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  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said they are...

  • Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings...

  • Japan PM visits landslide site as complaints swirl

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday as rescuers expanded their search for 28 people missing in landslides five days ago that killed more than 50 people. Rain showers raised risks for more slides, hampering the search effort and also triggering slides...

  • Rains raise search risk after Japan landslides

    TOKYO (AP) — Forecasts of more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 40 people were...

  • 39 dead, dozens missing after Japan landslides

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least...

  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling...

  • 111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

    TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164...

  • Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday. It was the 25th straight monthly trade deficit for the world's...

  • China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology...

  • Japan military holds drill as its role expands

    GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — Japan's military is showcasing its ability to defend remote islands, as its role expands at home and abroad under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The military began large-scale annual "Fire Power" exercises on Tuesday at the foot of Mount Fuji. Defense officials said the...

  • China, S. Korea blast Japan's war shrine visits

    TOKYO (AP) — China and South Korea reacted strongly Friday to visits by three Japanese Cabinet ministers to a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted war criminals, although Japan's prime minister stayed away. Keiji Furuya, chairman of the National Public Safety Commission,...

  • Japan criticized as 2 ministers visit war shrine

    TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese Cabinet ministers paid respects Friday at a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted criminals, a move that drew immediate criticism from South Korea, although Japan's prime minister stayed away. Keiji Furuya, chairman of the National Public Safety...

  • US military takes 1st step in relocation in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Workers began placing buoys off Okinawa as part of a long-planned and highly contentious relocation of an American military base, which a U.S. official said Thursday was a critical step toward the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan. The buoys define the area of construction on a...

  • Japan's economy shrinks as tax hike hits spending

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.8 percent in the second quarter after spending got slammed by a sales tax hike that kicked in from April, government figures showed Wednesday. Japan's gross domestic product, or the total output of goods and services, also...

  • Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions. Kerry said at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian...



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