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 2021-02-15 11:35 

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Meeting begins on anti-virus steps for Tokyo Games...

Working-level talks have begun for anti-coronavirus measures for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games....

 2021-02-15 11:16 

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No flu outbreak reported this season...

The number of patients with seasonal flu in Japan was below 100 during the first seven days of February. That's far below the levels seen before....

 2021-02-15 10:37 

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WHO probe member: China didn't provide enough data...

An Australian member of the WHO team that visited the Chinese city of Wuhan to investigate the origin of the coronavirus says China did not provide them with some key data....

 2021-02-15 10:09 

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Bus company launches telework 'office bus'...

Many people in Tokyo still must commute to work despite the state of emergency. A major bus operator has launched a new service that aims to help them avoid the crowds while also staying productive....

 2021-02-15 09:55 

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Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak...

Health authorities in the West African country of Guinea have declared a fresh outbreak of Ebola. The World Health Organization is calling for caution....

 2021-02-15 08:00 

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Tohoku Shinkansen to partially resume operation...

The East Japan Railway Company has announced that its Tohoku Shinkansen bullet trains will partially resume operation on Tuesday for the route affected by Saturday's earthquake....

 2021-02-15 07:48 

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Japan's govt. committed to island negotiations...

Japan's top government spokesperson says the country is still committed to negotiations for resolving a dispute over four islands controlled by Russia and claimed by Japan....

 2021-02-15 06:52 

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Tokyo reports 266 coronavirus cases on Monday...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 266 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Monday....

 2021-02-15 06:52 

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Detained Aung San Suu Kyi remanded to Wednesday...

Protests in Myanmar show no sign of abating, two weeks after the military overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi's government and detained her. Her lawyer says she will be remanded in detention until Wednesday, two days longer than initially expected....

 2021-02-15 06:45 

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Towns jolted by quake brace for bad weather...

People in parts of Japan are still assessing the damage from Saturday's powerful earthquake which injured more than 150 people. Now they're bracing for more pain...with weather officials forecasting that heavy rain and winds could trigger landslid...

 2021-02-15 06:40 

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Nikkei hits 30,000 for first time since 1990...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index has hit the 30,000 mark for the first time in over three decades....

 2021-02-15 05:24 

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Governors to share information on vaccinations...

A taskforce of the National Governors' Association has decided to share information on coronavirus vaccinations to help set up inoculation programs for each area of Japan....

 2021-02-15 04:44 

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Stormy weather alert for quake-hit areas...

A rapidly developing low-pressure system is bringing strong winds and heavy rain to northern and eastern Japan....

 2021-02-15 04:33 

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Consumption index falls in 2nd half of Jan....

New data shows that Japan's state of emergency to slow the spread of the coronavirus continues to weigh on consumption, with travel and dining out being hit especially hard....

 2021-02-15 04:27 

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Private booths cater to Japan's teleworkers...

Many workers in Japan have been telecommuting during the coronavirus pandemic. Some work from home, while a growing number of others are laboring away in private booths at public locations....

 2021-02-15 04:00 

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Myanmar's military deploys armored vehicles...

Mass rallies continue in Myanmar to protest the February 1 military coup and call for the release of detained officials, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi....

 2021-02-15 03:55 

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Japan to begin COVID vaccinations on Wednesday...

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says coronavirus vaccinations will begin on Wednesday, starting with medical workers....

 2021-02-15 03:00 

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Separatists to keep majority in Catalan parliament...

Separatist parties are expected to retain their majority in the local parliament in the Spanish region of Catalonia....

 2021-02-15 02:26 

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UN: N.Korea's petroleum imports exceeded cap...

A UN Security Council panel has accused North Korea of illegally importing refined petroleum products in amounts that dramatically exceed the cap set by UN sanctions....

 2021-02-15 02:22 

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Libya marks 10 years since Arab Spring uprising...

Libya is trying to emerge from ten years of chaos that began with the Arab Spring pro-democracy movement in 2011....

 2021-02-15 00:45 

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Nikkei average hits 30,000 mark...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index hit the 30,000 mark on Monday morning. It's the first time in 30 years that the Nikkei Average reached that level in intraday trading....

 2021-02-15 00:06 

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Japan's GDP grows for second consecutive quarter...

The Japanese government has just announced the country's latest GDP figures.They show that the economy grew in the October to December period, marking the second consecutive quarter of expansion....

 2021-02-14 23:31 

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Putin hints at refusing talks on islands' transfer...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that, in accordance with Russia's new Constitution, his country will refuse negotiations on transferring islands to Japan. Russia controls the four islands. Japan claims them....

