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S Korean missile accident panics public on edge over North

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A South Korean ballistic missile malfunctioned and crashed into the ground early Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States, panicking confused residents of a coastal city already uneasy over increasingly provocative weapons tests by rival North Korea. The sound of the blast and subsequent fire led many in… Read

Politics

Biden consults Kishida after N Korea missile test

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss their next steps after North Korea conducted its longest ever test launch by firing a nuclear-capable ballistic missile over Japan. The White House in a statement said the leaders condemned North Korea's missile test in… Read

Politics

One year in office, Kishida to face tough Diet debate

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is heading into a tough parliamentary debate at an extraordinary session amid falling approval ratings, with Tuesday marking the first anniversary of the launch of his administration. The Diet session began Monday as Kishida has faced a series of setbacks, such as suspicious relations between… Read

Business

Kishida asks firms to match pay hikes to inflation

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday asked companies to aim for pay hikes that keep pace with accelerating inflation in wage negotiations next spring, as he seeks to achieve both economic growth and redistribution amid the rising cost of living. Smoothing the way for wage growth, the government will… Read

Politics

Japan to expel Russia consul as ties worsen over Ukraine

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Japan on Tuesday ordered the Russian consul in the northern city of Sapporo to leave the country within six days in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion of a Japanese diplomat last month for alleged espionage. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his ministry declared the consul a persona non grata, or… Read

World

Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

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Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week. Meanwhile, Russia’s upper house… Read

BASEBALL

Yankees star Judge hits 62nd homer to break Maris' AL record

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Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night, breaking Roger Maris’ American League record and setting what some fans consider baseball’s “clean” standard. The 30-year-old Yankees slugger drove a 1-1 slider from Texas right-hander Jesús Tinoco into the first couple of rows of seats in left… Read

Entertainment

Jolie details Brad Pitt abuse allegations in court filing

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A court filing Tuesday from Angelina Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt grabbed her by the head and shook her then choked one of their children and struck another when they tried to defend her. The descriptions of abuse on the private flight came in a cross-complaint… Read

Tech

Canon to invest ¥50 bil to double chip-making device production

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Canon Inc is set to invest 50 billion yen to double its production of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment in Japan, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday, as the country tries to strengthen chip supply chains amid a global shortage. The company plans to start the construction of a new facility… Read

TENNIS

Kyrgios cruises past Tseng in Japan Open; top seed Ruud out in 1st round

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Nick Kyrgios said he "struggled to breathe" in the Tokyo air Tuesday before finding his feet and crushing Taiwan's Tseng Chun-hsin 6-3, 6-1 in his first match since the U.S. Open. Kyrgios dropped just seven points on his own service in his opening match at the Japan Open as he… Read

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