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 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....

 2021-02-21 19:11 

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Study: Vaccine prevents 98.9% of COVID deaths...

Israel's Health Ministry says coronavirus vaccines were 98.9 percent effective in preventing death from COVID-19 two weeks after the second shot....

 2021-02-21 16:43 

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Pressure drops inside vessel at Fukushima plant...

Tokyo Electric Power Company has found that the pressure inside one of the reactor containment vessels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has dropped....

 2021-02-21 14:43 

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Chinese ships leave Japan's territorial waters...

Two Chinese government vessels have left Japan's territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea after repeatedly entering the waters. The Japan Coast Guard have been on the lookout for the ships and two other vessels navigating in th...

 2021-02-21 12:48 

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International community condemns Myanmar violence...

The international community has condemned violence by Myanmar security forces against people protesting the military coup. Some leaders took to Twitter to express their disapproval....

 2021-02-21 11:51 

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Funeral held for woman shot during Myanmar protest...

A funeral has been held in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, for a woman who was shot during an anti-coup protest....

 2021-02-21 11:19 

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Tokyo protesters appeal for help for Myanmar...

Thousands of people gathered in Tokyo on Sunday to call for support for the anti-coup protests in Myanmar....

 2021-02-21 10:54 

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2 arrested in Philippines over murder of Japanese...

Police in the Philippines have arrested a man and a boy on suspicion of killing a Japanese woman in her 80s in her home near the capital, Manila....

 2021-02-21 09:49 

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Japan condemns violence in Myanmar...

Japan's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the shooting of demonstrators by Myanmar's security forces, resulting in two dead and many injured....

 2021-02-21 09:15 

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Russia confirms first human case of H5N8 bird flu...

Russia's health authorities say they have confirmed the world's first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu virus passed from birds to humans....

 2021-02-21 07:23 

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Two Chinese vessels in waters off Senkaku Islands...

The Japan Coast Guard is warning two Chinese government vessels that they must immediately leave Japan's territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea....

 2021-02-21 06:46 

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Japan receives 2nd vaccine shipment...

Japan has received its second shipment of the coronavirus vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical company Pfizer....

 2021-02-21 06:23 

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Tokyo records 272 new coronavirus cases on Sunday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 272 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Sunday....

 2021-02-21 05:08 

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Osaka: Australian Open will be etched in memory...

Tennis player Osaka Naomi says the atmosphere from Saturday's Australian Open final will be etched into her memory....

 2021-02-21 04:26 

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Thousands leave college in Japan due to pandemic...

The Japanese government has found that at least 5,800 college students either left school or took time off because of the spread of the coronavirus between April and December of last year....

 2021-02-21 04:01 

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Debris from plane falls in US residential area...

Debris from a flying passenger jet has fallen onto a residential area in the western US state of Colorado. No injuries have been reported....

 2021-02-21 02:15 

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Study: Betelgeuse explosion 100,000 years away...

An international group of scientists says it will take more than 100,000 years for the star Betelgeuse to go supernova. Supernova explosions occur at the death of a massive star....

 2021-02-21 01:40 

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Chinese vessels near Japanese fishing boat...

The Japan Coast Guard is warning two Chinese government vessels that they must immediately leave Japan's territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea....

 2021-02-21 01:15 

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Kremlin critic Navalny loses appeal...

A Moscow court has rejected an appeal by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and sentenced him to nearly three years in prison....

 2021-02-20 23:09 

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IAEA chief to meet Iran's top nuclear official...

The head of the UN nuclear monitor will hold talks with Iran's senior officials. Tehran has warned it will block the body's snap inspections from Tuesday unless US sanctions are lifted....

 2021-02-20 19:08 

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Myanmar's security police shoot 2 protesters dead...

Multiple media outlets in Myanmar report that two anti-coup protesters were shot dead and many others wounded by security police in the country's second largest city, Mandalay, on Saturday....

 2021-02-20 18:27 

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Russia approves third domestic COVID-19 vaccine...

The Russian government has approved its third domestically developed coronavirus vaccine....

 2021-02-20 16:14 

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Sharing ways to preserve disaster-damaged files...

Japanese groups that seek to preserve historical documents damaged by natural disasters have held an online meeting to share their experiences and techniques....

 2021-02-20 14:20 

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Myanmar's forces reportedly shot 2 protesters dead...

Myanmar's media are reporting that two anti-coup protesters were shot dead by security police in the country's second largest city, Mandalay, on Saturday....

 2021-02-20 12:53 

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Japan, US, France hold joint marine drill...

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has held a joint drill with US and French military vessels in waters off Kyushu in southwestern Japan....

 2021-02-20 12:01 

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Osaka Naomi wins 2nd Australian Open title...

Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has won the women's singles title at the Australian Open for the second time....

 2021-02-20 11:36 

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ASDF staff member dies in crash in US training...

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force staff member and a US Air Force instructor have died in a crash during pilot training in the southern US state of Alabama....

 2021-02-20 10:13 

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Osaka Naomi wins Australian Open...

Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has won the Australian Open, defeating American Jennifer Brady. This is Osaka's fourth grand slam title....

 2021-02-20 09:59 

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Suspected vaccine side effect reported in Toyama...

A possible side effect from the coronavirus vaccination has been reported in the central Japanese prefecture of Toyama. This is the first such case in Japan....

 2021-02-20 09:10 

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Hate crimes against Asians on the rise in US...

US lawmakers are calling for prompt action to counter a surge in hate crimes against people of Asian descent....

 2021-02-20 07:38 

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Asylum seekers line up on US-Mexico border...

Asylum seekers are lining up at a border crossing between the United States and Mexico as the new US administration of President Joe Biden relaxes the hardline immigration policy of former President Donald Trump....

 2021-02-20 06:44 

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Tokyo confirms 327 new cases of coronavirus...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials confirmed 327 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Saturday....

 2021-02-20 04:40 

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Pfizer: Vaccine can be stored in standard freezers...

US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer says new data show the COVID-19 vaccine it jointly developed with German partner BioNTech can be stored at...

 2021-02-20 03:34 

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Joint classification event for Tokyo Paralympics...

NHK has learned that sports organizers plan to hold an event for Japanese para-athletes with visual impairments. The event will help determine their eligibility for this summer's Tokyo Paralympics....

 2021-02-20 02:29 

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US wary of China's coast guard law...

The US Department of State has expressed concern over China's new law that authorizes its coast guard to fire on foreign ships in waters it considers to be under its jurisdiction....

 2021-02-20 01:38 

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TEPCO moves deformed fuel units from reactor pool...

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was crippled after a major earthquake and tsunami in 2011 has removed four deformed nuclear fuel assemblies from the storage pool of the No.3 reactor building. The job is part of efforts to de...

 2021-02-20 01:33 

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Bank of Japan to start test of digital currency...

The Bank of Japan is set to start experimenting with digital currency this spring....

 2021-02-20 00:35 

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Biden addresses G7, Munich Security Conference...

US President Joe Biden has affirmed his commitment to improving ties with European nations and working together to face competition from China....

 2021-02-19 21:28 

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Protests continue in Myanmar after first death...

The family of the first protester confirmed to have been killed in Myanmar following the military coup is calling on more people to join the demonstrations....

 2021-02-19 21:28 

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Suga joins G7 talks for first time as PM...

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has expressed to the Group of Seven industrialized nations his determination to hold the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer....

 2021-02-19 21:28 

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Australian Open chief defends strict quarantine...

The chief organizer of the Australian Open tennis tournament has defended the tight quarantine measures that were imposed due to the coronavirus following complaints from some players....

 2021-02-19 21:28 

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Osaka Pref. wants emergency lifted in late Feb....

Osaka Prefecture in western Japan has decided to ask the central government at the end of February to be removed from a state of emergency imposed to contain the coronavirus....

 2021-02-19 12:58 

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Kono: Japan to get 2nd vaccine shipment on Sunday...

Japan's Regulatory Reform Minister Kono Taro says the country will receive its second shipment of a coronavirus vaccine on Sunday. The vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner BioNTech will arrive from the European Unio...

 2021-02-19 12:57 

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Hashimoto vows to gain public trust in Tokyo Games...

The new head of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, Hashimoto Seiko, has stressed that her most important mission is to gain public trust in the Games....

 2021-02-19 12:23 

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Japan health minister vows to secure more vaccines...

Japan's health minister says the government will try to secure more vaccines as soon as possible, as the number of healthcare workers hoping to get inoculated proved to be more than estimated....

 2021-02-19 12:12 

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Thais protest ahead of PM's no-confidence vote...

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have gathered outside the country's parliament ahead of Saturday's no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha....

 2021-02-19 12:12 

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Protester dies as Myanmar demonstrations continue...

A protester who was shot in the head during an anti-coup protest in Myanmar died on Friday....

 2021-02-19 12:02 

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G7 leaders to discuss vaccines at summit...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to call on other leaders from the Group of Seven countries to work together to speed up development of new vaccines....

 2021-02-19 11:57 

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Iran: US should lift all sanctions before talks...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed that the United States should lift all sanctions against Tehran before discussing a possible return to the Iran nuclear agreement....

 2021-02-19 11:39 

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US life expectancy fell by one year amid pandemic...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says life expectancy in the United States fell by a full year during the first half of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

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