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Postman who survived Nagasaki A-bomb dies at 88

Prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner Sumiteru Taniguchi, who was delivering mail in Nagasaki when the United States dropped an atomic bomb in 1945, died Wednesday at the age of 88.

Britain's May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Japan on an official visit Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world's number three economy.

North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation's provocative launch was a mere «curtain-raiser», in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

Luxury on the rails in train-mad Japan

Japan's latest super-deluxe train left the station Saturday with a select group of passengers who paid thousands of dollars for a leisurely trip harking back to an era of Art Deco opulence and a slower pace of life.

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Japan, launched in orbit the H-20 rocket

The Japanese H-20 rocket was successfully launched. The missile, taken off from the Tanegashima base, has orbit a geolocation satellite to complete the gps system in Japan.

Panasonic net profit hit by weak solar products demand

Japan's Panasonic said on Thursday that annual net profit and revenue slumped because of slowing demand for household solar energy products and the impact of a stronger yen, but predicted a rebound this year.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics

Japanese commuters will be encouraged to work from home for one day in a nationwide exercise for the 2020 Olympics that authorities hope will ease congestion on roads and public transport.

Japan's exports jump in March

Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy.

Japan bank on Hagino, Ikee for world swimming charge

Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino and schoolgirl sensation Rikako Ikee will head Japan's charge at this summer's world swimming championships when both are likely to face very different types of pressure.

Pet shop pony runs free in Tokyo

A pony that ran away from a pet shop in downtown Tokyo enjoyed a brief taste of freedom -- and some grass -- before being gently coaxed back.

«Extreme» Japanese winemaker is a natural

Hirotake Ooka does not do anything by half. For nearly two decades the former Japanese chemist has been on a quest to make the very best and most natural French wine possible. But he hasn't made it easy for himself.

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