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Abductees’ families warn official visit to Pyongyang may not yield answers

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Some relatives of abductees say Tokyo should eschew North Korea’s invitation to send officials to Pyongyang, believing it would yield few details on the fate ...
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Teenage girl arrested on suspicion of killing mother, grandmother

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Police have arrested a high school student for allegedly murdering her mother and grandmother with a knife at the family’s home in Hokkaido.
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Shinkansen marks 50 years of service

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
The bullet train, an iconic symbol of Japan’s postwar economic boom, marked 50 years of service on Wednesday with a celebratory ceremony at Tokyo Station. ...
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Divided Chinese eye Hong Kong protests with admiration, anger

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
For some mainland Chinese in Hong Kong, the sight of thousands of people on the streets protesting for greater democracy is an alien one that ...
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‘Abenomics’ colors Japan’s art market after years of pallid returns

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Just a decade ago, a lithograph by artist Yayoi Kusama would sell for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the ...
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As Mount Ontake erupted, luck and instinct determined hikers’ fates

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling ...
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With neither side willing to budge, what’s next for Hong Kong standoff?

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China’s refusal to ...
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Popcorn professor traces origins of ‘pon gashi’ snacks to promote peace

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
How do you say “popcorn” in Japanese? Trust Japan to develop a healthy take on the addictive snack, devising a homegrown system for popping rice, ...
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Japan ranks ninth in global pensioner survey

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Pensioners in Japan enjoy some of the highest standards of living in the world, according to a global ranking released on Wednesday. The Global AgeWatch ...
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Nishikori blazes past Dodig

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Kei Nishikori dispatched unseeded Croatian Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-4 in their first-round match at the Rakuten Japan Open on Wednesday afternoon. With the roof closed ...
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Nomi helps Tigers close gap on Carp

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Left-handed ace Atsushi Nomi allowed a run in six innings on Wednesday as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-2 to move within a ...
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North Korea beats Japan in women’s final

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
North Korea upset defending champion Japan 3-1 to win Asian Games gold in the women’s soccer on Wednesday, avenging its loss in the final four ...
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Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Japan was denied two top medal podium spots against host South Korea in Greco-Roman on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 17th ...
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Aguirre calls up Kagawa, Havenaar

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Japan coach Javier Aguirre called up Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Cordoba striker Mike Havenaar as the Mexican named a 23-man squad for upcoming Asian ...
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Leading group sheds makeweights as season gets down to nitty-gritty

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
The last few weeks have whittled down the list of genuine contenders for this year’s J. League title, but choosing a winner with eight games ...
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Dodgers use down time to get healthy before playoffs

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up. The NL West champions have ...
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NFL admits mistake on penalized prayer

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees ...
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Phelps sorry for DUI arrest

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The 18-time Olympic champion was arrested on DUI charges early Tuesday — ...
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Matic leads Chelsea past Sporting

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea its first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. ...
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Aoki, Royals win wild-card thriller

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
Norichika Aoki tied the American League wild-card playoff game with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly for the Kansas City Royals, who repeatedly came from behind before ...
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