Former Tepco execs recommended for prosecution

Three former Tokyo Electric officials are facing a new investigation over their role in the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011….
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Japanese male longevity tops 80 years

The typical Japanese man for the first time now lives more than 80 years on average. Japan’s Health Ministry reported…
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Osaka police underreported crimes

Police in Osaka are under fire for failing to report over 80,000 crimes during the past five years. Last year,…
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Tokyo 2020 Triathlon may be moved: Masuzoe

Tokyo’s governor says the triathlon for the 2020 Tokyo games may have to find a new site. Yoichi Masuzoe says…
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Protestors, Coast Guard clash at Henoko base site

Protestors have clashed with Japan’s Coast Guard in waters off Okinawa where new runways are to be built for the…
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Sumo: Goeido promoted to ozeki

Sumo wrestler Goeido has been promoted to the second-highest rank of ozeki, following a solid performance at the Nagoya tournament….
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Last Enola Gay crew member dies

The last survivor of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died at the age of 93….
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Eel meal mania

In Japan, fresh water eel, or unagi, has been considered a summer delicacy since the Edo period. On Midsummer Day…
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Imperial Family at Japan's holiest shrine

Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan, considered by many to be the holiest of all Shinto shrines, is dedicated to…
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Japanese astronaut talks about mission

The first Japanese commander of the International Space Station, astronaut Koichi Wakata, has returned to Japan. Wakata served as commander,…
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