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Japan: Man, in custody for placing knives at prince’s School

A man who was arrested for trespassing and placing knives on the school desk of Prince Hisahito at his school in Tokyo has made...
Naruhito faces the delicate balancing act of continuing his father's legacy of bringing the monarchy closer to the people while upholding the centuries-old traditions of the Chrysanthemum Throne. [Japan Pool/Reuters]

Japan’s Emperor seeks peace and happiness for his people

Japanese Emperor Akihito in his final speech as a monarch on Tuesday declared his abdication and said he sincerely hoped for a stable future...
Naruhito faces the delicate balancing act of continuing his father's legacy of bringing the monarchy closer to the people while upholding the centuries-old traditions of the Chrysanthemum Throne. [Japan Pool/Reuters]

Emperor Naruhito Begins A New Era in Japan

Emperor Naruhito's reign began Wednesday as he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne marking the beginning of a new imperial era in Japan. Emperor Naruhito, 59, following...
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Japanese Olympics Chief Takeda to Step Down

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda on Tuesday said he would resign from both that post and as a member...
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Japanese Government to Pass a Law to Stop Parents from Physically Punishing Children

The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan to revise the child abuse prevention law and institute changes to legally prohibit parents and guardians...
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Tokyo Court Grants Carlos Ghosn Bail

The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, meaning the ex-auto tycoon could be released for...
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Japan Marks 30 Years of Emperor Akihito’s Rule

Japan held a ceremony commemorating 30 years of Emperor Akihito's reign on Sunday as the emperor is about to abdicate on April 30. Prime...
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Japan’s and World’s Oldest Man Passes On at 113

The oldest living man in the world, 113-year-old Masazo Nonaka from Japan, died at his home on Sunday, local media reported. Nonaka, born in...
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Tokyo 2020 Qualification: Ghana’s Alem Mumuni prepares

Ghana's top para-cyclist, Alem Mumuni, is scheduled to compete in the Union Cycling International (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championship in Rio, as he chases...
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Tug of war bids to be included at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Organisers of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have revealed the list of sports bidding for inclusion in the Olympics and some are pretty far-fetched. Could korfball,...
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U.S auto parts manufacturer buys part of Japan’s Takata

Japan's embattled Takata Corp. said on Monday that it had filed for bankruptcy protection and would sell its business to a U.S. third party,...
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Toshiba and Government to agree over chip unit sale

Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it will conduct negotiations solely with a government-led consortium over the sale of its prized memory-chip unit as the cash-strapped...
Photo taken on April 26, 2015 shows an ancient bell after an earthquake at the Durbar Square in Patan, Nepal. The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck Nepal on Saturday has climbed to 1, 896 including 723 in the Nepal's capital Kathmandu, a senior government official told Xinhua on Sunday morning. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

5.4-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Okinawa, no tsunami warning

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck off Miyakojima Island in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, at 15:20 local time, the weather...
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BWF Introduce Para-Badminton For Physically Challenged

Mr Evans Yeboah, President of the Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG), has said has the Badminton World Federation (BWF), has charged participating countries to...
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Honda’s group net profit surges 79 percent in FY 2016

Honda Motor Co. announced Friday its group net profit in Fiscal Year 2016 surged 79 percent from a year earlier on robust sales. ...

Prewar imperial rescript, bayonet fighting returning to school sparks criticism, concerns in Japan

The Japanese government has approved recently a written statement saying that it would not rule out the textbook use of the Imperial Rescript on...
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Tokyo stocks open lower on Wall Street’s poor showing, firm yen

Tokyo stocks opened lower Thursday as a poor showing on Wall Street overnight coupled with the yen's appreciation against the U.S. dollar made for...

Toshiba approves bankruptcy filing by embattled U.S. Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp. on Wednesday approved a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the United States by its embattled Westinghouse Electric unit as the conglomerate is...
AFP / Wojtek Radwanski Soldiers stand guard during ground breaking ceremony of the northern section of defence anti-missile shield in Redzikowo military base in northern Poland, May 13, 2016

Aspirant opposed to U.S. Military Use of Island Wins Mayor Race

A candidate staunchly opposed to the U.S. military using an island in the southwest of Japan for military activities won the Nishinoomote mayoral election,...
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Stadium in Fukushima to be used as venue in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Representatives from the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said here Friday that the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium in Fukushima Prefecture would...
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Court rules Japanese government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima disaster

A local court ruled on Friday that the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) were liable for negligence in the...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Abe cabinet support rate tumbles over land deal scandal

The support rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has tumbled recently over a school land deal scandal, according to various media surveys. ...

Trauma continues for Fukushima kids as bullying still rampant 6 years on

"There were times I wanted to kill myself, I really did. I used to think about it all the time, it became an obsession...

Haruki Murakami acknowledging Nanjing Massacre in new book rattles right wing, draws praise from...

Japan's leading author Haruki Murakami has been under fire recently for acknowledging the Nanjing Massacre in his latest novel titled "Kishidancho Goroshi", or "Killing...
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Tokyo stocks lose ground in morning tracking losses on Wall Street, profit taking

Tokyo stocks declined Friday morning as Wall Street's overnight losses created a dour market mood, while some investors opted for profits and to square...
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Core consumer prices in Japan rise for 1st time in 13 months in January

Core consumer prices in Japan increased in January, marking the first rise in 13 months, owing to improving prices for oil, the Ministry of...
AFP/File / Sebastien Berda Eurozone unemployment in March fell to 10.2 percent, its lowest level since 2011, Eurostat said

Japan’s Jan. unemployment rate drops 3 percent, household spending down 1.2 percent

The unemployment rate in Japan in January dropped 0.1 percentage point from a month earlier to 3.0 percent, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and...
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5.6-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s northeast, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan's northeast on Tuesday, the weather agency here...
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Tokyo stocks advance in morning on Wall Street’s rally, weak yen

Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday morning as a strong showing on Wall Street overnight coupled with a comparatively weak yen against the U.S. dollar contributed...
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Pileup on highway in Japans Kumamoto Pref. leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

A pileup on the on the Kyushu Expressway in Kumamoto Prefecture on Tuesday, southwestern Japan, has left one man dead and six others injured,...