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 2021-02-18 10:42 

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Suga, BOJ chief discuss economic situation...

Japan's prime minister and central bank chief have got together to discuss the state of the domestic and global economies....

 2021-02-18 10:27 

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Facebook blocks news sharing in Australia...

Facebook executives are upping the ante in their fight with the Australian government over a bill that would force them to pay for news content that appears on their platform. They have responded to the proposed legislation by banning users from sharing l...

 2021-02-18 10:07 

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PM Suga has high hopes for new Olympic chief...

Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has commented on the appointment of Hashimoto Seiko as the new head of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee....

 2021-02-18 09:52 

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dies...

The conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. He influenced the US political right and was a zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump....

 2021-02-18 08:31 

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Hong Kong media tycoon Lai rearrested...

Hong Kong media outlets say media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been rearrested on suspicion of helping other activists try to flee to Taiwan last August....

 2021-02-18 08:15 

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Italy's new PM pledges to fight pandemic...

New Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi says his government will do all it can to fight the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-02-18 08:09 

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Hashimoto officially chosen as Tokyo Games chief...

Hashimoto Seiko has officially been chosen as the president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee. She stepped down from her cabinet position as Olympics Minister....

 2021-02-18 07:29 

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Osaka advances to Australian Open final...

Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has beaten Serena Williams in two straight sets to advance to the women's singles final at the Australian Open....

 2021-02-18 07:25 

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Hashimoto officially chosen as Tokyo Games chief...

Olympics Minister Hashimoto Seiko has been officially chosen as the head of the Tokyo Games organizing committee. She succeeds Mori Yoshiro after controversial comments led to him resigning....

 2021-02-18 07:24 

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US Defense Secretary stresses commitment to NATO...

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has reaffirmed President Joe Biden's message that the US intends to revitalize its relationship with NATO....

 2021-02-18 06:35 

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Tokyo reports 445 new cases of coronavirus...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials confirmed 445 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Thursday....

 2021-02-18 05:48 

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Biden, Netanyahu hold first phone talks...

US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have confirmed the importance of continued close consultation on security in the Middle East, including Iran....

 2021-02-18 05:39 

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US to pay over $200 million in obligations to WHO...

The United States says it intends to pay over 200 million dollars in obligations to the World Health Organization by the end of this month....

 2021-02-18 05:36 

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Olympics minister accepts Tokyo Games chief role...

Olympics Minister Hashimoto Seiko is poised to become the next president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee....

 2021-02-18 05:07 

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No problems reported with first Japan vaccinations...

The Japanese government says 125 healthcare workers had received their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine by Wednesday evening. It says there have been no reports of severe allergic reactions so far....

 2021-02-18 04:35 

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Opposition rejects explanation about PM's son...

Japanese opposition parties are stepping up criticism of the communications ministry's handling of alleged questionable dining involving the eldest son of Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide....

 2021-02-18 04:19 

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Hashimoto Seiko to be next Tokyo Games chief...

Sources have told NHK that Olympics minister Hashimoto Seiko has accepted an offer to become the next Tokyo Games chief....

 2021-02-18 04:07 

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Olympics minister Hashimoto accepts top Games post...

Sources have told NHK that Olympics minister Hashimoto Seiko has accepted an offer to become the next Tokyo Games chief. She will officially assume the post later on Thursday....

 2021-02-18 03:55 

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South Africa starts inoculations with J&J vaccine...

Coronavirus vaccinations have begun in South Africa where infections of a COVID-19 variant continue to increase....

 2021-02-18 03:54 

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EU unveils response to coronavirus variants...

The European Union has unveiled measures to curb the spread of new strains of the coronavirus....

 2021-02-18 03:53 

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US retail sales rebound on stimulus payments...

Retail sales in the US rebounded strongly in January after government stimulus payments lifted consumer confidence....

 2021-02-18 03:04 

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'Demon Slayer' author makes TIME 100 Next list...

The author of a popular Japanese cartoon series,...

 2021-02-18 02:10 

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US charges 3 N.Koreans over $1.3 bil. cyber theft...

The US Department of Justice has charged three North Korean computer programmers with theft through cyberattacks....

 2021-02-18 01:42 

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Japan mulls maintaining state of emergency...

The Japanese government is considering plans to maintain the current state of emergency in order to ensure the smooth rollout of coronavirus vaccinations....

 2021-02-18 01:22 

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UN chief calls for fair distribution of vaccines...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized what he calls the...

 2021-02-18 01:02 

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Ford to go electric in Europe by 2030...

US automaker Ford announced on Wednesday that all of its passenger vehicles sold in Europe will be fully-electric by 2030....

 2021-02-18 00:15 

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Japan's domestic-travel spending tumbles in 2020...

Japanese officials have released data that shows the impact of coronavirus pandemic led to sharp declines in spending by domestic travelers during 2020....

