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Olympics: Curling - Sth Koreans pray Garlic Girls can score crushing victory

Feb 24 2018

sUISEONG/GANGNEUNG, South Korea Ninety-two-year-old Kim Won-hee doesn't know much about the sport of curling, but she and millions of other South Koreans are counting on her granddaughter, skipper of the "Garlic Girls", to lead the nation to an historic gold medal on Sunday.

Japan bathhouse offers 'naked school' to lure bathers

May 29 2017

TOKYO A Tokyo bathhouse is offering classes on topics ranging from comedy to gaming in hopes of luring younger bathers and reversing Japan's dying tradition of communal baths.

French-led force postpones Pacific beach attack drills after landing craft mishap

May 12 2017

GUAM A French-led amphibious force, including contingents from Japan, Britain and the United States, postponed their first-ever joint beach attack drills in the Western Pacific on Friday after a landing craft ran aground, commanders said.

Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill

Mar 17 2017

OGA, Japan Sirens blared and loudspeakers broadcast warnings in Japan's first civilian missile evacuation drill on Friday, conducted in a fishing town by officials wary about the threat of North Korean missiles.

Japan's half-Indian Miss World contestant a challenge to its self-image

Sep 08 2016

TOKYO Priyanka Yoshikawa says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with parents from different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. | Video

Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect

Jul 27 2016

SAGAMIHARA, Japan Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens at a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. | Video

'Hearts are in pieces' five years after tsunami hits Japan

Mar 11 2016

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan Japan on Friday mourned the thousands who lost their lives in a massive earthquake and tsunami five years ago that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. | Video

"Hearts are in pieces" five years after tsunami hits Japan

Mar 10 2016

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan, March 11 Japan on Friday mourns the thousands who lost their lives in a massive earthquake and tsunami five years ago that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Japan group says pacifist constitution still supreme, eyes Nobel

Oct 04 2015

TOKYO Japan's pacifist constitution is an example for the world despite changes that have cleared the way for its troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War Two, the head of a group tipped as a Nobel Peace Prize contender said.

Japan group says pacifist constitution still supreme, eyes Nobel

Oct 04 2015

TOKYO Japan's pacifist constitution is an example for the world despite changes that have cleared the way for its troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War Two, the head of a group tipped as a Nobel Peace Prize contender said.

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