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World’s ‘oldest person’ dies in Japan at age of 117

The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug 4, 1900, was the last known …

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Massive Japan manhunt for ‘model’ convict who fled open jail

Tokyo, Japan, April 13, 2018 (AFP) -More than 1,000 Japanese police were on the hunt Friday for a “model” inmate who fled an open prison, officials said. Tatsuma Hirao, 27, who was serving time for multiple thefts, had been working at a shipbuilding yard at the Matsuyama prison in the …

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Japanese court throws out Syrians’ bid to overturn refugee ruling

TOKYO, March 20 (Reuters) – Two Syrian asylum seekers on Tuesday lost a bid to overturn a government decision to deny them refugee status, in the first such lawsuit in Japan since civil war erupted in the Middle Eastern state in 2011. The Tokyo District Court upheld a government ruling …

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Japanese man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A wealthy Japanese man was Tuesday granted “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, in a court ruling that paves the way for him to take them to Japan. Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a “baby factory” scandal in 2014 after Thai police …

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Esports officially arrives in Japan – Digital tech to bring down borders

CHIBA, Japan, Feb 11, (AP): A crowd cheers, banging on balloons, in front of glitzy stages, each with a giant screen. The rising stars at the sprawling Makuhari Messe hall are the quietly seated men in hoodies and T-shirts, with names like Noppi and Refresh, jiggling on buttons and grimacing …

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One crew dead, another missing in Japan army helicopter crash

One crew member was confirmed dead and another was missing Monday after a Japanese military helicopter crashed in a residential area in the southwest of the country, reportedly injuring a local girl and setting a home on fire. A 26-year-old co-pilot was found unconscious following the crash in the town …

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Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ to hang – 3 murdered

TOKYO, Nov 7, (Agencies): A onetime millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow”, who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and then pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance, was sentenced to death in Japan on Tuesday. Kyoto District Court condemned Chisako Kakehi, 70, to the gallows for the murder of three …

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Japanese PM revamps cabinet – Abe embraces critical voices as he seeks new start

TOKYO, Aug 3, (Agencies): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dumped arch-conservatives and embraced critical voices in a cabinet revamp he hopes will stem a decline in public support after a series of scandals and missteps. Political blueblood Abe, in office since late December 2012, has pushed a nationalist …

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Saudi King visits Japan, seeks help on diversifying economy

King Salman and hundreds of business leaders from Saudi Arabia are in Japan for talks Monday mainly expected to focus on economic ties. The visit is the first by a Saudi king in 46 years, though Salman visited more recently as crown prince. Saudi Arabia is one of Japan’s biggest …

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5,000 fish in ice at Japan skating rink cause uproar

TOKYO (AP) — About 5,000 dead fish packed in the ice at a skating rink in western Japan are causing an uproar. Space World amusement park closed the attraction Sunday after a flood of criticism on social media. About 25 different kinds of fish could be seen under the 250-meter …

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