13:55 

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Bryce Hegarty's late penalties carry Black Rams past Eagles in Top League clash...

The Ricoh Black Rams picked up their third win of the Japan Rugby Top League season Friday night, beating the Canon Eagles 21-17 at Prince ......

 2018-09-21 13:37 

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Japan approves blood transfusions including platelets from iPS cells...

The government gave the green light Friday to a plan for blood transfusions including platelets created from artificially derived stem cells for patients with intractable ......

 2018-09-21 13:35 

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BayStars rookie Masaya Kyoyama delivers dynamic outing on mound against Dragons...

Rookie right-hander Masaya Kyoyama pitched 8-2/3 strong innings and Masayuki Kuwahara scored the go-ahead run on a second-inning home run in the Yokohama BayStars' 9-1 ......

 2018-09-21 13:10 

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China and Russia warn U.S. of consequences over sanctions...

Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face ......

 2018-09-21 13:01 

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Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage...

Cambodia granted a royal pardon on Friday to Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was sentenced last month to six years in prison on spying charges ......

 2018-09-21 12:55 

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'Absolute bombshell': EU court to hear case on halting Brexit...

A legal appeal to decide if Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union should be given consideration by the European Court ......

 2018-09-21 12:41 

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As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say...

Population growth, rapid urbanization and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts ......

 2018-09-21 12:39 

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Japan space probe drops hopping rovers toward Ryugu asteroid...

A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers toward an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the ......

 2018-09-21 12:16 

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51% oppose Abe's plan to submit constitutional revision plan to Diet: poll...

More than 50 percent of the public is opposed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to submit his party's proposal to revise the Constitution to ......

 2018-09-21 11:20 

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Progress, perhaps, in Pyongyang...

The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's ......

 2018-09-21 11:14 

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Why Japan's first submarine visit to Vietnam matters...

While the move may appear routine, its significance is unmistakable....

 2018-09-21 11:14 

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Clear strategy needed for inviting foreign labor...

Japan's gradual approach to welcoming unskilled labor from abroad helps ensure the maintenance of social harmony....

 2018-09-21 10:34 

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The sky's no limit for far-flung motorbike touring in Hokkaido...

Two humans, one motorcycle and seven days of travel on Hokkaido's open roads....

 2018-09-21 10:09 

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Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis...

Naomi Osaka booked her ticket to the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a straight-sets win against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday.Having ......

 2018-09-21 10:08 

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Sumo 101: Yokozuna...

Yokozuna is the highest rank in sumo.To date just 72 men have attained the status since it was first created in the late 1700s. Yokozuna ......

 2018-09-21 10:06 

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NPB hands Eagles' Japhet Amador a six-month doping ban after investigation...

NPB announced Friday it has finalized Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Japhet Amador's six month doping suspension after investigating the issue following his appeal.Amador, who ......

 2018-09-21 10:06 

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Billie Jean King, partner join Dodgers ownership group...

Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss have joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group.The Dodgers made the announcement Thursday. The tennis great said Dodgers ......

 2018-09-21 09:58 

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Hokkaido newspaper successfully tests newspaper delivery by drone...

A Hokkaido newspaper company tested delivery by drone on Friday to determine whether the unmanned aircraft can be relied on to bring news to the ......

 2018-09-21 09:50 

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Dollar closes at 112.70 after briefly topping 112.80 in Tokyo trading...

The dollar briefly topped 112.80 in Tokyo trading Friday, thanks to a recovery of risk appetite on the back of global stock market rallies.At 5 ......

 2018-09-21 09:43 

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Hakuho improves to 13-0...

Hakuho overpowered fellow yokozuna Kisenosato in a marquee showdown on Friday and remains undefeated after 13 straight days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.In their ......

 2018-09-21 09:41 

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LDP election exposes huge gap between Diet members, frustrated rank and file...

Despite a convincing win among Diet members, the prime minister barely beat rival Shigeru Ishiba in votes distributed to the party's regional members....

 2018-09-21 09:34 

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Tokyo stocks extend rally on global risk-on mood and weak yen...

Stocks extended their winning streak to a sixth session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, as buying sentiment grew stronger amid a global risk-on ......

 2018-09-21 09:22 

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Keio hospital ends fertility treatment due to shortage of sperm donors...

Keio University Hospital in Tokyo has stopped taking appointments for a certain type of fertility treatment due to a fall in the number of anonymous ......

 2018-09-21 09:17 

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Naohisa Takato defends under-60 kg title at world championships...

Naohisa Takato earned his second straight gold medal and Funa Tonaki picked up a silver to boost Japan into an early lead at the World ......

