'Once in decades' super typhoon heads for Japan

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"I can’t stress enough how dangerous this typhoon may be when it hits Okinawa," U.S. Brigadier General James Hecker warned Sunday.

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Class act! Japan fans clean up after World Cup loss

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The Japanese have touched spectators around the world by cleaning up their trash after every match at the World Cup.

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Sweet Ride: Japan accepts KitKats as train tickets

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In Japan, KitKat bars just got a whole lot sweeter.

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World’s oldest person ‘kind of happy’ to turn 116

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Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman believed to be the world’s oldest person, turned 116 on Wednesday and celebrated by tucking into a white cake decorated with strawberries and candles.

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Volcanic eruption raises new island in Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’

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A volcanic eruption has raised a new island, according to earthquake experts and the Japanese coast guard.

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7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan near Fukushima

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Inside Fukushima’s exclusion zone, a farmer sheltered over 500 abandoned animals

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Inside the exclusion zone around Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, Keigo Sakamoto, a farmer and former caregiver for the mentally disabled, has defied the order to evacuate in order to shelter more than 500 abandoned animals.

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BREAKING: Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, International Olympic Committee announces

The 32nd Olympic Games will be in Tokyo.

The Japanese capital won a final-round vote over Istanbul and will host an Olympics for the second time in 2020. Tokyo also held the Games in 1964.

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500 eruptions in 231 days?! Japan volcano coats city with ash — again

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Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy washing ash off the streets Monday after a nearby volcano spewed a record-high smoke plume into the sky.

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Commuters become heroes when they work together to free woman trapped by train

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Dozens of Japanese train passengers pushed a 32-ton train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20-centimeter (eight-inch) gap between the train and platform during the busy morning rush hour Monday.

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Oldest man in recorded history dies at 116 in Japan

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A Japanese man who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest person in recorded history died on Wednesday.

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Japan town demands underwear for Michelangelo’s David

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Agence France-Presse reports — A replica of Michelangelo’s Renaissance sculpture David that was erected suddenly last summer is unnerving residents of a Japanese town, with some calling for the naked masterpiece to be given underwear.

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Japan bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76 million

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A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year — even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi.

Kriss Kringle feeds dolphins in Japan

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A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with a dolphin at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 27, 2012. The underwater feeding session involving divers dressed as Santa will take place every day until Christmas.

Could fat-blocking Pepsi actually work? Well, maybe

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A soda that claims to prevent the absorption of fat in your body is launching in Japan this week. What’s next, cavity-reducing candy?