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Lost Disney 'Oswald' film found in Japan

Thursday, November 15th 2018, 16:16

The short cartoon pre-dates the creation of Mickey Mouse.
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US hotel in Japan refuses Cuba ambassador

Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 13:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Fukuoka, Hilton

The Hilton in Fukuoka says it was applying US sanctions but authorities say the move was illegal.
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Softbank IPO: A guide to the Japanese tech giant

Tuesday, November 13th 2018, 9:26

The firm is planning a $21bn IPO of its mobile unit that could fund a fresh wave of tech investments.
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US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

Monday, November 12th 2018, 7:56
related countries: United States United States

Two crew members were able to eject and have been rescued by helicopter, the US Navy says.
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BTS T-shirt: Japanese TV show cancels BTS appearance over atomic bomb shirt

Friday, November 9th 2018, 6:02

A BTS member has caused controversy in Japan after wearing a shirt depicting an atomic bomb.
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Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high

Monday, November 5th 2018, 17:08

The country's education ministry says 250 children took their own lives this year.
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Japan bullet train stops 'scary' safety drills

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 6:10

Workers at the Japanese company would crouch in trenches beside railway tracks as trains sped by.
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Tokyo ticket seller's foreigner fear costs garden thousands

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 13:08

The man gave away tickets to foreigners after developing a fear of asking them for money.
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Japan’s Princess Ayako surrenders her royal title

Monday, October 29th 2018, 22:35

Her marriage to a commoner means that she must give up her title, under Imperial House rules.
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Japan and China driven closer by trade tensions with US

Friday, October 26th 2018, 10:53
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Tokyo, Washington

Trade tensions with Washington drives Tokyo and Beijing to boost economic and political ties.
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Jumpei Yasuda: Japanese journalist held in Syria is safe

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 13:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Jumpei Yasuda, who was seized by militants three years ago, confirms he is safe and well.
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Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 1:57

Europe and Japan celebrate the successful launch of a quest to visit the closest planet to the Sun.
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Tiny companion phone released in Japan

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 11:15

The mobile is designed as a companion device for those who already own bigger smartphones.
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Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 3:51

The flowers famous for blooming briefly every spring make a surprise appearance.
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US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 1:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit.
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Yasukuni Shrine: Chief priest to quit after criticising Japan's emperor

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 9:30
related places: Yasukuni

Kunio Kohori said Emperor Akihito was trying to destroy the controversial Yasukuni shrine.
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White tiger kills zookeeper in Japan

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 3:09
related places: Kagoshima

The 40-year old man was found bleeding from the neck in the tiger's cage at Kagoshima zoo.
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Tsukiji: Japan's famed fish market to relocate

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 3:26
related places: Tokyo, Tsukiji

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market holds its last pre-dawn tuna auction before being moved to a new site.
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Osaka cuts San Francisco ties over 'comfort women' statue

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 21:56

The Japanese city ends its 60-year "sister city" relationship over a monument depicting WW2 sex slaves.
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Hayabusa 2: Japan probe to send lander to asteroid

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 16:56

Japan's space agency (Jaxa) is about to send a 10kg lander to the surface of an asteroid.
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Typhoon Trami: Powerful storm hits Japan, killing two

Monday, October 1st 2018, 10:29

Typhoon Trami brings fierce rain and travel disruption, weeks after Japan's worst storm in 25 years.
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Hayabusa 2 rovers send new images from Ryugu surface

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 10:41

Japan has released new images from the robot rovers it has deployed to the surface of an asteroid.
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Japan woman arrested for leaving baby's body in locker

Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 7:02
related places: Tokyo

Japan police found the decaying body of an infant wrapped up in a plastic bag at a Tokyo station.
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Life in occupied China during WW2

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 23:15
related countries: China China

From 1937 to 1945 Chinese soldiers and civilians struggled against better-equipped Japanese forces.
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Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 14:52

Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.
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Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 12:11

If successful, the Japanese mission would be the first rover landing on the surface of an asteroid.
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Rugby World Cup: Cover up your tattoos in Japan, players told

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 10:26

World Rugby has warned that body ink is associated with gangsters in Japan, host of the 2019 World Cup.
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Yusaku Maezawa: The Japanese billionaire who wants to fly to the Moon

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 12:09

Yusaku Maezawa wants to take a group of artists along with him on a voyage into space. So who is he?
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Japan billionaire to be first moon tourist

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 8:57

The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.
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Pro-whaling nations block plan to create sanctuary

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 3:05

Japan and other nations defeat the proposal at an International Whaling Commission meet.
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Osaka wins as Williams calls umpire 'thief'

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 0:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Williams

Naomi Osaka wins the US Open after an angry Serena Williams accuses the umpire of being a "thief" in some of the most dramatic scenes at a Grand Slam final.
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Fears grow for Japan quake survivors as death toll rises

Friday, September 7th 2018, 4:13

Rescuers are racing against the clock to find survivors in the rubble as the death toll rises to 16.
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Japan's Osaka makes history at US Open

Friday, September 7th 2018, 2:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Osaka

