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Dancers from a local yosakoi (modern Kochi Prefecture-style dance) troupe cross the road near Nihon Odori station in Yokohama after performing. Photo: Jeff W. Richards.

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The tense search for two missing Special Olympics competitors ended well, but it was unclear what happened to the two while they were gone.

A teenage table tennis player from Ivory Coast was found sleeping on a lawn near Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.

Earlier, a 44-year-old Albanian bowler missing…

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Microsoft has bought a startup with a winning way of using game play to boost the performance of sales teams.

Microsoft did not disclose financial terms of the deal in which it acquired Texas-based Incent Games, developer of the online platform FantasySalesTeam.

The platform allows managers to try to ramp…

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One Direction has proved that it is still going strong without Zayn Malik, with the boy band's new song breaking streaming records.

Spotify, the leading streaming platform, said Monday that the British pop group's "Drag Me Down" was the most listened-to song ever on a single day.

Released without previous…

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A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found following an apartment fire in Otafukecho, Hokkaido, police said Tuesday.

According to police, firefighters pulled the body of beautician Erika Konno, 31, from the charred remains of the apartment at around 9:30…

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Toyota on Tuesday said its net profit for the three months to June jumped 10 percent to US$5.2 billion, crediting a weak yen and cost cuts, while it also boosted its annual sales forecast.

The Corolla and Camry maker's revenue in the latest quarter rose 9.3 percent to ¥6.98 trillion…

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An elderly couple died after their car went off the road and fell into the sea in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture, police said Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Monday. Witnesses at the harbor area reported a car plunging into the sea and called 119, TV…

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The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung will make a rare trip to North Korea on Wednesday, raising cautious hopes of a thaw in cross-border tensions despite Seoul playing down the trip as a purely personal affair.

The August 5-8 visit by Lee Hee-Ho is ostensibly humanitarian in…

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These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.

Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude such as gasoline and diesel are…

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When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo — criticizing the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.

That changed dramatically after March 11, 2011, when a massive tsunami…

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