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 2020-02-20 13:40 

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Spread of COVID-19 casts shadow over Japan's shunt wage talks...

The widening outbreak of the new coronavirus originating in China has started to affect annual shunt wage negotiations.Tougher wage talks are expected this year, with ......

 2020-02-20 13:17 

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23 Japan cashless payment providers join reward-point program for My Number cardholders...

Twenty-three cashless payment service providers have registered to participate in a government-led reward-point program for holders of the My Number social security and tax identification ......

 2020-02-20 13:14 

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MUFG Bank launches system development, operation unit in India...

MUFG Bank has set up a system development and operation wing in India, planning to develop it into a unit to support the Japanese bank's ......

 2020-02-20 12:58 

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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts Chiba Prefecture area...

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 30 kilometers in northeastern Chiba Prefecture, on ......

 2020-02-20 12:38 

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Japan and China postpone another prep meeting for Xi's state visit...

Japan and China have decided to put off another preparatory meeting of high-ranking officials amid the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, diplomatic sources ......

 2020-02-20 12:00 

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Taigen Kawabe's Ill Japonia: Allowing yourself to learn from the new wave...

Bo Ningen's Taigen Kawabe drops the guitars and starts rapping on his first release as III Japonia....

 2020-02-20 12:00 

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Ayana Wyse: From the suburbs of New York to 'Kurly in Kansai'...

As one half of the duo hosting the podcast "Kurly in Kansai," Ayana Wyse is doing her part in building a community for the international ......

 2020-02-20 11:59 

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'Shape of Red': A torrid but ultimately unsatisfying affair...

Kaho plays a frustrated housewife who engages in a passionate tryst with a former boyfriend in Yukiko Mishima's latest film....

 2020-02-20 11:58 

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'Fictitious Girl's Diary: The Movie': An honest portrait of office minutiae...

Comedian Bakarhythm brings his nameless female bank clerk character to the big screen and lovingly documents the trivial goings-on in the life of a Japanese ......

 2020-02-20 08:47 

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Trump to-do list: Raise cash, deliver on policy, excite base, troll the enemy...

President Donald Trump is using Day 2 of his swing out West to check off the quintessential to-do list for a president seeking reelection: raising ......

 2020-02-20 08:46 

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14-year-olds plead not guilty in NYC college student's high-profile slaying...

Two 14-year-old boys pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in ......

 2020-02-20 08:44 

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Rivals take pre-debate shots as Michael Bloomberg faces major test...

Hours before taking the stage, Mike Bloomberg came under attack from his Democratic rivals in a likely preview of his Wednesday night debate debut when ......

 2020-02-20 08:43 

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Qantas cuts flights to Asia as coronavirus hits profits...

Australian airline Qantas on Thursday announced a major reduction in flights to Asia as the deadly coronavirus outbreak that began in China impacts demand and ......

 2020-02-20 07:21 

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Brazil's 'last samurai' seeks to keep tradition alive in South America...

From the outside, the modest home of 61-year-old Edson Suemitsu looks little different from others in this middle-class neighborhood of Curitiba, a sleepy city in ......

 2020-02-20 07:20 

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Devices found in Houthi missiles and Yemen drones link Iran to attacks...

A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match ......

 2020-02-20 07:19 

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Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich sings praise for Trump from Chicago home after release from prison...

Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption, speaking Wednesday at a press ......

 2020-02-20 07:17 

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Small U.S. businesses embrace wellness to help retain staff...

Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke's public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to their wellness. And not ......

 2020-02-20 07:16 

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Canada's indigenous lead climate charge with rail blockade over pipeline plan, put Trudeau in a bind...

Canadian indigenous groups are leading the charge against fossil-fuel development in a country with the world's third-largest proven oil reserves, using rail blockades as leverage ......

 2020-02-20 07:15 

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U.S. judge dismisses Huawei suit over government contracts ban...

A federal judge in Texas has dismissed Chinese tech giant Huawei's lawsuit challenging a U.S. law that bars the government and its contractors from using ......

 2020-02-20 06:03 

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Deemed virus-free and finally let off cruise ship in Cambodia, passengers desperate to find flights home...

The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after ......

 2020-02-20 06:01 

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Infertile cancer patient has baby using frozen egg in world first...

In a world first, a woman rendered infertile by cancer treatment gave birth after one of her immature eggs was matured, frozen, and then — ......

 2020-02-20 06:01 

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Children dying in the cold as thousands of refugees flee Syrian offensive, U.N. says...

Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed Syrian offensive are being squeezed into ever smaller areas near Turkey's border "under horrendous conditions" in below-freezing ......

 2020-02-20 05:59 

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Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if he cleared Russia over DNC leaks during 2016 election campaign: lawyer...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia ......

