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 2018-06-25 03:40 

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SOCCER/ ‘Battle of the Cleaners’ also ends in draw on spectator stands:The Asahi Shimbun...

SAMARA, Russia--It was perhaps fitting that the World Cup match between Senegal and Japan--whose fan...

 2018-06-25 03:25 

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SOCCER/ Nishino stands by attacking philosophy with substitutions:The Asahi Shimbun...

YEKATERINBURG, Russia--Despite having to twice come from a goal down to secure a 2-2 draw against Se...

 2018-06-25 03:10 

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SOCCER/ No win, no problem: Japan fans keep faith for last 16:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japanese soccer fans did not get the win they wanted but took heart from their team's grit as the Sa...

 2018-06-25 02:40 

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SOCCER/ Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike:The Asahi Shimbun...

YEKATERINBURG, Russia--Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan a...

 2018-06-25 02:10 

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A tax on casino earnings? It may depend on where you’re from:The Asahi Shimbun...

Chinese and Indian gamblers may have to pay income tax on their winnings at casinos in Japan, while...

 2018-06-25 02:00 

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Sake brewer realizes unlikely American dream in Arizona:The Asahi Shimbun...

HOLBROOK, Ariz.--This small town with a large population of teetotaling Mormons is not the most obvi...

 2018-06-25 02:00 

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Local officials looking to put animal hoarders on tighter leash:The Asahi Shimbun...

UTSUNOMIYA--A foul odor emanated from a two-story shop-cum-residence about a 20-minute drive from JR...

 2018-06-25 02:00 

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Limited opening for Zen Room attic at Nara’s Gangoji temple:The Asahi Shimbun...

NARA--The government-designated national treasure attic in the Zen Room at Gangoji temple here, part...

 2018-06-24 13:55 

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Volunteers visit quake-damaged Osaka to offer their expertise:The Asahi Shimbun...

OSAKA--More than 500 volunteers visited areas in and around northern Osaka Prefecture on June 23 to...

 2018-06-24 13:40 

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Police collar former president of bankrupt kimono firm:The Asahi Shimbun...

YOKOHAMA--Police here arrested the former president of a kimono company on June 23 in connection wit...

 2018-06-24 12:35 

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Refugee children in Bangkok, Jakarta face trafficking risk:The Asahi Shimbun...

BANGKOK--A lack of legal protections is putting refugee children in Bangkok and Jakarta at heightene...

 2018-06-24 11:30 

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Malaysian political icon Anwar Ibrahim hospitalized:The Asahi Shimbun...

KUALA LUMPUR--Prominent Malaysian politican Anwar Ibrahim was taken to a hospital after complaining...

 2018-06-24 10:25 

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Noted conductor talks harmony between Israelis, Palestinians:The Asahi Shimbun...

BERLIN--Celebrated conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim has long sought out using music to encoura...

 2018-06-24 10:15 

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Kim Jong-pil helped improve ties between Japan, S. Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Former South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil, who died here on June 23, played major roles...

 2018-06-24 08:45 

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Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday ci...

 2018-06-24 08:30 

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US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL, South Korea--The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to...

 2018-06-24 08:15 

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Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL, South Korea--Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6 billion in one of...

 2018-06-24 08:00 

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FOCUS-Fox spirits and demons: China's tech giants splash out in cartoon arms race:The Asahi Shimbun...

HANGZHOU, China--Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent h...

 2018-06-24 03:00 

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ANIME NEWS: ‘Corner of the World’ gets first live-action TV drama series:The Asahi Shimbun...

A live-action TV drama series adaptation of Fumiyo Kono's manga "In This Corner of the World," which...

 2018-06-24 02:00 

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Kim Jong Un’s trip ignites boom in Chinese border cities:The Asahi Shimbun...

DANDONG, China--Kim Jong Un's visit to China in March has sparked such a real estate boom in two onc...

 2018-06-24 02:00 

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Remarkable tale of Tochinoshin’s long road to the dohyo ring:The Asahi Shimbun...

Sumo wrestler Tochinoshin became one of the most acclaimed sportsmen in Japan with his recent promot...

 2018-06-23 13:55 

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MMC’s new boss backs decision to keep scandal issue in-house:The Asahi Shimbun...

Mitsubishi Materials Corp.'s new president defended the company's decision not to disclose product q...

 2018-06-23 13:30 

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Onaga vents fury at base issue on anniversary of Okinawa battle:The Asahi Shimbun...

ITOMAN, Okinawa Prefecture--Governor Takeshi Onaga, alluding to the tide of detente emerging in East...

 2018-06-23 13:10 

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Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings:The Asahi Shimbun...

