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  • Storm drenches Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt

    TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm was moving out into the Sea of Japan on Sunday after lashing the country with rain and wind, leaving one person dead, more than 50 injured and prompting evacuation alerts for about 1.2 million residents near swollen rivers. Tropical Storm Halong disrupted land and...

  • Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary, invites leaders

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, with the city's mayor inviting world leaders to see atomic bomb-scarred cities firsthand to be convinced that nuclear weapons should not exist. Speaking before a crowd of survivors, their descendants and...

  • Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, as Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand. In his "peace declaration" speech, Matsui...

  • Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead

    TOKYO (AP) — A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has apparently committed suicide, police said Tuesday. Yoshiki Sasai, who supervised and co-authored stem-cell research papers that had to be retracted due to falsified contents, was found dead Tuesday at the...

  • China top worry in annual Japan defense report

    TOKYO (AP) — China's growing airspace and maritime activities have escalated tension in area waters, Japan's Defense Ministry said in an annual report Tuesday, stressing the need for its military to play a greater role both inside and outside the country. But there is growing concern that...

  • Japan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday gave names to five uninhabited islets in an island group at the center of a territorial dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, sparking quick condemnation from Beijing. The five islands, named after directions of the compass, are part of the...

  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday. The sanctions include the freezing of assets held in Japan by individuals and groups...



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