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Philippine's Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics, blasts U.S.

TOKYO Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics not security, and he had more harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might end defense treaties.

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Brazil plans to waive visas for visitors from U.S., Japan

BRASILIA Brazil's government is considering waiving visas for visitors from the United States, Japan, Canada and Australia to boost tourism, and could eventually extend the plan to include China, a tourism ministry spokesman said on Monday.

World, China, Australia, Brazil, Oct 24 2016

Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself up in park, injures three others: NHK

TOKYO A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported. | Video

World, Oct 24 2016

Chinese vice foreign minister visits North Korean capital

SEOUL Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin arrived in North Korea on Monday, North Korean state media reported, in the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese official since February, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency.

World, United Nations, Oct 24 2016

Japanese and British fighter planes meet for first time since World War Two

MISAWA, Japan British fighter planes will take on Japanese aircraft for the first time since World War Two in aerial combat drills following the arrival in Japan on Saturday of four Royal Air Force Typhoon Eurofighters. | Video

World, Natural Disasters Oct 22 2016

Magnitude 6.6 quake jolts western Japan, no tsunami warning or major damage

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued.