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  1. Japan conducts first cross-government tabletop exercise for North Korea missile threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | The Japan Times

    The Japanese government in late April conducted its first tabletop exercise for ministries and other organizations based on the scenario of a North Korean missile falling on Japanese territory, government sources said Monday. The exercise, aimed at ensuring smooth coordination between government offices, took place amid growing public concern over North Korea's repeated test-firing of ballistic missiles, many of which have fallen in the Sea of Japan.

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  2. Sugano, Abe guide Giants past Swallows in series openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | The Japan Times

    Tomoyuki Sugano made quick work of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to pick up his fifth win of the season, striking out six and allowing one run in eight innings as the Yomiuri Giants won 5-1 Tuesday. The Giants needed just 2 hours, 16 minutes to complete the victory in the opener of a three-game homestand at Tokyo Dome, where Sugano blazed through the Swallows lineup in 91 pitches.

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  3. JR East to set up prayer room at Tokyo StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | The Japan Times

    East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday that it will install a prayer room at Tokyo Station in response to an increase in Muslim visitors to Japan, mainly from Southeast Asian nations.

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  4. May: Best Feeling EverRead the original story

    Wednesday May 3 | Billiards Digest

    ... America. I competed the first time billiards ever got an opportunity to compete in the World Games in Akita, Japan. I was recovering from back surgery when I found out I was selected to compete and it was both the greatest joy and sheer panic. I ...

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  5. Sam Asano's Let's Invent: Aging America presents opportunity for inventorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 1 | UnionLeader.com

    ... a bit hilarious and a bit sad and reminded me of an incident in my youth. Back in 1946 my family had a farm in Akita, Japan, a northern region. We had many animals, including nine Akita dogs comprising a sled team for the vicious snowy winter. All ...

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  6. Japanese Folk Art Exhibition from Tohoku Region at the a Dimitrie...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | Nine O'Clock

    Japan Embassy, Japan Foundation and the a zDimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum invite the interested audience to visit the exhibition " Japanese Folk Art from the Tohoku Region" which is open from 20 April to 1 June 2017 at the a zDimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum - Gh. Focsa room , 28-30 Kiseleff Road.

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  7. University of Tokyo leads new Japan ranking of higher education institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | The Japan Times

    The University of Tokyo was crowned the nation's top university for teaching and learning environments in a first-ever Japan ranking by the Times Higher Education magazine , with Tohoku University in Miyagi Prefecture coming in second and Kyoto University placing third. In THE Japan University Ranking 2017, produced in cooperation with educational services company Benesse Holdings Inc., national universities dominated the first nine spots.

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  8. Tohoku's Pacific coast rising after sinking in 2011 quakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Japan Times

    The surface level of the Pacific coastline in eastern Tohoku has been rising since sinking in the March 2011 giant earthquake, prompting action to lower the height of seawalls in some areas. The changing surface level reflects continued active crustal movements six years after the magnitude-9.0 quake, which sent a large tsunami across a wide swath of the region.

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  9. Northern ExposureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    Japan's mountainous Tohoku region, which literally means northernmost region, is perhaps among the most remote in Honshu, the country's main island. But it could very well be also one of the most scenic and culturally rich regions in Japan, which boasts of such must-go-to attractions as Lake Tazawa, Jodogahama coastline, Satetsu River cruise, Chuson-ji Buddhist temple, and Tono Furusato village.

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  10. JR East to standardize Tohoku tourist info centersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | The Japan Times

    East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday that it will standardize the appearance of tourist information centers at stations in the Tohoku region so foreign tourists can recognize them more easily.

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  11. Akitas in Japan give a dog a good nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2017 | The Japan Times

    What do Russian President Vladimir Putin, French-Swiss actor Alain Delon and U.S. political activist Helen Keller have in common? They have all known the joy of owning an Akita, a breed of dog originating from the northern region of Tohoku. The Akita is one of the oldest breeds in Japan and are believed to have descended from dogs that came to Honshu with hunters more than 2,000 years ago.

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  12. Vargas vs. Berchelt Final Press Conference Photos & QuotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Sports Media 101

    ... Fight of the Year opponent and former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) of Akita, Japan, who will go head-to-head with former featherweight and lightweight contender Miguel "Mickey" Roman (56-11, 43 KOs) of Ciudad ...

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  13. Photos: Vargas vs. Berchelt, Miura vs. Roman Final Press ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | Boxing Scene

    ... Fight of the Year opponent and former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) of Akita, Japan, who will go head-to-head with former featherweight and lightweight contender Miguel "Mickey" Roman (56-11, 43 KOs) of Ciudad ...

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  14. 3/11 Tohoku disaster hero character proving TV hit in ThailandRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A Japanese hero character created in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is growing in popularity in Thailand through a television program. The television show, named after the character, "Tohoku Gasshin Miraigar" , has been broadcast in Thailand since November.

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  15. Deep freeze grips JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    TOKYO: A cold air mass gripped much of Japan on Saturday, with temperatures plunging to their lowest so far this winter in many regions and heavy snowfalls along the coast of the Sea of Japan. One man was killed in Nagano Prefecture, apparently by a tree that snapped under the weight of snow, while at least 20 people were injured in other weather-related accidents, according a Kyodo News tally.

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  16. Heavy snow falls in Sea of Japan areas; much of country has coldest day of winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A cold air mass gripped Japan on Saturday, with many regions experiencing their lowest temperatures this winter and heavy snow hitting Sea of Japan coastal areas. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings on snowstorms, especially in Sea of Japan coastal areas, through Monday.

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  17. Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Boxing Scene

    ... in the New Year. The co-main event will see former WBC super-featherweight world champion Takashi Miura of Akita, Japan, look to build on his reputation of fighting the best when he goes in with former featherweight and lightweight contender Miguel ...

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  18. Spending Christmas Eve at an onsen in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Where, when, why: We traveled to Japan in mid-December 2015 to visit Richard in Akita, Japan, where he was spending his junior year at Akita International University. Before joining Richard, who was taking final exams when we first arrived, we spent a week and a half visiting other Japanese cities, including Osaka, Himeji, Kyoto and Nara.

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  19. Dog Headed Beauties: New Japanese Tourism Video Is Insane and AwesomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Forever Geek

    The greatest thing about the web right now is the simple fact that it is an awful lot like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

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  20. Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | The Japan Times

    Fueled by a 9-0 run to open the second quarter, the Akita Northern Happinets bounced back from a series-opening loss on Monday night. Shigehiro Taguchi and Kevin Palmer paced the Northern Happinets with 13 points apiece, and the Tohoku-based club avenged Sunday's 31-point loss.

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