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  • Japan Survivor Search Halted Over Landslide Fears: Police

    Japan Survivor Search Halted Over Landslide Fears: Police

    The search for more than 50 people still missing after catastrophic landslides in Japan was halted on Friday because of fears for the safety of rescuers.

  • Death Toll Could Double to Over 80 in Hiroshima Landslide, More Rain Falls

    Death Toll Could Double to Over 80 in Hiroshima Landslide, More Rain Falls

    Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

  • Word War I: Japan's Ill-Fated 'Gift From the Heavens'

    Word War I: Japan's Ill-Fated 'Gift From the Heavens'

    Japan's growing empire was ready to make a big gamble in the summer of 1914, buoyed by its victory over Tsarist Russia 10 years earlier and later annexation of the Korean peninsula.

  • Japanese 111-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Man

    Japanese 111-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Man

    A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.

  • US Experts Fault Both Japan, South Korea for Tensions

    US Experts Fault Both Japan, South Korea for Tensions

    Sharp differences on historical issues that have strained relations between Japan and South Korea require Tokyo to face up to its abusive wartime past and for Seoul to be less preoccupied with it, US experts and former officials say.

  • From Cradle to Grave, Japan's Kewpie Adapts Menu to Feed Ageing Nation

    From Cradle to Grave, Japan's Kewpie Adapts Menu to Feed Ageing Nation

    Back in 1960, Japan's Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War Two.

  • Tokyo Stocks Open Flat

    Tokyo Stocks Open Flat

    US shares rebounded late Friday to end mixed after an early bout of selling on news that Ukraine had shelled Russian armoured vehicles after they entered its territory.

  • Hello Kitty on Space Mission

    Hello Kitty on Space Mission

    Hello Kitty has been sent on her first space mission, as Japan's global icon of cute celebrates its 40th birthday in extraterrestrial fashion.

  • Japanese Ministers Visit War Dead Shrine on Anniversary of World War II Defeat

    Japanese Ministers Visit War Dead Shrine on Anniversary of World War II Defeat

    Japanese cabinet ministers paid their respects at a Tokyo shrine seen as a symbol of past militarism on Friday and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also sent an offering, moves likely to anger Asian neighbours and put at risk attempts to improve regional ti...

  • Japan Imposes Asset Freeze on North Korean Shipping Firm

    Japan Imposes Asset Freeze on North Korean Shipping Firm

    Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago.

  • Aged Japan Veterans Voice Concerns About Military Policy Shift

    Aged Japan Veterans Voice Concerns About Military Policy Shift

    Tokuro Inokuma, a former Imperial Japanese Army soldier, got his first taste of the horrors of war in 1945 when he scrambled to gather up the scattered limbs of his fellow servicemen, blown apart by a US air raid in Japan. He was 16.

  • Tokyo Stocks Open Up 0.47%

    Tokyo Stocks Open Up 0.47%

    The higher opening came after a solid performance on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 0.55 per cent at 16,651.80 with investors discounting a lacklustre US retail sales report and some disappointing earnings reports.

  • Japan to 'Strongly Protest' Against Russia's Military Exercises on Disputed Islands

    Japan to 'Strongly Protest' Against Russia's Military Exercises on Disputed Islands

    Japan said on Wednesday that Tokyo would "strongly protest" against Russia's military exercises on disputed Pacific islands also claimed by Japan, a row over which has strained relations between the two nations since the end of World War Two.

  • Tokyo Stocks Open Up 1.53%

    Tokyo Stocks Open Up 1.53%

    On Friday Wall Street stocks pushed higher, despite US air strikes in Iraq as investors ramped up buying in a market that some analysts said had been oversold.

  • Strong Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Off Northern Japan

    Strong Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Off Northern Japan

    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Japan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities did not issue a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage.

  • Japan, US to Develop Fuel-Cell Submarine: Report

    Japan, US to Develop Fuel-Cell Submarine: Report

    Japan and the United States will jointly develop a fuel-cell powered submarine that can run for a month under the sea on a single charge, a report said Friday.

  • Fukushima Operator Unveils Newest Tainted-Water Plan

    Fukushima Operator Unveils Newest Tainted-Water Plan

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated.

  • Japan Defence Paper Warns Over China's 'Dangerous Acts' in Sea, Air

    Japan Defence Paper Warns Over China's 'Dangerous Acts' in Sea, Air

    Japan warned on Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.

  • Tokyo Stocks Open Down 0.31%

    Tokyo Stocks Open Down 0.31%

    Investors took a cautious stance after Thursday's rout, which sent the blue-chip index tumbling more than 300 points, giving up all its gains for 2014.

  • From Tsunami Lifeline to Listing, Line Sends Message to Chat Rivals

    From Tsunami Lifeline to Listing, Line Sends Message to Chat Rivals

    A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and imaginative market.

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