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 2022-05-29 03:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING — The top U.N. human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly M...

 2022-05-29 02:39 

RTHK News

Shanghai continues to see a drop in Covid infections...

Shanghai has continued to see a decline in Covid-19 infections, logging 122 new local cases on Sunday 29 of which were symptomatic. Beijing saw 21 new local cases, including 14 symptomatic ones. Meanwhile, commercial activities are gradually resuming in t...

 2022-05-29 02:28 

Nikkei Asian Review

Even Japan's 'star student' bean sprouts feel inflation pinch...

TOKYO -- In Japan, certain foods like eggs and bean sprouts have earned the nickname...

 2022-05-29 02:28 

RTHK News

Low-paid US workers still have a long way to go...

Fast-food employees in Manhattan demonstrating for a wage of US$20 an hour: a demand unthinkable before the Covid-19 pandemic has become unexceptional......

 2022-05-29 02:22 

NHK

Zelenskyy admits difficult situation in Donbas and Kharkiv...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has spoken about the difficult situation in Donbas and the Kharkiv region in the east....

 2022-05-29 02:15 

South China Morning Post

Online Instagram threats by Uvalde shooter went unreported, dismissed as harmless 'kids joke around like that'...

Users who interacted with the 18-year-old shooter on the social networking apps Yubo and Instagram say he would post images of dead cats and joke about sexual assault in addition to making threats....

 2022-05-29 02:15 

South China Morning Post

Party mood at Art Basel, but this is no return to normal for Hong Kong...

There is a festive atmosphere as Hong Kong begins its annual celebration of art, but there are fears about the lingering effects of protests and Covid-19. A slow start to sales, tepid interest from mainland VIPs and more suggest this is not the year the c...

 2022-05-29 02:09 

Yonhap News

Over 100 bln won embezzled by financial firms' officials over past 5 years: data...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- More than 170 employees from banks and other financial firms hav......

 2022-05-29 02:00 

South China Morning Post

Taiwan's Kuomintang keeps it in the family by choosing Chiang Kai-shek's great grandson to run for Taipei mayor...

Wayne Chiang has pledged to bring the KMT's 'blue skies' back to the island's capital, where he is the early front runner....

 2022-05-29 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Public schools in Japan suffering from record teacher shortage | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A teacher in her 50s at a ward-run elementary school in Tokyo heard the school's principal utter something surprising at a staff meeting in early April....

 2022-05-29 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

1st foreigner under new visa setup can bring family to Japan | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KAKAMIGAHARA, Gifu Prefecture--Construction company employee Weng Fei has worked in Japan for nearly a decade but still faced the hardship that non-Japanese working in the country struggle with: having to leave his family behind....

 2022-05-29 01:52 

Yonhap News

BTS members depart for U.S. to visit White House...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- Members of South Korean boy group BTS left for the United States......

 2022-05-29 01:40 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2022-05-29 01:30 

Japan Times

A musical match made in heaven ... or was it Harajuku?...

Fiddling Leona and JP Mathes teach the art of the deal on the Netflix series "Swap Shop," a reality TV show that sees them antique ......

 2022-05-29 01:29 

Yonhap News

Yoon congratulates Cannes-winning director Park, actor Song...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday congratulated director Park Ch......

 2022-05-29 01:26 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) New COVID-19 cases below 20,000 for 4th day as omicron wave recedes...

(ATTN: ADDS more details on downward trend, travel regulations in paras 3, 9-15)By Oh Seok......

 2022-05-29 01:23 

Taiwan News

Sri Lanka: Police and protesters clash again as Russian oil docks...

Sri Lanka: Police and protesters clash again as Russian oil docks | 2022-05-28 21:23:00...

 2022-05-29 01:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Child abuse: protection for Hong Kong's most vulnerable cannot wait...

If the incoming government is to achieve its full potential, it must accord child protection the highest priority, not least because this is an investment in the future. Banning corporal punishment at home would be a good place to start....

 2022-05-29 01:10 

The Mainichi

For safety's sake: Southwest Japan brewer strives to create world-class pure products 2022/5/29...
 2022-05-29 01:10 

The Mainichi

Testimonial footage of WWII Tokyo air raid survivors, other material to be digitized 2022/5/29...
 2022-05-29 01:10 

The Mainichi

Meet your match? Spot the difference #10 2022/5/29...
 2022-05-29 01:09 

The Mainichi

Volcano erupts in Russian Far East, no tsunami threat to Japan...
 2022-05-29 01:09 

The Mainichi

Season's 1st bottlenose dolphin calf spotted off southwestern Japan island 2022/5/29...
 2022-05-29 00:56 

South China Morning Post

Taiwanese singer's return to China's TV reality singing show delights fans who threatened to dump station's shares if idol ousted...

Following a rapid rise to fame nearly two decades ago before disappearing almost as quickly, singer Cindi Wang Xinling has made a triumphant return to fame on a reality singing show in China....

 2022-05-29 00:56 

South China Morning Post

Ukraine war: Russia test-fires latest hypersonic Zircon missile with a range of 1,000 kms...

Russian officials have boasted about Zircon's capability, saying that it's impossible to intercept with existing anti-missile systems....

 2022-05-29 00:54 

NHK

Director Hayakawa Chie receives Camera d'Or Special Mention at Cannes...

