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Popular manga artist Fujiko Fujio A dies at 88
https://japantoday.com/category/national/famed-japan-manga-artist-fujiko-fujio-a-dies-reports
April 7, 2022, 7:49 AM
Famed Japanese manga artist Fujiko Fujio A, known for beloved children's cartoons including &quot;Ninja Hattori&quot; and &quot;Little Ghost Q-Taro&quot;, has died aged 88, local media reported on Thursday.…
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Residents evacuate as floods threaten Sydney suburbs
https://japantoday.com/category/world/residents-evacuate-as-floods-threaten-sydney-suburbs
April 7, 2022, 6:53 AM
Heavy rain triggered evacuation orders in Sydney on Thursday, as swollen rivers threatened homes and flooded roads in the latest wild weather to lash Australia's east.
Residents in…
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Asian shares track Wall St retreat on interest rate worries
https://japantoday.com/category/business/asian-shares-track-wall-st-retreat-on-interest-rate-worries
April 7, 2022, 6:27 AM
Asian shares tracked a retreat on Wall Street after details from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting showed the central bank plans to be aggressive in fighting inflation.
The…
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Police say Sacramento shooting was gunfight among gang rivals
https://japantoday.com/category/world/police-sacramento-shooting-was-gunfight-among-gang-rivals
April 7, 2022, 4:23 AM
The mass killing that left six people dead and 12 wounded outside bars just blocks from California’s Capitol last weekend was a gunfight involving at least five shooters…
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Japan to lift COVID nonresident foreigner entry ban for 106 nations; tourists still barred
https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-to-lift-covid-nonresident-foreigner-entry-ban-for-106-nations
April 7, 2022, 7:48 AM
Japan will lift its entry ban on nonresident foreign nationals from 106 countries including Britain, India and the United States starting from Friday, the government said, as part…
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Tokyo reports 8,753 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,995
https://japantoday.com/category/national/Tokyo-reports-8-753-new-coronavirus-cases
April 7, 2022, 10:14 AM
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 8,753 new coronavirus cases, up 101 from Wednesday and up 527 from last Thursday.
By age group, 1,970 cases were in…
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China's security deal with Solomons raises alarm in Pacific
https://japantoday.com/category/world/china%27s-security-deal-with-solomons-raises-alarm-in-pacific
April 7, 2022, 3:15 AM
A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military buildup or…
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34-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of younger brother
https://japantoday.com/category/crime/34-year-old-woman-arrested-for-attempted-murder-of-younger-brother
April 7, 2022, 7:37 AM
Police in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 34-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 30-year-old unemployed brother at their home.
According to police, Memi…
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Qatar World Cup organizers admit workers were exploited
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/qatar-world-cup-organizers-admit-workers-were-exploited
April 7, 2022, 4:25 AM
Qatar World Cup organizers have admitted that workers were exploited while contracted for FIFA's preparation tournaments in the Gulf State.
The acknowledgement of failings came after an investigation…
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Canada approves controversial Bay du Nord offshore oil project
https://japantoday.com/category/world/canada-approves-controversial-bay-du-nord-offshore-oil-project
April 7, 2022, 1:37 AM
Canada's environment minister approved Wednesday a controversial offshore oil project expected to see 300 million barrels of oil extracted over 30 years -- and to set back efforts…
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IMF cuts Japan's 2022 growth outlook; warns of risks from Russia's war in Ukraine
https://japantoday.com/category/business/update1-imf-cuts-japan%27s-2022-growth-outlook-to-2.4-warns-of-risks-from-war
April 7, 2022, 7:48 AM
The International Monetary Fund has slashed Japan's economic growth forecast for 2022 to 2.4 percent from its earlier estimate of 3.3 percent, citing elevated uncertainty stemming from Russia's…
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Witnesses describe hostages' despair at IS member's terror trial
https://japantoday.com/category/world/witnesses-describe-hostages%27-despair-at-brit%27s-terror-trial
April 6, 2022, 9:53 PM
By May 2014, American hostage Peter Kassig was losing hope that he would survive his captivity at the hands of the Islamic State group.
“Dad, I'm paralyzed here.…
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Tiger Woods overshadows Masters with so many scenarios
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/tiger-woods-overshadows-masters-with-so-many-scenarios
April 6, 2022, 9:54 PM
Five players can go to No. 1 in the world by winning the Masters. Another can complete the career Grand Slam with a green jacket. Such is the…
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Toyota buyers in U.S. soon will lose electric vehicle tax credits
https://japantoday.com/category/business/toyota-buyers-soon-will-lose-us-electric-vehicle-tax-credits
April 6, 2022, 9:48 PM
Toyota customers soon won't be able to get U.S. federal tax credits for buying electric or hybrid vehicles.
