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 2020-06-05 10:00 

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South Korea-born rapper Moment Joon details immigrant experience in Japan on debut album...

On his formidable debut album, "Passport & Garcon," South Korea-born rapper Moment Joon lays claim to his present home in suburban Osaka with unusual specificity....

 2020-06-05 09:55 

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World Theatre Festival Shizuoka heads online in desperate times...

By taking a key arts festival online, Satoshi Miyagi is finding ways to ensure that theater survives the pandemic....

 2020-06-04 21:54 

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Focus shifts to Hong Kong's fate on Tiananmen anniversary...

Hong Kong authorities for the first time banned an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown....

 2020-06-04 21:21 

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Universal Studios Japan to prohibit high fives, hugs...

The Universal Studios Japan movie theme park will prohibit visitors from giving high-fives or hugs to staff members in character costumes when it reopens Monday, ......

 2020-06-04 21:16 

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Japan, New Zealand agree to discuss easing of travel restrictions...

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi agreed with his New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters on Thursday to proceed with discussions on resuming travel between the two countries ......

 2020-06-04 21:12 

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Japan court rejects notion same-sex couples are de facto marriages...

Whether a same-sex partnership could be considered a de facto marital relationship was a major point of contention in the trial....

 2020-06-04 20:55 

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Toyota new car sales surge in China in May amid easing virus fears...

In May, Honda Motor Co. saw new car sales drop 1.7 percent to 134,230 units in China, the automaker said....

 2020-06-04 19:31 

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China issuing more visas to Japanese to boost business after shutdown...

The Chinese government has stepped up the number of visas being issued to Japanese citizens after limiting them for months following the coronavirus pandemic, a ......

 2020-06-04 19:05 

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An uphill battle to reverse the falling birth rate...

More effective measures needed to resolve Japan's 'national crisis'...

 2020-06-04 19:00 

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A smart, not confrontational, China strategy needed...

A smart China strategy must aim to hold China to its own principles when dealing with all other states....

 2020-06-04 18:55 

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Has racism exacerbated the COVID-19 crisis?...

Mass incarceration and other social ills made the world more vulnerable....

 2020-06-04 18:55 

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Broncos coach Vic Fangio apologizes after suggesting there was no racism in NFL...

Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio is apologizing for suggesting discrimination and racism aren't problems in the NFL."After reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to ......

 2020-06-04 18:47 

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Japan softens re-entry ban that left foreign residents stranded...

The government says it has softened its stance on humanitarian grounds and will now allow foreign residents to re-enter the country regardless of their visa ......

 2020-06-04 18:39 

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Keirin cyclists Yuta Wakimoto, Yudai Nitta among six named to Tokyo Olympics team...

The Japan Cycling Federation on Thursday named six athletes who will represent the host nation in track cycling at the postponed Tokyo Games, including keirin ......

 2020-06-04 18:35 

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Hong Kong makes insulting China's national anthem a crime...

The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote....

 2020-06-04 18:07 

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Dollar hustles up to 109 in Tokyo as risk-taking mood grows...

The dollar rose above 109 for the first time in about two months in Tokyo trading Thursday amid growing risk appetite among investors.At 5 p.m., ......

 2020-06-04 17:37 

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Joe Biden was rescued by black voters. Now he has to excite them...

African American supporters have been urging him to offer concrete solutions, and they say not being Donald Trump isn't enough....

 2020-06-04 17:08 

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Nikkei climbs for fourth day on extended Wall Street rally and yen drop...

Tokyo stocks extended their winning streak to a fourth session Thursday, as investors hailed a further rise in U.S. equities and the yen's drop against ......

 2020-06-04 17:00 

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Japan craft brewery turns beer into gin amid pandemic slump...

With bars and restaurants largely empty of revelers during the outbreak, craft beer consumption dried up and left owners needing a near-miracle....

 2020-06-04 16:57 

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Rodrigo Duterte paying Filipinos to move from Manila to country...

The coronavirus pandemic is giving Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte a reason to reduce overcrowding in Manila, which in recent decades has swelled into one of ......

 2020-06-04 16:11 

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Hyogo man arrested over crossbow killings of two women...

A 23-year-old university student was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing two women with arrows fired from a crossbow at his home in Takarazuka, Hyogo ......

 2020-06-04 15:11 

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Tokyo reports 28 new coronavirus cases Thursday...

Tokyo confirmed 28 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, two days after Gov. Yuriko Koike issued a Tokyo Alert in a sign of a possible resurgence ......

 2020-06-04 15:08 

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At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten...

A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. ......

 2020-06-04 15:04 

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University of Tokyo team tests wave power generator in Kanagawa...

A team of the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science and other organizations have begun testing a wave power generator at a fishing port ......

 2020-06-04 15:03 

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A 1,000-mile-long clean energy artery is completed in China...

China completed construction of a 22.6 billion yuan ($3.17 billion) ultra-high voltage electricity line that for the first time will transport only clean energy.It's the ......

