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Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

BBC News  2014-08-27 10:06:38

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

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Korean hostess club in Akasaka accused of 120 mill yen in tax evasion

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-08-27 05:21:48

A court filing says the club failed to report 210 million yen in income between 2011 and 2012

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The most high risk earthquake cities in the world

The Telegraph  2014-08-26 14:51:37

In the wake of the earthquake in San Fancisco that measured 6.0-magnitude Bloomberg lists five cities that are built on "high risk" earthquake areas

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Tokyo in tilt-shift: the big city made small

The Telegraph  2014-08-26 11:25:32

A fascinating view of the Japanese city in photographs by Ben Thomas

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South Koreans 'will be extinct by 2750'

The Telegraph  2014-08-25 14:05:02

South Koreans will be 'extinct' by 2750 if nothing is done to halt the nation's falling fertility rate, according to study

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Japan ready to offer experimental Ebola drug abroad

The Telegraph  2014-08-25 11:22:28

Japanese government 'ready to respond to urgent cases' with experimental drug Avigan, as British Ebola patient arrives back in UK from Sierra Leone

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Tokyo insurance exec entertains mistresses at 'happening bar'

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-08-25 01:32:12

Images show the president of Hoken Minaoshi Honpo in the company of a mistress at a Ueno bar in which the customers engage in sex with one another

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Tokyo insurance exec entertains mistresses at 'happening bar'

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-08-25 01:32:12

Images show the president of Hoken Minaoshi Honpo in the company of a mistress at a Ueno bar in which the customers engage in sex with one another

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VIDEO: Rice from Fukushima goes on sale

BBC News  2014-08-25 00:17:09

Rice produced in in the Fukushima area of Japan, which suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011, has gone on sale in Japanese supermarkets in Singapore.

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Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

The Telegraph  2014-08-23 10:09:14

Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space

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Soap-nomics: Kobe's Fukuhara bathhouse district adapting to hard times

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-08-23 07:27:44

When it comes to soapland bathhouses in Kansai, no district is more famous than Fukuhara. Located in Kobe, the area has faced tough times over the past five years as legislation has prohibited soliciting ...

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Soap-nomics: Kobe's Fukuhara bathhouse district adapting to hard times

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-08-23 07:27:44

When it comes to soapland bathhouses in Kansai, no district is more famous than Fukuhara. Located in Kobe, the area has faced tough times over the past five years as legislation has prohibited soliciting ...

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Race to find Japan landslide victims

BBC News  2014-08-23 04:42:33

Rescuers search desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people, with 43 still missing.

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Japan death toll feared to double as landslide fears halt rescue

The Telegraph  2014-08-22 08:26:06

More than 4,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes as fears of fresh landslide halts search for 51 people still missing in Hiroshima

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Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue

BBC News  2014-08-22 03:40:39

Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a deadly landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.

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Shots fired in Tokyo coffee shop, yakuza involvement suspected

The Tokyo Reporter  2014-08-22 01:56:21

Police arriving at the scene found 2 shell casings and 3 bloodstains

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Hiroshima landslide in pictures: Search for survivors continues in Japan

The Telegraph  2014-08-21 16:27:33

Rescuers search for survivors a day after landslides kill 39 people in Japan

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VIDEO: Man, 111, named world's oldest

BBC News  2014-08-21 11:12:12

The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.

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Hiroshima landslide: 'It's a wonder that I survived', says woman whose house was destroyed

The Telegraph  2014-08-21 10:09:30

Rescue and relief efforts extend through the night after a huge wall of mud swept through Hiroshima, leaving at least 39 dead

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Japanese teacher held over Saturday classes bomb threat

The Telegraph  2014-08-21 09:52:50

Disgruntled Japanese teacher vows to blow up government buildings unless weekend lessons were cancelled

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