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U.S., Japan vow unity against North in ‘two-plus-two’ talks

5 hours 51 min ago
The foreign and defense chiefs of the U.S. and Japan reaffirm their commitment to the bilateral alliance and agree to work together closely in facing ...
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Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring about 30

6 hours 6 min ago
A sightseeing bus tumbles off the road in Shimizu, Hokkaido, injuring dozens of passengers who were on a four-day package tour.
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Gifu nursing home probed following three deaths in two weeks

10 hours 25 min ago
A nursing home in Gifu Prefecture is inspected after three deaths and two serious injuries occur there in just two weeks, putting staff under suspicion.
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Ways to curb gambling’s social ills top talks at second casino hearing in Osaka

10 hours 40 min ago
The second of eight public hearings on the structure, risks, and local rewards of building integrated casino resorts took place in Osaka on Friday, with ...
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Fertile offspring produced from sterile mice using iPS cells

10 hours 46 min ago
A team of Japanese and British scientists has succeeded in producing fertile offspring from sterile mice made with a chromosomal abnormality by using induced pluripotent ...
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Nearly a third of moms involved in child abuse fatalities did not receive prenatal checkups: panel

11 hours 27 min ago
A panel investigating fatal child abuse cases reported Thursday that more than 30 percent of the mothers of dead children did not receive prenatal checkups.Finding ...
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U.S. Osprey joins joint drill despite opposition in Hokkaido

11 hours 50 min ago
A U.S. MV-22 Osprey took part Friday in a joint exercise in Hokkaido between the Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.The tilt-rotor transport ...
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J-Alert drill turns up glitches in municipalities threatened by North Korean missiles

11 hours 55 min ago
A J-Alert test turns up glitches in the emergency warning system in areas deemed at risk from North Korea’s plan to launch missiles toward Guam.
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Four Japanese servicemen injured after GSDF helicopter flips in Iwakuni

12 hours 46 min ago
A Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter flipped during a drill Thursday at Iwakuni Air Base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, leaving three servicemen hurt and another unwell, ...
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Japan Coast Guard in need of skilled recruits to boost ranks of traffic controllers

14 hours 2 min ago
Japan Coast Guard members may be best known for their heroic rescue work after shipwrecks and other maritime accidents featured in the popular movie series ...
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Skipper to be relieved of command, sailors face punishment over U.S. warship collision off Japan

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:46
The skipper, executive officer and master chief petty officer of the USS Fitzgerald will be relieved of duty over its collision with a freighter south ...
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Record 322,581 suggestions received for naming Ueno Zoo’s panda cub

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:11
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it has received a record 322,581 suggestions from the public for the name of the female giant panda cub ...
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Gist of joint statement after Japan-U.S. ‘two-plus-two’ security talks

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:11
Following is a gist of a joint statement issued by Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex ...
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Kyoto University experts detect large mammal species in Cambodia during camera trap study

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:01
Experts from Kyoto University and the Wildlife Conservation Society have conducted a camera trap survey that detected a multitude of large mammal species in a ...
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Japan, Russia officials agree to aim for September accord for joint activities on disputed isles

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:35
Sub-Cabinet-level officials of Japan and Russia agreed on Thursday to aim for reaching at a bilateral summit early next month a final accord on joint ...
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Dog tags, possible remains of WWII GI found on Guadalcanal

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:03
A New York military aviation researcher got more than she bargained for on a dream trip to a battle-scarred South Pacific island — the chance ...
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Famed Japanese engineer’s effects sell for $100,000 at auction to Taiwanese businessman

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:13
A Taiwanese businessman has won an auction for the personal effects of late Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta and plans to donate them to a ...
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Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:55
A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture’s Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 ...
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New U.S. ambassador William Hagerty arrives in Japan, vows strong economic and security ties

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:27
William Hagerty, new U.S. envoy, arrives in Tokyo emphasizing U.S. commitment to “ironclad” bilateral security ties in the face of North Korea’s escalating nuclear threats.
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Little-known ferry tragedy recalled 72 years after war

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:26
Even though 72 years have passed since the end of World War II, for Minoru Kawaida, 85, a little known event that happened on the ...
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