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 2021-02-13 19:46 

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Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi to expire on Monday...

Protesters in Myanmar are demanding that Aung San Suu Kyi be released before her detention is due to expire on Monday....

 2021-02-13 19:46 

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Quake causes damage to expressway...

A landslide has occurred at a major expressway in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan....

 2021-02-13 19:33 

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S.Korea to lower social distancing rules...

The South Korean government has announced it will lower social distancing levels by one notch across the country in response to a decline in the number of new cases of the coronavirus....

 2021-02-13 19:30 

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M7.3 quake jolts northeastern Japan...

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan at around 11:07 p.m. on Saturday, local time. A tsunami warning was not issued. Since then, a series of jolts have been felt off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. The Meteorological Agency is calling o...

 2021-02-13 18:41 

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Mobile network partially disrupted...

Mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo says its service remained limited in some parts of Tochigi, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures as of 1:00 a.m. Sunday, due to blackouts and damage to facilities....

 2021-02-13 18:07 

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Over 60,000 households without power...

Tohoku Electric Power Company says around 50,000 households in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were without electricity as of 3:00 a.m. Sunday....

 2021-02-13 17:26 

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Damages on expressway reported...

A landslide has occurred at a major expressway in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan....

 2021-02-13 17:11 

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M7.3 quake shakes northeastern Japan...

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan at around 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, local time. No tsunami warning has been issued....

 2021-02-13 16:59 

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15 treated for injuries at hospital in Kunimi Town...

Officials at a hospital in the town of Kunimi in Fukushima Prefecture say five people have been brought to the facility by ambulances after being injured by the quake....

 2021-02-13 16:59 

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Preventing infections at shelters...

Experts say people should be on the alert for possible outbreaks of infectious diseases at evacuation shelters. They say people should not only worry about the coronavirus but also food poisoning....

 2021-02-13 16:38 

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More than 852,000 households without power...

Tokyo Electric Power Company says nearly 785,000 households in Tokyo and eight other prefectures in its service area are without power as of 1:00 a.m. on Sunday....

 2021-02-13 16:35 

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Injuries and damage in Fukushima Prefecture...

Officials of Fukushima Prefecture say four people are injured in the prefecture....

 2021-02-13 16:33 

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M7.3 quake hits northeastern Japan...

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan at around 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, local time. No tsunami warning has been issued....

 2021-02-13 16:21 

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Japan carriers offering disaster message services...

Japan's carriers are now offering users the capability to register and check whether a person is safe after a major earthquake hit northeastern Japan....

 2021-02-13 16:16 

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At least 10 injured in Miyagi...

Fire department officials in Miyagi Prefecture say there are reports that at least ten people were injured in the earthquake. None of the injuries are life-threatening....

 2021-02-13 16:09 

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Major expressway damaged by quake...

A major expressway in northeastern Japan was damaged by the quake late Saturday....

 2021-02-13 16:03 

NHK

Nearly 70,000 more households without power...

Tohoku Electric Power Company says nearly 70,000 households in Fukushima , Miyagi, and Niigata prefectures are without power as of 0:30 a.m. on Sunday....

 2021-02-13 15:58 

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Quake info in 14 languages...

Japan's Meteorological Agency is providing information on recent earthquakes in foreign languages on its website....

 2021-02-13 15:40 

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Nearly 820,000 households without power...

Tokyo Electric Power Company says nearly 820,000 households in Tokyo and eight other prefectures in its service area are without power as of midnight between Saturday and Sunday....

 2021-02-13 15:40 

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Damage to house reported in Fukushima...

The town of Kori in Fukushima Prefecture, where a jolt of intensity six-minus was registered, says there are reports that at least one house and a block fence have collapsed....

 2021-02-13 15:40 

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Mobile phone carriers: No disruption to networks...

Major Japanese mobile phone carriers KDDI, Softbank, and Rakuten Mobile say they have found no damage from the earthquake to their telecom facilities, including base stations....

 2021-02-13 15:38 

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8 injured in Fukushima City...

Fire department officials in Fukushima City say there are reports that around eight people were injured in the earthquake....

 2021-02-13 15:25 

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TEPCO: no abnormalities at Fukushima Daiichi...

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has found no abnormalities with the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake....

 2021-02-13 15:19 

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M7.1 quake hits northeastern Japan...

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck northeastern Japan at around 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, local time. No tsunami warning has been issued....

 2021-02-13 15:01 

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8,500 households blacked out...

