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Typhoon Wipha kills 17 in Japan, skirts by Tokyo, Fukushima (VIDEO)

Typhoon Wipha killed at least 17 people in Japan by Wednesday, but mostly spared the capital and the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japan's Epsilon rocket fails to launch

Japan failed Tuesday to launch a rocket into space after it was aborted 19 seconds before take-off.

Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts, coating town in ash (VIDEO)

A Japanese volcano erupted Sunday, covering a nearby city in ash and causing traffic delays.

Japan sends fighter planes after China nears disputed Senkaku islands

Japan scrambled fighter planes on Wednesday after Chinese boats and military aircraft approached a disputed set of islands in the East China Sea.

Why Japan Equities Sold Off on Abe's Plans

It's time for Japan to become an engine of global economic recovery, said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he kicked off his highly anticipated speech addressing how the government plans to drive longer term growth in the world's third largest economy on Wednesday.

My teacher, the J-pop idol

FUKUOKA, Japan — With declining enrollments at his junior college, Tokutaro Ushijima thinks he’s found one way to attract more students: pop idol training.

Japanese boat found in California was from 2011 tsunami

A Japanese boat that washed ashore in Crescent City has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami to hit California.

Japan the target of North Korea's ire

North Korea said Friday that Japan was conspiring with the United States to threaten its security.

3 hanged in Japan in first executions since new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office

Japan resumes executions of deathrow inmates.

Japan's new PM unveils cabinet and names economy as top priority

The Japanese economy took a huge hit after it entered a trade dispute with China over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.
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