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Major Covid Holdouts in Asia Drop Border Restrictions

HONG KONG — After two and a half years of tight pandemic controls, some of Asia’s last holdouts are opening…

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Major Covid Holdouts in Asia Drop Border Restrictions

HONG KONG — After two and a half years of tight pandemic controls, some of Asia’s last holdouts are finally…

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Japan Intervenes to Prop Up the Sliding Yen

Japan announced on Thursday that it had intervened to prop up the value of the yen for the first time…

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Powerful Typhoon Thrashes Japan, With Millions Told to Evacuate

Typhoon Nanmadol brought torrential rain and the risk of destructive landslides to Japan’s southernmost main island on Sunday, after more…

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Japan Warns ‘Violent Typhoon’ Could Hit on Sunday

Half of Japan was under weather advisories on Saturday night as a “violent typhoon” named Nanmadol edged toward the country’s…

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Baseball Traveled to Japan 150 Years Ago. By Way of Maine.

GORHAM, Maine — This small town on the East Coast can make a claim of being one of baseball’s birthplaces.…

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Real Estate

Kazuo Inamori, Major Industrialist in Postwar Japan, Dies at 90

TOKYO — Kazuo Inamori, one of the great Japanese industrialists of the postwar generation, who founded two multibillion-dollar companies and…

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Typhoon Hinnamnor Brings High Winds to Japanese Islands

Typhoon Hinnamnor was bringing high winds to islands south of mainland Japan on Wednesday, a day after forecasters said it…

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Japanese Photographer Blows Whistle on Treatment of ‘Comfort Women’

GWANGJU, South Korea — Since 2000, Tsukasa Yajima has taken stark, poignant portraits of former sex slaves for Japan’s World…

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U.S. Seeks to Reassure Asian Allies as China’s Military Grows Bolder

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Just a few hours after five Chinese missiles blasted into Japanese waters near Taiwan, the foreign…

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