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 2021-02-26 08:10 

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Russian diplomats leave N.Korea by trolley...

A group of Russian diplomats and family members have left North Korea for Russia on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to Pyongyang's strict anti-coronavirus measures....

 2021-02-26 08:02 

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Nikkei has biggest point drop in more than 4 years...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index lost more than 1,200 points on Friday, the biggest daily drop in more than 4 and half years. The slump followed a plunge on Wall Street overnight....

 2021-02-26 07:32 

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New virus variants reported in NYC, California...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up monitoring as new variants of the coronavirus have been reported in New York City and the state of California....

 2021-02-26 07:24 

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Wildfire in Ashikaga still raging...

Firefighters struggling to contain a forest fire in Ashikaga City, north of Tokyo, say there's no prospect of bringing the blaze under control soon, as dry conditions are expected to continue for days....

 2021-02-26 06:50 

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Vaccine delivery for elderly to be done by June...

Japan's minister in charge of coronavirus vaccination says vaccines for the elderly will likely be delivered to all municipalities in the country by the end of June....

 2021-02-26 06:38 

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Tokyo reports 270 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has confirmed 270 new coronavirus cases in the capital on Friday....

 2021-02-26 06:03 

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Japan's industrial production rises 4.2% in Jan....

Japan's industrial production rose in January for the first time in three months. The index is up 4.2 percent from December....

 2021-02-26 06:02 

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Biden marks 50 million COVID-19 vaccine shots...

US President Joe Biden says that 50 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in the country since he became president....

 2021-02-26 05:49 

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South Korea begins coronavirus vaccinations...

South Korea has started its vaccination program against the coronavirus, initially targeting healthcare workers and inpatients at hospitals and care facilities....

 2021-02-26 05:30 

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Nikkei index briefly tumbles 1,000 points...

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the benchmark Nikkei Average briefly dropped by more than 1,000 points at one time on Friday from the previous day's close....

 2021-02-26 05:14 

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Nikkei plunges 1,000 points...

Tokyo stocks are down sharply on Friday, with the benchmark index tumbling more than 1,000 points from Thursday's close at one stage....

 2021-02-26 05:12 

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FDA loosens rules for Pfizer vaccine storage...

The US Food and Drug Administration is authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be stored at temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers....

 2021-02-26 04:12 

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US airstrikes target Iran-backed militia in Syria...

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia in Syria. The Department of Defense says the strikes were in response to attacks on US and coalition personnel in Iraq....

 2021-02-26 03:55 

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Decontamination waste disposal 'to cost $3.7 bil.'...

NHK has learned that it will cost more than 400 billion yen, or about 3.7 billion dollars, to dispose of waste produced by the decontamination work for the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant....

 2021-02-26 03:07 

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EU leaders agree to continue travel restrictions...

The leaders of the EU member countries have agreed to continue travel restrictions and other anti-coronavirus measures across the bloc for the time being....

 2021-02-26 03:03 

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Toyota delays start of Myanmar plant...

The military coup in Myanmar has prompted Toyota Motor to delay the launch of its new plant in the country....

 2021-02-26 03:00 

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Japan to lift state of emergency in 6 prefectures...

The Japanese government plans to lift a state of emergency for six prefectures on Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases decline. But the declaration will remain in place for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures....

 2021-02-26 02:28 

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Wrestler Singh honored for disaster area support...

Professional wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh has been honored for his work in supporting Japanese children in areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami....

 2021-02-26 02:11 

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Japan's long-term JGB yield hits 5-year high...

Japan's benchmark long-term interest rate has risen to its highest in over 5 years....

 2021-02-26 02:03 

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Sao Paulo imposes statewide curfew to stop virus...

Brazil's most populated state, Sao Paulo, is to impose a nighttime curfew due to a resurgence of coronavirus infections....

 2021-02-26 01:43 

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Vaccine delivery to elderly to be finished by June...

Japan's Regulatory Reform Minister Kono Taro says coronavirus vaccines for the elderly will likely be delivered to all municipalities across the country by the end of June....

 2021-02-26 01:37 

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Conference agrees to reduce Pacific saury catch...

Participants at an international fisheries conference have agreed to reduce their total allowable catch of Pacific saury in the North Pacific by 40 percent....

 2021-02-26 01:11 

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US carries out airstrikes in Syria...

The United States has carried out airstrikes in Syria against Iran-backed militia. The strikes were a response to attacks on US personnel in Iraq....

 2021-02-26 01:08 

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State of emergency to be lifted in six prefectures...

The Japanese government plans to lift a state of emergency for six prefectures on Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases continues to decline. But the declaration will remain in place for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures....

 2021-02-26 00:39 

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Nikkei drops more than 900 points...

Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower on Friday. The benchmark Nikkei Average was down by more than 900 points, falling below the 30,000 mark....

 2021-02-26 00:22 

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Japan to lift state of emergency in some areas...

