Shinzo Abe visits Pearl Harbor in what Barack Obama calls ‘historic gesture’

During the first joint visit by US and Japanese leaders, Obama says Abes presence is a reminder that wars can end and enemies can become allies Barack Obama said Shinzo Abes visit to Pearl Harbor was a historic gesture that showed the power of reconciliation. Speaking at Pearl Harbor alongside the Japanese prime minister on […]

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Vladimir Putin seeks formal end to second world war hostilities with Japan

Russian president says he wants to tackle anachronism of Kuril islands territorial dispute in summit with prime minister Shinzo Abe Russia and Japan kick off a summit on Thursday aimed at reaching a deal over a group of small islands that have prevented the countries from formally ending their second world war hostilities. Japans prime […]

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Swap driving licence for cheap noodles, Japan urges older motorists

Country tries to fight worrying rise in accidents caused by over-75s by offering discounts on ramen if they give up driving Police in Japans rapidly ageing population, an estimated 17 million Japanese aged 65 or over hold drivers licences. Of those, 4.8 million are over 75 compared with 2.4 million in 2005. Many accidents involve […]

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Philippine president calls for removal of all US troops

I want them out, says Rodrigo Duterte on visit to Japan, saying there will be an end to war games with US military The Philippine president, Japan, Duterte acknowledged that his recent remarks about Manilas military separation from the US had angered Washington, but said he was determined to pursue an independent foreign policy. I […]

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Japanese authorities issue alert as Mount Aso volcano rumbles to life

People are warned not to approach popular tourist attraction as meteorologists forecast heavy ash fall for area north-east of volcano Mount Aso in southern Japan has erupted, belching a column of ash several thousand feet into the air, the latest eruption in one of the worlds most volcanically active countries. The Japan meteorological agency issued […]

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Japan PM calls North Korea threat ‘substantially more serious’ than in past

Shinzo Abe calls on UN to step up action to thwart Pyongyangs plans, as the country has launched 21 ballistic missles and conducted two nuclear tests in 2016 The threat posed by Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. In an address to the annual United Nations general assembly, Abe said the world needed to thwart North […]

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‘Flagrant disregard’: UN condemns North Korean missile launches

Security council threatens further significant measures against Pyongyang if regime continues to develop missile and nuclear weapons technology The United Nations security council has strongly condemned North Koreas latest launch of three ballistic missiles, and threatened further significant measures if the Pyongyang regime continued its missile and nuclear weapons development work. Diplomats at the UN […]

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Japan’s ruling coalition on course to win parliamentary election

A large majority for the ruling coalition in the upper house may enable constitutional reform allowing more freedom of action for military rewrite the countrys pacifist constitution. According to the exit polls, Abes Liberal Democratic party (LDP) was on course to win 57 to 59 seats of the 121 seats that were contested. Its junior […]

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Creative Baker Turns Humble Bread Loaves Into Works Of Edible Art

Some people find their artistic outlet with brushes and paint. Others find it with needle and thread, clay, or through making music. And then, there’s a baker in Japan who goes under the name of Konel, who finds her artistic outlet in bread. And we don’t just mean in making regular bread, which is an […]

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Human trafficking survivor who smashed triathlon world record

(CNN)What does it sound like inside Norma Bastidas’ head? The 49-year-old mother-of-two is a celebrated ultra-marathoner, known to have trekked 150 miles across the scorched deserts of Namibia or run double-marathons over an icy tundra in Antarctica. ‘Game-changing’ technology identifies child abusers “Feeling everything is a curse, but so is numbness.” The greatest moment came […]

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