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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, Autos

8 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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.


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

20 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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20 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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22 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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22 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.


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

Wed Aug 27, 2014


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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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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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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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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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


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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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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