Japanese director Hayakawa Chie's film PLAN 75 has received a Special Mention by the jury for the Camera d'Or, an award for debut feature films, at the Cannes Film Festival....

 2022-05-29 00:41 

Yonhap News

New COVID-19 cases below 20,000 for 4th day as omicron wave recedes...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- New COVID-19 cases stayed below 20,000 for the fourth consecutiv......

 2022-05-29 00:38 

Yonhap News

Defense chiefs of S. Korea, U.S., Japan arranging talks in Singapore next month...

TOKYO, May 29 (Yonhap) -- Defense ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan ha......

 2022-05-29 00:30 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 19 COVID-19 deaths, total at 24,158: KDCA...
 2022-05-29 00:30 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) New COVID-19 cases fall to 12,654, serious cases at 188: KDCA...
 2022-05-29 00:30 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: HK$144 million lost to phone scammers in Hong Kong pandemic-related ruses over first 4 months of year...

Among cases is student, 19, who received call while in quarantine from 'Shanghai police' accusing him of laundering money, and asking for HK$2 million in surety....

 2022-05-29 00:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Hong Kong's Filipino domestic workers take centre stage in New York filmmaker Stefanos Tai's 'We Don't Dance For Nothing'...

Film shines a light on the challenges faced by Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong, who are often regarded as second-class citizens and sometimes ill-treated by employers....

 2022-05-29 00:19 

NHK

Russia scraps age limit for contract military personnel...

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill to scrap age limits for military personnel serving on a contract basis on Saturday....

 2022-05-29 00:19 

Yonhap News

Director Park Chan-wook says films made for the big screen should be watched at theaters...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook said during a press conferenc......

 2022-05-29 00:04 

Taiwan News

UN's Bachelet 'raised concerns' on visit to China's Xinjiang...

UN's Bachelet 'raised concerns' on visit to China's Xinjiang | 2022-05-28 20:04:00...

 2022-05-29 00:00 

South China Morning Post

China's zero-Covid policy has some manufacturers asking: should we stay or should we go?...

China's hardline coronavirus containment policy has made supply chain decentralisation a priority for some manufacturers who have endured months of disruption due lockdowns....

 2022-05-28 23:49 

Taiwan News

Discrimination against Roma 'is an echo from back then'...

Discrimination against Roma 'is an echo from back then' | 2022-05-28 19:49:00...

 2022-05-28 23:40 

Japan Times

Brutal class satire 'Triangle of Sadness' wins Cannes Palme d'Or...

Now firmly established as cinema's king of cringe, Swedish director Ruben Ostlund takes a scalpel to bourgeois niceties in his film....

 2022-05-28 23:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

Komatsu resumes supplies of mining, construction parts in Ukraine...

TOKYO -- Komatsu is once again supplying parts for construction and mining equipment to Ukrainian customers, which had been cut off after Russia invad...

 2022-05-28 23:07 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Park Chan-wook wins Best Director, Song Kang-ho gets Best Actor at Cannes...

(ATTN: UPDATES with comments in paras 16-23, new photos) CANNES, France, May 28 (Yonhap)......

 2022-05-28 22:36 

Korea Joongang Daily

Restaurants no longer favor first floor spaces or prime locations...

The ground floor of a building in downtown Seoul used to be a hot spot for restaurants. But not anymore, as Covid-19 boosted demand for food delivery services....

 2022-05-28 22:22 

Yonhap News

(News Focus) Song Kang-ho wins best actor on his 7th visit to Cannes...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- Song Kang-ho, an iconic actor in South Korea, rose to global fam......

 2022-05-28 22:21 

Yonhap News

N. Korea reports 89,500 new fever cases...

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's daily new suspected COVID-19 cases stayed bel......

 2022-05-28 22:15 

South China Morning Post

Champions League final in Paris delayed as fan violence erupts over 'fake tickets'...

The football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid was supposed to kick off at 9pm local time at the Stade de France in Paris but was pushed back due to queues of fans who could not get in....

 2022-05-28 22:05 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) N. Korea reports 89,500 new fever cases amid COVID-19 outbreak...
 2022-05-28 22:00 

South China Morning Post

Meet the new wild species of pure Chinese giant salamanders raising hopes for the future of the 'living fossil'...

Researchers discovered the group of genetically uncontaminated amphibians in a pristine corner of eastern China....

 2022-05-28 21:37 

NHK

Ukraine to receive Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark...

Ukraine's defense minister says his country will receive Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark with the help of Britain....

 2022-05-28 21:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

Kiribati runway project in focus as China's Wang Yi tours region...

BEIJING/SYDNEY -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's 10-day tour of Pacific island nations shows China's efforts to grow its regional presence in...

 2022-05-28 21:37 

NHK

UN human rights chief says she raised concerns about China's Uyghur policies...

The UN human rights chief has urged China to review its Uyghur policies following her visit to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....

 2022-05-28 21:36 

Korea Joongang Daily

Park Chan-wook wins Best Director for ‘Decision to Leave’ at Cannes...

Director Park Chan-wook took home the award for Best Director at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Park won the award for his 11th feature film "Decision to Leave." The movie is his first since "The Handmaiden" (2016), which competed for the ...

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