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Japanese craft breweries are turning unsold beer into gin

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(CNN Business)This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores. But when Covid-19 took hold, the Olymp...

Japanese Prime Minister sets goal of zero emissions, carbon-neutral society by 2050

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Japan's Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said the country will aim to become carbon neutral by 2050. In his first policy speech since taking office last month, Suga told Japan's parliament Monday that his "administra...

Japanese town deploys ‘Monster Wolf’ robots to deter wild bears

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A Japanese town has deployed robot wolves to scare off bears that have become an increasingly dangerous nuisance in the countryside. The town of Takikawa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, purchased and installed a...

Postal service honors Japanese American vets and a Chinese American scientist with new stamps

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Stamp collecting may not be for everyone, but three upcoming stamp releases are definitely worth saving. The US Postal Service is releasing three new stamps next year inspired by the achievements and culture of Asia...

Japanese ‘Twitter killer’ sentenced to death for murders of nine people

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Tokyo A Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" who pleaded guilty to killing nine people in a high-profile mass murder case in 2017 was sentenced to death on Tuesday, the Tokyo District Court Tachikawa branch confi...

Japanese submarine collides with commercial ship while surfacing in Pacific

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Tokyo A Japanese submarine collided with a commercial ship as it attempted to surface off the country's Pacific coast on Monday, government officials said. Three crew members from the Maritime Self-Defense Force subm...

Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patient

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A Japanese woman whose lungs were severely damaged by Covid-19 has received what doctors say is the world's first lung transplant from living donors to a recovered coronavirus patient. Kyoto University Hospital sai...

Americans think the UN is doing a good job. Japanese people disagree

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London As the United Nations turns 75, a majority of people in 14 developed nations approve of the international body's work in eight key areas, including fighting coronavirus, promoting action on climate change and ...

eBay removes a listing selling art created in a Japanese American concentration camp

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At first glance, the drawings seem innocuous. Each of the 20 black and white sketches artfully depicts a natural landscape. Pine trees and mountains set against a bright orb in the sky. Cartoonish leaves splayed out...

Japanese giant Gundam robot shows off its moves

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A giant robot based on a character from a classic anime series has undergone testing in the Japanese city of Yokohama. The massive humanoid resembles a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam," a popular TV series from the l...

Hideki Matsuyama claims Masters title, first Japanese golfer to win major championship

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On Sunday, Matsuyama finished 10-under-par at the Masters and became the first male golfer from Japan to win one of golf’s major championships. Matsuyama held off Will Zalatoris, who finished one stroke behind him. M...

Japanese fishermen urge government not to release Fukushima water to ocean

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Tokyo (Reuters)Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would undo years of w...

Japanese jazz pianist recovering from surgery after New York subway attack

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A Japanese jazz pianist was beaten in a New York City subway station, requiring him to be hospitalized, according to the New York City Police Department and the man's family. During the attack on September 27, Tadat...