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Russian media campaign dismisses Bucha deaths as fakes
https://japantoday.com/category/world/russian-media-campaign-dismisses-bucha-deaths-as-fakes
April 6, 2022, 5:24 AM
As gruesome videos and photos of bodies emerge from the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, Kremlin-backed media are denouncing them as an elaborate hoax — a narrative that journalists…
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Famed directors denounce sexual abuse in Japanese film industry
https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/Famed-directors-denounce-sexual-abuse-in-Japanese-film-industry
April 6, 2022, 7:53 AM
A #MeToo crisis is raging in the Japanese film industry. A petition signed by top names, including Cannes’ Palme d’Or-winning Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cannes Jury Prize winner Koji Fukada…
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China reports 20,000 daily COVID cases; most since start of pandemic
https://japantoday.com/category/world/china-reports-20-000-daily-covid-cases-most-since-start-of-pandemic
April 6, 2022, 3:42 AM
China reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily tally given since the start of the pandemic, with Shanghai the heart of the virus surge despite…
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Bobby Rydell, 1960s teen idol and 'Bye Bye Birdie' star, dies at 79
https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/bobby-rydell-60s-teen-idol-and-%27bye-bye-birdie%27-star-dies
April 6, 2022, 2:29 AM
Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday.
Rydell died…
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6-year-old boy drowns after falling into irrigation reservoir in Miyagi Prefecture
https://japantoday.com/category/national/6-year-old-boy-drowns-after-falling-into-irrigation-reservoir-in-miyagi-prefecture
April 6, 2022, 7:50 AM
A six-year-old boy drowned after he fell into an irrigation reservoir in Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture, on Tuesday afternoon.
The boy, Kaede Sasaki, was fishing and playing with…
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Unhappy spouses celebrate as England adopts 'no-fault divorce'
https://japantoday.com/category/world/unhappy-spouses-celebrate-as-england-adopts-%27no-fault-divorce%27
April 6, 2022, 4:05 AM
No more faked evidence or years-long waits -- from Wednesday, unhappy spouses in England and Wales can end their marriages without blaming each other, in the biggest reform…
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Tokyo reports 8,652 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,844
https://japantoday.com/category/national/Tokyo-reports-8-652-new-coronavirus-cases
April 6, 2022, 10:25 AM
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 8,652 new coronavirus cases, up 1,684 from Tuesday and down 868 from last Wednesday.
By age group, 1,851 cases were in…
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Father, son arrested in Japan get U.S. prison time for Ponzi scheme
https://japantoday.com/category/crime/father-son-arrested-in-japan-get-us-prison-for-ponzi-scheme
April 6, 2022, 7:49 AM
Two former investment executives arrested in Japan were sentenced Tuesday to five years in a U.S. prison for their roles in what federal authorities called a $1.5 billion…
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Wreath-laying ceremony
https://japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/wreath-laying-ceremony
April 5, 2022, 9:33 PM
General Yoshida Yoshihide, Chief of Staff of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in…
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Director of 'Drive My Car' surprised by Oscar, film's popularity
https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/director-of-%27drive-my-car%27-surprised-by-oscar-film%27s-popularity
April 6, 2022, 7:51 AM
Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi says he was surprised by the international popularity of his Oscar-winning film &quot;Drive My Car,&quot; but attributes it to the universality of the short…
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Tiger Woods plans to play the Masters and thinks he can win
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/tiger-woods-plans-to-play-the-masters-and-thinks-he-can-win
April 5, 2022, 10:00 PM
Two words can go a long way when Tiger Woods is behind them.
No one would have been surprised if Woods never played golf again after a car…
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Georgia lawmakers push through election probe regulation
https://japantoday.com/category/world/georgia-lawmakers-push-through-election-probe-regulation
April 5, 2022, 10:08 PM
A Georgia law enforcement agency would have authority to investigate election crimes under the latest voting regulation approved by the Republican-controlled state Legislature after former President Donald Trump…
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Liverpool in sight of semis after putting three past Benfica
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/liverpool-in-sight-of-semis-after-putting-three-past-benfica
April 5, 2022, 10:01 PM
Liverpool took charge of their Champions League quarterfinal against Benfica on Tuesday as Sadio Mane, Ibrahima Konate and Luis Diaz gave them a 3-1 lead after the first…
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Sign of times: MLB gives OK to electronic pitch calling
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/sign-of-times-mlb-gives-ok-to-electronic-pitch-calling
April 5, 2022, 10:01 PM
In a move that ends a tradition dating more than 150 years, Major League Baseball approved the use of an electronic device for catchers to signal pitches in…
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Australia, UK, U.S. alliance to develop hypersonic missiles
https://japantoday.com/category/world/australia-uk-us-alliance-to-develop-hypersonic-missiles
April 5, 2022, 11:30 PM
The United States, United Kingdom and Australia announced Tuesday they will work together via the recently created security alliance known as AUKUS to develop hypersonic missiles.
