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Japan scientists detect rare, deep-Earth tremor

Scientists who study earthquakes in Japan said Thursday they have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor for the first time and traced its location to a distant and powerful storm. (

Osaka cops arrest man after mother's body found in home

Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 44-year-old man following the discovery of the body of his mother inside the residence they share in Sakai City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 27). (Tokyo R...

Many municipalities in Japan say foreign students need language aid

Many municipalities in Japan are struggling to deal with foreign students who are learning at local public schools but cannot understand the Japanese language fully or at all, a Kyodo News survey show...

Niigata cops: Corpse found in burned-out vehicle

Niigata Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse inside a burned-out vehicle in Nagaoka City, reports Nippon News Network. (Tokyo Reporter)

Japanese seek bargains as economy limps, Abenomics loses shine

Three years of so-called Abenomics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bold stimulus program, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. (Japan Today)

Mitsubishi Regional Jet leaves for test flights in U.S. but soon returns due to defect

A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. that left for the United States on Saturday for flight tests was forced to return due to problems with the air-conditioning system, the...

Tokyo cops: Man plunges to death at Omotesando Hills

Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after a man plunged to his death at a popular shopping mall in Shibuya Ward on Saturday, reports Nippon News Network...

Japan, S. Korea to begin talks on new currency swap pact

Top Japanese and South Korean finance officials agreed at a meeting in Seoul on Saturday to launch negotiations on a fresh bilateral currency swap agreement after the previous one expired last year. (...

Japan announces $30 billion investment in Africa as TICAD begins

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday that Japan will mobilize a total of $30 billion in private- and public-sector funds to invest in Africa over three years to boost infrastructure building in ...

Japan issues measles warning after infected fan attends Bieber concert

Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was diagnosed with the contagious disease, officials said Friday. (Japan Toda...

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