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Japan will continue scientific whaling in Pacific: reports

If confirmed, the move will likely spark anger among environmentalists who hailed last month's ruling by the UN's International Court of Justice that Tokyo's hunt in the Southern Ocean was a commercial activity disguised as science.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Energy Tribune

INTERVIEW-Japan's Osaka Gas seeks U.S. shale gas stake

Osaka Gas Co is looking to buy a stake in at least one U.S. shale gas project to help supply fuel to the Freeport LNG project in Texas, a senior company official said on Tuesday.

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NBC San Diego

4th Naval Officer Charged in Navy Bribery Scandal

A fourth U.S. Navy officer has been implicated in a far-reaching bribery scandal involving a defense contractor's CEO, an NCIS agent and multiple senior naval officials.

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The Wichita Eagle

All eyes will be on trade when Obama heads to Asia

KRT OLYMPIC SPORTS STORY SLUGGED: OLYMPICS KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID BERGMAN/MIAMI HERALD NAGANO, Japan, February 22 -- The American flag is raised next to the Japanese flag during the playing of the respective national anthems Sunday at closing ceremonies for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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Examiner.com

Scientists discover in new sex-reversed species the females have the penis

Snails have their genitals on their necks, penguins don't have them at all, male seahorses carry the pregnancy and give birth and female hyena's have a pseudopenis.

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Examiner.com

Bob Dylan 'works in' tour debut at Nagoya, Japan, concert

At the Zepp Nagoya in Japan earlier tonight, Bob Dylan played "Working Man's Blues #2" for the first time on his current tour, according to Bob Links .

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The Japan Times

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

The ferry that sank off South Korea on Wednesday was once operated by a Japanese firm to link remote southwestern islands, the former operator said Thursday.

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West Australian

BOJ keeps upbeat view on regional Japan, sees limited tax hike impact

The Bank of Japan maintained its upbeat view on most of the country's regional economies, adding to reassurances from its governor that the world's third-largest economy can ride out the pain from a sales tax hike without additional stimulus.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

Japan's power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at the thermal fuel plants now providing the bulk of the country's electricity.

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Willamette Week

Headout: World Warriors

Wrestling Church is spending Easter Sunday preaching the Gospel of the Squared Circle.

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Xinhuanet

Japanese lawyer says Abe's Yasukuni Shrine visit violates constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shine last December violated Japan's constitutional separation of state and religion and should not be made again, Kazuo Okawa, lawyer of the Okawa Law Firm in Osaka, said Wednesday.

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SFGate

Crumbling Mt. Gox files for liquidation

Mark Karpeles, Mt. Gox CEO, leaves the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan, after its bankruptcy filing.

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Sag Harbor Online

Japana s Greatest Monster Breathes Once Again

You can already see the trailer on television for the latest epic version of Godzilla that opens theatrically on May 16. More interesting is that from April 18 to 24 the Film Forum on Houston Street in New York City will be showing Godzilla: The Japanese Original , a sixtieth anniversary restoration, including new subtitles, of Japan's most ... (more)

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Stars and Stripes

Despite doubts, Japan prepares end to ban on defending allies

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Takanami, left, sails alongside the USS McCampbell on March 9, 2014, in the Pacific Ocean.

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Korea Herald

[William Pesek] Japan's backward reform drive

For Abenomics bulls who still hold out hope that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to make good on his pledges to revitalize Japan, the past week must have been at least a little disconcerting.

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TechEBlog

3 Strange and Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks in Japan

Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks.

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Korea Herald

Seoul, Tokyo hold sex slavery talks

Seoul and Tokyo on Wednesday began their first director-general-level meeting on the issue of Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery as they struggled to mend their strained ties.

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CNN

Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

There's a "revealing and surprising" element in zippers, says artist Jun Kitagawa, seen here with his painting at Tokyo's Roppongi Tunnel.

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ABS-CBN News

High-paying jobs for OFWs available in Japan

MANILA If you are looking for a job not too far away from the Philippines, then Japan may just be the host country for you.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam Airlines flight attendant released in Japan

A file photo shows Nguyen Bich Ngoc, a 25-year-old Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, being arrested March 26 on suspicion of involving in a ring which smuggled stolen goods from Japan to Vietnam Japanese authorities released a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, who had been arrested in March on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods due to a lack of ... (more)

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