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U.S. House committee subpoenas Clinton emails on Benghazi

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
A congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya issued subpoenas on Wednesday for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ...
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South Korean media say U.S. ambassador was attacked and hurt

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and ...
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Hiroshima institute plans lifelong health monitoring for 2011 Fukushima No. 1 plant workers

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
A Hiroshima-based research institute plans to conduct lifelong health monitoring of people who worked at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after the tsunami-triggered meltdown ...
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Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern ...
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Growth in Japan uneven, tied to population size: poll

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s focus on revitalizing regional economies, growth remains uneven across Japan — with the pace of recovery slow the past year ...
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Kawabuchi upbeat as Japan tries to solve basketball impasse

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Sometimes making absurd demands can be the best way to drive people to better their efforts. That’s how it seems to be working for Japan’s ...
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Brisbane beats Urawa in ACL clash

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Urawa Reds’ early season woes were compounded with a 1-0 home defeat to Brisbane Roar in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Brandon Borrello ...
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Tokyo’s Sumida Ward to purchase early 19th century painting by Hokusai

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
The office of Tokyo’s Sumida Ward said Wednesday it plans to purchase a painting depicting Tokyo in the 19th century by famed ukiyoe woodblock print ...
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DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
The Democratic Party of Japan on Wednesday proposed revisions to the political funds control law to crack down on political donations from companies receiving state ...
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Many evacuees say they need state support once housing subsidies end

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
A survey of those living in state-subsidized housing in Sendai four years after the March 2011 disasters has found that 93 percent believe they could ...
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U.S. says ‘comfort women’ issue was behind Lee’s 2012 isle visit

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
The U.S. government believed the “comfort women” issue was behind South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s August 2012 visit to islets at the heart of a ...
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Chinese desire for fancy toilet seats spurs 1,400% rally in Laox shares

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Thousand-dollar rice cookers and toilet seats that know when you enter the room. That’s what visitors to Japan from China have been buying at Laox ...
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Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics ...
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In the cinematic wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
In January 2013 Eiga Geijutsu magazine released its annual “Best 10 and Worst 10″ lists. The two worst films of 2012, as chosen by the ...
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The End of the World and the Cat’s Disappearance: A post-pandemic tale of a heroic webcam idol

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
At their best, films about the future — sci-fi, fantasy and anything in between — offer up mind-expanding speculations and deep-drilling allegories, if not necessarily ...
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Song One: ‘anyone not in a coma can see where this is going’

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Years of working as a film critic have given me some sort of special mutant superpower to see deep into the cinematic future. That little ...
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Coming Home: ‘a woman victimized by Chinese politics, who retains an inner core of resilience’

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
‘Coming Home” celebrates two relationships: the one depicted in the movie, of a man reuniting with his wife after two decades in prison during China’s ...
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Michelle Obama heads to Japan, Cambodia to promote girls’ education

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia this month as part of a U.S. effort to support education for girls around the ...
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U.S. honors Japanese activist fighting against ‘maternity harassment’

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Sayaka Osakabe was commended for her fight against unfair treatment of pregnant working women, which led to a first-ever ruling on the matter by Japan’s ...
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China to publish records of Japan’s past militarism for WWII anniversary

japantimes - 4 hours 2 min ago
The move is intended to help “keep in mind our history as a warning for the future,” said Yu Zhengsheng, the Communist Party of China’s ...
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