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 2020-06-05 08:28 

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Expert: Continue virus precautions during summer...

In Japan, people are bracing for another hot and humid summer. Temperatures regularly rise to close to 30 degrees over the coming months, increasing the risk of heat stroke. NHK World spoke with a leading expert on infectious diseases. He says it will be ...

 2020-06-05 07:24 

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Governors urge protesters to get virus test...

Governors in the United States are urging people who take part in protest rallies to get tested for coronavirus....

 2020-06-05 07:23 

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Police investigating suspected crossbow attack...

Police in western Japan say a 23-year-old university student arrested for a suspected crossbow attack on his relatives may have assaulted them without warning, as there were no signs of struggle....

 2020-06-05 07:04 

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Coronavirus antigen test kit output to be boosted...

A Japanese maker of a coronavirus antigen test kit plans to expand its production capacity in cooperation with major Japanese electronics giants Toshiba and Hitachi....

 2020-06-05 06:41 

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Japan aims for COVID-19 vaccinations in early 2021...

Japan's health minister Kato Katsunobu says the country hopes to start vaccinating the public against the coronavirus in the first half of next year....

 2020-06-05 05:50 

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Japan to introduce uniform matrix barcode standard...

A new matrix barcode system will soon be introduced across Japan for cashless payments using smartphones. The JPQR code will be compatible with more than a dozen independent systems now operating in Japan....

 2020-06-05 05:05 

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US exports, imports post record monthly drops...

US exports and imports fell sharply in April, marking the largest monthly percentage drops since record-keeping began in 1992....

 2020-06-05 04:15 

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Japanese makers invent novel antimicrobial fabric...

Two Japanese companies say they have jointly developed antimicrobial fabric that uses electrical energy....

 2020-06-05 04:14 

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New Ebola outbreak hits DR Congo...

A fresh Ebola outbreak has hit the central African country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where a power struggle is under way between the government and militia....

 2020-06-05 03:08 

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Report: Virus could be spread by air conditioning...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a study by Chinese researchers who found that restaurant diners became infected with the coronavirus by droplets blown by an air conditioner....

 2020-06-05 03:07 

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Household spending suffers record drop...

Japan's household spending suffered a record drop in April, as families spent more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-05 02:53 

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LVMH reviews Tiffany acquisition amid pandemic...

French luxury goods giant LVMH group says it is reviewing its plan to buy US jeweler Tiffany after considering the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the US company's business....

 2020-06-05 02:13 

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AG Barr: Extremist groups involved in rioting...

US Attorney General William Barr says he has evidence that the anti-fascist movement Antifa and other similar extremist groups instigated violence during the latest protests against police brutality....

 2020-06-05 01:35 

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Virginia governor to remove Robert E. Lee statue...

The governor of the US state of Virginia has announced the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, citing its divisiveness amid nationwide protests over the death of a black man, George Floyd while in police custody....

 2020-06-05 00:13 

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Japan's household spending down 11% in April...

Japan's household spending in April dropped 11.1 percent in real terms from the previous year, as families stayed home amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-04 23:03 

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NBA plans July return...

Professional basketball in the US is expected to restart in July after a months-long suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-06-04 22:02 

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Iran frees US Navy veteran...

Iran has released a US Navy veteran after nearly two years. This comes after the US freed an Iranian scientist earlier this week....

 2020-06-04 21:27 

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Memorial for George Floyd held in Minnesota...

A memorial service has taken place in the US state of Minnesota for George Floyd whose death while in police custody has sparked nationwide protests against racial injustice....

 2020-06-04 20:30 

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ECB to boost emergency bond purchases...

The European Central Bank has decided to sharply expand its emergency stimulus program to help eurozone countries weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-04 19:38 

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Global coronavirus cases top 6.5 million...

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that the number of confirmed coronavirus infections has topped 6.5 million worldwide....

 2020-06-04 18:59 

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Japan vows $300 mil. to COVID-19 vaccine project...

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has pledged 300 million dollars to help an international organization develop a coronavirus vaccine....

 2020-06-04 18:59 

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Tokyo Olympics countdown event to be canceled...

The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plans to cancel a large-scale one-year countdown event as part of efforts to cut costs related to the postponement of the Games....

 2020-06-04 18:58 

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Hong Kongers mark Tiananmen anniversary...

Thousands of people in Hong Kong have defied a ban on large gatherings to hold a vigil marking 31 years since the deadly military crackdown on pro-democracy activists at Beijing's Tiananmen Square....

 2020-06-04 13:06 

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Hong Kong University students hold memorial...

Students of Hong Kong University have held a memorial event on their campus to mark the 31st anniversary of China's military crackdown on the student-led pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square....

