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 2018-01-16 13:25 

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Fire rips through 17th century Dutch colonial building in Jakarta:The Asahi Shimbun...

JAKARTA--A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum...

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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Cartoon question on university exam sparks residency row:The Asahi Shimbun...

A question on the standardized university entrance exam has generated doubts on the Internet, prompt...

 2018-01-16 12:10 

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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya return in 2 years:The Asahi Shimbun...

DHAKA--Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within...

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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2 parties agree on opposition alliance, but members protest:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Democratic Party and Kibo no To (Hope) reached an agreement that could form the largest oppositi...

 2018-01-16 11:10 

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Store in Aichi sparks scare by selling banned ‘fugu’ liver:The Asahi Shimbun...

GAMAGORI, Aichi Prefecture--A supermarket here apologized for selling packages of pufferfish meat co...

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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Japan forsaking paperwork for online record of moves, deaths:The Asahi Shimbun...

Changing one's address, a cumbersome affair in Japan, is set to get easier under a government plan t...

 2018-01-16 10:50 

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Rights lawyer’s license revoked after he criticized Xi Jinping:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping...

 2018-01-16 10:40 

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Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit k...

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Famed Ferris wheel in Osaka turns again after 10-year break:The Asahi Shimbun...

OSAKA--Lucky winners in a lottery rode on the Ebisu Tower here Jan. 15, the first time the Ferris wh...

 2018-01-16 09:45 

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Work progresses on U.S. base relocation amid heavy opposition:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture--Despite the strong opposition of Okinawan and local officials, land reclam...

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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Japan’s leading dictionary gets it wrong with ‘LGBT’ definition:The Asahi Shimbun...

The publisher of authoritative Japanese dictionary Kojien aimed to move with the times by adding "LG...

 2018-01-16 09:20 

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N. Korea using ships from other nations to get its hands on fuel:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--North Korea is still able to skirt U.N. sanctions by using ships registered in other nat...

 2018-01-16 09:05 

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EDITORIAL: Time to debate ways to allow spouses to choose surnames:The Asahi Shimbun...

A new lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of Japan's system to force married couples to use th...

 2018-01-16 08:50 

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Veteran U.S. diplomat to work for Reuters reporters release:The Asahi Shimbun...

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work towards securing the release...

 2018-01-16 08:35 

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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans:The Asahi Shimbun...

HONG KONG--David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

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VOX POPULI: Disaster shelters shouldn’t have to deprive anyone of their dignity:The Asahi Shimbun...

The high probability of a mega-earthquake striking off Hokkaido made headlines in late December.In J...

 2018-01-16 07:45 

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Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of volcano south of Manila:The Asahi Shimbun...

LEGAZPI, Philippines--Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday mornin...

 2018-01-16 07:00 

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Duterte gave the OK on China’s sea research, spokesman says:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scienti...

 2018-01-16 06:55 

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Meeting to stress importance of N. Korea sanctions, Canada says:The Asahi Shimbun...

VANCOUVER--A summit on curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure c...

 2018-01-16 04:20 

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Abe seeking to strengthen Western Balkan ties:The Asahi Shimbun...

BELGRADE, Serbia--Japan's prime minister says his country is seeking to strengthen relations with Se...

 2018-01-16 03:45 

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SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion:The Asahi Shimbun...

SoftBank Group Corp. said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business--a mov...

 2018-01-16 03:35 

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Mizuho FG picks brokerage head Sakai as CEO:The Asahi Shimbun...

Mizuho Financial Group Inc., which continues to struggle with diminishing profits amid persistently...

 2018-01-16 03:15 

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Russia: U.S. missile system in Japan could be used for attacks:The Asahi Shimbun...

MOSCOW--Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Monday that a U.S.-made Aegis missile-defen...

 2018-01-16 03:10 

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Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta tower hurts nearly 80:The Asahi Shimbun...

JAKARTA--A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nea...

 2018-01-16 03:00 

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Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: AD MUSEUM TOKYO--Add it up at a museum in Shiodome:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-01-16 02:45 

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N. Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member art...

 2018-01-16 02:10 

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Endangered sea turtles losing key guardian as NPO has to close:The Asahi Shimbun...

