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3 hrs ago | WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Avril Lavigne Says Her "Hello Kitty" Video Is Not Racist

Avril Lavigne and her spokeswoman both say critics who called the video for her song "Hello Kitty," racist towards Asians are wrong.


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5 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

At Japanese Palace, Obama Gets a French Meal

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a toast with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at an Imperial Palace state dinner.


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10 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Obama's robot summit

President Barack Obama tours Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Also on the tour with the president are chief priest Seitaro Nakajima, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North Korea, World News, Asia,

13 hrs ago | Suria

Kabul hospital guard opens fire, kills...

A guard at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity opened fire on Thursday, killing at least one foreign doctor and wounding several other people, medics told AFP.


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17 hrs ago | Suria

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid...

China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a court said, in a business dispute dating to the 1930s which underlines tensions between the countries.


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Wed Apr 23, 2014

National Public Radio

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

President Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, World News, Jiro Dreams of Sushi

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.

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Disney News and Disney Star News

Justin Bieber's Offensive Shrine Visit In Japan

Justin Bieber shared a photo on Instagram this week of himself visiting a temple in Tokyo, Japan.


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The Reporter

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the 'Street View' feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.


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Nanaimo Daily News

Obama begins Asia-Pacific trip in Japan; dispute with Russia over Ukraine casts shadow

Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission.


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Toshiba, SanDisk NAND flash memory shrinks to 15-nanometer process

Partners Toshiba and SanDisk have developed 15-nanometer process technology for NAND flash memory widely used in smartphones and tablets.


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Stars and Stripes

Army general disciplined over mishandling of sexual-assault case in Japan

General Eiji Kimizuka, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff at the ground staff office in Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan and Maj.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Jackson, US Army, Life, Self Defense, World News,

The Kyoto Shimbun News

Lacquered "Guinomi" Cups for Japanese Sake

In response to the municipal ordinance "Seishu de Kanpai Jorei," or toast with a cup of Japanese sake act, which took effect last year, "Kyoto Shikki Kogei Kyodo Kumiai," a cooperative association of Japanese lacquerware craftsmen, in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, has focused on producing lacquered "Guinomi," or large sake cups, which were rare before.


Related Topix: Sake, Drink, World News,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Times

Japan revamps US$1.26t public pension fund

Drawing attention: Financial markets are keenly watching GPIF's investment strategy as the public pension fund, the world's biggest, is a huge investor and a bellwether for Japanese institutional investors.


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Paper Age

Toscotec to Supply Oji Paper with Steel Yankee Dryer at Kasugai, Japan

April 22, 2014 - Toscotec has received an order from Oji Paper Co., Ltd.Japan for a TT SYD to be installed at its production site in Kasugai, Japan.


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Vacuum ultraviolet lamp of the future created in Japan

First solid-state vacuum UV phosphor, described in APL-Materials, promises smaller, safer, longer lasting, low power lamps for industrial applications WASHINGTON D.C., April 22, 2014 -- A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a ... (more)


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USA Today

Another cruise line to expand in Japan

Add Compagnie du Ponant to the list of cruise lines offering more sailings in Japan.


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Julia Roberts opens up about sister's 'heartbreaking' suicide

Actress Julia Roberts attends the 'Eat Pray Love' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on August 18, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.


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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Shiseido Opens Research Facility Dedicated to Hair Regeneration

Shiseido Co., Ltd. announces plans to open the Shiseido Cell-Processing and Expansion Center on May 1, 2014.


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The Peninsula

Sheikha Moza meets Japan PM

H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday.


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