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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Ex-US deserter to North Korea dies

Ex-US deserter to North Korea dies

A freed US army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee dies at 77.

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Japan to levy departure tax from 2019

Japan to levy departure tax from 2019

Japan plans to impose a ¥1000 ($9) departure tax starting 2019.

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Panda-monium goes postal

Panda-monium goes postal

Panda-monium reaches new highs with a panda postbox and commemorative line of stamps unveiled in the run-up to the debut...

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Tradition returns to Tokyo streets

Tradition returns to Tokyo streets

Two new ambassadors travel to the Imperial Palace in tradition and in style by horse-drawn carriage to present their cre...

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