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And if that doesn't work, it's to the labor camps for those who don't mourn sufficiently.
A polite end to the blight on an otherwise healthy relationship between Japan and Australia.
Amnesties like the one announced today usually take place during auspicious moments in the country's political calendar.
Unexpected agreement between Tokyo and Pyongyang over a group of North Koreans.
2011 was the first year in 19 years that no one was executed in Japan.
South Korean stocks fell by more than 2 percent at one point, and the won weakened against the dollar.
Seoul may be hoping for the best, but is preparing for the worst.
A 269-kilogram tuna that sold at auction in Tokyo this morning for a record $736,000.
The US ally is within reach of North Korean missiles, and fears a belligerent successor
Tepco data shows Japanese nuclear plant narrowly averted bigger catastrophe.
Former CEO returns to Tokyo to duke it out with the board.
Forget radiation scares, Japan's rice industry is up against global warming.
Japan's government takes the opportunity to applaud progress at the plant.
With a six-hour concert at Madison Square Garden this weekend, K-Pop preps for its American debut.
But the city remains at the center of Japan's worst-ever nuclear accident.
Many foreigners lose rights to their children after divorcing Japanese spouses.
Yoshihiko Noda, the country's seventh PM in six years, faces a slew of challenges if he is to make more a mark than his predecessors.
45 percent of children living up to 30 miles from the Fukushima plant tested positive for radiation exposure.
The March 11 triple catastrophe could not have come at a worse time for Japan.