Chile tsunami headed for Japan

A tsunami generated by yesterday’s earthquake in Chile is crossing the Pacific and is forecast to hit Japan early Thursd...

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Post tax hike, department stores battle for consumers

Japan’s sales tax went up on Monday from 5 to 8 percent. To keep consumers spending, department stores are offering a ra...

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Kanebo faces class action over skin-whitening products

A major Japanese cosmetics company faces its first class action in the wake of a scandal involving skin-whitening produc...

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Dolphin flash mob off Kyoto

Dolphins are known to be social animals, but seldom do you see a group this large.Today, a Japanese coast guard helicopt...

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Japanese firm sued in China over forced labor

A group of 149 people in China are taking legal action against a Japanese company. They’re demanding compensation for th...

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Japan adjusts to higher sales tax

Businesses in Japan are working hard changing price tags and displays to reflect Monday’s sales tax increase from 5 to 8...

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Riken: stem cell research fraudulent

Investigators at Japan’s Riken institute have discredited scientist Haruko Obokata's research papers on so-called stap c...

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World Court orders Japan to suspend Antarctic whaling

The World Court has ordered Japan to stop whaling operations in the Antarctic Ocean.Australia brought the case against J...

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‘Gold Line’ snow road opened to traffic

Imagine snowfalls deeper than a bus is tall.That’s what you’ll find on the so-called Gold Line in northern Japan, which ...

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Rice planting begins in Shizuoka

With temperatures rising, rice planting is underway in central Japan.Farmers in Shizuoka Prefecture are sowing seeds of ...

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