Japan's 1st female paratrooper

Japan's 1st female paratrooper

Japan has its first female paratrooper, as Reina Hashiba completed training to join the Ground Self-Defense Force's 1st ...

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Japan hopes to host Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as planned

Japan hopes to host Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as planned

Japan hopes to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as planned following a videoconference by leaders of the Gro...

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CORONAVIRUS: Japan to postpone emperor's visit to UK

CORONAVIRUS: Japan to postpone emperor's visit to UK

Japan plans to postpone Emperor Naruhito's and Empress Masako's planned visit to the United Kingdom this spring.

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Zozo's virtual shoe fitting

Zozo's virtual shoe fitting

Online fashion mall operator Zozo has come up with a virtual shoe fitting service that recommends shoes that fit your si...

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Man sentenced to death for killing 19 care home residents

Man sentenced to death for killing 19 care home residents

The Yokohama District Court sentences a former care worker to death for killing 19 residents with intellectual disabilit...

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Nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan goes offline over tardy anti-terror measures

Nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan goes offline over tardy anti-terror measures

A nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan goes offline because its operator has been unable to complete building mandatory...

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Takanawa Gateway Station opens

Takanawa Gateway Station opens

Takanawa Gateway Station opens in Tokyo, serving JR East's Yamanote loop line and Keihin Tohoku line. The futuristic sta...

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Great East Japan Earthquake, nine years on

Great East Japan Earthquake, nine years on

A couple in Miyagi Prefecture is reunited with their deceased daughter nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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SDF delivers 350,000 masks to govt.

SDF delivers 350,000 masks to govt.

Japan's Self-Defense Forces delivers nearly 350,000 masks from its stockpile to the government amid a serious shortage o...

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Abe, BOJ gov. Kuroda talk COVID-19 economic impact

Abe, BOJ gov. Kuroda talk COVID-19 economic impact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda hold talks about the impact of the novel coronaviru...

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