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 2019-12-09 13:27 

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Thoudands of data storage media auctioned online...

A data-erasing company in Tokyo says a former employee allegedly removed thousands of items, including hard disk drives, and put them up for sale on Internet auctions....

 2019-12-09 12:47 

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WADA imposes 4-year ban on Russia...

The World Anti-Doping Agency has decided to ban Russia from participating in international competitions for four years, including next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics....

 2019-12-09 12:30 

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NZ police: No more survivors left after eruption...

New Zealand police say they don't believe there are any more survivors on White Island where a volcano erupted on Monday....

 2019-12-09 12:14 

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NHK poll: Cabinet approval rating down to 45%...

The approval rate of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has dropped two points from last month to 45 percent according to a poll by NHK. The disapproval rate rose two points to 37 percent....

 2019-12-09 11:58 

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Elon Musk wins suit filed by UK diver...

A jury in Los Angeles on Friday cleared Elon Musk of defamation over a tweet in which he called a British diver who took part in the Thai cave rescue last year...

 2019-12-09 11:58 

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Xinjiang officials slam US bill...

Senior officials of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have criticized the US Congress's approval of a bill related to the Uighur minority in the region.The bill urges the US government to impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in human righ...

 2019-12-09 11:35 

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Extraordinary Diet session wraps up...

The latest extraordinary session of Japan's Diet wrapped up on Monday after the ruling camp voted against an extension proposed by the opposition in the Lower House....

 2019-12-09 11:12 

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Abe vows to amend the Constitution...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed a strong determination to carry out constitutional amendments....

 2019-12-09 11:10 

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Doctor killed in Afghanistan bonded with locals...

A survivor of an attack in Afghanistan that killed Tetsu Nakamura has told NHK the Japanese doctor had been working closely with the local community....

 2019-12-09 10:03 

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Xiaomi to start selling smartphones in Japan...

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is entering the Japanese market. The company plans to launch two smartphones in the country....

 2019-12-09 10:03 

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Two men questioned over Nakamura shooting...

The Afghan interior ministry says its officials are questioning two men in connection with the fatal shooting of Japanese doctor and aid worker Tetsu Nakamura....

 2019-12-09 09:46 

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5 killed in New Zealand volcano eruption...

Police say at least five people have died and several others are injured or missing in a volcanic eruption off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. They say 23 people have been rescued from White Island....

 2019-12-09 09:34 

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Three bears captured at medical clinic...

Three bears were found apparently hibernating in the storehouse of a medical clinic in central Japan....

 2019-12-09 09:26 

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Afghan authorities question shooting suspects...

Afghanistan's interior ministry says its officials are questioning two men over the fatal shooting of Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker Tetsu Nakamura....

 2019-12-09 08:50 

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Japan-US drill focuses on new defense areas...

The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the US Army have begun a joint drill aimed at boosting cooperation in cyberspace and other new areas of defense....

 2019-12-09 08:37 

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NGO mourns Nakamura's 'noble sacrifice'...

The head of the NGO that lost its most prominent member when Tetsu Nakamura was killed in Afghanistan shared his grief as his colleague's body was returned home....

 2019-12-09 07:41 

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At least one dead after NZ volcanic eruption...

Police in New Zealand say at least one person is dead and an unspecified number of people are unaccounted for after an eruption at a volcano on an uninhabited island....

 2019-12-09 06:17 

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Japan aims to keep India in RCEP pact...

Japan's industry minister is visiting New Delhi this week. He wants to encourage the Indian government to continue participating in a planned regional trade pact....

 2019-12-09 05:50 

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Indian rape victim's death triggers protests...

The murder of a 23-year old gang rape victim who was on her way to a court testimony has prompted public outrage across India....

 2019-12-09 05:41 

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Satellite images show N.Korea test site activity...

NHK has obtained new images of the facility where North Korea claims it has conducted a test...

 2019-12-09 05:25 

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Hong Kong calm, but resistance continues...

Monday marks exactly six months since large-scale protests began in Hong Kong. Some people are using social media to call for strikes to mark the occasion, but no serious disruptions have been reported so far....

 2019-12-09 05:15 

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Performers sought for 2020 Paralympic ceremonies...

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics will soon begin accepting applications from those wishing to perform in the opening and closing ceremonies....

 2019-12-09 05:13 

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S.Korean media: North may have tested solid fuel...

Experts suggest North Korea's recent test may have involved a type of fuel that can drastically shorten the amount of time needed to launch a ballistic missile....

 2019-12-09 04:31 

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FBI investigating Florida attack as act of terror...

US investigators say they are presuming last week's fatal shooting by a Saudi Arabian soldier at a naval base in the southern state of Florida was an act of terrorism....

 2019-12-09 04:14 

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Current account surplus grows in October...

