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Japan to name 5 islands in disputed area

In this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C Orion surveillance plane flies over the disputed islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Japan Herald

Japan installs selfie stands

A group of people pose for a picture using the newly installed camera platform designed especially for smartphones to help tourists take better selfies and group photos on July 30, 2014 on Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, Japan.

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This is Not a Pink Sky at Sunset, Just a Massive Wisteria in Japan

It may look like a pink sky at sunset from the picture, but it's actually Japan's largest wisteria plant.

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Detroit News

Japanese auto parts exec pleads guilty in price fixing probe

The Justice Department said an executive at a Japanese auto supplier agreed to plead guilty and will serve 13 months in prison in the government's wide ranging investigation into bid rigging and price fixing in the auto parts sector.

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South China Morning Post

Japanese girl accused of beheading friend has history of violence

Schoolteachers and other associates of a Japanese schoolgirl accused of the "dissection" murder of a classmate are engaged in soul-searching over whether they should have heeded warning signs of the alleged killer's deteriorating mental state.

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The Drinks Business

Disabled winemakers tend Japanese winery

In our article on Japanese wines we spoke about the Coco Farm & Winery estate, a great example of oenotourism and the integration of disabled workers .

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ABC News

Panasonic, Tesla to Build Big US Battery Plant

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

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Sydney Morning Herald

'Speed dating' as Crown lobbies for Japan casino

James Packer's chief lieutenant in his push to enter Japan, Todd Nisbet, has met with Osaka governor Ichiro Matsui, who said the prefecture was committed to developing Asia's top integrated casino resort.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bremerton Patriot

Library gets dose of Japanese culture

Special guest Mary Mariko Ohno, a transplant from Tokyo, Japan, filled a small portion of the library with Japanese music, chants, singing and dances for onlookers.

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Danville News

"The Japanese were beaten before we even dropped the bomb"

VanKirk died Monday in Georgia at age 93. SUNBURY - Compared to the 58 other missions they ran together, the one they were assigned to carry out on Aug. 6, 1945 was easy.

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Times of Oman

Japan's factory output drops most since 2011

An employee operates a crane to move a roll of sheet aluminium on the production line at the Akao Aluminum Co.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines combined share of Japanese domestic market falls below 75%

Mascots, mascots, everywhere! Japan's new breed of LCCs seem to love a mascot to celebrate a route launch as demonstrated by; Jetstar Japan , Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air .

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The Washington Post

The chilling details of a Japanese teenage murder and decapitation

A hearse carrying the coffin of Japanese schoolgirl Aiwa Matsuo, alleged to have been murdered by a classmate, leaves a funeral hall in Sasebo, Japan, on July 29, 2014.

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Nine O'Clock

Award of Japanese Foreign Minister for Targu Mures Philharmonic's conductor Shinya Ozaki

The Embassy of Japan in Bucharest announced on Monday that the conductor of the State Philharmonic in Targu Mures, Shinya Ozaki, is on the list of the 108 people who have received this year the Award of the Foreign Minister of Japan's Government.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Last surviving crewmember of Enola Gay dies

Nearly 69 years ago, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk navigated a U.S. B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan, on a sunny August day.

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New York Daily News

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies

Capt. Theodore VanKirk is seen here with the rest of his crew wen they return from the mission over Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945.

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Japan, France agree on defence equipment...

Japan and France on Tuesday agreed to enhance defence cooperation, including the joint development of military equipment, Japanese officials said.

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Reuters

Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan

On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan's renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear power.

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The Lebanon Daily News

3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault

A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.

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Telegram

Japanese man sentenced to 3 months for flight attendant assault en route to Hawaii honeymoon

A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.

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