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Dollar tops ¥106.50 in Tokyo on U.S.-North Korea news

The dollar advanced above ¥106.50 in Tokyo trading on Friday, with geopolitical concern over the Korean Peninsula eased by news that U.S. President Donald Trump ...
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Postcards written by Soseki Natsume in the U.K. found after 100 years
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:58:52 +0200
Three postcards written by the Japanese literary legend Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) over 100 years ago during his studies in Britain have been found, the prefectural ...
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Smoke fills ANA plane at Narita, sickening eight and triggering evacuation
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:06 +0200
Eight passengers on an All Nippon Airways flight were sickened Monday at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture after smoke filled the cabin, triggering an evacuation, ...
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Watanabe Kazan: Too open-minded for Edo
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:32:49 +0200
Imagine living in a "closed country." Japan was such for over two centuries, from the anti-Christian hysteria of the 1630s to the incursion in the ...
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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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WHO lauded for fast Ebola action in Congo, but prevention seen lagging
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:52:56 +0200
The World Health Organization has received widespread praise for its quick response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo, although observers warn prevention and information to ...
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Trump says U.S. is talking to North Korea, suggests summit with Kim could still happen on June 12
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:46:56 +0200
Just a day after abruptly pulling out of a planned summit with North Korea’s leader, U.S. President Donald Trump held out hope Friday that the ...
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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:20:54 +0200
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose ...
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Imperial Couple distressed over speculation on Princess Mako’s marriage
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:06:48 +0200
The Imperial Household Agency said Friday that Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are distressed over speculation in magazines about their thoughts regarding Princess Mako’s planned ...
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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower, source says
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:46:28 +0200
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president, according ...
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Abe, Putin to hold summit on economic cooperation, security
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:34:16 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin were set to meet Saturday in Moscow to talk about bilateral economic cooperation and security issues.North ...
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Nissan aims to double sales of Leaf EV in Japan
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:33:56 +0200
Nissan Motor Co. aims to sell some 40,000 units of its Leaf electric vehicle in Japan in the year to March 2019, double the previous ...
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Abe backs Trump stance on U.S.-North Korea summit and holds out hope for future talks
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:25:20 +0200
St. Petersburg, RussiaPrime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday morning expressed his support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the planned summit with North ...
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Vindication and triumph, but also fear: Weinstein accusers react
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:25:03 +0200
Watching the stunning images of Harvey Weinstein walking into a courthouse Friday in handcuffs, a detective on each arm, Louisette Geiss still felt a shiver ...
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Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks and floors
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:02:34 +0200
Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his ...
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