YAKUSHIMA, Kagoshima Prefecture--For endangered loggerhead sea turtles that lay their eggs on famed...

 2018-01-16 02:00 

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Self-repairing ceramic eyed for aircraft engines, Shinkansen:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japanese researchers say they have developed a ceramic material that self-repairs cracks in just a m...

 2018-01-16 02:00 

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Records show prejudice behind sterilization of disabled people:The Asahi Shimbun...

Doctors were unemotional, unsympathetic and often discriminatory in describing disabled and other in...

 2018-01-15 14:00 

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ICAN’s Fihn sees Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima:The Asahi Shimbun...

HIROSHIMA--Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner International Camp...

 2018-01-15 13:45 

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‘Nikkei-jin’ born during war racing time to gain citizenship:The Asahi Shimbun...

MABINI, Philippines--Melanio Austero Takumi survived the carnage of World War II, endured bullying i...

 2018-01-15 13:35 

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Court orders city to pay for giving away murder victim’s address:The Asahi Shimbun...

YOKOSUKA, Kanagawa Prefecture--The Zushi city government was ordered on Jan. 15 to pay 1.1 million y...

 2018-01-15 13:25 

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Nikko battles invasion of wild monkeys, deer with firecrackers:The Asahi Shimbun...

NIKKO, Tochigi Prefecture--Wild animals such as monkeys and deer are causing a headache in this fame...

 2018-01-15 13:15 

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Myanmar: 1st camp for returnee Rohingya will be ready next week:The Asahi Shimbun...

BANGKOK--Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Ba...

 2018-01-15 12:11 

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Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival:The Asahi Shimbun...
 2018-01-15 11:55 

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1st case in Japan of death from infected cat or dog confirmed:The Asahi Shimbun...

Health authorities are cautioning pet owners and others who come into contact with cats and dogs to...

 2018-01-15 11:45 

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Indonesia police: 12 injured in floor collapse at stock exchange:The Asahi Shimbun...

JAKARTA--A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building colla...

 2018-01-15 11:25 

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Defense chief criticizes China over submarine near Senkakus:The Asahi Shimbun...

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera criticised China on Monday for sailing an advanced stealth nuclear...

 2018-01-15 11:10 

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Student killed in ski bus crash fondly recalled by friends at site:The Asahi Shimbun...

KARUIZAWA, Nagano Prefecture--Four passengers who were aboard a night ski bus that crashed two years...

 2018-01-15 10:55 

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China TV: Stricken tanker leaves 10-mile oil slick in East China Sea:The Asahi Shimbun...

TOKYO/BEIJING--The burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst...

 2018-01-15 10:25 

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China making new inroads in Indian Ocean with cheap subs:The Asahi Shimbun...

To the alarm of India, China is waging a submarine sales offensive at bargain prices to nations with...

 2018-01-15 09:35 

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Scientist: Global warming could erase all ‘juhyo’ ice monsters:The Asahi Shimbun...

YAMAGATA--The famed "juhyo" ice monsters that form on trees in the central part of the Tohoku region...

 2018-01-15 09:10 

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Philippines: Volcanic eruption possible ‘within weeks or days’:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines' chief volcanologist warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption at Mo...

 2018-01-15 09:05 

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2 Koreas discuss Northern art troupe’s visit during Olympics:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Officials from the two Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea's plan to send...

 2018-01-15 08:30 

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EDITORIAL: Public records management must not be done haphazardly:The Asahi Shimbun...

Late last year, the Public Records and Archives Management Commission, a panel under the Cabinet Off...

 2018-01-15 08:25 

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VOX POPULI: Life experience helps us realize that youth is just a state of mind:The Asahi Shimbun...

When I hear the term "coming-of-age ceremony," I still think of Jan. 15.A revision to the national h...

 2018-01-15 07:40 

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Dollar index wallows at 3-year lows:The Asahi Shimbun...

The dollar wallowed at three-year lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, while the euro took...

 2018-01-15 07:30 

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End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed...

 2018-01-15 07:20 

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SOCCER/ Ange Postecoglou new head coach of Yokohama:The Asahi Shimbun...

YOKOHAMA--Former Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was introduced as head coach of the J.League's Yok...

 2018-01-15 07:10 

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China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure N. Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

VANCOUVER--Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North K...

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