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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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Woman set on fire in Japan restaurant: reports

Tokyo, Nov 12, 2016 (AFP) -A man set a woman on fire following an argument in a restaurant in Japan, local media reported Saturday, in a rare act of violence in the country. The 52-year-old Iranian man was seen pouring liquid over his 36-year-old Filipina girlfriend before setting her alight …

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Japan police arrest alleged ‘foot licker’

Tokyo, Nov 8, 2016 (AFP) -Japanese police have arrested a fetishist who allegedly licked and nibbled a woman’s foot for more than 30 minutes, police said Tuesday. Police in the western city of Kyoto said Akira Nishiyama, 56, allegedly talked the 20-something woman in July into sitting in the driver’s …

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1 dead after 2 explosions hit Japanese city; cause unclear

TOKYO (AP) — One person is dead and three others injured after two apparent explosions back-to-back in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya (oot-soo-noh-mee-ya). Japanese media say the reported blasts occurred before noon Sunday at a public park and a nearby pay-parking lot. It wasn’t clear if they were related, and …

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Knife attacker kills 19 in their sleep

SAGAMIHARA, Japan, July 26, (Agencies): A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan’s worst mass killing since World War Two. At least 25 other residents were wounded in the …

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Museum exhibits Miyake’s innovations – Down-to-earth clothing celebrates human body

TOKYO, May 31, (AP): Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion. What he has pursued since he started in …

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Kuwaiti Premier to visit Japan in May – Sheikh Jaber to have audience with Emperor Akihito, talks with PM

TOKYO, April 23, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will pay an official visit to Japan from May 11, the Japanese government has announced. During his four-day visit, the premier will have an audience with Emperor Akihito and hold talks with Japanese Prime …

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