Japan's government plans to lift a state of emergency for six prefectures at the end of February, while maintaining the measures for the Greater Tokyo Area....

 2021-02-25 23:11 

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Putin critic Navalny moved to prison...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been moved to prison, according to state-run media....

 2021-02-25 22:02 

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US to review supply chains for chips, other items...

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to review the country's supply chains for semiconductors and other key items such as rare earths. He said the US shouldn't have to rely on a foreign country that doesn't share its values -- ...

 2021-02-25 18:58 

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Military supporters rally in Myanmar...

People believed to be supporters of Myanmar's military held their first major rally on Thursday, with attacks reported on anti-coup protesters....

 2021-02-25 18:57 

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Quake shifts 53 water tanks at Fukushima plant...

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found that 53 tanks storing radioactive wastewater were shifted from their original locations by a powerful earthquake earlier this month. But it says there have been no leaks ...

 2021-02-25 14:38 

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Decision on state of emergency expected soon...

A marked decline in the number of coronavirus cases in Japan has officials considering lifting a state of emergency earlier than planned --- except for the Greater Tokyo Area. But there are concerns lifting the decree too early may trigger a rebound in ca...

 2021-02-25 12:53 

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Dry air hampers containment of Ashikaga wildfire...

Firefighters have been struggling to contain a forest fire in Ashikaga City, north of Tokyo, as the air continues to be extremely dry for four days after the fire broke out....

 2021-02-25 12:52 

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ACCJ urges Japan to promote digital transformation...

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan has urged the country to more than triple its digital talent by 2030 to promote digital transformation....

 2021-02-25 12:31 

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Convicted Thai cabinet ministers resign...

Some cabinet ministers in Thailand have lost their posts after being sentenced to jail for leading the anti-government protests that resulted in the military coup in 2014....

 2021-02-25 12:31 

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S.Korea to keep bidding with North for 2032 Games...

South Korea's officials say the country will continue to bid to jointly host the 2032 Olympics with North Korea despite the International Olympic Committee's choice of Brisbane, Australia, as the preferred candidate....

 2021-02-25 12:30 

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Southeast Asia rolls out vaccination programs...

Some Southeast Asian countries have received their first batches of COVID-19 vaccines. Malaysia is among them and has started its immunization program....

 2021-02-25 12:29 

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Japan, Australia PMs reaffirm cooperation...

The prime ministers of Japan and Australia have shared grave concern about China's unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China seas....

 2021-02-25 11:39 

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JMA head cautious about early lifting of emergency...

The head of the Japan Medical Association has urged the government to take a cautious approach to a proposal to lift the state of emergency for some prefectures earlier than scheduled....

 2021-02-25 11:28 

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Teenagers caught for falling shopping carts...

Two teenagers have been accused of pushing shopping carts down escalators at a shopping center in Tokyo, with one of them posting the video of his act on social media....

 2021-02-25 11:26 

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State of emergency may be lifted early in 6 prefs...

Japan's government is considering lifting its coronavirus state of emergency for Osaka, Kyoto and 3 other prefectures at the end of this month....

 2021-02-25 11:21 

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Pfizer boosting COVID-19 vaccine production...

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says it is boosting production capacity of its coronavirus vaccine developed with German partner BioNTech to meet strong demand....

 2021-02-25 10:28 

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Xi : China scores victory in poverty eradication...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that China has achieved the goal of eradicating extreme poverty in rural areas....

 2021-02-25 10:15 

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Farm ministry punishes 6 bureaucrats over meals...

Japan's agriculture ministry has disciplined six senior bureaucrats who were wined and dined by a major egg producer involved in a bribery scandal....

 2021-02-25 09:30 

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JAL to curtail hiring for 2022...

Japan Airlines says it will drastically reduce the number of new graduates it takes on for a second straight year....

 2021-02-25 09:30 

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Tech firms to pay for news under Australian law...

A new Australian law will force tech giants such as Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for articles shared on their platforms. It's expected to set the stage for similar legislative changes in other parts of the world....

 2021-02-25 09:15 

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Toyota's global production up 4% in January...

Toyota Motor says its global production rose 4 percent in January from a year earlier. The increase was largely due to record overseas output for the month....

 2021-02-25 08:47 

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IATA develops travel pass app...

Moves are underway to create a certification scheme for international air travel....

 2021-02-25 08:47 

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European nations mull vaccination certificates...

A number of European countries are looking at introducing vaccination certificates that could make international travel easier....

 2021-02-25 08:00 

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Farm ministry to punish 6 officials over meals...

Japan's agriculture ministry plans to soon announce disciplinary measures for six senior bureaucrats who were wined and dined by a major egg producer involved in a bribery scandal....

 2021-02-25 07:40 

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About 1,000 volunteers withdraw from Tokyo Games...

The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says about 1,000 volunteers have pulled out of the Games since its former chief made his controversial comments about women....

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