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 2021-01-26 17:09 

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Overwhelmed by virus, hospitals in Japan struggle to treat other emergency patients...

While daily figures for new infections appear to have been decreasing overall, the number of critically ill COVID-19 patients set a record Monday, according to ......

 2021-01-26 17:00 

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Japan seeing results from efforts to export education...

Introducing the Japanese school model to countries such as Egypt has been met with approval from other nations and their teachers and parents....

 2021-01-26 16:21 

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Tennis great Margaret Court vows to keep award despite backlash...

The decision to confer the Order of Australia on the 73-year-old, who has won a record 24 Grand Slam titles, has stoked protests over her ......

 2021-01-26 15:43 

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Lower House to OK 19 trillion extra budget despite criticism of virus measures...

Opposition lawmakers have claimed aid for medical workers and people in need is insufficient, saying funds for the Go To Travel campaign should be eliminated ......

 2021-01-26 15:43 

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Hidemasa Morita nets winner in debut for Santa Clara...

Midfielder Hidemasa Morita made a sparkling debut for Portuguese first-division club Santa Clara on Monday, scoring the winner in the 89th minute of a 2-1 ......

 2021-01-26 15:25 

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New COVID-19 cases in Tokyo again jump above 1,000...

The figure comes after the capital last week revised its contact-tracing strategy to prioritize outreach to higher-risk individuals affected by the coronavirus....

 2021-01-26 15:17 

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Biden may struggle to calibrate his Asia policy...

The first challenge for the new Biden team, made up of many veterans of the Obama administration, is to resist the instinct to resume where ......

 2021-01-26 14:54 

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Downtown Osaka land prices dive as pandemic takes toll...

The land prices were apparently affected by a tumble in the number of inbound tourists....

 2021-01-26 14:23 

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Frank Lampard 'disappointed' with Chelsea exit...

The former Stamford Bridge legend was dismissed on Tuesday after a string of poor results in the Premier League, with ex-PSG manager Thomas Tuchel his ......

 2021-01-26 14:02 

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The eternal promise of the Arab Spring: Democracy isn't like instant coffee...

Instead of undergoing a genuine transition to freedom and social justice, almost all Arab Spring countries have reverted to various combinations of autocracy, poverty and ......

 2021-01-26 13:58 

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Annual wage talks kick off in Japan as pandemic darkens outlook for pay hikes...

Amid the economic hit from the pandemic, Japan's most powerful business lobby has stressed that aiming for pay hikes across the board is "unrealistic.4;...

 2021-01-26 13:41 

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Earth is losing ice faster today than in mid-1990s, study suggests...

Annually, the melt rate is now about 57% faster than it was three decades ago, scientists report in a study published Monday in the journal ......

 2021-01-26 13:32 

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Japan to start random PCR testing to gauge infections in cities...

The central government is aiming to conduct up to several thousand polymerase chain reaction tests per day in Tokyo, Osaka and other metropolitan areas....

 2021-01-26 13:19 

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With impeachment trial looming, Republicans waver on punishing Trump...

Few Republicans appeared ready to repudiate a leader who maintains broad sway over their party by joining Democrats in convicting him....

 2021-01-26 12:55 

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 2021-01-26 12:55 

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Signaling no change in China's course, Xi warns against new Cold War...

Though Xi did not refer to President Joe Biden by name, many of his comments were clearly targeted at the new U.S. administration....

 2021-01-26 12:54 

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Nissan flips the switch on electric vehicle reboot in China...

At least one new Nissan car will hit the Chinese market each year through 2025....

 2021-01-26 12:34 

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Suga's hoarse voice at a parliamentary debate raises health concerns...

The government's top spokesman dismissed concerns, saying the prime minister consults with a medical officer and takes medicine as needed....

 2021-01-26 12:21 

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Nidec to buy back shares as outlook improves and profit, sales top estimates...

The manufacturer raised its operating income forecast for the current fiscal year to 155 billion, up from 140 billion and an average projection by analysts ......

 2021-01-26 12:20 

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Record 16% of fathers in Japan's civil service took child care leave in 2019...

The health ministry reported the highest ratio among eligible male staff at 59.2%, while the Defense Ministry and the Imperial Household Agency recorded figures of ......

 2021-01-26 12:13 

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Restaurant sales fall record 15.1 % in Japan in 2020...

Restaurant and bar owners are racking their brains for new ideas for survival....

 2021-01-26 12:12 

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Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training amid virus surge...

The Cactus League and affiliated communities sent a letter to Major League Baseball asking for a delayed start to spring training as the coronavirus pandemic ......

 2021-01-26 12:01 

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International sports face vaccine dilemma ahead of Olympics, Euros...

The president of the country's National Olympic Committee said athletes who aren't innoculated could face "extremely difficult" conditions including long quarantines and daily testing....

 2021-01-26 11:53 

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China wanted to show off its vaccines. It's backfiring....

Delays in getting the Chinese vaccines and the fact that the vaccines are less effective mean some countries may take longer to vanquish the virus....

 2021-01-26 11:50 

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Vaccination tickets to be sent to Japan's older residents from mid-March...

The group of 36 million is third in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, after two groups of medical workers totaling more than 3.7 million....

