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Abe-Kim summit: The real deal or thinly veiled diversion?

Tokyo is seeking a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Japanese media said Wednesday, prompting speculation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scrambling ...
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Osaka University OKs world’s first test of iPS-cell-based heart failure treatment
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:16:34 +0100
A Japanese team of physicians won approval Friday from an Osaka University panel for its plan to carry out the world’s first clinical study for ...
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Japan Post Holdings to set up real estate unit
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:43:11 +0100
Japan Post Holdings Inc. plans to set up a wholly owned unit to strengthen the group’s real estate business, sources said Wednesday.Through the new subsidiary, ...
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Toyota halts robot-car tests in wake of crash in Arizona
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:35:40 +0100
Toyota Motor Corp. halted tests of its “Chauffeur” autonomous driving system on U.S. public roads after an Uber Technologies Inc. vehicle operating in autonomous mode ...
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Myanmar president and Aung San Suu Kyi confidant Htin Kyaw resigns
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:06:56 +0100
Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigned suddenly on Wednesday leaving the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi without a close confidant and political ally ...
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Peru opposition alleges vote ‘buying’ to keep President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in power
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:45:01 +0100
Peru’s biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public ...
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A porn star, a model and a reality TV contestant: Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:18:26 +0100
The chorus of women from President Donald Trump’s past is getting louder.Accusations about Trump’s past sexual exploits bubbled up on three fronts Tuesday, with two ...
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China dispatches aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait after warning by Xi: report
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:05:26 +0100
Beijing has sent its only operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, through the Taiwan Strait, which separates China and self-ruled Taiwan, local media has quoted Taiwan’s ...
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Horny dino’s headgear borne of sexual selection, study finds
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:32:36 +0100
Horned dinosaurs including Triceratops likely evolved their impressive head displays for the purpose of attracting a mate, rather than to recognize members of their own ...
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Japan’s older hikikomori live in isolation, shunning society for years
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:24:30 +0100
Ikeida leaves the house once every three days to buy food, shuns deliveries to avoid human interaction and has not seen his parents or younger ...
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Macron says too much English spoken in pre-Brexit Brussels
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:15:29 +0100
The English language is too dominant in Brussels, especially with Britain soon to exit the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday as ...
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Japanese condom makers hope for rise in sales with 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:08:57 +0100
Japanese condom makers are ramping up preparations ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, seeing a golden opportunity to showcase their world-record ultrathin products.For years, ...
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Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies, sources say
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:08:35 +0100
President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners — including ...
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Israel admits 2007 Syrian ‘nuclear reactor’ strike for first time
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:05:41 +0100
Israel’s military admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it ...
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TSA says it does not search travelers’ devices for content
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:38:31 +0100
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit that it does not search electronic devices of air travelers for ...
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U.N. hears how the Fukushima disaster is transforming Japanese students into agents of change
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:33:38 +0100
For a dozen students from Futaba Future High School in Fukushima Prefecture, a recent visit to the United Nations was a chance to share their ...
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