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BRAZIL

Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 27, 2020
South America's indigenous people lock down as coronavirus takes hold
For decades, indigenous groups from Colombia to Brazil have been fighting the threat to their lives posed by oil exploration, deforestation and illegal logging.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 25, 2020
Maverick presidents Bolsonaro in Brazil and Lopez Obrador in Mexico both in denial over COVID-19
The presidents of Mexico and Brazil scored stunning election victories in 2018 in defiance of the political establishment, but now their unwillingness to follow consensus on the coronavirus pandemic has left the two increasingly exposed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 26, 2020
Foreign diplomats introduced to sake-making in bid to promote Japan's national beverage
Foreign diplomats in Japan have toured a sake brewery near Tokyo to study how the beverage is made in a project the government and the sake industry hope will promote the traditional rice wine overseas.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 23, 2020
Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center
Brazil's famed Carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of scantily clad revelers poured into the streets, many of whom took the opportunity to parody or otherwise comment on the nation's deeply polarized political climate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 20, 2020
Brazil's 'last samurai' seeks to keep tradition alive in South America
From the outside, the modest home of 61-year-old Edson Suemitsu looks little different from others in this middle-class neighborhood of Curitiba, a sleepy city in southern Brazil.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2020
Bicycle lanes are moving everyone forward
Embracing the cycling culture, and investing accordingly, can help cities counter obesity, rising car use and pollution.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2020
End of fishing ban threatens Amazon's pink dolphins
The Amazon river dolphin is an intelligent and friendly mammal that appears to grin and flush like a human blushing when it gets excited.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 5, 2020
Brazil gets OK to send planes to evacuate citizens from virus-hit Wuhan
Brazil on Tuesday obtained authorization from China to fly two planes to the city of Wuhan at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak to evacuate Brazilian citizens who asked to be repatriated.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 4, 2020
Brazil to declare emergency and quarantine nationals returning from China
Brazil will declare a national health emergency to prepare for the return of Brazilian nationals at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in China, Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Monday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Feb 1, 2020
Keisuke Honda signs with Brazilian club Botafogo
Former Japan international Keisuke Honda posted a short video of himself on his Twitter account on Friday, saying in Portuguese he is joining Brazilian club Botafogo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2020
Separated at birth, Hansen's disease victims detail fallout from defunct segregation policies
Rosita Harum said it was "the most precious moment" of her life when she was reunited with her father, a former leprosy patient, after they were separated for 61 years by a Malaysian policy that quarantined people with the disease.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2020
Hopes for spike in U.S. farm exports to China dim ahead of trade deal signing
Days before a U.S.-China trade deal is due to be signed, large Chinese purchases of Brazilian soybeans and a pair of unexpected policy moves by Beijing have dimmed U.S. hopes that China would double its imports of American farm products this year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2020
Amazon forest fires rose 30% in 2019
The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5 percent in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 2, 2020
Carlos Ghosn met Lebanese president after fleeing Japan, sources say
Fugitive former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn met Lebanon's president after his escape from Japan, where he was smuggled out of house arrest by a private security company, two sources close to Ghosn said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 14, 2019
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon climbed more than 100% in November year-on-year: government agency
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 6, 2019
Trump's tariff tweet forecloses on talks over future Brazil steel exports to U.S.
Negotiations over future Brazilian steel exports to the United States have been halted since President Donald Trump tweeted earlier this week that he would slap tariffs back on them, the head of Brazil's steel mills body, IABr, said on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 27, 2019
Brazil's economic minister causes uproar mentioning dictatorship decree against leftists' Chile-style unrest
Two of Brazil's former presidents, a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the country's economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if leftist opponents stirred up protests such as those in Chile.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 14, 2019
Port deal cited as Brazil and China hail strong ties
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to announce a major Brazil port investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 14, 2019
Brazil antitrust regulator to reassess Disney-Fox deal because divestiture has yet to happen
Brazil's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it will reassess Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) $71 billion purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O) because the divestiture requested by the regulator as a condition for the merger of U.S. media companies has not happened yet.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2019
Ceremony marks 60th anniversary of Japan's development assistance to Brazil
A ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the start of Japan's official development assistance to Brazil was held Monday in Sao Paulo.

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