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1 hr ago | The Reporter

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the 'Street View' feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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3 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Obama begins Asia-Pacific trip in Japan; dispute with Russia over Ukraine casts shadow

Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Akihito Akihito, Michelle Obama

4 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Toshiba, SanDisk NAND flash memory shrinks to 15-nanometer process

Partners Toshiba and SanDisk have developed 15-nanometer process technology for NAND flash memory widely used in smartphones and tablets.

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5 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Army general disciplined over mishandling of sexual-assault case in Japan

General Eiji Kimizuka, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff at the ground staff office in Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan and Maj.

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9 hrs ago | The Kyoto Shimbun News

Lacquered "Guinomi" Cups for Japanese Sake

In response to the municipal ordinance "Seishu de Kanpai Jorei," or toast with a cup of Japanese sake act, which took effect last year, "Kyoto Shikki Kogei Kyodo Kumiai," a cooperative association of Japanese lacquerware craftsmen, in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, has focused on producing lacquered "Guinomi," or large sake cups, which were rare before.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Times

Japan revamps US$1.26t public pension fund

Drawing attention: Financial markets are keenly watching GPIF's investment strategy as the public pension fund, the world's biggest, is a huge investor and a bellwether for Japanese institutional investors.

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Paper Age

Toscotec to Supply Oji Paper with Steel Yankee Dryer at Kasugai, Japan

April 22, 2014 - Toscotec has received an order from Oji Paper Co., Ltd.Japan for a TT SYD to be installed at its production site in Kasugai, Japan.

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EurekAlert!

Vacuum ultraviolet lamp of the future created in Japan

First solid-state vacuum UV phosphor, described in APL-Materials, promises smaller, safer, longer lasting, low power lamps for industrial applications WASHINGTON D.C., April 22, 2014 -- A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a ... (more)

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USA Today

Another cruise line to expand in Japan

Add Compagnie du Ponant to the list of cruise lines offering more sailings in Japan.

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FOX16

Julia Roberts opens up about sister's 'heartbreaking' suicide

Actress Julia Roberts attends the 'Eat Pray Love' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on August 18, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Shiseido Opens Research Facility Dedicated to Hair Regeneration

Shiseido Co., Ltd. announces plans to open the Shiseido Cell-Processing and Expansion Center on May 1, 2014.

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The Peninsula

Sheikha Moza meets Japan PM

H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday.

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Eastern Daily Press

Spiritual sanctuary created in hidden space behind Norwich Market

Artist Darren Johnston inside part of his art installation at the Undercroft, called Sanctum, which will be the setting for a dance performance.

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Fodor's

5 Reasons to Visit Shikoku, Japan

The least populous of Japan 's four primary islands, Shikoku exists in a dreamy, under-the-radar state far removed from Tokyo 's neon lights and Harajuku girls.

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Russia Taday

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor

Students walk near a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.12 microsievert per hour, at Omika Elementary School, located about 21 km from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.

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The Japan Times

Is Japan a 'normal' country simply trying to stick out?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is often quoted as saying that he wants Japan to become a "normal" country again.

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CBC News

B.C. environment minister warned about LNG emissions

A liquefied natural gas tanker arrives at Sodegaura city in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo in 2009.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks on his way to meet a delegation of US representatives at the premier's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Wisbech Standard

'I think this is possibly the only time a Wisbech man has done...

"I did my first concert for Sakura City in the Town Hall lobby, which was televised by the local TV station and was show twice a day for five days.

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Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Ukraine crisis shadows Obama's Asia trip

The Big Gig has dropped another batch of 22 side-stage headliners for the June 25-29 and July 1-6... President Obama heads to Asia this week with the goal of making clear to allies that he's serious about the United States sharpening its focus on the region.

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