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Official account of Japan's most widely read English-language news source. Est. 1897. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

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Kyoto University researchers say they have found a way to create “near-indefinite” volumes of early-stage sperm and egg cells from iPS cells, in a step that could potentially lead to new infertility treatments. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/science-health/kyoto-university-ips-germ-cell/

thejapantimes, to worldnews
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The alarm raised following the death of 9-year-old Virun Roeurn and the urgent activity that followed is a testament to the strength of Cambodia’s disease tracking system, and to its importance within a global biosurveillance system. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/disease-detectives-bird-flu/

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Experts in Yokohama kicked off discussions about nuclear arms reduction, focusing the impact of AI amid global tensions and technological risks. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/yokohama-nuclear-arms-reduction-meet/

thejapantimes, to Japan
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The Tokyo District Court dismissed a lawsuit by a foreign woman who claimed to have been subject to discriminatory treatment by police. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/crime-legal/japan-police-discrimination-ruling/

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Taiwanese lawmakers shouted each other down Tuesday in a rambunctious parliamentary session, indicating the troubles ahead for newly appointed President Lai Ching-te and his minority government. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-parliament-arguments-lai/

thejapantimes, to Japan
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Police on Tuesday issued fresh warrants for the arrests of two men over the alleged murder of a couple whose burned bodies were found in Tochigi Prefecture, days after two others were arrested on the same charges. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/crime-legal/tochigi-murder-fresh-arrests/

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New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te has pledged to build on the foreign policy legacy of his predecessor. But balancing a fragile status quo with China as a power struggle looms at home is sure to prove a challenge. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/asia-pacific/politics/lai-ching-te-foreign-policy-analysis/

thejapantimes, to Japan
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China on Tuesday scolded South Korean and Japanese lawmakers for visiting Taiwan despite its strong opposition, chiding both neighbors for attending Taiwan's "so-called inauguration ceremony of the leader." https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/politics/china-south-korea-japan-lawmakers-taiwan/

thejapantimes, to worldnews
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The FBI cut ties to at least a handful of informants and issued warnings about dozens of others after an internal review prompted by concerns that they were linked to Russian disinformation, current and former U.S. officials said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/politics/fbi-informants-russian-influence/

thejapantimes, to soccer
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Kim Do-hoon will lead South Korea in World Cup qualifiers in June after the Korean Football Association failed to line up a permanent coach to replace Jurgen Klinsmann. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2024/05/21/soccer/south-korea-interim-coach/

thejapantimes, to Japan
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Local government leaders from Japan and China are interacting with each other actively even as state-level exchanges remain almost halted, amid continuing tensions including over Taiwan and China's ban on seafood imports from Japan. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/japan-china-regional-exchanges/

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Donald Trump raised more money last month than Joe Biden for the first time in this election cycle, but the president’s campaign still holds a wide financial edge over his Republican rival. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/politics/trump-biden-campaign-fundraising/

thejapantimes, to Japan
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A surge in thefts targeting luxury sport utility vehicles in Japan has prompted authorities to urge owners to take preventative measures. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/crime-legal/japan-luxury-car-thefts/

thejapantimes, to environment
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thejapantimes, to business
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Norinchukin Bank is considering raising $7.7 billion to boost capital and cover losses arising from a plan to get rid of low-yielding foreign bonds, a person familiar the matter said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2024/05/21/companies/japan-norinchukin-bank-fundraising/ #business #companies #norinchukin #banks #investments

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For all their aggressive moves, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his equally hard-line Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, both killed in a helicopter crash in the mountains near Azerbaijan on Sunday, were also careful. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/politics/aggression-caution-iran-next-leaders/

thejapantimes, to business
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Major Japanese companies agreed to raise monthly pay by 5.58% on average in this year's spring labor-management wage talks, according to the first tally by the Japan Business Federation. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2024/05/21/companies/japan-big-firms-pay-hike/

thejapantimes, to worldwithoutus
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thejapantimes, to Japan
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A severe outflow of young people is taking place in Japan's quake-hit Noto Peninsula, raising concerns among local residents that there will be no one left to carry out the "creative reconstruction" that prefectural officials are aiming for. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/society/noto-population-outflow/

thejapantimes, to Japan
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Tokyo and Seoul will be looking to deal revive bilateral defense ties by reaching a deal on measures to prevent a reoccurrence of a 2018 incident in which a South Korean warship directed its fire control radar at an MSDF patrol plane. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/japan/japan-south-korea-radar-incident-prevention/

thejapantimes, to worldnews
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An inquiry has found evidence of a "chilling” cover-up by the British establishment, after more than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C in the U.K. in the 1970s and 1980s when treated with contaminated blood products. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/science-health/infected-blood-probe-uk/

thejapantimes, to business
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Martin Gruenberg will step down as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after a report on the toxic working environment at the bank regulator put him at the center of a heated political fight. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2024/05/21/fdic-toxic-workplace-report/

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The United States and Saudi Arabia are close to agreement on a bilateral defense pact that offers Riyadh more advanced U.S. weaponry in exchange for limiting ties with Beijing, after progress in talks over the weekend, the White House has said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/politics/us-saudis-defense-pact/

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Food and medicine for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are piling up in Egypt because the Rafah crossing remains closed and there has been no aid delivered to a U.N. warehouse from a U.S.-built pier for two days, U.N. officials warned on Monday. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/politics/gaza-aid-egypt-us-pier/

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A Russian-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution that called on all countries to prevent "for all time" the placement, threat or use of any weapons in outer space failed, with the 15-member body split over the move. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/21/world/politics/russia-un-nuclear-space/

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