Tohoku Electric Power Company says the earthquake has left 8,500 households without electricity in Miyagi Prefecture....

 2021-02-13 14:53 

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Earthquake strikes northern Japan...

An estimated magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck northern Japan at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, local time....

 2021-02-13 14:43 

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TEPCO checking nuclear power plant after quake...

Tokyo Electric Power Company is checking its nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture after a strong earthquake struck the region on Saturday night....

 2021-02-13 14:36 

NHK

Earthquake strikes northern Japan...

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck northern Japan at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, local time....

 2021-02-13 11:24 

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Yangon citizen worried about worsening security...

A woman in her 40's living in Yangon told NHK that she had heard that workers who had stopped work to protest against the military as well as parliamentarians, have been detained since the military imposed a nighttime curfew....

 2021-02-13 10:58 

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Myanmar crackdown fuels protests...

Mass protests in Myanmar entered their eighth day on Saturday....

 2021-02-13 09:54 

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Vaccines running short in major US cities...

In the United States, an average of 1.4 million people per day have received coronavirus vaccinations over the past seven days. That is more than twice as many as the same period last month,....

 2021-02-13 09:33 

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Survey: room for improvement in PCR testing...

Researchers say that while PCR testing for the coronavirus is broadly accurate in Japan, some laboratories have room for improvement....

 2021-02-13 07:09 

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Fauci: Guidelines needed for safe Tokyo Games...

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci says organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics should put in place guidelines to ensure the safety of athletes and spectators....

 2021-02-13 06:45 

NHK

Tokyo reports 369 new cases of coronavirus...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say 369 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the Japanese capital on Saturday....

 2021-02-13 05:27 

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Trump impeachment vote may come on Saturday...

The US Senate is likely to vote in the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump as early as Saturday....

 2021-02-13 03:52 

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Two men appeal to US supreme court in Ghosn case...

Lawyers for two men alleged to have helped former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee to Lebanon have asked the US Supreme Court to put their extradition to Japan on hold....

 2021-02-13 03:10 

NHK

Biden aims to close Guantanamo...

US President Joe Biden's administration says it plans to close its military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba....

 2021-02-13 02:17 

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US to remove Yemen Houthis from terrorist list...

US President Joe Biden's administration says it will remove Yemen's Houthi movement from its list of international terrorist groups, effective Tuesday....

 2021-02-12 22:45 

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Draghi to become Italian prime minister...

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has formally accepted the Italian premiership, paving the way for a new government to be sworn in on Saturday....

 2021-02-12 22:33 

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WHO: All hypotheses open on virus origins...

The head of the World Health Organization says a team of experts sent to the Chinese city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus hopes to publish a summary report next week....

 2021-02-12 21:13 

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UN Human Rights Council divided over Myanmar...

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the situation in Myanmar following the military coup on February 1. It calls for the immediate release of detainees including ousted de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint....

 2021-02-12 18:01 

NHK

G7 finance chiefs discuss pandemic...

The Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors have discussed how to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-02-12 17:43 

NHK

Myanmar protesters gather outside Japanese embassy...

Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar have gathered outside the Japanese Embassy in Yangon to call for more action from Tokyo....

 2021-02-12 16:06 

NHK

France scraps Paris airport expansion...

The French government has canceled plans to expand Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris....

 2021-02-12 16:06 

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Imperial couple join online water conference...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended an online international conference on water and sanitation on Friday....

 2021-02-12 15:43 

NHK

University of Tokyo receives Oe manuscripts...

Preeminent Japanese writer Oe Kenzaburo has deposited more than 10,000 pages of handwritten manuscripts and other documents to his alma mater, the University of Tokyo....

 2021-02-12 13:14 

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Road firm to compensate victims of Tokyo cave-in...

A Japanese expressway operator says it plans to compensate residents who were affected by a cave-in in a residential area of western Tokyo. The firm says its work on a tunnel in the vicinity was likely the cause of the collapse....

 2021-02-12 13:01 

NHK

Myanmar's military silent after US sanctions...

Myanmar's military is believed to be closely watching how extensive the US sanctions would become and how Japan and European countries would respond....

 2021-02-12 12:58 

NHK

Ministry panel gives green light to Pfizer vaccine...

A panel of experts at Japan's health ministry has given the green light to a coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner BioNTech....

 2021-02-12 12:19 

NHK

Myanmar military releases more than 23,000 inmates...

Myanmar's military has granted amnesty to 23,314 prisoners amid growing protests against its coup d'etat....

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