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South Korea to act as mediator ahead of Trump-Kim summit: official

South Korea is seeking to act as a mediator to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea ahead of a planned summit, ...
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Thu, 24 May 2018 03:20:17 +0200
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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
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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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Government officials say Japan will keep maximum pressure on North Korea ahead of summit
Sun, 27 May 2018 15:59:34 +0200
Japan plans to maintain maximum pressure on North Korea to make it abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs in close coordination with the United ...
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More sterilization victims may sue state over eugenics law in June
Sun, 27 May 2018 15:20:11 +0200
A newly set up nationwide lawyers’ group said Sunday it aims to strengthen efforts to help people who were sterilized under the now-defunct Eugenics Protection ...
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Latest fatality blamed on Nipah virus in India’s Kerala state brings death toll to 13
Sun, 27 May 2018 15:09:44 +0200
Another patient has died in India from the Nipah virus, taking the number of fatalities from an outbreak of the rare disease to 13, authorities ...
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Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion referendum
Sun, 27 May 2018 14:41:47 +0200
Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the ...
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LDP lawmaker justifies remark urging married couples to have more children
Sun, 27 May 2018 14:07:09 +0200
A ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker on Sunday defended his remark earlier this month urging newlyweds to have at least three children.Kanji Kato, a 72-year-old ...
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London to introduce contactless payment system for capital’s buskers
Sun, 27 May 2018 13:37:29 +0200
London is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organizers said will be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Sunday as he ...
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Abe continues balancing act with Putin as he chases peace treaty, disputed isles at Moscow summit
Sun, 27 May 2018 12:09:32 +0200
During a summit at the Kremlin on Saturday afternoon, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed they will make efforts to conclude ...
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Trump-Kim summit back on track, Moon says after secret meeting
Sun, 27 May 2018 12:07:19 +0200
With all eyes on next month’s on-again, off-again summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, Kim reiterated his commitment ...
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