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5 min ago | WBNS

Today In History, July 11

Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014. There are 173 days left in the year.

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4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Japan moves toward putting its money on a casino culture

Visitors play Pachinko, a Japanese form of legal gambling, at Dynam Japan Holdings Co.'

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8 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto , who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci 's "The Last Emperor" score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

EDGE

Farmer's Phone Falls from Pocket and Shows Up in Japan

Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year.

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Dear Kitty

Australian Prime Minister praises Japanese World War II violent attack on Sydney

Democracy Now! is broadcasting from Tokyo, Japan, today in the first of three special broadcasts.

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Stars and Stripes

Naval Forces Japan helps lift geo restrictions for on-base internet

Geographic restrictions have kept many servicemembers from using the Internet to watch their favorite TV shows while posted overseas.

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The Peninsula

Flood, havoc as typhoon hits Japan

TOKYO: Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland yesterday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter.

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Examiner.com

Serenity Abounds at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden Springfield, MO

One of the oldest attractions at the Springfield Botanical Gardens is the 7.5 acre, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden .

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Bangkok Post

Bangkok gets cheaper for expats

Bangkok has become a markedly cheaper place for expatriates to live in the past year, according to Mercer LLC's annual list of the world's most-expensive cities.

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Kotaku

The Most Amazing Places to Pee and Poop in Japan

Japan is famous for its high tech toilets. But the country also has some truly unique restrooms to go with those fancy toilets.

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AccuWeather.com

Neoguri Poses Dangers to Japan Despite Weakening

Tropical Storm Neoguri quickly weakened as it made landfall on Thursday over Japan, but it still poses dangers to the nation with heavy rain and possible mudslides.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Mail

Typhoon Neoguri sweeps through Japan leaving three people dead...

Father shot dead his four children and two adults in mass shooting at Houston home and was 'on his way to kill more' before being cornered by police on suburban street and arrested Did she kill before? Call girl, 26, 'who poisoned client with heroin' wrote online about 'love' of killing sprees and is now being investigated for another death Obama ... (more)

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Reuters

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Typhoon Neoguri Could Hit Southwest Japan On Thursday

The season's eighth typhoon Neoguri may hit Kyushu area in southwest Japan on Thursday and bring heavy rain over a wide area in the country, Xinhua news agency reports.

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Forbes.com

The Four Top Tokyo Day Trips

Tokyo likely sits on top of your travel bucket list, but you'd be remiss to limit your Japan travels to the one city.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Typhoon swerves toward central Japanese islands after dumping rain on Okinawa, injuring 30

It's forecast to hit Kyushu island tomorrow and could travel across the main island of Honshu, which includes the major cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic clouds

Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive.

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National Public Radio

Japan Protests China Paper's Map Of Atomic Clouds

Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive.

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Asbury Park Press

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic cloudsJapan protests China ...

Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive.

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Asia Times

COMMENT Is new China the old Japan?

COMMENT Is new China the old Japan? By Curtis S Chin NEW YORK - As the sixth meeting of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue takes place July 9-10 in Beijing, with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew representing the United States, and State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang representing China, ... (more)

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