Japan's current account surplus grew in October as the value of imports tumbled due to lower prices for crude-oil....

 2019-12-09 04:02 

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Volcano erupts in New Zealand...

New Zealand's prime minister says 100 people were on or near White Island at the time of a volcanic eruption there....

 2019-12-09 03:13 

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Slain doctor's body arrives in Fukuoka...

A plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was fatally shot in Afghanistan arrived at his hometown Fukuoka in Kyushu on Monday morning....

 2019-12-09 03:08 

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WTO dysfunction could affect pending cases...

Thirteen pending trade disputes are facing uncertainty as the World Trade Organization is set to lose its function as the final arbiter. One of the cases involves Japan....

 2019-12-09 03:06 

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Govt. to offer extended support for researchers...

Japan's education ministry has decided to launch a program to provide financial support for young researchers for seven years....

 2019-12-09 02:58 

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Survivor of attack on Nakamura gives interview...

NHK has learned that one man survived the shooting in Afghanistan last week that claimed the lives of Japanese humanitarian and doctor Tetsu Nakamura and five companions....

 2019-12-09 02:54 

NHK

Empress Masako turns 56...

Japan's Empress Masako has expressed appreciation on her 56th birthday for the people's warmth in celebrating Emperor Naruhito's enthronement earlier this year....

 2019-12-09 02:12 

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Revised GDP shows stronger growth in Japan...

Japanese officials have revised the country's GDP for the July-September period sharply higher from initial figures....

 2019-12-09 02:08 

NHK

Afghans in Japan mourn Nakamura at Narita...

Afghans living in Japan gathered at Narita Airport near Tokyo to mourn a Japanese doctor and aid worker killed in their home country last week....

 2019-12-09 01:10 

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Nakamura's body arrives in Fukuoka...

The plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan arrived at his hometown Fukuoka in southern Japan on Monday morning....

 2019-12-09 00:57 

NHK

Japan closely watching for N.Korean missile tests...

The Japanese government says it's closely monitoring North Korea for further provocative actions following the announcement it had carried out a test...

 2019-12-09 00:42 

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Nakamura's body heads to his hometown...

The plane carrying the body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan is heading to his hometown Fukuoka in southern Japan on Monday morning....

 2019-12-09 00:12 

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WTO set to lose dispute resolution function...

The World Trade Organization is set to lose its ability to resolve disputes for the first time since it was established in 1995....

 2019-12-09 00:00 

NHK

Japanese GDP revised up to 1.8 percent...

Japan's Cabinet Office has released revised figures on Monday for the country's economy that show Japan's GDP growth during the July to September period was stronger than earlier data....

 2019-12-08 22:55 

NHK

Trump shows frustration with North Korea's Kim...

US President Donald Trump has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he will lose everything...

 2019-12-08 21:57 

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Chemistry winner Akira Yoshino gives Nobel lecture...

Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino delivered his Nobel lecture on Sunday in Sweden. Yoshino is one of the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry....

 2019-12-08 19:22 

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Mass march in Hong Kong...

Large crowds of anti-government protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday, one day before the six-month anniversary of the beginning of the current series of protests. No major clashes were reported, but some protesters set fires outside court buildi...

 2019-12-08 16:28 

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Comments on Hong Kong protests...

Tam Yiu Chung is a member of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress and a former leader of a pro-Beijing party....

 2019-12-08 16:27 

NHK

Film about slain doctor Nakamura screened in Tokyo...

A citizens' group has screened a documentary in Tokyo about Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan....

 2019-12-08 12:15 

NHK

China's trade with US falls in November...

Chinese customs officials say the country's total value of trade with the United States shrank in November from the same month last year....

 2019-12-08 11:45 

NHK

More than 40 die in India factory fire...

More than 40 people have died in a fire that broke out at a factory in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Sunday morning....

 2019-12-08 11:16 

NHK

Laotian all-girl group LaoNavy performs in Japan...

An all-girl pop group from Laos has performed for the first time in Japan in the western city of Kumamoto....

 2019-12-08 10:28 

NHK

New Yorkers camp out to help the homeless...

Hundreds of people have camped out for the night in New York City to raise awareness of the homeless crisis....

 2019-12-08 10:28 

NHK

Huge rally held in Hong Kong...

A huge anti-government rally was held in Hong Kong on Sunday, a day before the six-month anniversary of the beginning of the current series of protests....

 2019-12-08 10:16 

NHK

Plane carrying Nakamura's body arrives in Japan...

The body of a Japanese aid worker who was shot dead in Afghanistan has arrived in Japan....

 2019-12-08 08:25 

NHK

Williams' broken racket fetches $17,000 at auction...

The broken racket used by tennis superstar Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open fetched 17,000 dollars at an auction on Saturday....

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