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 2020-02-28 19:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

China eager to show return to normalcy with Xi's Japan visit...

TOKYO -- The dispatch of Beijing's foreign policy chief to Japan -- and its adherence to its diplomatic schedule -- appears to be an attempt...

 2020-02-28 19:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

US stocks shed 1,000 points in worst week since Lehman...

NEW YORK -- New York stocks extended their losing streak to a seventh day Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging more than 1,000 point...

 2020-02-28 19:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus latest: WHO raises risk level, France warns on handshakes...

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.China's National Heal...

 2020-02-28 19:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

Panasonic exits vending machines as market shrinks...

OSAKA -- Panasonic will stop making and selling vending machines within the year as fierce competition in Japan's contracting market limits future gro...

 2020-02-28 19:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

India GDP growth a weak 4.7% in December quarter...

NEW DELHI -- India's economic growth remained virtually flat at 4.7% in the quarter ended December, official data showed on Friday, indicating that a...

 2020-02-28 19:32 

Nikkei Asian Review

Sharp joins fight on mask shortage with output of 150,000 a day...

TOKYO -- Electronics maker Sharp will start making surgical masks in Japan next month, becoming the first domestic company outside the healt...

 2020-02-28 19:31 

Ecns.cn

Autopsy report reveals COVID-19 mainly attacks lungs...

The latest autopsy report on patients who died of COVID-19 reveals that the virus primarily attacks the lungs, and there is not enough evidence to support its damage to other organs....

 2020-02-28 19:30 

Japan Times

Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for eight years in doping case...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because he broke anti-doping rules in a ......

 2020-02-28 19:21 

Ecns.cn

China's enrollment of master's degree students expected to increase by 189,000 this year...

The enrollment of master's degree students in China is likely to increase by 189,000 this year, said Vice Education Minister Weng Tiehui Friday....

 2020-02-28 19:21 

Ecns.cn

ADB approves another 2 mln USD to help curb COVID-19 outbreak...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) further approved 2 million U.S. dollars to help Asia-Pacific developing countries contain the COVID-19 outbreak and improve resilience other communicable diseases....

 2020-02-28 19:21 

Ecns.cn

China's Yuanwang-7 sailing to Atlantic for satellite monitoring mission...

China's new-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang-7 is sailing to the Atlantic Ocean for a satellite maritime monitoring mission....

 2020-02-28 19:14 

Ecns.cn

93-year-old coronavirus patient cured in Fuzhou...

A 93-year-old coronavirus-infected patient has been cured in Fuzhou, South China's Fujian province, Feb. 26, 2020. He's the oldest such patient to recover from the virus in the province....

 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

Carnival in Venice...
 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

Africa's organic farmers struggle to get certified...

Organic farmers in Africa face an arduous journey getting cropland certified, limiting exports and frustrating farmers who say ecological practices could increase food security while protecting the land. Just 0.2% of Africa's farmland is considered or...

 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil: Living in the shadows of violence and development...

Maria Marcia Elpidia de Melo hasn't seen her son Elmiro for more than six months. The community leader, from an agrarian settlement in Brazil's Amazonian state of Para, has been an outspoken critic against land-grabbing in the area. Last year, her...

 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

How not to protect yourself from the coronavirus...

The rapid spread of the coronavirus across the world is alarming scientists and the general public alike. The online and social media rumor mill is churning out false information about how people can protect themselves from the new virus just as fast. We ...

 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

Solar Orbiter blasts off in mission to the sun...

A joint US-European team successfully launched the Space Orbiter probe on Sunday night from the US state of Florida on a mission to "address big questions" about the solar system, including taking the first-ever high-resolution pictures of the sun...

 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

Online retailers are destroying goods but won't say how much ends up as trash...

Retailers in Europe destroy usable wares including clothes and electronics worth billions of euros each year, alarming lawmakers trying to rein in waste and shrink carbon footprints as shoppers move online. France, the first country to end the binning of ...

 2020-02-28 19:07 

China Post

Coronavirus: From bats to pangolins, how do viruses reach us?...

As the deadly coronavirus sweeps across the globe, killing hundreds, halting cruise ships and prompting border closures, scientists race to find out exactly how the outbreak began. Now, a new study out of China suggests that endangered pangolins — a...

 2020-02-28 19:00 

South China Morning Post

Peace deal is a leap of faith for the US, but one day the Taliban may win a Nobel Peace Prize...

This weekend, the world will be treated to the grand spectacle of US and Taliban representatives signing a peace deal in Doha. With it, the war between the West and the militant Islamist group sparked by the September 11 terror attacks will be all but ove...

 2020-02-28 18:53 

Japan Times

Virus outbreak sees dollar fall below 109 in Tokyo trading...

The dollar plunged below 109 in Tokyo trading Friday as a risk-off mood spread amid heightened concerns over the new coronavirus.At 5 p.m., the dollar ......

 2020-02-28 18:52 

Ecns.cn

Low level of COVID-19 detected in patient's pet dog in Hong Kong...

A pet dog of a patient infected with the COVID-19 in Hong Kong tested weak positive for the virus, the Hong Kong authorities said, adding that further tests are needed to confirm an infection....

 2020-02-28 18:52 

Ecns.cn

China mulls plan, arrangement for college entrance exam...

China's education authorities are carrying out a prudent study on the arrangement of this year's college entrance exam amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, an official said Friday....

 2020-02-28 18:52 

Ecns.cn

China pledges extra support to university graduates in hard-hit Hubei...

China has vowed to roll out policies to address difficulties in employment and graduation faced by university graduates amid the coronavirus outbreak in the hard-hit Hubei Province....

 2020-02-28 18:50 

Ecns.cn

Schau der Besten: Meet the prettiest cows in Germany...

