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 2021-02-09 22:20 

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Imperial couple to make online visit to Tohoku...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are expected to make online visits to three prefectures hit hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami....

 2021-02-09 22:18 

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Myanmar police reportedly use live ammunition...

Police in Myanmar have reportedly used live ammunition during a clash with protesters. Local media say one person is in critical condition....

 2021-02-09 13:20 

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Tsai: Key to peace lies in China's hands...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says the key to peace across the Taiwan Strait lies in China's hands, reiterating her call on Beijing to engage in dialogue on an equal footing and stop military provocations....

 2021-02-09 13:06 

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Trump impeachment trial to start on Tuesday...

An impeachment trial for former US president Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday over alleged incitement of insurrection at the Capitol....

 2021-02-09 12:51 

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IOC: Mori's remarks 'absolutely inappropriate'...

The International Olympic Committee has denounced recent remarks by the head of the Tokyo organizing committee, in which he suggested that women talk too much in meetings. The IOC called the comments...

 2021-02-09 12:44 

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Unshipped local fish served to schoolchildren...

Some Japanese municipalities are offering locally farmed high-grade fish for schoolchildren's lunches as the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to ship them....

 2021-02-09 12:01 

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Athlete due to compete in Tokyo Paralympics dies...

A Japanese athlete who qualified for archery in the Tokyo Paralympics has died of an illness....

 2021-02-09 11:59 

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Myanmar protests spread nationwide...

Protesters across Myanmar continue to take to the streets, a day after the country's military chief defended last week's coup in a speech....

 2021-02-09 11:27 

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Coast Guard investigates submarine collision...

The Japan Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between a Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine and a cargo ship off the coast of western Japan....

 2021-02-09 11:25 

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Hong Kong top court denies bail for media mogul...

Hong Kong's top court has denied bail for media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai....

 2021-02-09 11:11 

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Nissan, Honda cut unit sales forecasts...

Nissan and Honda have downgraded their global unit-sales forecasts for the current fiscal year. Both Japanese automakers blame a worldwide shortage of semiconductors....

 2021-02-09 11:07 

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McDonald's Holdings Japan logs record profit...

The company that runs McDonald's Japan posted a record operating profit last year. It was mainly the result of increased demand for take-out and delivery as the coronavirus pandemic dragged on....

 2021-02-09 10:56 

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Japan, Australia FM discuss Myanmar...

The foreign ministers of Japan and Australia have agreed to urge Myanmar's military to release the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other people who have been detained since a coup last week....

 2021-02-09 10:33 

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Ex-Olympian: Treatment of Mori should be discussed...

Former Japanese Olympic athlete Tamesue Dai has called for the Tokyo Games organizing committee to discuss how to deal with its president Mori Yoshiro over his remarks, which were criticized as sexist....

 2021-02-09 10:27 

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MSDF chief: Losing communication big problem...

The head of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has expressed concern that one of its submarines was unable to report a collision with a commercial vessel for nearly three and a half hours after the accident....

 2021-02-09 09:37 

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Myanmar police reportedly fire rubber bullets...

Media in Myanmar say several people were injured when police fired rubber bullets into crowds of protesters and reporters in the capital Naypyitaw on Tuesday....

 2021-02-09 08:50 

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Tokyo Games organizers apologize to sponsors...

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee has apologized to the event's sponsors over remarks made by its president Mori Yoshiro that have been criticized as sexist....

 2021-02-09 08:15 

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JOC chief: Mori remarks 'extremely inappropriate'...

The chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee has criticized remarks by Mori Yoshiro, the head of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, that appear to belittle women....

 2021-02-09 07:38 

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Myanmar bans gatherings of 5 or more people...

Myanmar's military rulers have banned gatherings of five or more people as protests continue against the coup....

 2021-02-09 06:41 

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Tokyo reports 412 new coronavirus cases Tuesday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 412 new coronavirus infections in the capital on Tuesday. The daily tally has been below 500 for three days in a row....

 2021-02-09 06:26 

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Ohtani, Angels agree to $8.5 million 2-year deal...

In Major League Baseball, Ohtani Shohei, the Japanese two-way player of the Los Angeles Angels, has agreed to a two-year, 8.5 million-dollar deal with the team....

 2021-02-09 05:53 

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Tokyo Organising Committee to discuss Mori remarks...

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will listen to the views of its top members about controversial remarks made by its president, Mori Yoshiro....

 2021-02-09 05:01 

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Defense minister apologizes for maritime collision...

Japan's Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo has apologized over a collision between a Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine and a commercial vessel off the southwestern coast of the country....

 2021-02-09 03:56 

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Kim calls for economic push despite virus alert...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly pledged to rebuild the country's battered economy, while continuing preventive measures against coronavirus....

 2021-02-09 03:56 

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British PM Johnson 'confident' in vaccines...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed confidence in the vaccines being used in the United Kingdom, amid spreading concerns about a variant found in South Africa....

