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1 hr ago | The Peninsula

Japan's JOGMEC to buy Mideast light crude for strategic...

TOKYO: State-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp issued a tender on Tuesday to buy about 630,000 barrels of Middle Eastern light crude for the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserves.

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3 hrs ago | Business Times

Japan, Mongolia to sign free trade deal: reports

Tokyo is also hoping the deal will deepen ties with Mongolia as it tries to resolve the case of Japanese citizens abducted during the Cold War by North Korean agents, leading dailies the Asahi and Yomiuri reported.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year.

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Jaunted

Osaka: Japan Just Opened a Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Their Very Own

Just as the world is still buzzing from last month's debut of the new Diagon Alley park Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Japan is celebrating their own piece of the pie.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Fred Segal Opens in Japan

Iconic Southern California retail brand Fred Segal announced that it will open its first international lifestyle center in Tokyo, Japan in Spring 2015.

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Criminal Report Daily

Could 2011 Quake Trigger an Eruption of Mount Fuji?

When astronauts looked out the window of the International Space Station in early July, they noticed a swirling mass of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean, which turned out to be the beginning of a tropical storm and, later, Hurricane Arthur.

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Inhabitat

Pressure from 2011 Earthquake Leaves Mt. Fuji Ready to Blow its Top

Long-revered and much-climbed, Japan's Mount Fuji looks like it's ready to blow it's top after more than 300 years of dormancy.

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Worcester News

Scout leader gets on bike for Japanese Jamboree

AN energetic assistance Scout leader is hoping to cycle 700 miles on an exercise bike over the next seven weeks to raise money for a trip of a lifetime.

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South China Morning Post

Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

Japanese Supreme Court rules that a Chinese permanent resident is not entitled to payouts even though she has paid taxes all her life Activists, analysts and foreign residents of Japan have reacted with dismay to a decision by the Supreme Court that foreigners with permanent residency are not entitled to welfare benefits.

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Transitions Online

Destination Kazakhstan?

The Central Asian country lifts some visa requirements but still needs to smooth some rough edges to attract tourists.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Y-12 keeps the fence, removes the welcome mat

A new temporary security fence is pictured Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge.

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International Business Times

End of Times Indicators: Japan's Mount Fuji in 'Critical State' ...

Villagers affected by the Mount Sinabung eruption earlier this year head to a polling station in Medan, Sumatra July 9, 2014.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

CNN

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Saki-Matsuri (a

Last Thursday, July 17th, I braced the summer heat, got up early and was hoping for a good spot to witness the Saki-Matsuri.

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Examiner.com

Oriental Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril was a color metaphor for race that originated in the late 19th century with Chinese immigrants as laborers to various Western countries, especially North America.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits off Japan's northeast coast: USGS

TOKYO: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

12 (5) all-girl metal bands from Japan

Japan is not exactly known for being terribly progressive when it comes to women.

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Yahoo!

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits off Japan's northeast coast: USGS

The agency said the quake struck at 02:32am in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 60 kilometres north east of Japan's Hokkaido island, close to the disputed Russian administered Kuril Islands.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Detection of East/Central/South African Genotype of Chikungunya Virus in Myanmar, 2010

Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan In 2010, chikungunya virus of the East Central South African genotype was isolated from 4 children in Myanmyar who had dengue-like symptoms.

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Cincinnati.com

Why beloved 'Butterfly' should be your first operaWhy beloved...

Why beloved 'Butterfly' should be your first opera Beautiful melodies, Japanese-inspired set design and tragic love story make it a favorite Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1mt17Qy With a wig, makeup and three costume changes, Maria Luigia Borsi becomes the geisha Cio-Cio San in Madame Butterfly.

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Weekend Balita

Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future

Honda North America shows off their new Asimo Robot Honda's ASIMO was introduced to much fanfare in 2000 as a multi-functional mobile assistant which resembles a shrunken spaceman.

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