A cow is shown through the hall at the cattle breeding exhibition "The show of the best". Over 200 Holstein dairy cows are presented by their owners at the 47th edition of the "Schau der Besten"....

 2020-02-28 18:40 

China Post

Opinion: With Trump's visit, the world can't ignore India protests...

US President Donald Trump used his trip to India to forge a more intense relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi and Trump are leaders of similar kind. They not only support each other, they also learn from each other. Trump has shown ...

 2020-02-28 18:34 

Japan Times

Cycling race canceled with two virus cases...

A major cycling race in the United Arab Emirates was canceled early Friday after two Italians tested positive for the new coronavirus, setting off a ......

 2020-02-28 18:33 

Japan Times

Senior JSA official casts doubt on Spring Basho...

The upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament is unlikely to proceed as planned due to the growing coronavirus crisis, the Japan Sumo Association said Friday.The JSA ......

 2020-02-28 18:33 

Japan Times

Tokyo Marathon last chance for 2020 hopefuls...

The 14th edition of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday could produce cutthroat battles among local men's runners, including current and ex-national record holders.Though they want ......

 2020-02-28 18:32 

Japan Times

Asian rugby tested as COVID-19 wipes out schedules...

Rugby across Asia is feeling the full brunt of the coronavirus outbreak with games and tournaments getting called off at a rate of knots.Such is ......

 2020-02-28 18:30 

South China Morning Post

Has China said enough about the coronavirus genome?...

When China shared the novel coronavirus genome with the World Health Organisation in the early weeks of the outbreak, the health agency hailed it as a "remarkable achievement".Understanding the virus's genetic sequence is essential for develop...

 2020-02-28 18:28 

Japan Times

Questions raised over COVID-19 reinfection after Japanese woman develops illness again...

Can someone who has overcome COVID-19 develop the illness again? Technically, yes.Reports that a recovered coronavirus patient in Japan tested positive for a second time ......

 2020-02-28 18:25 

Japan Times

Words outpace reality in U.S.-India relationship...

In many ways, Japan and India are more natural partners than are India and the U.S....

 2020-02-28 18:23 

Japan Times

China's COVID-19 moment...

At a time of unprecedented global interconnectedness, our biggest challenges are shared. Every country must work to build its resilience, or no one will be ......

 2020-02-28 18:22 

Japan Times

Iran can't be trusted to deal with coronavirus...

The regime's dishonesty and indifference threaten the region and the world...

 2020-02-28 18:22 

Ecns.cn

Nigeria's first COVID-19 case recorded in commercial hub...

Nigeria's first case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Lagos, the country's commercial hub and most populous city, the Lagos state government confirmed early Friday....

 2020-02-28 18:09 

South China Morning Post

Michael Bloomberg says he would de-escalate trade tensions with China if elected...

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday pledged to de-escalate US-China trade tensions, make it easier for farmers to hire foreign labourers and increase federal agricultural research.The former New York mayor's farm policy progr...

 2020-02-28 18:00 

Ecns.cn

Jimmy Lai taken away by Hong Kong police for investigation...

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, instigator of the Hong Kong riots, and several opposition figures including Lee Cheuk-yan and Yeung Sum were taken away Friday morning by Hong Kong police for investigation, Hong Kong media reported....

 2020-02-28 18:00 

Ecns.cn

China to help migrant workers find jobs amid epidemic...

Chinese authorities vowed to help migrant workers, particularly those from impoverished and epidemic-stricken areas, find jobs during the COVID-19 epidemic....

 2020-02-28 17:52 

Japan Times

LPGA's Pernilla Lindberg misses cut in men's New Zealand Open...

LPGA major winner Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden has missed the cut at the New Zealand Open after becoming the first woman to play in the ......

 2020-02-28 17:40 

Nikkei Asian Review

Sharp fights mask shortage with plans to make 150,000 a day...

TOKYO -- Electronics maker Sharp will start making surgical masks in Japan next month, becoming the first domestic company outside the healt...

 2020-02-28 17:40 

Nikkei Asian Review

Baidu says surge in coronavirus searches not boosting top line...

TOKYO -- With millions of Chinese quarantined at home to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, Baidu and Weibo, China's top search engine and shor...

 2020-02-28 17:39 

Japan Times

MLS sets ambitious tone for 25th year...

Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole.Los Angeles FC ......

 2020-02-28 17:34 

Japan Times

Working Japanese parents react with shock to Abe's total school closure request...

Working parents in Japan were shocked by the government's abrupt request Thursday to close all elementary, junior high and high schools to prevent the spread ......

 2020-02-28 17:33 

Yomiuri Shimbun

[ the-japan-news.com ]

CAS nixes swimmer's 4-year doping ban 11:45 pm, February 28, 2020 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini was cleared of doping and had his four-year ba...
 2020-02-28 17:33 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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U.S. spy agencies monitor virus spread, eyeing India 8:27 pm, February 28, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability ...
 2020-02-28 17:33 

Yomiuri Shimbun

[ the-japan-news.com ]

Airstrike kills 29 Turkish soldiers in north. 08:35 pm...
 2020-02-28 17:32 

Yomiuri Shimbun

[ the-japan-news.com ]

School closures 'top-down' decision by Abe PREMIUM February 28, 2020 The decision on Thursday to request school closures "was made in a top-down fashion, solely by the prime minister, incl...
 2020-02-28 17:32 

Yomiuri Shimbun

[ the-japan-news.com ]

Govt extends tax return filing period by 1 month 8:28 pm, February 28, 2020 TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The National Tax Agency on Thursday decided to push back the deadline for the 2019 income tax ret...
 2020-02-28 17:32 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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"Neko Pitcher,"...

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