The move…
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Ivanka Trump testifies before House Jan 6 panel
https://japantoday.com/category/world/ap-sources-ivanka-trump-set-to-testify-before-jan.-6-panel
April 6, 2022, 7:59 AM
Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's daughter and one of those closest to him during the  insurrection at the Capitol, is testifying before the House panel investigating the…
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Twitter says it's testing an 'edit' button
https://japantoday.com/category/tech/new-twitter-biggie-musk-may-have-thoughts-on-edit-button
April 6, 2022, 1:30 AM
Twitter tweeted Tuesday that it is indeed working on a way for users to edit their 280-character messages, although it says the project has nothing to do with the…
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Amazon broadband project ready to blast off
https://japantoday.com/category/tech/amazon-broadband-project-ready-to-blast-off
April 5, 2022, 10:00 PM
Amazon has deals with three rocket companies to help launch communications satellites that the online retail giant says will help provide fast, affordable broadband to millions of underserved…
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Matsuyama returns to Masters, enjoying perks of a champion
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/matsuyama-returns-to-masters-enjoying-perks-of-a-champion
April 5, 2022, 10:01 PM
The introduction differs slightly from tournament to tournament, though the general theme never changes.
“The defending Masters champion.”
Those words, or some version of them, have been what…
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Overall crime down in Germany, but child porn, cybercrime up
https://japantoday.com/category/world/overall-crime-down-in-germany-but-child-porn-cybercrime-up
April 5, 2022, 10:08 PM
Germany's overall crime rate continues to decline, but the country has seen a steep increase in the distribution of child pornography and cybercrime, top security officials said Tuesday.…
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GM, Honda plan to co-develop affordable electric vehicles
https://japantoday.com/category/business/gm-honda-plan-to-co-develop-affordable-electric-vehicles
April 5, 2022, 9:58 PM
General Motors and Honda are planning to co-develop some affordable electric vehicles that will use next-generation Ultium battery technology.
The vehicles, which will include a compact crossover, are…
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Ex-nursery school head indicted over 5-year-old boy's death in bus
https://japantoday.com/category/crime/japan-ex-nursery-school-head-charged-over-5-yr-old-boy%27s-death-in-bus
April 6, 2022, 7:51 AM
The former head of a nursery school in southwestern Japan and a staff member there have been indicted without arrest for causing the death of a 5-year-old boy…
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UK government plan to sell TV's Channel 4 draws criticism
https://japantoday.com/category/world/uk-government-plan-to-sell-of-tv%27s-channel-4-draws-criticism
April 5, 2022, 10:08 PM
The British government faced a backlash from opponents and the television industry on Tuesday over plans to sell publicly-owned broadcaster Channel 4.
The Conservative government said privatizing the…
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Watchmakers tinker with new materials to draw new buyers
https://japantoday.com/category/business/watchmakers-tinker-with-new-materials-to-draw-new-buyers
April 5, 2022, 9:58 PM
Lab-made diamonds, recycled plastic and 3D printing: this year's Geneva watch fair was teeming with timepieces crafted from new materials, aimed at seducing a new generation of luxury…
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Tohoku Shinkansen lines to resume services April 14 after quake
https://japantoday.com/category/national/update1-tohoku-shinkansen-lines-to-resume-services-april-14-after-quake
April 5, 2022, 9:54 PM
East Japan Railway Co (JR East) said Tuesday that all lines of its Tohoku Shinkansen will resume services on April 14 after a powerful earthquake hit northeastern Japan…
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Gov't welcomes Ukraine evacuees with eye on int'l recognition, election
https://japantoday.com/category/politics/focus-japan%27s-rare-move-to-welcome-ukraine-evacuees-for-voters-west
April 6, 2022, 7:50 AM
Japan's unusually welcoming approach to evacuees from Ukraine who have fled Russia's invasion -- a contrast to its traditionally strict refugee policy -- reflects the government's desire to…
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Oil prices, Asian shares gain after tech rally on Wall St
https://japantoday.com/category/business/oil-prices-asian-shares-gain-after-tech-rally-on-wall-st
April 5, 2022, 7:51 AM
Shares edged higher in Asia and oil prices also advanced after a tech-driven rally on Wall Street. Trading was light with many regional markets including those in China…
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Konoike Transport, Osaro team up on Japan’s first fully automated warehouse
https://japantoday.com/category/tech/konoike-transport-and-osaro-team-up-to-pilot-japan%E2%80%99s-first-fully-automated-warehouse
April 5, 2022, 9:59 PM
Konoike Transport Co Ltd and Osaro have teamed up on a new project at the Konoike Institute of Technology Innovation Center (KITIC). It will showcase Japan’s first prototype…
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Fisheries remain opposed to Fukushima water discharge
https://japantoday.com/category/national/fisheries-remain-opposed-to-fukushima-water-discharge
April 5, 2022, 10:20 AM
Japan's fisheries federation remained firmly opposed to the government plan of discharging treated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, its leader told Prime…
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COVID outbreak 'extremely grim' as Shanghai extends lockdown
https://japantoday.com/category/world/covid-outbreak-%27extremely-grim%27-as-shanghai-extends-lockdown
April 6, 2022, 3:42 AM
The COVID-19 outbreak in China’s largest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown confining around 26 million people to their homes, a city official said…
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