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Modi's Japan visit: Restructuring a civilisational agenda

The prime minister's outreach to Japan is a recognition of the civilisational potential that the two nations hold and can wield in evolving an era of 'Asianism' in global politics, says Anirban Ganguly.

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Related Topix: Asia Travel, World News, Japan Travel, Asia, Nagasaki, Japan Travel, Kyoto, Japan Travel

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CNN

Will floating bikes take off?

Who doesn't want floating furniture, flying cars, and real-life jet packs? Discover the incredible advances being made in levitation technology -- including Vinyl touch: a blend of old-school and high tech in the experimental record player.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Interior Design, Arts, World News, Robots, Science / Technology

Vancouver Sun

Fearing toilet paper panic, Japan advises nation to stockpile

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

West Hawaii Today

Japanese public seen as biggest obstacle to Fukushima restart

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

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Nuclear Energy, Fulton County, GA, Roswell, GA, Europe, Angela Merkel, Germany

Daily Kos

Holy Tourism! Batman Is On Vacation In Japan

Gotham, apparently, is safe at the moment. I know this because Batman is in Japan.

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Star-Telegram.com

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

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Related Topix: World News, India,

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, then-Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, fourth from right, Japanese Ambassador to India Takeshi Yagi, fourth from left, and other participants raise their hands as they pose for photos during the inauguration of the 6th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar, India.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Mukesh Ambani,

Evening Sun

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

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South China Morning Post

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea forcing communites to evacuate and flights re-route

No immediate reports of injuries or damage but local residents have to leave their homes and Australian airline Qantas changes route of three flights after ash rises A volcano erupted today in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed, officials and reports ... (more)

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Explosion,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

6.1-Magnitude Quake Jolts Off Southwest Japan

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted off Kyushu area in southwest Japan early Friday with no injuries or damages reported, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Thailand

Autoblog

Batman caught astride Batcycle in Japan

Holy makeshift Batcycle, Batman . This rider in Japan deserves a round of applause and pat on the back for his dedication to an idea.

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Related Topix: World News, Autos

OhNoTheyDidnt

Meet 'Chibatman,' Japan's Real-Life Dark Knight

Unfortunately for those who prefer to confuse fantasy with reality, Gotham City is a fictional place, home to a superhero who wears black on the outside, because that is what he feels on the inside.

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Related Topix: World News, Gotham, WI

KTXL-TV Sacramento

Images from inside a Hello Kitty theme park in Tokyo, Japan. Courtesy: CNN

The apparently shocking revelation was made in an LA Times article published Wednesday about a retrospective of Kitty paraphernalia opening next month at the Japanese American National Museum.

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Related Topix: World News, Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies

Business News

BofA ordered to pay for $140m over Takefuji bond deal

On Thursday the court ordered Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. and an affiliate to pay compensation for losses stemming from the 2007 bond deal, overturning a district court judgment made last year, TFK, an entity responsible for repaying creditors following Takefuji's 2010 bankruptcy, said in a statement on its website yesterday.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, World News

Nikkei Net Interactive

Medical device makers see gold in silver population

As Asian countries become more prosperous, they are undergoing the familiar pattern of population growth and aging.

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Related Topix: World News, Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer

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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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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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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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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Related Topix: World News, Democratic Party (Japan), Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)

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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Related Topix: China, World News,

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