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  • World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

    TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50...

  • Japan-born admiral nominated as U.S. Pacific commander

    If confirmed by the Senate, Adm. Harry B. Harris would take over from current commander Adm. Samuel Locklear as skepticism over the viability of President Obama's "Pacific pivot" strategy has reached a peak.

  • Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

    PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court. Japan negotiated at the International Whaling Commission conference in Portoroz, Slovenia,...

  • Japan wants North Korea abductions report soon

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged North Korea to quickly release the results of a new investigation into the fate of dozens, possibly hundreds, of Japanese believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Minister in charge of abductions...

  • Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

    PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Pro- and anti-whaling countries are set to clash at an international conference that opened Monday over Japan's intention to resume the hunting in the Antarctic next year despite a ruling by the top U.N. court. Japan's controversial plans of "scientific whaling" that...

  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...

  • Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle

    TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously approved an...

  • Japan compiles 12,000-page bio of Emperor Hirohito

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Imperial Household Agency has compiled a 61-volume biography of former Emperor Hirohito that portrays him as being distressed that he could not stop his country from going to war, according to Japan's Kyodo News agency. The 12,000-page record says he complained in July 1939...

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for. India is the best possible investment destination, offering "democracy, demography and demand" in its market...



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