 2021-02-14 18:41 

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Govt. panel urges caution on more strong quakes...

A Japanese government committee has expressed caution about the possibility of more strong earthquakes over the next seven days after a powerful quake rocked the country's northeast and other areas late on Saturday....

 2021-02-14 16:08 

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Aung San Suu Kyi's detention period to end on Mon....

A court-approved detention period for Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is due to end on Monday. But the military may take action to extend the period....

 2021-02-14 15:01 

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Govt. to open call center on coronavirus vaccines...

Japan's health ministry will open a call center to provide consultations on COVID-19 vaccinations following the country's first approval of a vaccine....

 2021-02-14 10:40 

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Tremors continue in northeast Japan...

People in northeastern Japan remain vigilant as several tremors have followed the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck late on Saturday night....

 2021-02-14 09:39 

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Myanmar's military suspends laws to tighten power...

Myanmar's military says it has suspended laws protecting freedoms as nationwide demonstrations continue against this month's coup....

 2021-02-14 09:09 

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Japan officially approves Pfizer vaccine...

The Japanese government has officially approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The vaccine is the first to be given the green light for use against the coronavirus in the country....

 2021-02-14 08:26 

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Japan approves Pfizer vaccine...

The Japanese government has officially approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The vaccine is the first to be given the green light for use against the coronavirus in the country....

 2021-02-14 08:11 

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About 10 days to fully reopen Tohoku Shinkansen...

East Japan Railway Company says it will take around 10 days to fully resume operations of the Tohoku Shinkansen line following the earthquake late on Saturday....

 2021-02-14 06:45 

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Osaka advances to Australian Open quarterfinals...

Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in a close match....

 2021-02-14 06:36 

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Tokyo reports 371 new cases of coronavirus...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say 371 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the Japanese capital on Sunday....

 2021-02-14 06:32 

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Taiwan president offers to help Japan after quake...

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has sent a message of support to Japan following the strong earthquake that hit the country's northeast late Saturday....

 2021-02-14 05:49 

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US urges China to disclose coronavirus data...

The United States has urged China to make available its data from the earliest days of the coronavirus outbreak in the country....

 2021-02-14 03:43 

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WHO: New COVID cases on decline...

The World Health Organization has found that the number of new cases of the coronavirus infections is on the decline worldwide....

 2021-02-14 02:47 

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Suga shares information on quake-relief measures...

Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has instructed officials to take every possible measure to deal with a strong earthquake that hit Japan's northeast late Saturday....

 2021-02-14 02:13 

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Part of Tohoku Shinkansen suspended through Monday...

The East Japan Railway company says service on part of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line will remain suspended through Monday due to the recent earthquake....

 2021-02-14 01:27 

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Kishi: No severe damage confirmed from quake...

Japan's Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo says no severe damage has so far been confirmed after the strong earthquake in northeastern Japan late Saturday....

 2021-02-14 01:03 

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US Senate acquits Trump a second time...

The US Senate has acquitted former president Donald Trump in an impeachment trial for allegedly inciting an insurrection at the Capitol on January 6....

 2021-02-14 00:37 

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US Supreme Court OKs extradition of Ghosn's aids...

The US Supreme Court has rejected the request to stop the extradition to Japan of two men who are accused of helping former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee to Lebanon....

 2021-02-14 00:32 

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M7.3 quake hits northeastern Japan...

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Saturday night, local time. No tsunami warning was issued. But more than 100 people have been reported injured....

 2021-02-13 22:57 

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Japan's COVID-19 deaths at home spiked in Jan....

Japanese police say the number of coronavirus patients who died at places other than hospitals more than doubled in January compared with the figure the previous month....

 2021-02-13 22:23 

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Quake damage in Tohoku region...

A landslide has occurred at a major expressway in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan....

 2021-02-13 21:49 

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At least 80 injured in Miyagi and Fukushima...

Fire department officials in northeastern Japan say at least 80 people have been injured in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures due to an earthquake that occurred late Saturday....

 2021-02-13 21:27 

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Around 300 households without power...

Tohoku Electric Power Company says around 300 households in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were still without electricity as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday....

 2021-02-13 21:21 

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US Senate acquits Trump...

The US Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial....

 2021-02-13 21:06 

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Around 400 households without power...

Tohoku Electric Power Company says around 400 households in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were still without electricity as of 5:30 a.m. Sunday....

 2021-02-13 20:58 

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US Senate aquits Trump impeachment trial...

Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate at his impeachment trial....

 2021-02-13 20:21 

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Around 1,000 households without power...

Tohoku Electric Power Company says around 1,000 households in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were still without electricity as of 5:00 a.m. Sunday....

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