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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...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

Formula One Japanese Grand Prix canceled due to coronavirus ‘complexities’

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"The decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic in the country," the series announced in a statement. "Formula One is now working on ...

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...

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...

IOC’s Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as ‘Chinese’

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Bach spent his first three days in isolation at the International Olympic Committee's five-star hotel in central Tokyo, and his movements are limited — like almost everyone entering for the Olympics — for the first 1...

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 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...

Japanese athletes face Chinese nationalists’ wrath after beating China at Olympics

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Hong Kong Some of Japan's victorious Olympic athletes have been subjected to a storm of online abuse from Chinese nationalists following the defeat of their Team China opponents in Tokyo. As of Friday afternoon in Ja...

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 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 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...

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