 2020-06-04 14:58 

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Japan governors discuss balancing economic revival with virus control...

The governors plan to launch a team by this summer to jointly compile measures to fight the pandemic....

 2020-06-04 14:42 

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Lockdown prompts surge in Germans seeking help for alcoholism...

When the coronavirus lockdown started in Germany, all Marco wanted to do was get drunk.The musician from Berlin, 38, was downing roughly a bottle of ......

 2020-06-04 14:32 

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China eases flight curbs after U.S. order targeting Chinese carriers...

Qualifying foreign carriers will be allowed once-per-week flights into a city of their choosing starting June 8....

 2020-06-04 14:30 

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AFC urged to mandate human rights for 2027 Asian Cup bids...

A global activist group urged Asia's soccer body on Wednesday to mandate respecting human rights into bidding for and organizing the 2027 Asian Cup.Expected bidders ......

 2020-06-04 14:19 

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South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir in succession probe...

South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant against Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, they said on Thursday, in the investigation of a controversial ......

 2020-06-04 14:18 

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'Near impunity' for drug war killings in Philippines, U.N. report says...

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016, amid "near impunity" for police and ......

 2020-06-04 14:18 

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Ukrainian soccer team finds 25 cases of COVID-19 among players, staff...

A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among its players and staff.The Ukrainian soccer association said Tuesday the positive results at ......

 2020-06-04 14:15 

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Tapioca chain giving away free drinks to 'Abenomask' donors...

Each shop will offer the small reusable masks to schools, nurseries and care homes in their communities to help out those in need....

 2020-06-04 14:12 

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Cheap holidays target locals across tourism-reliant Southeast Asia...

With cash flow drying up at Thailand's popular beach resort of Phuket, hotels are racing to restart tourism — starting with local travelers."If nothing changes ......

 2020-06-04 14:11 

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Convenience stores in Japan to charge for plastic bags from July...

Three major convenience store operators will charge customers 3 for each plastic shopping bag at all domestic outlets from July 1, it was learned Thursday.This ......

 2020-06-04 14:01 

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Seoul vows to stop border protests after Pyongyang threat...

South Korea said Thursday it planned to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to ......

 2020-06-04 13:59 

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Sales of imported vehicles in Japan sank by record 46% in May...

Unit sales have fallen for eighth consecutive months since October 2019, when the consumption tax was hiked to 10 percent from 8 percent on Oct. ......

 2020-06-04 13:59 

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Germany, Portugal emerge as contenders to host Champions League final...

Germany and Portugal are contenders to host the delayed Champions League final, which is due to be moved from Istanbul, a person with knowledge of ......

 2020-06-04 13:45 

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Makoto Hasebe ties Bundesliga record as Frankfurt earns crucial victory...

Makoto Hasebe tied the record for most Bundesliga games by an Asian player Wednesday as his Eintracht Frankfurt side secured a vital 3-0 away win ......

 2020-06-04 13:37 

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MLB rejects union's proposal of 114-game schedule...

If Major League Baseball and its players take the field for a coronanvirus-delayed 2020 season, it will be after acrimonious negotiations that resemble their labor ......

 2020-06-04 13:30 

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Handling of U.S. protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss...

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is seeing his relationship with President Donald Trump tested by the storm over the police killing of George Floyd....

 2020-06-04 13:26 

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Japan's COVID-19 recovery plan frustrates struggling restaurants...

The nation's 230 trillion stimulus is falling short of sufficient support for small businesses....

 2020-06-04 13:26 

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SoftBank creates $100 million fund to back companies led by people of color...

The effort stems from U.S. and international disgust with the death of George Floyd, who died after a white Minneapolis cop knelt on his neck ......

 2020-06-04 13:18 

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists press Tokyo to rethink Xi's visit to Japan...

Pro-democracy campaigners say timing of such a trip would be inappropriate given current international criticism over the human rights situation in the city....

 2020-06-04 13:02 

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New Japan LCC Zipair makes aviation debut with only cargo on its first flight...

Low-cost carrier Zipair Tokyo's first flight took off with only cargo on board instead of people due to the dearth in demand caused by the ......

 2020-06-04 12:53 

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NBA presents players with plan to restart season in Orlando with 22 teams...

The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league's board of ......

 2020-06-04 12:50 

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Japan's smart cities: Technological dreams or 'Big Brother' nightmares?...

Late last month, the Diet passed a revised bill paving the way for so-called "super cities" or "smart cities." Supporters tout them as high-tech marvels ......

 2020-06-04 12:28 

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Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as coronavirus heroes...

Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a routine repeated in ......

 2020-06-04 12:24 

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Japanese government considers simplified Tokyo Olympics...

Japan could cut the number of spectators for the 2020 Games as part of its measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-06-04 12:13 

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U.K.-Japan trade deal faces hurdles despite good intentions...

Tokyo has signaled it will not simply "cut and paste" the terms from its European Union trade agreement....

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