 2020-02-20 05:58 

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Coronavirus study pinpoints African nations' vulnerabilities...

Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, a study released Wednesday suggested.The Lancet medical journal reported that ......

 2020-02-20 05:57 

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France steps up investigation around Carlos Ghosn and Omani car dealership...

French prosecutors are turning up the heat on disgraced car industry executive Carlos Ghosn, opening a judicial inquiry into alleged money laundering, fraud and misuse ......

 2020-02-20 04:38 

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China's virus center vows no patient will go unchecked as cases fall...

Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that ......

 2020-02-20 04:37 

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U.S. scientists announce 'breakthrough' 3D atomic map of coronavirus...

U.S. scientists announced Wednesday they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus that attaches to and infects ......

 2020-02-20 04:36 

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Turkey edges toward direct conflict with Russia-backed Syria as talks fail to halt Assad regime assault...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a military operation by his forces to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebels in northwest ......

 2020-02-20 04:34 

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WHO official declares 'tremendous progress' in fight against coronavirus, denies outbreak link to biological weapon...

The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed "tremendous progress" in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus since it emerged in China in December."We are ......

 2020-02-20 04:33 

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China's top diplomat assures Southeast Asia epidemic has 'been brought under effective control'...

China's top diplomat assured his Southeast Asian counterparts on Wednesday that the situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak of a new virus ......

 2020-02-20 04:32 

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Russia to let in Chinese with business visas amid entry ban for others...

Russia's entry ban for Chinese nationals will be partial and only affect those who travel with tourist, private, student and work visas, the country's Foreign ......

 2020-02-20 03:13 

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Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid...

John Rood, the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify ......

 2020-02-20 03:12 

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China revokes three Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials...

China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an ......

 2020-02-20 03:10 

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Iran state news agency says new virus has killed elderly pair...

The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country's health ......

 2020-02-20 03:10 

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'Royal' no more? Harry and Meghan face possible loss of family brand...

The British royal family is discussing with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the use of the word "royal" in their branding after they abruptly ......

 2020-02-20 03:09 

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Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights as fighting rages nearby...

A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of domestic flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first ......

 2020-02-20 03:06 

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Boeing heads to court to oppose release of 737 Max documents...

Boeing Co. heads to court on Wednesday to dispute a request from lawyers representing victims of a 737 Max crash for documents related to the ......

 2020-02-19 21:55 

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Aston Martin pulls out of Le Mans after Hypercar delay...

Aston Martin will not make its World Endurance Championship or Le Mans bow as it has delayed the development of its "Valkyrie" car for the ......

 2020-02-19 21:54 

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Foreign visitors to Japan down for fourth straight month in January...

The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth straight month in January, down 1.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed ......

 2020-02-19 21:48 

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Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president...

Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire ......

 2020-02-19 21:33 

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Coronavirus outbreak slashes China carbon emissions, study shows...

The coronavirus epidemic that has paralyzed the Chinese economy may have a silver lining for the environment.China9;s carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million ......

 2020-02-19 21:18 

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Malaysia never ruled out 'murder-suicide plot' by MH370 pilot, says former PM Najib...

Malaysia has never ruled out the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could have been downed by a suicidal pilot, the country's former prime ......

 2020-02-19 20:04 

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Virologist says Olympics could not be held now; hopeful for July...

A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading virus from ......

 2020-02-19 19:52 

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Japan's women's golf tour to open season without fans...

The LPGA of Japan Tour will hold its season-opening tournament as scheduled in March but without fans due to the current coronavirus outbreak, the tour ......

 2020-02-19 19:50 

Japan Times

Saints' Drew Brees announces intention to return for 2020 season...

Quarterback Drew Brees' record-setting NFL career is on track for a 20th season — and a 15th with the New Orleans Saints.The 41-year-old Brees announced ......

 2020-02-19 19:33 

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Reports say Cavaliers, John Beilein splitting after just 54 games...

Cavaliers first-year coach John Beilein will end a rough season by stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports Tuesday night.The former Michigan coach, ......

 2020-02-19 19:31 

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for calling World Series trophy 'piece of metal'...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a "piece of metal."Even before being ......

 2020-02-19 19:02 

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U.S. track great DeeDee Trotter motivates junior high school students...

Olympic gold medalist DeeDee Trotter has enough energy to warm up a room. Even a chilly gymnasium in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward.The lively American track great ......

 2020-02-19 19:00 

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Changing attitudes, not regulations, is the key to Japan's future...

There is little indication that the Japanese public will change and allow the reforms required to put Japan's economy on a more stable footing and ......

 2020-02-19 18:59 

Japan Times

Who can beat Donald Trump?...

U.S. President Donald Trump is such an alarming figure that many Democratic voters so far appear willing to overlook in Michael Bloomberg what they would ......

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