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Rikako Ikee, who just turned 16, is ready to find happiness at Rio Olympics
Rikako Ikee, who just turned 16, is ready to find happiness at Rio Olympics
Having just turned 16, the butterfly and freestyle specialist will compete in seven events at the Olympics after bursting onto the scene at last...
Gangsters give crime the finger
Gangsters give crime the finger
When Yukako Fukushima holds the finger to the light, there is a brief moment when it is indistinguishable from her own, real, digits. Nothing about...
Outrage at Japan's ivory sales
Outrage at Japan's ivory sales
Yahoo Japan has defended its online trade in ivory amid mounting pressure on the company to stop selling the products on its auction site.
Are these Kim's ghost ships?
Are these Kim's ghost ships?
The identities of the corpses found aboard a capsized fishing boat off the Japanese coast last month will be forever shrouded in mystery. The remains...
China seizes on (part of) its history
China seizes on (part of) its history
Liu Linsheng placed bouquets of yellow and white chrysanthemums beside a sewage-choked creek and gazed over a wasteland where dozens of Chinese...
Japan's central bank buys equities
Japan's central bank buys equities
At a conference last month in Tokyo celebrating Japan's exchange-traded funds, the biggest buyer was nowhere to be seen.
Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded
Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded
Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war....
Isis demands $200m ransom for Japanese captives
Isis demands $200m ransom for Japanese captives
The militant Islamic State (Isis) group, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese...
China says no proof N Korea hacked Sony
China says no proof N Korea hacked Sony
On Monday China said it opposed all forms of cyber attacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony...
Remembering 'Rape of Nanking' opens old wounds
Remembering 'Rape of Nanking' opens old wounds
President Xi Jinping said Saturday that no one can deny the Nanjing Massacre, as China for the first time held a national day of remembrance for...

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