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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

Japan's Abe Reshuffles Cabinet: Live Blog

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveils a new cabinet Wednesday after keeping his team unchanged for a record 617 days since their initial appointments in December 2012.


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2 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

India offers red carpet, not red tape: PM Modi hard sells nation

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends Wednesday as "very successful".


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6 hrs ago |

Angelina Jolie wedding gown: Actress stuns in custom kiddie inspired design

JUNE 24: Angelina Jolie attends 'Maleficent' press conference for the Japan premiere at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on June 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.


Related Topix: Maleficent, Celebrities, Angelina Jolie, World News, Wedding, World War Z, Brad Pitt

10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bangladesh and Japan need comprehensive partnership

Matsushiro Horiguchi served as ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh from 2003 to 2006.


Related Topix: Bangladesh, Asia, World News,

12 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Oakland fifth-graders attend convention in Japan

Four Oakland fifth-graders and their chaperone participated in the 26th annual Asian Pacific Children's Convention, which was held July 10-24 in Fukuoka, Japan.


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13 hrs ago |

India-Japan nuclear deal: Hiroshima and Fukushima Factors makes it extremely difficult

One of the biggest failures in Prime Minister's Narendra Modi visit in Japan is not getting a nuclear deal signed.


Related Topix: Asia, World News

13 hrs ago | Blue Mountains Gazette

A Japanese experience

Liam Holmes, 16, of Glenbrook, and Luke Jones, also 16, from Faulconbridge, were recently selected for a St Columba's Catholic College six-month student exchange program to Japan.


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16 hrs ago | The Times of India

Narendra Modi gifts Gita to Japanese emperor; takes a dig at 'secular friends'

TOKYO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at his "secular friends" over his gifting a copy of the holy Hindu text 'Bhagvad Gita' to Japanese Emperor Akihito, saying they could kick up a storm and trigger TV debates back home.


Related Topix: Akihito Akihito, Asia, World News

20 hrs ago | CBC News

Science of mercury poisoning draws Japanese team back to Grassy Narrows

Dr. Akitomo Shimoji, a Japanese doctor who specializes in neurology and psychiatry among victims of mercury poisoning, performs a skin sensitivity test on Grassy Narrows resident Bill Fobister.

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20 hrs ago | Suria

Dengue fever strikes models in Japan

A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities -- two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source.


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Yesterday | Kotaku

Heavy Metal Baby Is Totally Throwin' Up the Horns

"Where did you memorize that..." tweeted out new father Nao Hazuki, including a photo of his newborn daughter throwing the horns .


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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Japanese 'Batman' Gets Ready to Ride

A 41-year-old man who goes by the pseudonym of "Chibatman" puts on makeup as he dresses up before hitting the road in his three-wheeler in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.


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The Japan Times

After STAP scandal, Riken plots its future

With recent revelations of misconduct involving its research on so-called STAP cells, stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata and her employer, Riken Institute, have come under intense scrutiny and criticism.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, World News, Asia, Physics, Science, Chemistry

The China Post

India, Japan to boost ties amid China tensions

Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will hold formal talks in Tokyo Monday to cement a blossoming relationship between India and Japan, on a visit that began with a bear hug and a tour of Kyoto.


Related Topix: World News, India,

Bangkok Post

Thai AirAsia X launches Japan flights

Thai AirAsia X launched flight services between Bangkok and Japan on Monday amid an increase of Thai tourists coming to the country.


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Weather History: September 1: Record temps, fire, tropics, storms & flooding

Professor Cleveland Abbe of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society realized the value of plotting telegraph weather reports to forewarn about killer storm on the Great Lakes.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, World News, Weather


Japan Finds 19 More Dengue Fever Cases, Public Broadcaster Says

Japan reported more patients with dengue fever after last week finding the country's first domestic cases of the mosquito-borne disease since the 1940s.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Republic

Japanese children from sister city spent week of summer taking in Indiana, Columbus culture

Sixteen middle school students from Miyoshi, Japan, immersed themselves in their sister city's culture for a week, experiencing the best of summer in Columbus and Indiana.


Related Topix: Columbus, IN, Education Etc., World News

Japan Visitor Blog

Japan's World Heritage Sites John Dougill

Japan's World Heritage Sites John Dougill Tuttle, 2014 Full-colour hardback, 192 pp ISBN 978-4-8053-1285-8 Most coffee-table photo books of Japanese scenes are destined to sit around as dust-collecting decorations rather than be consulted as bona fide reference works.


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The Miami Herald

Fujita edges Liang in playoff to win in Japan

South Florida Congressman Joe Garcia helps Lloyd Louis, 9, cast his bait at the Rickenbacker Causeway during a recent outing with the Mahogany Youth Corporation.


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