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12 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit ...

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression.

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15 hrs ago | Reuters

Obama and Abe to huddle at venerable Tokyo sushi counter

U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are due to have dinner on Wednesday, bumping elbows at the counter of a tiny basement sushi restaurant run by an octogenarian chef.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Peninsula

Obama departs US for week-long Asia tour

President Barack Obama boards Marine One as he departs the White House in Washington for a week-long trip to Asia, yesterday.

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The Japan Times

H.I.S. eyes island off theme park for casino

H.I.S. Co.' s Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch amusement park along the Nagasaki coast is considering buying a deserted offshore island in an expansion to boost its appeal as a possible site for a casino resort.

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Voice of America

Japan Lawmakers Visit Controversial Tokyo War Shrine

A group of Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday visited a controversial Tokyo war shrine that many see as a symbol of Japan's imperialist past.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Japan Times

Tokyo's 'Champs Elysees': a business haven in the making?

The opening of a new section in Tokyo's Loop Road No. 2 project last month marked a major step toward the completion of an urban redevelopment project led by City Hall.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Yahoo!

Japan PM makes gift to controversial war shrine, skips visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Korea Herald

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Korea and Japan have resumed the diplomatic dialogue that had been suspended following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in December.

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Pacific Daily News

Japan's electronic music scene

If you're a big fan of electronic dance music on Guam, no doubt you've bemoaned the fact that the Krewellas and Martin Garrixes of the world never come to our little island.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Straits Times

Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years unveiled in Japan

Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.

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BusinessWeek

The Island in South Korea's Ferry Tragedy Wants Chinese Tourists

China's holiday getaway spot is Hainan , a tropical island in the Gulf of Tonkin not far from Vietnam, while Japanese seeking a beach far from Tokyo head to Okinawa.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hospitality Net

Ascott Brings Its Premier Brand To Tokyo Through Partnership With MEC

CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited , has brought its premier Ascott The Residence brand to Tokyo through a master lease agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company , one of Japan's largest real estate developers.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Japan Times

This week is for Star Wars fans, train enthusiasts and mothers to be

Getting around Tokyo just got a little bit easier for visitors with the release of Tokyo Metro's new app, the Subway Navigation for Tourists.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Huffington Post

Don't Worry, Green Cars Don't Really Mean More Driving

Here's the good news: According to the wonks at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute , the average car sold in March was 25.4 mpg, a new record.

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The Japan Times

Tokyo underground: taking property development to new depths

With demand for commercial and residential space increasing on the surface in Tokyo, developers are exploring new ways to utilize space underground If you think the urban sprawl of Tokyo looks impressive from above, wait until you factor in the areas below ground.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Yahoo!

Japan minister visits controversial war shrine: reports

A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

4 Hoteliers

News from around the Asia Pacific region, April 10.

Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Asian air traffic grows, Taiwan's first LLC, more Chinese visit Japan and more... Asian air traffic climbs in 2014 Airlines based in the Asia Pacific region carried a total of 41 million international passengers in the first two months of 2014 - 7.4% more than the same ... (more)

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Nikkei Net Interactive

Branching out

Malls and department stores are what made Central Group Southeast Asia's biggest retail conglomerate, but the Thai juggernaut is steadily adding muscle in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, hotels and TV shopping.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Wine Tasting , Vineyards , in France

Tokyo wine bars : Ahiru Store

Shibuya , Tokyo Ahiru Store is a gem of a wine bar serving food and natural wines on the outskirts of Shibuya, it's rather on the Tomigaya side but an easy walk from the famed Shibuya Hachiko crossing.

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The Japan Times

Japan's Hutterites hold on to a dream for community

However, travel about 165 km north of Tokyo and you'll find it, tucked away in the northeast corner of Tochigi Prefecture.

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