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 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....

 2021-02-25 07:32 

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IOC may decide on overseas spectators by April 30...

Olympic preparations are ramping up in Tokyo with less than five months until the Games kick off. It's still unclear whether overseas spectators will be able to attend due to the coronavirus pandemic. But a senior International Olympic Committee offic...

 2021-02-25 07:06 

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

Toyota Motor says its global output in January was a little over 740,000 vehicles, up 4 percent from the same month last year....

 2021-02-25 06:57 

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Cabinet official apologizes over wining & dining...

A public relations official for Japan's Cabinet has apologized for being treated to an expensive dinner paid for by a satellite broadcasting company when she was at the communications ministry....

 2021-02-25 06:42 

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Tokyo reports 340 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 340 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Thursday....

 2021-02-25 06:24 

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Olympic torch relay COVID-19 measures announced...

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has announced a set of measures against the coronavirus for the nationwide torch relay that is due to start next month....

 2021-02-25 05:40 

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FDA: One-dose J&J vaccine is safe and effective...

A third coronavirus vaccine is in the final stage of approval for emergency use in the United States....

 2021-02-25 05:39 

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CIA nominee: China poses biggest geopolitical test...

US President Joe Biden's nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency has stressed the need to boost intelligence-gathering capabilities to deal with China....

 2021-02-25 05:06 

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Brisbane picked as preferred host for 2032 Games...

The International Olympic Committee says the Australian city of Brisbane has been picked as the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games....

 2021-02-25 03:55 

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FED chair hints zero-rate policy may be extended...

The head of the US Federal Reserve has hinted that the central bank may keep its benchmark interest rate near zero beyond 2024....

 2021-02-25 03:24 

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LA sheriff considers Woods crash an accident...

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department suggests no criminal charges will be filed against golf star Tiger Woods in a single-car crash that left him with serious leg injuries....

 2021-02-25 03:18 

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IOC welcomes Tokyo Games chief Hashimoto...

The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board has welcomed the new president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee Hashimoto Seiko....

 2021-02-25 03:15 

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China starts cross-border digital currency project...

China's central bank has launched an international project to explore the use of digital currencies for cross-border payment....

 2021-02-25 02:58 

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Chipmaker TSMC orders water amid Taiwan drought...

The world's largest contract semiconductor maker is scrambling to secure water for its production sites amid a drought in Taiwan that could worsen a global chip shortage....

 2021-02-25 02:12 

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Three convicted for involvement in Ghosn escape...

A Turkish court has convicted an official of a private airline and two pilots in connection with the escape out of Japan of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn in late December 2019....

 2021-02-25 01:58 

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US to address China's human rights issues at UN...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States will...

 2021-02-25 01:03 

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IAEA to work with Japan on wastewater disposal...

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has offered to cooperate with Japan on the disposal of diluted contaminated wastewater accumulating at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

 2021-02-25 00:09 

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Dow Jones closes at record high...

A Wall Street benchmark has closed at a record high, as investors feel upbeat on the US economic outlook....

 2021-02-24 22:55 

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Ashikaga wildfire threatens residential areas...

A mountain fire in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, has been raging for four days, threatening residential areas in a local city....

 2021-02-24 22:12 

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Grossi calls for agreement on Iran nuclear program...

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has warned that the international community will face a...

 2021-02-24 20:08 

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Ghana receives first shipment of COVAX vaccine...

The first batch of a COVID-19 vaccine has been delivered to Ghana under an international framework to achieve fair distribution of vaccines....

 2021-02-24 20:07 

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Myanmar military-appointed FM visits Thailand...

Wunna Maung Lwin, who was appointed by Myanmar's military as foreign minister after the February 1 coup, has met with the Thai and Indonesian foreign ministers....

 2021-02-24 20:06 

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State of emergency may end early in 5 prefectures...

Japan's government is considering lifting a state of emergency imposed over the coronavirus earlier than planned in five prefectures in central and western parts of the country....

 2021-02-24 15:30 

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Tokyo organizer to launch gender equality team...

The new chief of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee says it will launch a team to promote gender equality on Thursday....

 2021-02-24 12:10 

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Itochu worker to return after jail term in China...

An employee of major Japanese trading house Itochu Corporation is expected to return to Japan as early as Wednesday after serving a prison term in China for allegedly harming national security....

