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Child suicides in Japan are at a record high

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Tokyo Suicides among Japanese schoolchildren hit a record high during the last school year, according to an education ministry report published Wednesday. Japan recorded 415 suicides among schoolchildren aged 6 to 18...

Turtle on runway halts multiple flights in Japan

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The ambling reptile, clocking in at just over 4 pounds and 1 foot long, delayed five flights at the Narita International Airport near Tokyo, in Chiba Prefecture, on Friday after being spotted by a pilot just before h...

Two die in Japan days after receiving Moderna shots suspended over contamination risk

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Tokyo, Japan Two people have died in Japan days after receiving doses from a batch of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines whose use was suspended Thursday following concerns over a contamination risk, the country's Ministry of...

Kerry will travel to China and Japan to negotiate on climate action next week

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US Climate Envoy John Kerry will travel to China and Japan next week to meet with top climate officials in the lead-up to a pivotal United Nations climate conference in Glasgow in November. Kerry will be in Japan on...

Japan suspends 1.63M doses of Moderna over contamination

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The health ministry said contamination was reported from multiple vaccination sites. Some doses might have been administered, but no adverse health effects have been reported so far, officials said. Takeda Pharmaceut...

Japan gang boss sentenced to death after group members attacked civilians

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A district court in Japan on Tuesday sentenced the head of a gangster organization to death after its members killed one civilian and injured three others, although there was no direct evidence he ordered the attacks...

Yakuza boss first to be sentenced to death in Japan

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Nomura Satoru, 74, was found to have ordered four assaults between 1998 and 2014, one of which resulted in an attack on a police officer as well as the death of a former head of a fishing cooperative, the BBC reporte...

Biden nominates former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan

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NAACP WARNS BIDEN OVER RAHM EMANUEL RUMORS "As mayor, he oversaw increased economic development that revitalized the city and helped solidify its status as a global hub of culture and commerce," the White House said ...

Tokyo Paralympics will have no spectators, as Covid-19 situation in Japan remains serious

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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will not have any spectators as the Covid-19 situation in Japan remains serious, according to organizers. The announcement was made on Monday, following a remote meeting of four Paralympi...

At least 4 people presumed dead after mudslides hit Japan

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Tokyo At least four people are presumed dead and two are missing after torrential rain triggered mudslides throughout Japan. Three of those victims in Nagano prefecture's Okaya City were presumed dead, though worker...

Five million people under evacuation order in Japan as rain batters south coast

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More than 5 million residents in Japan have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the threat of flooding and landslides, as torrential rains batter the country's southwestern tip. The strongest evacuation warn...

Japan mayor apologizes for biting athlete’s gold medal

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Nagoya mayor Takashi Kawamura had praised pitcher Miu Goto during the Aug. 4 visit, but his eyes were glued to her medal. He asked her to put it around his neck. Kawamura then pulled down his face mask and bit into i...

Japan has its best Olympic medal haul: 27 gold, 58 overall

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Why? A historic haul of medals. Japan had its best Olympic production in every category: the most gold medals (27), the most overall (58), and a third-place finish in gold medals behind two much larger countries — th...

Simone Biles grateful for being able to use ‘secret’ Japan gym to keep skills sharp during break

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Biles trained at the Junetendo University gym to keep in shape while she tried to get over the mental hurdles that affected her in the team all-around final and prevented her from competing in a few individual events...

Japan rallies against bullpen to beat US 7-6 in 10 innings

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Edwin Jackson, a 37-year-old released by five big league teams, was the last. Four of seven U.S. relievers combined to give up five runs as the United States blew a three-run lead in a 7-6 loss to Japan on Monday nig...

Belarus’ Krystsina Tsimanouskaya safe after standoff with officials at airport, Japan says

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Japan was cooperating with other governments to "take appropriate measures," Japanese government spokesperson Katsunobu Katu told reporters. Katu added that Tsimanouskaya was safe and the Foreign Ministry said Japan ...

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