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Trump warns time for 'patience' on North Korea is over
Trump warns time for 'patience' on North Korea is over
The time for "strategic patience" with North Korea is over, US President Donald Trump warned Monday, after winning Japan's backing for his policy...
Time off for good behaviour: Japan firm rewards non-smokers
Time off for good behaviour: Japan firm rewards non-smokers
Non-smoking employees at one Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away...
'Remains of the Day' author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel
'Remains of the Day' author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel
British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has...
Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service
Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service
A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of...
First Sri Lankan woman at the Asian Winter Games surprises all
First Sri Lankan woman at the Asian Winter Games surprises all
Following in the tradition of plucky triers such as Jamaica’s bobsledders and British ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, a Sri Lankan...
Tokyo turns e-waste into Olympics medals
Tokyo turns e-waste into Olympics medals
Tokyo Olympics organisers this week called on the Japanese public to donate old smartphones and other electronic devices to make medals for the 2020...
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...

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