The automaker expects that sometime before the end of June…
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Boston Marathon excludes runners residing in Russia, Belarus
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/boston-marathon-excludes-runners-residing-in-russia-belarus
April 6, 2022, 9:54 PM
Athletes from Russia and Belarus previously accepted to compete in this year's Boston Marathon who are currently residing in either country will no longer be allowed to participate,…
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U.S. warns of 'mass overdoses' from fentanyl-spiked drugs
https://japantoday.com/category/world/us-warns-of-%27mass-overdoses%27-from-fentanyl-spiked-drugs
April 6, 2022, 9:53 PM
The top U.S. agency combatting drug trafficking warned on Wednesday of a surge of &quot;mass overdose&quot; cases involving drugs like cocaine spiked with deadly amounts of fentanyl.
In…
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UK charges guard at Berlin embassy with spying for Russia
https://japantoday.com/category/world/uk-charges-guard-at-berlin-embassy-with-spying-for-russia
April 6, 2022, 9:53 PM
A security guard at the British Embassy in Berlin has been extradited from Germany and charged with spying for Russia, U.K. police said Wednesday.
The Metropolitan Police force…
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Hungary's Orban asks Putin for immediate Ukraine cease-fire
https://japantoday.com/category/world/hungary%27s-orban-asks-putin-for-immediate-ukraine-cease-fire
April 6, 2022, 9:53 PM
Hungary’s prime minister said he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to call an immediate cease-fire in the war in Ukraine and that his country will comply…
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MLB set for delayed openers after a long winter
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/MLB-set-for-delayed-openers-after-a-long-winter
April 6, 2022, 9:54 PM
It'll end up being 157 days between the moment Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves won last year's World Series and the start of the 2022 baseball season.…
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EU officials say it's too early to consider 4th COVID dose
https://japantoday.com/category/world/eu-officials-say-it%27s-too-early-to-consider-4th-covid-dose
April 6, 2022, 9:53 PM
European health officials say it's too early to consider giving a fourth dose of messenger RNA coronavirus vaccines to most people, but say an extra booster can be…
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U.S. slaps sanctions on Putin's daughters, Russia's biggest banks
https://japantoday.com/category/world/us-slaps-sanctions-on-putin%27s-daughters-russia%27s-biggest-banks
April 7, 2022, 4:36 AM
The White House announced sanctions Wednesday targeting Russia's top public and private banks and two daughters of Vladimir Putin, adding pressure on the country's economy and its elite…
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Japan gives up plan for Biden's visit in April
https://japantoday.com/category/politics/refiling-japan-gives-up-plan-for-biden%27s-visit-in-april-sources
April 7, 2022, 7:49 AM
The government has given up on its plan to have U.S. President Joe Biden visit Japan this month due to the crisis in Ukraine and is now aiming…
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Majestic mountain
https://japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/majestic-mountain
April 6, 2022, 9:55 PM
Mount Fuji appears behind a torii gate, an entrance gate to a Shinto shrine, in Sagami Bay, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday.
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COVID-free Vettel keen to start F1 season at last
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/%27late-to-school%27-covid-free-vettel-keen-to-start-f1-season-at-last
April 6, 2022, 9:54 PM
Sebastian Vettel said Wednesday it felt like &quot;arriving late to school&quot; as he starts his season at the Australian Grand Prix this week after missing the opening two…
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Singer Ed Sheeran wins 'Shape of You' copyright dispute
https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/singer-ed-sheeran-wins-%27shape-of-you%27-copyright-dispute
April 6, 2022, 9:49 PM
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on Wednesday won his copyright trial at London's High Court after a judge ruled that his hit song &quot;Shape of You&quot; did not lift…
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Macron leads polls but turnout a big question in French vote
https://japantoday.com/category/world/macron-leads-polls-but-turnout-a-big-question-in-french-vote
April 6, 2022, 9:52 PM
President Emmanuel Macron is the clear favorite in France's presidential race Sunday yet a big unknown factor may prove decisive: an unprecedented proportion of people say they are…
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Toyoda Gosei to build new airbag plant in south China
https://japantoday.com/category/business/toyoda-gosei-to-establish-new-airbag-plant-in-south-china
April 6, 2022, 9:48 PM
Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd will establish a new plant in Guangdong Province, China, to enhance its production network for airbags and steering wheels, its major products, in China,…
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How much does it really cost to cross Japan by taxi?
https://japantoday.com/category/features/travel/How-much-does-it-really-cost-to-cross-Japan-by-taxi-
April 6, 2022, 10:05 PM
Toyama Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture. Two prefectures on opposite coasts of Japan.
On the one hand, Toyama Prefecture is &quot;located at the center of Japan and serves as…
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Miami’s crypto craze on full display at bitcoin conference
https://japantoday.com/category/tech/miami%E2%80%99s-crypto-craze-on-full-display-at-bitcoin-conference
April 6, 2022, 9:48 PM
Thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are gathering in Miami as the city builds its reputation as one of the key locations to develop the blockchain technology despite its underdog…
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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, 11:57 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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