Naomi Osaka becomes the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final after beating Madison Keys in the US Open semi-finals.
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Japan says it's time to allow sustainable whaling

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 23:55

Japan is trying to convince the world the time has come to make commercial whaling legal again.
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Japan hit by deadly earthquake and mudslides

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 14:13

Days after a typhoon lashed Japan's west, the country's north is hit by another natural disaster.
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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 14:48

The death of a worker from lung cancer was linked to radiation exposure after the 2011 disaster.
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Typhoon Jebi forces closure of Kansai airport, near Osaka in Japan

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 11:17

Deadly storm Jebi cuts off Kansai airport near Osaka, forcing thousands of evacuations.
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Japan Typhoon Jebi: Kansai airport evacuated

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 11:09

Thousands had to be evacuated from Kansai airport after the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years.
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What really happens to Japan's 'recycling' plastic?

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 23:19

Many Japanese people who recycle their household plastic would be shocked to know where it ends up.
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Son Heung-min to avoid military duty after South Korea win Asian Games

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 14:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will avoid military service after South Korea beat Japan to win the Asian Games title.
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Hayabusa-2: Japan sets date for spacecraft's asteroid touchdown

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 18:52

Japan's space agency sets dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.
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WW2 prisoners died building a railway for the Japanese

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former British prisoner of war describes building the bridge over the River Kwai during WW2.
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Tomoyuki Sugimoto: North Korea 'releases Japanese tourist'

Monday, August 27th 2018, 8:01

The country has never said why Tomoyuki Sugimoto was held, only that he had broken the law.
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Asian Games: Japan basketball players sent home for 'paying women for sex'

Monday, August 20th 2018, 6:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Four Japanese basketball players are sent home from the Asian Games in Indonesia for allegedly paying women for sex.
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Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 14:47

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story.
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Tokyo Medical University apologises for changing female exam scores

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 4:25

An investigation found the practice of marking down women and some men began more than a decade ago.
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Japan blue whale: Rare dead calf washed ashore on beach

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 12:08

Experts say it is the first time that the world's largest animal has been seen in Japan.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan debates daylight saving to avoid heat

Monday, August 6th 2018, 11:27

Bringing the clock forward two hours could prevent Tokyo 2020 athletes competing in blistering heat.
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Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 12:16

Japanese media allege Tokyo Medical University sought to purposefully reduce female student numbers.
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Why Jeremy Hunt's 'Japanese' wife gaffe is a bad mistake

Monday, July 30th 2018, 12:13
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's foreign secretary called his Chinese wife "Japanese". Here's why it was such a bad mistake.
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Typhoon Jongdari: Japan storm cuts power to thousands

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 10:58

At least 21 people are hurt as Typhoon Jongdari brings torrential rain and winds.
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Tokyo Sarin attack: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on death row

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 4:14
related places: Tokyo

The Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 was Japan's worst terror incident and left 13 dead.
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Japanese firm to launch wedding plaques into space

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 10:58

A Japanese company wants to help couples show their love is eternal by sending wedding plaques into orbit.
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Fukushima beach in Japan reopens to bathers

Saturday, July 21st 2018, 15:45

The beach in Soma City, Japan, has opened to the public for the first time since the nuclear disaster in 2011.
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Japan's Kobe Steel indicted over quality scandal

Friday, July 20th 2018, 1:30

Kobe Steel, which is Japan's third-largest steelmaker, first admitted to the wrongdoing last year.
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Rice paddy cartoons celebrate Japanese artist

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 20:38

Rice paddy cartoons are grown to celebrate the 90th anniversary of manga artist Osamu Tezuka
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EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

The agreement is a challenge to the increasing protectionism employed by US President Donald Trump.
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Japan flood: At least 179 dead after worst weather in decades

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 11:01

Rains have now receded but the disaster has left extensive damage in its wake.
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Japan floods: Search for survivors

Monday, July 9th 2018, 11:55

Rescue efforts continue in Japan after days of heavy rain and landslides in western districts.
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Nissan admits falsifying emissions tests in Japan

Monday, July 9th 2018, 10:48

The firm says tests at Japanese factories had "deviated from the prescribed testing environment".
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Japan floods: Devastation from downpours and landslides

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 12:18

Hiroshima Prefecture and other areas of western Japan are hit by landslides after heavy rains.
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Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed

Friday, July 6th 2018, 10:12
related places: Tokyo

Among them is Shoko Asahara, leader of the cult behind the deadly 1995 subway poisoning.
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Images from the 1995 Tokyo Sarin attack

Friday, July 6th 2018, 8:24

Pictures of Japan's worst terrorist incident and the doomsday group behind the attack.
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Japanese tourist dies while climbing Uluru in Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The man collapsed while scaling the Australian landmark, a trek that will soon be banned.
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Japan's 'psychic' World Cup octopus killed

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 9:48

Rabio predicted Japan's first three results in the 2018 World Cup but was then quickly turned into food.
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World Cup 2018: Belgium stun Japan to reach quarters

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 20:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium complete a remarkable revival to come back from the World Cup abyss and beat Japan to reach the quarter-finals.
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