 2021-01-26 11:48 

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Asian Champions League to be played in centralized venues...

This year's Asian Champions League and AFC Cup club competitions will be played in centralized group stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football ......

 2021-01-26 11:33 

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Marathon, track and field Olympic test events set for May...

The Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Monday that test events for marathon and track and field events for this summer's Tokyo Olympics will be ......

 2021-01-26 11:29 

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Florida official offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out...

Florida's chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that ......

 2021-01-26 11:28 

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As virus grows stealthier, vaccine makers reconsider battle plans...

As the coronavirus assumes contagious new forms around the world, two drugmakers reported on Monday that their vaccines, while still effective, offer less protection against ......

 2021-01-26 11:23 

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NBA, players' union reportedly discuss All-Star Game...

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as ......

 2021-01-26 10:46 

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The world is dangerously dependent on Taiwan for semiconductors...

With carmakers including Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota forced to halt production and idle plants, Taiwan's importance has suddenly become too big to ignore....

 2021-01-26 09:34 

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Trump Senate trial starts as House delivers impeachment article...

Delivery of the impeachment article formally signals the start of the proceedings, though arguments won't begin until the week of Feb. 8....

 2021-01-25 20:48 

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Japan to start random PCR testing to gauge extent of infections in cities...

The central government is aiming to conduct up to several thousand polymerase chain reaction tests per day in Tokyo, Osaka and other metropolitan areas....

 2021-01-25 20:21 

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Secretary to Shizuka Kamei admits to getting 3 million from Kawai...

The secretary said he received 1 million in Kawai's office on May 31, 2019, and 2 million in a hotel on July 3 the same ......

 2021-01-25 19:44 

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Fukushima College robot wins top prize for nuclear decommissioning...

Students in 14 teams from colleges across the country were tasked this year with developing robots to remove fuel debris, organizers said....

 2021-01-25 19:00 

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Akito Watabe ties Japanese record with 19th Nordic combined World Cup win...

Akito Watabe on Sunday claimed his first individual Nordic combined skiing World Cup victory of the season, and 19th overall, to tie the all-time record ......

 2021-01-25 18:57 

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Suga's hoarse voice at a parliamentary debate raises health concerns...

The government's top spokesman dismissed concerns, saying the prime minister consults with a medical officer and takes medicine as needed....

 2021-01-25 18:30 

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NPB, J. League hope to avoid burdening local governments during training camps...

Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League want teams to focus on making sure players and staff members don't become infected with COVID-19 during training ......

 2021-01-25 18:29 

Japan Times

Dollar static around 103.70 in Tokyo trading...

The dollar was almost unchanged around 103.70 in Tokyo trading Monday, with a wait-and-see mood growing ahead of a two-day policy-setting meeting of the U.S. ......

 2021-01-25 18:23 

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'Demon Slayer' helps Japan print sales see smallest drop since 2006...

Sales of e-books and print books and magazines totaled 1.62 trillion last year, up 4.8% from the previous year....

 2021-01-25 18:06 

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India tackles epic logistical challenge to deliver vaccines to villages...

Negotiating cows, debris, thick fog and hairpin bends, and fighting fatigue, Porija drove nearly 24 hours within three days to collect and deliver shots to ......

 2021-01-25 18:05 

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Pandemic-era central banking is creating bubbles everywhere...

In 2020, cheap money, gushing in from the world's major central banks, inflated assets and reshaped how we save, invest and spend....

 2021-01-25 17:50 

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How space became the next 'great power' contest between the U.S. and China...

Among the most important national security issues now facing U.S. President Joe Biden is how to contend with the threat that China poses to the ......

 2021-01-25 17:45 

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Navalny vs. Putin is an epic and existential battle...

Russians appreciate and respect power plays. Both Navalny and Putin know it. And for both, a lot is at stake....

 2021-01-25 17:43 

Japan Times

Tokyo stocks rebound on buybacks...

Tokyo stocks turned higher Monday, pushed up by buybacks and "buying the dip" activities.The 225-issue Nikkei average of the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 190.84 points, ......

 2021-01-25 17:35 

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Was the Capitol riot sedition? Just read the law...

In many nations, the threat of sedition prosecutions has been used to criminalize dissent — to intimidate, and even imprison people who object to what ......

 2021-01-25 17:25 

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All quiet on the populist front?...

Liberals around the world are daring to hope that there is a silver lining to the violent denouement of Donald Trump's presidency: namely, that the ......

 2021-01-25 17:22 

Japan Times

With bid policy set, localities in Japan roll the dice on casino resort licenses...

Areas interested in submitting proposals now have a clear schedule of when they can do so, and a better understanding of what they can and ......

 2021-01-25 16:47 

Japan Times

Indian and Chinese troops injured in new border brawl...

The Indian military played down the latest skirmish as a "minor face-off" at Naku La pass, which connects Sikkim state with Tibet on the Chinese ......

 2021-01-25 16:26 

Japan Times

Suga faces mounting pressure over slow pandemic response...

Support for the prime minister's Cabinet has dropped from 39% last month to 33%, with disapproval rising 10 percentage points to 45%, according to a ......

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