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 2021-02-23 15:41 

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Japan conveys concern over China, Myanmar at UN...

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu has expressed concerns over the human rights situations in China and Myanmar....

 2021-02-23 15:39 

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S.Korea military fails to notice N.Korean defector...

South Korea's military says a North Korean defector was caught on surveillance cameras last week, but soldiers failed to notice him eight times over a period of about three hours....

 2021-02-23 15:37 

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Hong Kong to require council members to take oath...

The Hong Kong government has drafted a bill aimed at requiring council members to take an oath of allegiance to the Chinese constitution and the territory's Basic Law....

 2021-02-23 12:48 

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4 governors request lifting state of emergency...

In Japan, governors of four prefectures have asked the central government to end the coronavirus state of emergency a week earlier than originally planned. They asked that it be lifted by the end of February....

 2021-02-23 12:18 

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G7 foreign ministers condemn Myanmar violence...

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations have condemned violence by Myanmar's security authorities carried out on people protesting the country's coup....

 2021-02-23 11:31 

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Games venues await decision on spectator caps...

Spectator stands are being built at 43 venues for the Tokyo Olympics, despite the possibility that they may need to be redesigned to comply with capacity limits....

 2021-02-23 10:25 

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Food show opens in Dubai, with some joining online...

One of the world's largest food shows has opened in Dubai, with some of the participating firms joining online due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-02-23 09:03 

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US slaps sanctions on two more Myanmar individuals...

The administration of US President Joe Biden says it has imposed sanctions on two more senior military officials in Myanmar over a coup earlier this month....

 2021-02-23 08:27 

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Tokyo confirms 275 new cases of coronavirus...

Tokyo officials confirmed 275 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday....

 2021-02-23 07:53 

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Coronavirus vaccinations begin in Gaza...

Coronavirus vaccinations have begun in the Gaza Strip amid concerns the amount of doses secured is not sufficient to stop the spread of the virus....

 2021-02-23 05:15 

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Guests celebrate Emperor Naruhito's 61st birthday...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito met guests at a ceremony in the Imperial Palace to mark his 61st birthday on Tuesday....

 2021-02-23 04:17 

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NTSB: Metal fatigue may be cause of engine failure...

US accident investigators have cited metal fatigue as a possible contributing factor in the recent engine failure incident involving a United Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft....

 2021-02-23 04:01 

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US skeptical of China's call for cooperation...

A US State Department official has expressed skepticism about China's call for the United States to scrap its anti-Beijing measures so that the two nations can work together....

 2021-02-23 02:53 

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Britain to ease England lockdown from March...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed a plan to relax coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England in stages, starting early in March....

 2021-02-23 01:42 

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Govt. to discuss lifting state of emergency...

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and ministers involved in the government's coronavirus response are expected to consider lifting a state of emergency in five prefectures, including Osaka and Kyoto....

 2021-02-23 01:26 

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US Covid-19 death toll passes 500,000...

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the United States has surpassed half a million....

 2021-02-23 01:10 

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US top court allows release of Trump tax returns...

The US Supreme Court has paved the way for prosecutors to obtain the tax returns of former President Donald Trump in a major setback to his lengthy legal battle to conceal the records....

 2021-02-22 21:35 

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Italian ambassador to Congo killed in attack...

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and two others have been killed in an attack on a World Food Programme convoy....

 2021-02-22 20:32 

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Fauci calls for equitable distribution of vaccines...

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci has reaffirmed that the US will work with the World Health Organization to ensure an equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines across the globe....

 2021-02-22 20:18 

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Anti-coup strike paralyzes Myanmar economy...

People across Myanmar went on a general strike on Monday to protest the military coup earlier this month. Local media say millions of people took part in demonstrations....

 2021-02-22 15:15 

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Japan's Emperor marks 61st birthday...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito turned 61 years old on Tuesday....

 2021-02-22 15:13 

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Toshiba eyes partnership with GE on wind power...

Japan's Toshiba Corporation is in talks with General Electric to form a partnership in the offshore wind power generation business....

 2021-02-22 13:01 

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Media: 1 million join in protests in Myanmar...

Demonstrators have gathered in cities and towns in Myanmar as part of a nationwide strike to protest the military coup....

 2021-02-22 12:49 

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Guterres urges end to repression in Myanmar...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar's military to stop the repression of demonstrators opposing the coup on February 1....

 2021-02-22 12:44 

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Fan blades of Boeing 777 engine damaged...

US aviation safety experts looking into a passenger aircraft accident near Denver, Colorado, say they have discovered damage to fan blades inside an engine....

 2021-02-22 11:44 

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TEPCO knew seismometers out of order...

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says seismometers at a reactor building were out of order when a strong earthquake struck northeastern Japan on February 13....

 2021-02-22 11:37 

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China official: HK electoral system needs revision...

