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Japanese woman hopes Trump-Kim summit will bring news of missing twin

Jun 06 2018

KOFU, Japan It has been more than 30 years since the identical twin sister of Japanese teacher Misa Morimoto vanished, believed to have been abducted by North Korea.

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize 'Gundam' dream

Apr 13 2018

SHINTO, Japan Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise. | Video

Seven years after tsunami, Japanese live uneasily with seawalls

Mar 09 2018

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan When a massive earthquake struck in 2011, Japanese oyster fisherman Atsushi Fujita was working as usual by the sea. Soon after, a huge black wave slammed into his city and killed nearly 2,000 people. | Video

Dancers, musicians urge Japanese men to 'say it with flowers' on Valentine's Day

Feb 15 2018

TOKYO Musicians paraded through Tokyo streets on Tuesday as women in gauzy gowns gave flowers to female passersby to try to persuade Japanese men to 'say it with flowers' on Valentine's Day, a rare practice in a land where women typically give chocolates to men.

Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese 'go to the afterlife quietly'

Nov 24 2017

(This version of the November 21 story corrects paragraph 11 to show data is from Yamato Clinic, not OECD)

Japan picks 'Wagyu Olympics' winner amid growing demand for luxury beef

Sep 11 2017

SENDAI, Japan More than 500 cattle paraded through a ring in northern Japan in the "Wagyu Olympics" to win prizes and renown as the most fertile - and mouth-watering - examples of "wagyu" beef, increasingly popular among foodies around the world.

Seven sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with container ship off Japan

Jun 17 2017

TOKYO Search and rescue efforts went on after dark for seven U.S. sailors missing after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship more than three times its size off eastern Japan early on Saturday. | Video

Japan's 'King Kazu' welcomes World Cup expansion

Mar 21 2017

TOKYO Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest goalscorer in Japanese professional football, has welcomed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 and said he still dreamt of playing in the tournament for the first time.

Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldness

Feb 22 2017

TSURUTA CITY, JAPAN More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta City, Japan, on Wednesday to show off their hairless heads and have fun.

Japan hotelier's Nanjing Massacre denial sparks tourism boycott calls

Jan 19 2017

TOKYO A Japanese hotelier's denial of a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing has prompted Chinese social media calls for a boycott of travel to Japan, threatening tourist arrivals days before the Lunar New Year holidays.

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