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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Japan's Abe eyes more women in cabinet; ministers may struggle to make mark

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to boost the number of female ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet next week in a show of commitment to promoting women, but the appointees may struggle to convince skeptics they are more than tokens.

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2 hrs ago | Outlook

Konnichiwa Japan: Modi Tweets in Japanese Ahead of Diplomatic Visit

Ahead of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted in Japanese to strike a chord with the Japanese people whose "scale of innovation" he admired.

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4 hrs ago | International Business Times

Better Market Your Uranium Someplace Else, Japan Appetite No Longer...

An Iranian soldier stands guard inside the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, 322km south of Iran's capital Tehran March 9, 2006.

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4 hrs ago | Newsday

Neighbors urge Japan to stick to history

Stone-carved guardian dogs sit at the entrance of a memorial compound honoring World War II-era war criminals in Koyasan Okuno-in temple in Koya town, Wakayama prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Xinhuanet

Navy holds sea memorial for Sino-Japanese War

The People's Liberation Army Navy on Wednesday held a memorial ceremony for the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 on a ship anchored in a Weihai port in east China's Shandong Province.

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Science Daily

Wolves susceptible to yawn contagion: Social bonds may increase yawning contagion between wolves

Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that contagious yawning may be linked to human capacity for empathy, but little evidence apart from studies on primates, exists that links contagious yawning to empathy in other animals.

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South China Morning Post

Teenager contracts dengue fever in Japan, in first such case in 70 years

Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in nearly 70 years.

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ISeeekGolf

Japan Tour back in action at KBC Augusta

The Japan Tour swings back into action as their 2014 schedule heats up this week with the playing of the RZ Everlasting KBC Augusta tournament at the Keya Golf Club in Fukuoka in the very north of the southern island of Kyushu.

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Buses world news

Busmakers Worldwide * China - Japan

According to the sales contract, the bus maker is expected to export 1,100 units of buses to the African nation with a total value of 224 million RMB .

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Related Topix: World News, China, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel,

BBC News

Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, officials have confirmed, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

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AkiPress

11:47 Toyota brings back original Land Cruiser to Japan

The 3.6 million yen Land Cruiser 70, the toughest of the Land Cruiser models, arrives at Japanese dealers Monday.

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RecordNET

Envoys from Japan tour the Delta

So was the idea behind the tour of at least part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by representatives from Stockton's Japanese sister city, Shizuoka.  Shizuoka Mayor Nobuhiro Tanabe, 53, said through an interpreter that he was impressed by Stockton's diversity and by an English as a Second Language class he visited at the Stockton ... (more)

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Kotaku

Legendary Game Creator Attacked on Twitter over Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi sent out a fairly simple tweet: "If you go to Fukushima, you can buy peaches like this."

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AlertNet

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

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Cinema Blend News

Japan Has Its Own Batman, And He Is So Awesome

OK, heA's a multi-millionaire pouring his family fortune into a one-man war on organized crime.

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Jurist

Japan court finds Fukushima power plant operator liable for woman's suicide

The family of chicken farmers lived in their mortgaged home in Yamakiya, 30 miles north of the Tokyo power plant that released harmful radiation after a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Related Topix: World News, Depression, Health, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Suicide

Bloomberg

Japanese Public Seen as Biggest Obstacle to Nuke Restart

Japan is facing the toughest test yet in its effort to restore nuclear energy to the country more than three years after the Fukushima disaster: scrutiny from a skeptical population.

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DNA India

Looking forward to visit Japan to take ties to new level: PM Narendra Modi

Ahead of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he was keenly looking forward to the trip beginning August 30 to take the "time-tested" bilateral ties to a new level and increase cooperation in various fields.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch

Japan plans to propose a 50 percent cut on catches of young bluefin tuna in the Western and Central Pacific, officials said Tuesday , in a historic shift aimed at safeguarding the at-risk species.

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The Japan Times

Afghan-born doc keeps adopted Japan city healthy while still helping his native land

Since his first year of medical training at the Kyoto University-affiliated Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Afghanistan-born Khaled Reshad has worked harder than others to gain Japanese patients' trust.

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