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Okinawa innkeeper transforms ‘love hotel’ into castle with a floral view

Hotel Sha La La is one of Okinawa’s newest hot spots, enticing tourists with its castle-like structure.

The hotel owner’s hospitality and the popular night view ...
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Catalonia rejects Madrid’s Thursday deadline for renouncing symbolic declaration of independence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:35:49 +0200
Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a collision course ...
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Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly a destination amid Asian tourist boom
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:39 +0200
Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty second ...
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Malta’s top investigative reporter, who revealed Panama Papers, fought corruption, is killed by car bomb
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:50:57 +0200
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that ...
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Japan ex-defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa counsels patience on Taiwan independence
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:42:42 +0200
Former Japanese defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa said Taiwan enjoys de facto independence and its best policy for now is to maintain the status quo.“Taiwan is ...
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MSDF drills with U.S. aircraft carrier amid North Korea tensions
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:59:54 +0200
The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was conducting joint exercises with a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer in the waters near Okinawa on Wednesday, the two ...
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Yanmar-Konica Minolta venture pushes automation of nation’s agriculture
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:11:54 +0200
Farm equipment manufacturer Yanmar Co. and precision equipment maker Konica Minolta Inc. are pushing the automation of Japan’s agriculture amid an aging and decreasing farming ...
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Japan nuclear panel plans reduction in plutonium stockpile, but details remain unclear
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:16:55 +0200
A government nuclear panel said Tuesday it expects Japan to reduce its plutonium stockpile in the long term amid international concerns over the nation’s rising ...
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Despite missile warning, 46 percent in Miyagi city failed to evacuate in September
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:02:35 +0200
A survey by the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, found that 46 of the 100 local citizens surveyed did not evacuate despite warnings triggered by ...
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Onodera, Okinawa deputy governor criticize U.S. forces for resuming CH-53 helicopter flights soon after accident
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:54:40 +0200
The U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa on Wednesday resumed flight operations of its CH-53E transport helicopters, insisting it has confirmed their safety following a crash-landing ...
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Nikkei extends winning streak to 12th session
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:38:37 +0200
The benchmark Nikkei average managed to extend its winning streak to a 12th straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by expectations for ...
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Helmets found in waters off Shizuoka Prefecture where ASDF chopper with four aboard apparently crashed
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:37:33 +0200
Rescuers on Wednesday said despite finding three helmets, none of the four crew members had been found at the site where an Air Self-Defense Force ...
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Japan’s oldest village by age sees LDP leadership as key for survival
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:15:22 +0200
Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday’s national election, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party ...
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Japan’s lunar orbiter discovers moon cave potentially suitable for use as shelter
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:44:12 +0200
Observation data collected by Japan’s lunar orbiter Kaguya has shown that a cave stretching some 50 km (over 30 miles) exists on the moon that ...
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Driver blinded by sun injures five children and teacher near Osaka
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:28:58 +0200
Five children and a junior high school teacher were injured Wednesday morning when a car careened into them in Osaka Prefecture, police and rescue workers ...
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U.S. Pacific Command chief Harris says Kim’s nuclear ambitions are a ‘recipe for disaster’
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:12:57 +0200
The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned the situation in North Korea is a “recipe for disaster,” as the region prepares for U.S. ...
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