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Seven Japanese divers missing in Indonesia

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Seven Japanese tourists were missing after leaving for a scuba diving trip in waters off the Indonesian island of Bali, police said Saturday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japanese troops welcomed back in typhoon-hit Philippines

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force preparing supplies for typhoon victims, brace themselves from the thrust of a taxing jet, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the airport in Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

More than 1,000 Japanese troops were offered a warm welcome in the Philippines Friday as they prepared to launch relief operations across the typhoon-devastated islands, which Japan brutally occupied seven decades ago.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bomb squad blows up WWII dud, Tokyo trains halted

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A bomb squad has destroyed an unexploded bomb left over from World War II that was found in the Japanese capital. The work left crowds of commuters temporarily stranded Tuesday as local lines and the long-range bullet trains that link Tokyo with other cities were halted as a safety precaution.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest atop Everest

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, and his son, Gota pose at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.)

A Nepalese official says 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘No evidence to keep Japanese trader in jail’

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The Quezon City prosecutor’s office has ordered the release of a Japanese national accused of stealing ¥1.4 million from his business partner, who is also a Japanese citizen, early this week.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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