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Monk sues temple at Mount Koya World Heritage site over heavy workload

A monk working at the World Heritage site of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture has filed a lawsuit against the organization that operates the temple ...
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French Facebook link leads to New Hampshire kin getting Korea War soldier’s wallet stolen decades ago
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:42:26 +0200
Sharon Moore had heard the stories about her father getting his duffel bag stolen on his way back from the Korean War. The New Hampshire ...
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South Korean abductee families look on amid Korean War family reunions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:50:49 +0200
As a lucky few Korean families meet decades after being divided by war, Hwang In-cheol looks on lamenting the absence of his father, whose plane ...
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Ex-Aum cultist Makoto Hirata has ‘no special feelings’ about Asahara’s execution
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:25:09 +0200
Makoto Hirata, a former Aum Shinrikyo executive, says he has “no special feelings” about the execution last month of Shoko Asahara, the founder of the ...
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ALPS system at Fukushima No. 1 plant failing to remove more than tritium from toxic cooling water
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:23:30 +0200
Despite being put through a special procedure, the tritium-tainted water piling up at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found to ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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NASA chief excited about prospects for exploiting water on the moon
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:10:01 +0200
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has a vision for renewed and “sustainable” human exploration of the moon, and he cites the existence of water on the ...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike questions use of daylight savings time for 2020 Games
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:59:54 +0200
Tokyo’s highest official is casting doubt on government plans to institute daylight savings time in 2019 and 2020 to help manage the scorching heat during ...
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Inside catch and kill: Cohen, a porn star and ‘Individual 1’
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:59:50 +0200
His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1.Dry legalese and generic aliases could do ...
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Iconic Japanese mascot Kumamon to become YouTuber
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:59:13 +0200
Kumamon, the popular black bear mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, will debut as a YouTuber next month, sharing online its experiences with sports, arts and crafts ...
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Bank of Japan’s threat to global bonds fizzles as Japanese insurers stay put
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:57:15 +0200
For all the frenzy over the Bank of Japan’s first policy tweak in almost two years, little seems to have changed for the nation’s insurers.That’s ...
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Japan lifts more than decade-old ban on use of Tamiflu for 10- to 19-year-olds
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:47:28 +0200
The health ministry has lifted a ban on the use of the flu drug Tamiflu — introduced over a decade ago after some people who ...
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Japan vows to help boost Sri Lanka maritime security as China makes inroads
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:37:06 +0200
Japan has pledged to help strengthen Sri Lanka’s maritime security, authorities said Tuesday, in a new sign of efforts to counter China’s strategic grip on ...
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CDP chief Yukio Edano to visit U.S. next month, with Bernie Sanders meeting reportedly on agenda
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:29:03 +0200
Yukio Edano, leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, will make a six-day trip to the United States from Sept. 11 in his first ...
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Japanese firms creating green areas to boost biodiversity at factories
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:12:26 +0200
With a goal of preserving nearby ecosystems, Japanese manufacturers are stepping up efforts to create areas of greenery within the premises of their factories, which ...
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Tech giants dismantle global Iranian propaganda push
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:11:48 +0200
Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to Iranian actors that a cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday were promoting ...
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