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Kyodo News is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato, Tokyo. It was established in November 1945 and it distributes news to almost all newspapers, and radio and television networks in Japan. The newspapers using its news have about 50 million subscribers. K. K. Kyodo News is Kyodo News' business arm, established in 1972. The subdivision Kyodo News International, founded in 1982, provides over 200 reports to international news media and is located in Rockefeller Center, New York City.


Japan police catch three trading uranium online: report

Japanese police have caught 3 people, including a teenager, trading uranium online in violation of laws on nuclear materials, Kyodo News said on Tuesday.
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Official documents shed light on Tokyo's role in 'comfort women': Kyodo

The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one "comfort woman" for every 70 soldiers, Japan's Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents it had reviewed, shedding a..
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Iran proposes Rouhani's visit to Japan amid nuclear impasse: Kyodo

Iran has proposed President Hassan Rouhani visit Japan, a U.S. ally which also has close relations with Tehran, to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse with Washington, Kyodo news agency reported on..
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North Korean vice foreign minister heads to Russia: Russian embassy in Pyongyang

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui traveled to Russia on Monday, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said, in what Japan's Kyodo news agency reported could be a visit to discuss efforts to..
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North Korean vice foreign minister Choe headed to Moscow: Kyodo

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui traveled to Moscow on Monday, possibly to discuss North Korea's efforts to negotiate an agreement with the United States, Japan's Kyodo news agency..
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Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts in miles-high plume of ash: Kyodo

Japan's Sakurajima volcano shot smoke and ash miles into the sky on Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, Kyodo News reported.
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Police believe Japan's castle fire unlikely caused by arson - Kyodo

Police believe a fire that tore through World Heritage-listed Shuri Castle in Japan's southern-most island of Okinawa this week was not likely to have been caused by arson, Kyodo news agency reported..
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Japan, South Korea to study fund to ease wartime forced labor issue: Kyodo

The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries which aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in..
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More Victims, More Damage Found in Japan Typhoon Aftermath

more victims, more damage found in japan typhoon aftermath
The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster..
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NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization..
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Japan PM Abe: G7 must unify in its response to downside econ risks - Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said G7 nations must unify in their response to downside economic risks, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.
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Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead: Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Thursday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, Kyodo News said of a gesture..
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North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles But Trump Says He's Still Open To Talks

north korea fires short-range ballistic missiles but trump says he's still open to talks
Kyodo News said the North Korean projectiles launched early Friday morning from the South Hamgyong Province into the East Sea were believed to be short-range ballistic missiles, according to unnamed..
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North Korean projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles: Kyodo

The North Korean projectiles launched early Friday are believed to be short-range ballistic missiles, Kyodo News reported, citing unnamed Japanese government officials.
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South Korea asks Japan to keep it on favored trading list amid dispute: Kyodo

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha asked her Japanese counterpart on Thursday to keep the country on a "white list" of countries that enjoy minimum trade restrictions, Kyodo News reported.
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North Korea fires suspected missiles into ocean, nuclear talks in doubt

North Korea fired at least two projectiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, which Japanese government sources confirmed were short-range ballistic missiles, said Kyodo news.
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Nissan to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide: report

nissan to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide: report
Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world as part of efforts to turn itself around, Kyodo News agency said Tuesday, citing company sources. The additional cuts come..
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Japan's Tepco to decommission second, undamaged Fukushima nuclear plant: Kyodo

Tokyo Electric Power plans to scrap its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south of the bigger Fukushima Daiichi plant where three reactors melted down in 2011 after an earthquake and..
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Japan lodges protest against South Korea, Russia for jet incident: Kyodo

The Japanese government has lodged a protest against South Korea and Russia after South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft on Tuesday, Kyodo news agency..
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Japan's top government spokesman Suga, finance minister Aso to retain posts: Kyodo

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Finance Minister Taro Aso will likely retain their posts in a cabinet reshuffle expected in September, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.
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Several dead in Japan animation studio fire: NHK

Several people have died in a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyodo on Thursday and authorities are investigating a possible arson attack, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing..
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Japan to reject South Korea's request for meeting on export curbs: Kyodo

Japan will reject South Korea's request to hold another working-level meeting on Tokyo's recent tightening of export controls, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.
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Olympics: Sprint legend Usain Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo

olympics: sprint legend usain bolt expecting high-voltage games in tokyo
Approaching one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, double individual world record holder and now-retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt said he is thrilled to be coming to Japan for the sporting..
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Half Of Japanese Singles Say They Can't Find Suitable Marriage Partner

half of japanese singles say they can't find suitable marriage partner
Almost half of the single people in Japan who want to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, according to a government survey, The Independent reports. However, 61.4 percent of those..
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