 2018-09-21 09:16 

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WADA reinstates Russia despite wave of protests...

The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of ......

 2018-09-21 09:15 

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Red Sox rout Yankees, clinch AL East crown for third straight year...

Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him.After ......

 2018-09-21 09:14 

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Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began its campaign with a ......

 2018-09-21 09:09 

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Tokyo to subsidize hotel discounts in Hokkaido to help tourism recover from quake...

To offset the damage to Hokkaido's tourism, the central government is planning to offer discounts to all travelers who visit the quake-hit prefecture.Prime Minister Shinzo ......

 2018-09-21 09:06 

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Kansai airport bounces back from typhoon but Kobe, Itami likely to help out anyway...

Less than three weeks after a devastating typhoon flooded its main runway and terminal building — and damaged the only bridge connecting it to the ......

 2018-09-21 08:56 

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To fight migrant smugglers, EU seeks closer North African ties...

EU leaders vowed Thursday to intensify talks with Egypt and other North African countries on how to curb flows of illegal migrants to Europe and ......

 2018-09-21 08:56 

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EU leaders reject May's Brexit plan in 'humiliation' for PM...

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday following a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders ......

 2018-09-21 08:55 

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University of Tokyo student goes the extra trillions of miles to study exoplanets...

A Ph.D. student at the University of Tokyo, has recently helped discover 44 planets outside of our solar system. Such planets — known as exoplanets ......

 2018-09-21 08:35 

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Baker Mayfield outduels Sam Darnold as Browns nab first win since 2016...

Just as in the NFL Draft, Sam Darnold finished behind Baker Mayfield.Darnold lost an unexpected duel with Mayfield on Thursday night as Cleveland's rookie quarterback ......

 2018-09-21 08:30 

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61...

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday at age 61 after ......

 2018-09-21 08:20 

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China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train and other giant projects...

Hong Kong's first bullet train will glide out of a sleek harbor-front railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of ......

 2018-09-21 08:20 

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Father-to-son inheritance of South Korea's biggest Presbyterian church sparks unholy row...

One of the world's largest Presbyterian churches has been engulfed by an unholy row after its pastor sought to pass the super-rich South Korean institution ......

 2018-09-21 08:04 

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Proliferation of marine parks in China fueling shadowy trade in cetaceans...

Eight beluga whales jump in unison out of a bright blue indoor pool, flipping their tail fins and spewing water as a packed audience cheers ......

 2018-09-21 07:44 

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Prosecutors get case on alleged copyright violation involving ripped karaoke video soundtrack...

The Metropolitan Police Department has handed to public prosecutors its case on a male karaoke video maker who allegedly violated copyright law by uploading the ......

 2018-09-21 07:33 

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Honda Vietnam sees 98% year-on-year increase in car sales in first eight months...

Honda Motor Co. is upbeat about its automobile sales in Vietnam after resuming imports that had been suspended following the country's introduction of nontariff barriers ......

 2018-09-21 07:17 

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OECD expects slightly weaker global growth in 2018 and 2019...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Thursday slightly lowered its projections for global economic growth this year and next, saying the expansion "may ......

 2018-09-21 07:13 

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Insurance body says settlements over June's Osaka earthquake have topped 86 billion...

Insurance payments to individuals affected by the powerful earthquake that hit northern Osaka Prefecture in June had reached 86.6 billion as of Sept. 12, the ......

 2018-09-21 06:51 

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Amazon sets December launch date in Japan for Echo Show display-speaker hybrid...

Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday it will sell its Echo Show display-speaker hybrid in Japan starting in December, with the aim of further cementing its position ......

 2018-09-21 06:44 

Japan Times

Debts stemming from reconstruction and recovery piling up in disaster-prone Japan...

Recovery and reconstruction efforts following major natural disasters take years and large sums of money to complete, and the magnitude 6.7 quake that rocked Hokkaido ......

 2018-09-21 06:44 

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Japan inflation ticks up but central bank's target still out of reach...

The nation's annual core consumer inflation ticked up slightly in August but remained distant from the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target, suggesting that monetary ......

 2018-09-21 05:54 

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At sea and in the air, China races to get products to U.S. before tariffs hit...

The race is on to get Chinese goods into the U.S. before President Donald Trump's tariffs bite.At sea and in the sky, the U.S. president's ......

 2018-09-21 05:04 

Japan Times

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead...

The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at ......

 2018-09-21 05:02 

Japan Times

Abe and Trump to hold summit on sidelines of U.N. General Assembly next week...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in New York on Wednesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday.The ......

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