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Princess Mako’s engagement to be officially announced on July 8

The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will officially announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, to ...
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Sony-Olympus joint venture to market advanced HD surgical microscope
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:39:33 +0200
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions — a medical joint venture set up by Sony and Olympus in 2013 — says it has developed a new surgical ...
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Komeito chief Yamaguchi says Abe’s idea to amend Constitution ‘difficult’ without public support
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:24:29 +0200
The leader of Komeito, the junior coalition partner to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, expressed pessimism Wednesday about the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ambition to ...
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EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:06:04 +0200
The European Parliament on Wednesday warned against easing health controls imposed on food products imported from the Fukushima region in the wake of the nuclear ...
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Returnee Hasuike suggests offering electrical aid to North for remaining abductees
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:06:26 +0200
Former abductee Kaoru Hasuike on Saturday proposed offering goods or know-how to North Korea, such as technical help for easing electricity shortages, in exchange for ...
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Former North Korean spy, now 90 and living in the South, just wants to go home
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:04:09 +0200
Condemned to death twice for spying, Seo Ok-ryol spent three decades in prison, most of it in solitary confinement. Now age 90, the only thing ...
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Friend or foe? Ata Ullah, the man behind Myanmar’s deadly Rohingya insurgency
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:21 +0200
To his foes, Ata Ullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in ...
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Local, national agendas shade parties’ prospects in expected snap poll
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:52:52 +0200
As Japan gears up for an anticipated snap election at the end of October, Kansai politicians and parties are staking out their positions on issues ...
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Kyoto’s pricey lodging tax plan spurs fierce debate over necessity, tourism impact
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:52:25 +0200
A necessity for improving Kyoto’s tourism infrastructure or a bad decision that might convince tourists to go elsewhere?That is the question being asked in Kyoto ...
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‘Red Culture’ training camps aim to rekindle Chinese faith in communism ahead of key party congress
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:41:42 +0200
A man in Red Army garb hits the pavement in a simulated attack during a re-staging of part of the Long March.The scene brings alive ...
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Debate swirls as power of U.S. tech giants grows
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:27:28 +0200
With a handful of U.S. technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech’s growth is healthy or not.Over the ...
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‘Power to the PeePee’: Dutch women protest lack of female-friendly public toilets
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:51:45 +0200
Fed up with the shortage of public toilets for women, Dutch women took the matter to the streets Saturday in a protest aimed at showing ...
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Immunotherapy is hottest thing in cancer care — but not for everyone
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:51:18 +0200
Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs ...
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New Zealand leaders line up to woo kingmaker Peters amid election stalemate
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:13:23 +0200
Both of New Zealand’s major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters on Sunday after the country’s general election stalemate ...
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Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:08:56 +0200
Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for ...
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New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico, killing at least two
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:08:27 +0200
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm ...
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