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On this day in history, August 2, 1943, JFK saves PT-109 crew after collision with Japanese destroyer

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Kennedy's PT-109, a swift but small patrol torpedo boat, was torn apart in the sudden collision in the South Pacific.  It exploded and sank in the early morning darkness.  Kennedy responded heroically. He swam miles...

Japanese city hunts for wild monkey following spate of attacks

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Tokyo A wild monkey is terrorizing a small city in southwestern Japan, breaking into homes to bite and claw residents amid an ongoing hunt for the animal, officials said. Some 20 people in the Ogori area of Yamaguchi...

Japanese figure skating icon Yuzuru Hanyu retires from competition

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Tokyo Japanese all-time great figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu announced his retirement from competition on Tuesday, marking the end of a stellar career that included breaking more than a dozen world records and winning tw...

US and Japanese warplanes put on show of force as tensions spike with China and Russia

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Seoul, South Korea More than 50 US and Japanese warplanes flew over waters near Japan this week as the two allies put on a show of force amid rising tensions in the region with China and Russia. A dozen of the US Air...

Former Japanese prime minister assassinated, Biden’s abortion executive action and more top headlines

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UNDER PRESSURE - President Biden to sign executive action on abortion access. Continue reading … ‘PURE GASLIGHTING’ - WH press secretary blasted for claim about US economy. Continue reading … ‘BLADE RUNNER’ SAGA - A...

Inspired by spiders, one Japanese startup is inventing a new generation of textiles

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Five times stronger than steel, spider silk's unique qualities were recognized by the Ancient Greeks — and more recently, scientists have looked at applications from medicine to engineering. Now, one Japanese start...

Are Japanese toddlers as independent as Netflix’s Old Enough portrays them?

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Ramen chef Kantaro Ishii has fond memories of working at his father's izakaya near their home in the city of Sendai, Japan. "Izakayas (informal bars that serve alcohol and snacks) are busy establishments," he said. ...

Japanese government planning a huge spike in funding for defense due to global tensions

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Japan has begun taking seriously calls for it to raise a traditional, standing military in the face of foreign threats. Currently, the Japanese Constitution explicitly forbids the nation from wielding a military, and...

Japanese phenom Roki Sasaki nearly throws 2nd straight perfecto

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A week after pitching the first perfect game in Japanese professional baseball in 28 years, Sasaki delivered eight more perfect innings Sunday before being pulled after throwing 102 pitches. The game was tied 0-0 whe...

A Japanese ‘killing stone,’ said to contain an evil 9-tailed fox spirit, has split in two

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An evil fox spirit is on the loose after breaking free from her rock prison -- that is, if you believe in Japanese mythology. A Sessho-seki, or "killing stone," was found cracked in half this month in Nikko Nationa...

Japanese and South Korean leaders agree to boost ties with US to tackle North Korea

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol said they had agreed on Friday to ramp up three-way ties with the United States in responding to North Korea's evolving military t...

Jewish and Japanese American groups among growing multiracial effort calling for reparations for Black Americans

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As a third-generation Japanese American, Kathy Nishimoto Masaoka remembers the fight for reparations during the Japanese redress movement in the 1970's. Black leaders in the civil rights movement were among the effo...

Sara Takanashi: Japanese ski jumper apologizes amid ‘too big’ suit disqualification controversy

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Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi has issued an emotional apology after she was disqualified for violating suit regulations at Beijing 2022. Takanashi was one of five women ski jumpers disqualified for violating g...

US skating star Nathan Chen, Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu set for showdown

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On Monday night, he was left worrying about whether he might test positive for COVID-19 before his event began. LIVE UPDATES: BEIJING OLYMPICS That's because his teammate Vincent Zhou returned a positive test ea...

Former Japanese princess moves to New York with newlywed husband

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Former Japanese Princess Mako moved to the United States on Sunday with her newlywed husband, commoner Kei Kumuro, after Mako exited Japan's royal family, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. The couple, who go...

Japanese sisters, age 107, certified as world’s oldest identical twins

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Two Japanese sisters have been confirmed as the world's oldest living identical twins and the oldest ever identical twins at the age of 107. Born on November 5, 1913, Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama were 107 years a...

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