HONG KONG--Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. said on Saturday there is no time frame for a mainl...

 2018-06-23 11:50 

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Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debu...

 2018-06-23 11:40 

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Report: U.S. to send caskets to N. Korea to return war remains:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--South Korean media reported that the U.S. military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea t...

 2018-06-23 11:30 

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Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency whose political skills helped him also...

 2018-06-23 11:10 

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Mother of Dentsu ‘karoshi’ victim feels betrayed by Abe’s labor bills:The Asahi Shimbun...

A mother committed to changing Japanese corporate culture after her overworked daughter's death by s...

 2018-06-23 11:00 

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Rail fans assured Doctor Yellow will be around for a while yet:The Asahi Shimbun...

Train buffs can breathe a sigh of relief, for now.Doctor Yellow, the much-beloved Shinkansen test tr...

 2018-06-23 10:20 

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Okinawa pays tribute to huge toll in fierce 1945 ground battle:The Asahi Shimbun...

ITOMAN, Okinawa Prefecture--Okinawa on June 23 marked 73 years since the end of a fierce ground batt...

 2018-06-23 10:10 

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EDITORIAL: Okinawa’s day of mourning calls for reflection on past suffering:The Asahi Shimbun...

Okinawa on June 23 marks the 73rd anniversary of the end of one of the bloodiest clashes during Worl...

 2018-06-23 07:05 

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VOX POPULI: Memorial Day in Okinawa an event for all of Japan to share:The Asahi Shimbun...

Few things ruffle the feathers of actress Emi Tani, 53, whose stage career spans more than three dec...

 2018-06-23 06:50 

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SOCCER/ Confident Japan keen to flaunt attack against Senegal:The Asahi Shimbun...

YEKATERINBURG, Russia--Japan will look to further explore their attacking potential when they face S...

 2018-06-23 06:30 

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Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 195...

 2018-06-23 06:25 

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Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearization:The Asahi Shimbun...

MOSCOW--Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to...

 2018-06-23 06:20 

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Pentagon indefinitely suspends some more training exercises with S. Korea:The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange progr...

 2018-06-23 06:15 

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Trump declares N. Korea still poses 'extraordinary threat':The Asahi Shimbun...

WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an...

 2018-06-23 02:20 

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‘Golden Kamuy’ author doing his homework in depicting Ainu:The Asahi Shimbun...

Manga artist Satoru Noda has taken firsthand advice from Ainu people to heart in portraying the ethn...

 2018-06-23 02:10 

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Film explores lyrics’ meaning in last single of guitarist hide:The Asahi Shimbun...

A documentary film focusing on the last three months of the life of former X Japan member hide uses...

 2018-06-23 02:00 

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ANIME NEWS: Yokohama braces for fifth annual ‘Pikachu Outbreak’:The Asahi Shimbun...

An army of Pikachu will launch its fifth infiltration of Yokohama in August, but the invasion throug...

 2018-06-22 13:55 

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Danger of deadly wall known 3 years ago, city officials gave OK:The Asahi Shimbun...

TAKATSUKI, Osaka Prefecture--An elementary school principal revealed on June 21 she was warned in 20...

 2018-06-22 13:45 

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6 firms to use plan exempting ‘professionals’ from labor rules:The Asahi Shimbun...

Six major Japanese companies plan to introduce a new labor system for "highly skilled professionals,...

 2018-06-22 12:35 

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Chinese man held over smuggling of anti-sub warfare devices in U.S.:The Asahi Shimbun...

BOSTON--The head of a company that distributes marine-related products was arrested on Thursday on U...

 2018-06-22 12:25 

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Survey: Bullying common at nation’s top defense academy:The Asahi Shimbun...

Bullying junior students was a common practice at the National Defense Academy, with more than half...

 2018-06-22 12:10 

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Xi Thought: China’s push to be modern, socialist superpower:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--The political...

 2018-06-22 12:00 

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China universities seek to plant ‘Xi Thought’ in minds of students:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--Armed with interactive online courses, generous funding and new dedicated research institut...

 2018-06-22 11:45 

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Legoland Tokyo apologizes for denying entry to disabled people:The Asahi Shimbun...

The operator of Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo apologized for refusing to allow four hearing-impair...

 2018-06-22 11:25 

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Philippines plans to take drug war to schools with searches, testing:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte's ferocious drugs war to schoo...

 2018-06-22 11:10 

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‘Spinning top’ asteroid Ryugu gives JAXA camera a twirl:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released photos of "spinning top" asteroid Ryugu on Ju...

 2018-06-22 10:30 

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Tokai nuclear plant passes key test, resumption still in the cards:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture passed a major earthquake safety test on J...

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