A shinkansen bullet train makes an emergency stop after a passenger finds a snake coiled around an armrest.

Abe stresses economy and Constitutional revision

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledges additional efforts to breathe life into the economy and calls for debate on re...

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MRJ: Is the third time the charm?

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet departs for the US for test flights a month behind schedule.

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Confetti cannon seriously injures a woman

A concert staff was seriously injured after a piece of confetti ruptured her right eyeball.

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Japan proposes summit with China and South Korea

Japan's government proposes holding a trilateral summit with China and South Korea in December.

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Chinese warplanes fly near Okinawa and Miyakojima

Chinese aircraft including warplanes flew between Japan's Okinawa and Miyako islands for the first time.

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Reborn concrete restores aging infrastructure

An engineer in Hiroshima comes up with a way to extend the life of concrete and solve Japan's aging infrastructure probl...

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Postal vehicle plunges from fissure

A postal employee is seriously injured after his vehicle falls from a fractured road on a rain-soaked hill.

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PM Abe forgives debt in Cuba

Japan writes off debt owed by Cuba, seeks stronger economic ties and cooperation on North Korea during Prime Minister Sh...

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BOJ for a long haul

The Bank of Japan launched a new type of monetary easing in an effort to meet their 2-percent inflation target.But as NT...

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