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3 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Promoting peace: Japanese man on hugging spree

A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing "free hugs for peace" in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan giving hugs to all passers-by who come to claim their "Free Hugs for Peace".

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7 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector. Photo: Reuters Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen declines were starting to hurt their bottom line.

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11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Japanese gardens offers tranquil retreat in the Twin cities.

Saint Paul MN- The word Bonsai comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word 'pen-tsai' meaning tree in a tray. Katrin and I start our visit to the Ordway gardens with a walk trough the Bonsai tree collection.

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15 hrs ago | ISeeekGolf

Japan Tour

The Japan Golf Tour this week begins its run of twelve consecutive events in the latter half of its 2014 season when the ANA Open is played at the Sapporo Golf Club's Wattsu layout in Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

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19 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Repairing Japan-China ties

Bilateral relations between Japan and China remain deeply strained two years after Tokyo nationalized three Senkaku islets in the East China Sea on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Related Topix: Democratic Party (Japan), World News, Prison, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Strong 5.6 earthquake reported in Tokyo

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at about two kilometers west/northwest of Iwai, Japan, and hit at about 11:28 p.m. ET.

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UnionLeader.com

Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage.

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NEWS.com.au

Powerful quake shocks Tokyo

AN earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale has rocked Tokyo, Japan, where buildings were left shaking for a minute after the initial shock. AN Australian man has fallen more than 300 metres to his death while climbing a glacier on Canada's Sky Pilot Mountain.

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The Press-Enterprise

RiversideRIVERSIDE: Exchange students from Japan volunteer in sister city

Riverside Police Officer Daniel Baird shows exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Riverside's sister city, a memorial wall for fallen officers on Sept. 11. A group of 15 exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, which is Riverside's sister city, toured the Riverside Police Department's Magnolia Station on Sept.

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Transworld

adidas Snowboarding : Nomad 1 of 3 : Japan Trailer

Last winter the adidas Snowboarding team took a trip to Japan to test out the new 2014 collection. With their guide, Kazu Kokubo they were able to find new spots in the mountains of Hokkaido, as well as the streets of Sapporo.

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The Daily Caller

One Year Without Nuclear Power Has Japan Scrambling For Relief

Greenpeace is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Japan idling its last nuclear power plant, calling it an "inspiring lesson for people across the globe." But what Greenpeace fails to mention is that Japan's energy economy has been in chaos since since the last of about 50 nuclear reactors went idle last year in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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The F-Word Blog

Backstage of life: Japan's love hotels

CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists Those hoping for an expository, talking-heads and graphs style documentary will not find what they're looking for in Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda's Love Hotel . Instead, the directors offer a far more sensitive look at what could, in the wrong hands, turn into a simplistic, sexploitation flick - another lazy, racist addition to the "look how weird Japan is" genre beloved of Western media.

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Korea Herald

Pyeongchang to host biodiversity confere...

About 20,000 participants are expected to gather at the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 17 in an eco-friendly district in South Korea, the local unit of the organizing committee said Monday.

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Korea Herald

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits as accolades pour in

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, World News, Kyoto, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

The Washington Post

Japanese women who have escaped from North Korea find little sympathy at home

Yoshi Takeuchi realized they had made a mistake as soon as the ferry docked in Chongjin, a major industrial city on North Korea's east coast. Instead of finding the "paradise on Earth" promised by her ethnic Korean husband, who was being "repatriated" to a country he'd never set foot in, the Japanese woman discovered a dilapidated city in even worse condition than their impoverished neighborhood in post-war Japan.

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International Business Times

'Batman vs. Superman' - Stormtrooper Arrested Next To Batmobile

A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman adjusts his mask before going on the road on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo, August 31, 2014. The man, who dresses up as the comic book superhero Batman, came up with his moniker after adding a prefix of the first three letters of the city name, of which he roams on his three-wheeled motorcycle.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan's then 114-year-old Misao Okawa, right, and her then 90-year-old son Hiroshi Okawa pose with the Guinness World Records certificate of the world's oldest woman at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan, when she received the official certificate from the Guinness World Records. The number of people who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820 in Japan, one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world.

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Connecticut Post

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, elderly people rest under the shade of a tree in Tokyo.

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Star-Telegram.com

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to the latest government estimate, released every September to mark Respect-for-the-Aged Day, a national holiday that falls on Monday.

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The Japan Times

Yoshida's call on seawater kept reactor cool as Tokyo dithered

This is the sixth in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011.

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