China's top official in charge of Hong Kong affairs has indicated that the territory's electoral system needs to be reformed....

 2021-02-22 10:57 

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Central Japan Railway expects heavy FY2020 loss...

Central Japan Railway has downgraded the group's earnings forecast for the business year through March as the coronavirus pandemic drags on....

 2021-02-22 10:56 

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Japanese railway firms offering remote workspaces...

COVID-19 has not been kind to Japan's train operators. Revenues are down sharply, as people cut back on their commuting and traveling....

 2021-02-22 10:17 

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Japan holds event to mark Takeshima Day...

The governor of Shimane Prefecture in western Japan has urged the central government to resolve a territorial dispute with South Korea over the Takeshima Islands....

 2021-02-22 08:52 

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Ministry: 11 officials breached ethics code...

Japan's communications ministry says 11 officials violated the National Public Service Officials Ethics Code by being entertained by a son of Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide who works for a firm involved in satellite broadcasting....

 2021-02-22 07:48 

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Itochu worker ends term in Chinese prison...

An employee of major Japanese trading house Itochu Corporation has been released from prison in China after serving his sentence of three years for harming national security....

 2021-02-22 07:23 

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Chinese FM urges US to mend bilateral ties...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the United States to improve its relations with his country, saying that Beijing is ready to work with Washington on addressing urgent global challenges....

 2021-02-22 06:39 

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Japan, US condemn violence in Myanmar...

Japanese and US top government officials have strongly criticized violence by security forces in Myanmar against people protesting the recent military coup....

 2021-02-22 06:24 

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Tokyo reports 178 new infections on Monday...

Tokyo officials say they have confirmed 178 new coronavirus cases on Monday....

 2021-02-22 05:22 

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FAA orders inspection of some Boeing 777s...

US aviation authorities have issued an emergency inspection order for Boeing 777 aircraft with the same type of engine that failed in an incident on Saturday....

 2021-02-22 05:21 

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Protesters joining nationwide strike in Myanmar...

Tensions are mounting in Myanmar as citizens respond to a call for a nationwide strike to protest the military takeover of power....

 2021-02-22 05:09 

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Shinkansen line reopens between Sendai, Ichinoseki...

East Japan Railway resumed bullet train services on the Tohoku Shinkansen line between Sendai and Ichinoseki on Monday, more than a week after a powerful earthquake struck northeastern Japan....

 2021-02-22 04:55 

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Victims of 2011 NZ quake remembered...

People in New Zealand have paid tribute to the 185 victims of a powerful earthquake that struck the country 10 years ago....

 2021-02-22 03:38 

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Japanese universities' satellite heads for ISS...

A cargo spacecraft loaded with a microsatellite developed by two Japanese universities has been successfully launched from the United States....

 2021-02-22 03:23 

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US: WHO has more work to do to find virus origin...

A high-ranking US official says the World Health Organization has more work to do to determine where the coronavirus that caused the pandemic emerged. He criticized China for not providing sufficient data....

 2021-02-22 03:15 

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Help for Japanese firms to tap India's IT talent...

Digital transformation is all the rage, but Japanese companies face a critical shortage of IT engineers. Now, help is at hand to tap a large pool of promising talent in India....

 2021-02-22 03:13 

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Power, water not fully restored in Texas...

Authorities in the southern US state of Texas are distributing potable water to residents as power outages triggered by a severe winter storm have disrupted the operations of water treatment facilities....

 2021-02-22 02:20 

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IAEA: Iran preventing snap inspections...

The International Atomic Energy Agency says starting on Tuesday Iran will stop allowing snap inspections to be conducted on the country's nuclear sites, but will continue to permit the agency to carry out necessary verification and monitoring activiti...

 2021-02-22 02:16 

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Israeli companies taking part in arms fair in UAE...

Israeli firms are taking part in a major arms fair in the United Arab Emirates for the first time....

 2021-02-22 01:30 

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Japan's cement sales hit 54-year low in 2020...

Sales of cement in Japan fell to a 54-year low in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused delays to construction plans for commercial facilities....

 2021-02-22 01:30 

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Nippon Steel mulls further production cuts...

Japan's leading steel maker is looking to make further cuts to production capacity as domestic demand continues to fall....

 2021-02-22 01:07 

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US government has 'begun to communicate' with Iran...

A high-ranking White House official says the United States has...

 2021-02-21 21:18 

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Officials face reprimand for dining with PM's son...

Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is considering reprimands for 11 officials who were treated to dinners by a son of Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, who works for a company involved in satellite broadcasting....

 2021-02-21 21:18 

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Japan orders carriers to ground Boeing 777 jets...

Japan's transport ministry has instructed domestic airlines to halt operations of Boeing 777 aircraft after a jet engine failed upon takeoff in the United States....

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