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2 hrs ago | Reuters
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.
2 hrs ago | Outlook
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.
4 hrs ago | International Business Times
An Iranian soldier stands guard inside the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, 322km south of Iran's capital Tehran March 9, 2006.
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.
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.
Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in nearly 70 years.
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.
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 .
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, officials have confirmed, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
The 3.6 million yen Land Cruiser 70, the toughest of the Land Cruiser models, arrives at Japanese dealers Monday.
Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi sent out a fairly simple tweet: "If you go to Fukushima, you can buy peaches like this."
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.
OK, heA's a multi-millionaire pouring his family fortune into a one-man war on organized crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 02:22 am
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