 2021-02-09 03:55 

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Japan to use reserve funds to aid businesses...

The Japanese government is planning to draw over 10 billion dollars from reserve funds to support businesses whose operations are being disrupted amid the coronavirus pandemic. The amount was set aside in the fiscal 2020 budget....

 2021-02-09 03:10 

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Coast Guard investigates damage from collision...

The Japan Coast Guard has begun checking the extent of damage to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine Souryu, following its collision with a commercial vessel....

 2021-02-09 02:57 

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UN urges global abolition of coal power by 2040...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for coal-fired power generation to be phased out by 2030 in developed countries, and by 2040 in all others....

 2021-02-09 02:11 

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Japan planning to use ammonia fuel for cutting CO2...

Japan's government and corporate sector have drawn up plans to use ammonia as a fuel for thermal power plants....

 2021-02-09 01:51 

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Osaka may seek early end to state of emergency...

Signs the coronavirus situation may be improving in Japan. Officials in Tokyo reported 276 new cases on Monday. That's the lowest figure in over two months. In Osaka, the governor has suggested he may ask the central government to lift the state of em...

 2021-02-09 01:46 

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Biden, Modi confirm 'free and open Indo-Pacific'...

US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to closely cooperate in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific....

 2021-02-09 01:06 

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WHO: More data needed on AstraZeneca vaccine...

The World Health Organization says it needs to collect more data before determining the efficacy of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine against a variant first confirmed in South Africa....

 2021-02-09 01:02 

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Tensions worsen between Europe and Russia...

Three European countries have said they will each expel a Russian diplomat, after Russia announced similar measures against them last week....

 2021-02-09 00:06 

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Japanese wages fall in 2020 on pandemic hit...

Japanese workers saw their monthly wages fall last year as the coronavirus pandemic took its toll on the economy. That is according to the results of a labor ministry survey released on Tuesday....

 2021-02-09 00:03 

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UN envoy meets Iran's FM to discuss truce in Yemen...

A United Nations envoy has visited Iran to discuss how to achieve a ceasefire in war-torn Yemen....

 2021-02-08 22:25 

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NHK poll: Some 80% expect vaccine to contain virus...

An opinion poll conducted by NHK shows nearly 80 percent of respondents are expecting vaccines to help contain the coronavirus....

 2021-02-08 22:10 

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India glacier break leaves at least 26 dead...

Rescuers in northern India are continuing to search for about 170 people still missing after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and triggered a huge flood....

 2021-02-08 22:04 

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Myanmar military leader addresses nation after coup...

The leader of Myanmar's military has made his first national address since the coup against the government of the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi....

 2021-02-08 19:45 

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Govt. to mull lifting state of emergency...

Japan's government plans to convene a meeting of experts this week to consider if there are any regions where the coronavirus state of emergency can be lifted....

 2021-02-08 19:44 

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Over 100 mil. people have gotten coronavirus shot...

Scientists say more than 100 million people across the world have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine....

 2021-02-08 19:43 

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Biden calls for science-based decision on Olympics...

US President Joe Biden says whether or not to stage the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as planned has to be decided based on science....

 2021-02-08 13:52 

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Defense Minister calls sub collision regrettable...

Japan's Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo says it is extremely regrettable that a Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine has collided with a commercial ship....

 2021-02-08 12:38 

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Nishikori exits Australian Open in 1st round...

Japanese tennis player Nishikori Kei has been defeated in the first round of the Australian Open....

 2021-02-08 12:33 

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Poll: Approval for Suga Cabinet falls to 38%...

The latest NHK opinion poll suggests that the disapproval rate for the Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide exceeded the approval rate for a second straight month....

 2021-02-08 12:32 

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South Africa pauses AstraZeneca vaccine rollout...

South Africa has decided to temporarily suspend the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine developed by British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford....

 2021-02-08 12:30 

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Amanda Gorman recites poem at Super Bowl...

Amanda Gorman delivered a poem at the Super Bowl on Sunday to honor essential workers such as medical professionals....

 2021-02-08 12:06 

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Protests grown in Myanmar despite crackdown...

People across Myanmar are taking to the streets in growing numbers a week after the military seized power. The demonstrators are demanding the reinstatement of the elected government....

 2021-02-08 11:45 

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Ex-MSDF vice admiral calls collision unacceptable...

A retired vice admiral of the Maritime Self-Defense Force says the collision between a submarine and a commercial vessel on Monday was an accident that should not have occurred....

 2021-02-08 11:21 

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Kyoto temple aims to launch mini 'space temple'...

A Japanese temple in Kyoto City is planning with a venture company to launch a...

 2021-02-08 10:34 

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SoftBank Group posts 3 tril. yen 9-month profit...

Japan's SoftBank Group has posted a record profit for the first nine months of the current business year. Net income was more than 3 trillion yen, or about 29 billion dollars . That was mainly due to gains from rising valuations for some of its invest...

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