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40 min ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Chinese Food Scandal Spreads To Japan

A food scandal involving Chinese meat supplier Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. has spread to Japan with at least two companies halting sale of products supplied by the firm.


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4 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Japanese students visit Santa Fe for cultural experience

Six Japanese students will stay in Santa Fe with host families through Sunday as part of an exchange program with the city of Tsuyama, Japan.


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8 hrs ago | Hospitality Net

YTL Hotels debuts the Kasara brand in Japan, Thailand and Borneo

YTL Hotels has announced the launch of the KASARA brand, a collection of unique and luxurious hotels, resorts and residences in exotic locations in Asia and beyond, including Hokkaido, Japan; Koh Samui, Thailand and Pulau Tiga in Borneo.


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13 hrs ago | Inhabitat

Japanese Artist Snaps Mind-Bending Go-Pro Photos of Bonsais in Space

Over the past few years, a number of people have sent objects into space via giant helium balloons.


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15 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Japanese fishermen visit Alaska for ideas on sustainability

Chum salmon fisherman Fumiiro Sugawara says, in Japan, Alaska is known for its king salmon.


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16 hrs ago | WTVC

Here is the latest Tennessee news from The Associated Press

A one-time youth pastor from Shelbyville has been sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.


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20 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Japan's JOGMEC to buy Mideast light crude for strategic...

TOKYO: State-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp issued a tender on Tuesday to buy about 630,000 barrels of Middle Eastern light crude for the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserves.


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22 hrs ago | Business Times

Japan, Mongolia to sign free trade deal: reports

Tokyo is also hoping the deal will deepen ties with Mongolia as it tries to resolve the case of Japanese citizens abducted during the Cold War by North Korean agents, leading dailies the Asahi and Yomiuri reported.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year.


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Osaka: Japan Just Opened a Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Their Very Own

Just as the world is still buzzing from last month's debut of the new Diagon Alley park Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Japan is celebrating their own piece of the pie.


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Fred Segal Opens in Japan

Iconic Southern California retail brand Fred Segal announced that it will open its first international lifestyle center in Tokyo, Japan in Spring 2015.


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Criminal Report Daily

Could 2011 Quake Trigger an Eruption of Mount Fuji?

When astronauts looked out the window of the International Space Station in early July, they noticed a swirling mass of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean, which turned out to be the beginning of a tropical storm and, later, Hurricane Arthur.


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Pressure from 2011 Earthquake Leaves Mt. Fuji Ready to Blow its Top

Long-revered and much-climbed, Japan's Mount Fuji looks like it's ready to blow it's top after more than 300 years of dormancy.


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Worcester News

Scout leader gets on bike for Japanese Jamboree

AN energetic assistance Scout leader is hoping to cycle 700 miles on an exercise bike over the next seven weeks to raise money for a trip of a lifetime.


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South China Morning Post

Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

Japanese Supreme Court rules that a Chinese permanent resident is not entitled to payouts even though she has paid taxes all her life Activists, analysts and foreign residents of Japan have reacted with dismay to a decision by the Supreme Court that foreigners with permanent residency are not entitled to welfare benefits.


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Transitions Online

Destination Kazakhstan?

The Central Asian country lifts some visa requirements but still needs to smooth some rough edges to attract tourists.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Y-12 keeps the fence, removes the welcome mat

A new temporary security fence is pictured Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge.


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International Business Times

End of Times Indicators: Japan's Mount Fuji in 'Critical State' ...

Villagers affected by the Mount Sinabung eruption earlier this year head to a polling station in Medan, Sumatra July 9, 2014.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014


Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Saki-Matsuri (a

Last Thursday, July 17th, I braced the summer heat, got up early and was hoping for a good spot to witness the Saki-Matsuri.


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Oriental Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril was a color metaphor for race that originated in the late 19th century with Chinese immigrants as laborers to various Western countries, especially North America.


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