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Bridging the divide: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?

The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as ...
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Teen phenom Fujii, 15, beats highest-ranked shogi player Habu at Tokyo tournament
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:15:39 +0100
Sota Fujii, Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, defeated Yoshiharu Habu, holder of one of the most prestigious shogi titles, in their first official face-off in ...
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‘Dreamless’ mice in Japan help unravel the mystery of sleep
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:44:03 +0100
A dream can sometimes stay with us all day, perhaps even longer. Other times we wake up and don’t really remember much of what we’ve ...
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Nissan and DeNA to launch self-driving taxi trial in Yokohama
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:08:03 +0100
Nissan Motor Co. and mobile game-maker DeNA Co. said Friday that they will launch an autonomous-driving taxi service for a two-week experiment in Yokohama next ...
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Nissan and DeNA to invite 300 groups for Yokohama self-driving experiment
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:08:03 +0100
Nissan Motor Co. and mobile game-maker DeNA Co. said Friday that they will launch an autonomous-driving taxi service for a two-week experiment in Yokohama next ...
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Tobacco giants, including Japan Tobacco International, dodge trial as Dutch prosecutors reject murder case
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:01:31 +0100
The Dutch public prosecutor’s office has said it won’t pursue a case against tobacco makers Philip Morris International Inc., British American Tobacco PLC, Japan Tobacco ...
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Boeing, SpaceX and Lockheed look to launch rockets from military base in Brazil: minister
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:44:44 +0100
Brazil’s defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed an interest in launching rockets from its ...
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Japan’s customs authorities seized record-high 6,200 kg of smuggled gold in 2017
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:14:12 +0100
Customs authorities seized 6,236 kilograms of gold smuggled into Japan in 2017, a new one-year high, government data showed Friday.Based on the average price of ...
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Japan’s ODA white paper links aid to support for Indo-Pacific strategy
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:07:10 +0100
Japan will make good use of the aid it gives developing countries to promote its “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy,” the government said in its ...
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With Kuroda staying at the BOJ, Japanese firms rush to issue long debt
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:59:09 +0100
Japanese companies are selling superlong bonds amid expectations that Haruhiko Kuroda’s reappointment as central bank governor will prolong easy monetary policy, even as increases in ...
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Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon will cause road closures, officials warn
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:46:45 +0100
Tokyo residents and visitors to the capital will face road closures starting early Sunday morning due to the 12th annual Tokyo Marathon.The Tokyo Marathon Foundation, ...
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Toyota boasts four of the 10 vehicles on Consumer Reports’ top auto picks for 2018
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:31:32 +0100
Toyota has four of the 10 vehicles in Consumer Reports’ annual top picks for 2018, the most of any brand.The Corolla and Camry are the ...
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Japan’s inflation rate steady at 0.9% in January due to energy costs
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:07:28 +0100
Japan’s key inflation rate remained at 0.9 percent in January on higher energy costs, almost matching market forecasts and still below the Bank of Japan’s ...
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Takata reaches settlement with 44 U.S. states over air bag probe
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:59:14 +0100
Takata Corp. has reached an agreement with 44 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., to settle allegations that the Japanese company concealed safety issues related to ...
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South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean is to pursue peace on peninsula
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:49:17 +0100
South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean ...
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair for alleged invasion of privacy
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:35:26 +0100
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of ...
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