 2020-06-04 12:31 

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Staff carry on late doctor's work in Afghanistan...

Six months have passed since a well-known Japanese doctor and aid worker was killed in Afghanistan. Nakamura Tetsu had spent years providing humanitarian support to help rebuild the war-torn country. Others now carry on his work and keep his memory alive....

 2020-06-04 11:55 

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Indonesia moves to ease lockdown...

The government of Indonesia's capital Jakarta says it will begin to gradually ease restrictions imposed on the city to curb coronavirus infections....

 2020-06-04 11:36 

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Criticism grows against Trump protest response...

Criticism is growing over US President Donald Trump's response to anti-racist protests that have spread across the country....

 2020-06-04 11:15 

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Hong Kong legislature approves China anthem bill...

Hong Kong's legislature has approved a bill to outlaw insulting China's national anthem, amid strong objections by pro-democracy lawmakers....

 2020-06-04 08:23 

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Supercomputer Fugaku shows how droplets spread...

A Japanese supercomputer is helping researchers in the fight against COVID-19 by giving deeper insights into how viral droplets spread....

 2020-06-04 08:20 

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China to allow more international flights...

China's aviation authorities say they will allow more flights to and from the country by easing coronavirus restrictions....

 2020-06-04 07:37 

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Governors discuss further infection waves...

Prefectural governors across Japan have discussed handling possible second and third waves of coronavirus infections while maintaining social and economic activities....

 2020-06-04 07:35 

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Reporters assaulted while covering protests in UK...

Two Australian reporters have been assaulted live on air while covering protests in the United Kingdom....

 2020-06-04 07:11 

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Obama: Vote and protest to achieve real change...

Former US president Barack Obama has urged Americans to use both voting and protests to bring about real change....

 2020-06-04 07:10 

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Tokyo confirms 28 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says that 28 people in the capital have newly tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2020-06-04 04:44 

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S.Korean court takes steps in wartime labor claim...

A South Korean court is moving forward with procedures that could lead to the sales of seized assets from a Japanese company as compensation for wartime labor....

 2020-06-04 04:20 

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All 4 former Minneapolis police officers charged...

Judicial authorities in the US state of Minnesota have charged all four former Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of a black man in police custody....

 2020-06-04 04:18 

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2 dead in suspected crossbow attack...

Police in western Japan have arrested a man on suspicion of attacking his family members with what appears to be a crossbow. Two of them have been confirmed dead. Another two were taken to a hospital....

 2020-06-04 04:17 

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Tokyo considering ways to streamline Games...

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says discussions are underway to streamline the Olympics and Paralympics, which have been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-04 03:53 

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Family injured in suspected crossbow attack...

Police in western Japan have arrested a man on suspicion of attacking several people with what appears to be a crossbow. Two of them are reportedly unconscious....

 2020-06-04 03:52 

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White House defends Trump church visit...

The US administration of President Donald Trump has defended the forced removal of protesters to allow Trump to visit a church that was partially damaged in recent violence....

 2020-06-04 02:59 

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Hong Kong unable to mark Tiananmen anniversary...

Thursday marks the 31st anniversary of China's military crackdown on the student-led pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square....

 2020-06-04 02:03 

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Pompeo meets survivors of Tiananmen crackdown...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met former leaders of China's pro-democracy movement who survived the crackdown in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989....

 2020-06-04 01:51 

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Ministry spells out exceptions to re-entry ban...

Japan's Justice Ministry has decided to ease the ban on re-entry by foreign nationals in situations requiring humanitarian consideration....

 2020-06-04 01:50 

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Kim's sister threatens to scrap military agreement...

The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to scrap a military agreement with South Korea after defectors in the South sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border....

 2020-06-03 23:02 

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Trump, Esper show different views on using troops...

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he does not support deploying troops to help control civil unrest for now, though President Donald Trump had warned they could be used....

 2020-06-03 21:32 

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Potentially oldest Maya construction found...

An international team of researchers has discovered what may be the oldest structure from the Maya civilization....

 2020-06-03 21:31 

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Chinese airlines to be barred from flying to US...

US aviation authorities have announced plans to ban Chinese air carriers from flying to and from the United States....

 2020-06-03 18:27 

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G7 agrees on debt relief for low-income nations...

Finance ministers from the Group of Seven nations have agreed to offer debt relief for low-income countries with inadequate medical systems so they can better deal with the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-03 18:26 

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Italy begins accepting tourists from EU...

Italy has reopened its borders to tourists from the European Union....

 2020-06-03 15:47 

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Nakamura Tetsu's killers at large 6 months on...

Six months have passed since Japanese doctor and aid worker Nakamura Tetsu was killed in Afghanistan. But the investigation activities are facing difficulties....

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