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Japanese government draws up instructions to help schools prepare against possible missile strikes

The education ministry has compiled guidelines to help schools review their crisis management manuals in order to better prepare against a possible North Korean missile ...
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Sat, 19 May 2018 15:32:49 +0200
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Nikkei bounces back after upturn on Wall Street
Thu, 17 May 2018 10:14:51 +0200
Stocks staged a rally Thursday after being inspired by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities.The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 121.14 points, or 0.53 percent, to ...
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Aso appears to mock Kim Jong Un’s official plane ahead of landmark U.S.-North Korea summit
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:16:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso touched on the planned summit between Washington and Pyongyang on Wednesday with a comment appearing to ridicule an aged North ...
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Mount Kilauea’s violent new eruptions in Hawaii puzzle scientists
Thu, 10 May 2018 11:22:17 +0200
The latest bursts of molten rock, ash and toxic gas from Mount Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii are part of an ever-changing and ...
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Senior SDF member punished for insulting lawmaker on street
Tue, 08 May 2018 15:02:46 +0200
The Defense Ministry on Tuesday punished a senior Self-Defense Forces member for insulting a Diet member on a street while he was off duty, concluding ...
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Japan, U.K. and Netherlands agree to maintain pressure on North Korea
Tue, 22 May 2018 07:21:15 +0200
Foreign Minister Taro Kono agreed Monday with counterparts from the U.K. and Netherlands on the need to maintain pressure on North Korea to attain the ...
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Bone trove in Denmark tells story of ‘barbarian’ battle
Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:51 +0200
Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers ...
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As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:55:46 +0200
Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for cybersecurity.The controversy ...
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Mayor’s plan to re-create Nagoya Castle without elevators draws ire of barrier-free advocates
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:51:38 +0200
A plan to restore iconic Nagoya Castle to attract more tourists is facing criticism as the mayor aims to re-create the original 17th century structure ...
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The latest take on Tokyo: Shibuya after dark
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:09:48 +0200
Already known for its boutiques, bars, restaurants and that famous scramble crossing, Shibuya’s appeal as a destination for foreign visitors has gotten a further boost ...
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Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:49:21 +0200
Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 ...
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Trump-linked fundraising pair seen playing all sides for fortune in contracts
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:49:14 +0200
In a pursuit of money and influence that began at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, two American businessmen sought to leverage connections that stretched from Persian ...
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First portrait of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko since enthronement unveiled
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:48:25 +0200
The Imperial Household Agency unveiled on Monday the first portrait of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko since their enthronement.The portrait, 2 meters in width and ...
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Japan, Britain, Netherlands agree to keep up pressure on North Korea
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:12:17 +0200
Foreign Minister Taro Kono agreed Monday with his British and Dutch counterparts on the need to maintain pressure on North Korea to attain the goal ...
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Uncertain if Autopilot was engaged in man’s fatal Tesla crash into San Francisco-area pond
Tue, 22 May 2018 02:20:35 +0200
A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities ...
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