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Hirohito said rearmament, constitutional revision necessary

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Emperor Showa mentioned the necessity of rearmament and constitutional revision, according to newly disclosed documents detailing exchanges between the...
Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the far side to study...
Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past...
Students practiced introducing themselves in Russian, playing various characters, during a Russian class in late June. There were 20 students in the class. (The Japan News/ANN)

Japanese culture, history guide language study

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Non-English foreign language education at Japanese high schools often reflects characteristics of the schools’ regions. Fushiki High School in Toyama...
Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation...
On Aug 5, the Lower House of Parliament passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill to ban commercial surrogacy, allowing only altruistic surrogacy and, even then, by only a blood relation. It now needs to be passed by the Upper House. (The Straits Times/ANN)

India’s move to ban commercial surrogacy sends industry into panic

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) — Surrogates in India are paid between US$8,400 and US$7,000 for each pregnancy, while clinics are paid between US$16,8000...

Dengue Outbreak | Number of patients at around 50,000 in Bangladesh

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) — The number of patients soars and despite all the cries and warnings, sadly, hospitals and transport hubs remain major...

Dengue Outbreak | The links between climate change and viral infection

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) — Global warming and climate change have taken diseases like dengue and other vector-borne viral diseases to new dimensions. climate change...
In July last year, the city government began an experimental project to lend PaPeRo i robots free of charge to 10 elderly residents in the city. (The Japan News/ANN)

Bringing robots home eases loneliness in Japan

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -- The city of Saijo in Ehime Prefecture faces the Seto Inland Sea to the north and Mt. Ishizuchi, the...
One of the legendary cuisines available in the Skywalk is the gudeg — a traditional staple food from Yogyakarta consisting of unripe jackfruit, usually served with beef skin, hard-boiled egg, tofu, tempeh, chicken, and areh (coconut milk) — from a legendary vendor known as Gudeg Bu Djuminten. (The Jakarta Post/ANN)

Jakartans celebrate Independence Day with choices of food

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) — There are many ways of celebrating the Independence Day. For some Jakartans, tasting traditional food is an option. Two malls...

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