 2021-02-24 11:42 

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Israel launches 'Green Pass' program...

Israel is vaccinating its people against the coronavirus at the fastest pace in the world, and aims to boost the rate with its...

 2021-02-24 11:36 

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Expert panel: Pace of decline in cases is slowing...

A panel of experts at Japan's health ministry has pointed out that the number of new cases of the coronavirus in the country has been declining at a slower pace since mid-February....

 2021-02-24 10:15 

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Facebook to restore Australian news pages...

Executives at Facebook say they will lift their ban on users from viewing articles by Australian media, following talks with the government....

 2021-02-24 10:09 

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Suzuki Motor 91-year-old chairman to retire...

Japan's Suzuki Motor says its 91-year-old chairman, Suzuki Osamu, will retire in June. The company says the decision comes as management has set its course through 2050....

 2021-02-24 09:55 

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Ministry punishes officials for ethics violation...

Japan's Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications has taken disciplinary action against nine officials of his ministry and reprimanded two others for violating the ethics code for national government employees....

 2021-02-24 09:39 

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S.Korea fertility rate hits record low...

New data show that South Korea's fertility rate in 2020 dropped to a record low....

 2021-02-24 08:28 

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Live sport events return to NY after nearly a year...

New York City is now allowing limited fan attendance at professional sporting events. Spectators had been banned from such events for about a year due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-02-24 08:26 

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WHO: COVID-19 cases declining, variants spreading...

The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall globally, but that variants of the virus have spread to more than 100 countries and territories....

 2021-02-24 08:03 

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UN chief urges funding for climate change measures...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged developed countries to do more to help developing economies cope with climate change....

 2021-02-24 07:16 

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Biden, Trudeau hold first bilateral talks online...

US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to work together to tackle issues such as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change....

 2021-02-24 07:08 

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Tokyo confirms 213 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan government says it confirmed 213 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday....

 2021-02-24 07:02 

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Anti-virus measures to be eased in steps...

Japan's top government spokesperson says measures against the coronavirus will be eased in stages even if the government lifts an emergency declaration earlier than initially planned....

 2021-02-24 05:37 

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Over 3,000 Afghan civilians killed in 2020...

The number of civilians killed as a result of terrorist attacks and fighting in Afghanistan topped 3,000 last year for the seventh straight year....

 2021-02-24 05:34 

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IAEA report: Iran uranium program violates accord...

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has been producing uranium enriched to 20 percent purity, breaching a 2015 nuclear deal between the country and the world's major powers....

 2021-02-24 05:07 

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Electric bus trial to be launched in Kyoto City...

A company in the western Japanese city of Kyoto is planning a trial run of the environmentally-friendly electric buses, with an eye towards replacing its entire fleet....

 2021-02-24 04:58 

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US urges China to stop actions in Japanese waters...

The US Department of Defense has urged China to stop sending government ships into Japan's territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea....

 2021-02-24 03:33 

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Malta journalist's murderer sentenced to prison...

A court in Malta has handed down a 15-year prison sentence to one of three men accused of murdering an investigative journalist....

 2021-02-24 02:39 

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Tiger Woods in hospital after serious car crash...

World-famous golfer Tiger Woods is in the hospital after a serious car accident in Los Angeles. Officials say Woods suffered injuries to both of his legs and local media report he has undergone emergency surgery....

 2021-02-24 02:35 

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64% of para sports groups worry about Tokyo Games...

An NHK survey has shown that over 60 percent of para sports organizations in Japan have concerns about the Tokyo Paralympics, which is scheduled to start in six months....

 2021-02-24 02:15 

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Toyota begins construction of smart city...

Toyota Motor has begun construction of a prototype smart city at the foot of Mt. Fuji in central Japan.The automaker plans to develop a system that connects vehicles, infrastructure and homes through advanced networks....

 2021-02-24 02:07 

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NASA releases first 'audio recording' from Mars...

US space agency NASA has released visual footage of the landing of its Perseverance rover and what it says is the first audio recording from Mars....

 2021-02-24 01:30 

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Tohoku Shinkansen services fully resumed...

Services of the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train line have fully resumed after a section of the route was affected by a powerful earthquake earlier this month....

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