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Olympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity invoke the future and cherry trees for 2020 Games

Organizers of the Tokyo Games formally introduced their doe-eyed mascots to the world on Sunday, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting ...
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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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Contest between Abe and Ishiba, to lead Japan and ruling LDP, set for Sept. 20
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:48:28 +0200
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday officially designated Sept. 20 as the date for its presidential election — a poll predicted to give Prime ...
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Already battered western Japan braces for one-two typhoon punch over weekend
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:40:09 +0200
Two typhoons are approaching western Japan, including areas already battered by torrential rain and flooding last month, with the weather agency warning of heavy downpours, ...
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Japan’s Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, plans to go head to head with China in Africa
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:34:24 +0200
Daikin Industries, the world’s largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing ...
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Saitama starts recruiting homestay hosts for Tokyo 2020 athletes’ families
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:51:52 +0200
Saitama Prefecture has started accepting applications from local residents who wish to offer homestays to families of foreign athletes that will compete in the 2020 ...
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Malaysian leader says China-financed projects are canceled
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:47:12 +0200
Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren’t needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime ...
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Taliban rockets hit near presidential palace in Kabul; no injuries reported
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:34:21 +0200
The Taliban fired a pair of rockets Tuesday toward the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the ...
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Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40 percent: source
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:22:31 +0200
Nissan Motor Co. plans to invest about $900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021 — part of a 60 ...
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Taiwan calls China ‘out of control’ as it looses El Salvador to Beijing
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:13:19 +0200
Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China’s “increasingly out of control” behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third ...
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Besieged Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hangs on but challenges grow
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:03:11 +0200
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of ...
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Japan and India agree to begin talks on defense sharing pact to counter China
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:02:50 +0200
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman agreed Monday to start talks on a bilateral acquisition and cross-servicing agreement.The two nations will ...
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Ministry to raise priority of fixing elevators at housing units for elderly
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:58:47 +0200
The infrastructure ministry is considering requesting that in times of disaster, such as earthquakes, stalled elevators in housing units where many elderly people live be ...
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Students develop fertilizer from shōchū distillation remnants
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:57:50 +0200
Students in Kumamoto Prefecture have developed a low-cost method to cultivate photosynthetic bacteria for use as fertilizer using the distillation remnants of shōchū, a traditional ...
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