Art prodigy battles mental illness

Art prodigy battles mental illness

A young art prodigy battles Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia.

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Government orders bullet train inspections

Government orders bullet train inspections

Japan's Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii orders five railway companies to check all bullet train frames after a serious ...

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Police nab man over online shopping scam

Police nab man over online shopping scam

Tokyo police arrest a man in connection with tricking people to acquire their personal information and making illegal pu...

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Speeding cop kills Chinese student

Speeding cop kills Chinese student

Tokyo police say an off-duty officer driving at possibly double the speed limit hit and killed a Chinese student crossin...

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'Tis the season for New Year postcards

'Tis the season for New Year postcards

'Tis almost the season as post offices nationwide start accepting nengajo New Year postcards for delivery January 1.

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Japan slaps more sanctions on North Korea

Japan slaps more sanctions on North Korea

Japan decides to freeze the assets of 19 additional North Korean organizations in a bid to exert more pressure on Pyongy...

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2 apparent N.Korean boats, 4 bodies wash ashore

2 apparent N.Korean boats, 4 bodies wash ashore

2 more apparent North Korean boats holding 4 bodies wash ashore in Japan.

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Smartphone-using cyclist charged with negligent homicide

Smartphone-using cyclist charged with negligent homicide

A college student will be charged with negligent homicide after killing an elderly woman with her bike while using a sma...

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First self-driving car trial on public roads

First self-driving car trial on public roads

The nation's first self-driving car trial on public roads is being conducted in central Japan.

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Japan Sea coast buried by season's heaviest snowfall

Japan Sea coast buried by season's heaviest snowfall

Sea of Japan coastal regions see the heaviest snowfall this winter as a cold air mass covers Japan.

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