 2021-02-18 00:07 

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Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations...

Coronavirus vaccinations are underway in Japan. About 40,000 healthcare workers will receive the jab in the first phase of the rollout....

 2021-02-17 23:03 

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Olympics minister to be asked to replace Mori...

A panel of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee will hold another meeting on Thursday to speed up the process of picking the committee's new chief. It has decided to ask the minister for the 2020 Games, Hashimoto Seiko, to replace Mori Yoshiro....

 2021-02-17 22:04 

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UK ethics body OKs coronavirus study on volunteers...

A British clinical trial ethics body has given the thumbs-up to an initiative involving healthy volunteers who will be infected with the new coronavirus to test vaccines and treatments....

 2021-02-17 22:02 

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NLD official: Myanmar in last fight for democracy...

A senior official of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party has expressed resolve to confront the military by joining hands with likeminded members of the public....

 2021-02-17 20:29 

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Spectators to return to Australian Open...

The Australian Open will welcome back fans to the Grand Slam venue in time for the semifinals starting Thursday, after a statewide five-day lockdown was lifted at the stroke of midnight....

 2021-02-17 20:29 

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IAEA chief to visit Iran on Saturday...

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog is set to visit Iran on Saturday....

 2021-02-17 16:45 

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US to 'recalibrate' relations with Saudi Arabia...

US President Joe Biden's administration has indicated its intention to review its relations with Saudi Arabia....

 2021-02-17 13:54 

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Olympics minister top candidate to replace Mori...

The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee panel has pegged the Olympics Minister to succeed Mori Yoshiro after he offered to step down last week. If Hashimoto Seiko accepts the request, the new president of the committee could be officially decided as early as ...

 2021-02-17 13:50 

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New charge triggers more protests in Myanmar...

Demonstrations against the military takeover are getting larger in Myanmar. The latest protests came after leader Aung San Suu Kyi was handed a new charge following her detention in the February 1 military coup. She was supposed to be released this week b...

 2021-02-17 13:13 

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Snowstorms expected in areas along Sea of Japan...

Weather officials say heavy snowfall will continue in areas from northern to western Japan facing the Sea of Japan through Thursday, and are warning of blizzards and traffic disruptions....

 2021-02-17 12:22 

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Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations...

Coronavirus vaccinations are now underway in Japan. About 40,000 healthcare workers will receive the jab in the first phase of the rollout....

 2021-02-17 11:37 

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Protests intensify after Aung San Suu Kyi charged...

Anti-military demonstrations have intensified in Myanmar as the ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will likely be under detention for a long time....

 2021-02-17 11:17 

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Japan's share for US bases to be kept for FY2021...

Japan and the United States have agreed that Japan's share of the costs of stationing US forces in the country will be kept at the current level for the next fiscal year....

 2021-02-17 11:09 

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Oxford begins vaccine clinical trial for children...

The University of Oxford has launched a clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine it developed with British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, using children aged under 18....

 2021-02-17 10:10 

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ANA to operate Yangon-Narita flight on Friday...

Japan's All Nippon Airways says it will operate a single passenger flight from Yangon to Narita Airport near Tokyo on Friday....

 2021-02-17 10:06 

NHK

US sanctions on Myanmar reflect opposition to coup...

New US sanctions on Myanmar come as consumers and some businesses in the country are stepping up their opposition to a military coup earlier this month....

 2021-02-17 09:46 

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Peru politicians under fire for early vaccination...

Nearly 500 politicians and government officials in Peru are facing public criticism for taking advantage of their positions to get coronavirus vaccinations early....

 2021-02-17 09:03 

NHK

Panel to ask Tokyo 2020 minister to head committee...

NHK has learned that a panel tasked with selecting the new head of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee is set to ask Tokyo Games Minister Hashimoto Seiko to take the job....

 2021-02-17 08:46 

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Shinkansen operators extend furloughs...

Two of Japan's Shinkansen bullet train operators say they are extending their programs to have workers take paid leave. That is because passenger numbers are not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels any time soon....

 2021-02-17 08:42 

NHK

Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu launches EV...

Officials at one of Japan's major oil refiners say they are preparing to manufacture and sell an electric vehicle....

 2021-02-17 08:05 

NHK

Olympics minister top candidate to replace Mori...

Sources say the Olympic organizing committee panel is likely to ask Minister for the Tokyo Games Hashimoto Seiko to replace Mori Yoshiro as the committee's chief. Hashimoto is a seven-time Olympian....

 2021-02-17 07:53 

NHK

WHO: Coronavirus variants keep spreading...

The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases is declining while mutated strains keep spreading. It calls for continued alert against infections....

 2021-02-17 07:33 

NHK

Lawmaker leaves LDP over late-night club visit...

A Lower House member of Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party has offered to leave the party over reports he made a late-night visit last week to a high-end club amid the coronavirus state of emergency....

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