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Japan on Tuesday ruled out any immediate plan to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), categorically denying a news report that its ambassador to China said Tokyo is likely to take part.

The Financial Times reported that Masato Kitera, Tokyo's envoy in Beijing, said in an interview Japan…

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Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which operates the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, says it will make public all information on radiation levels or amounts of leaked contaminated water in and around the No. 1 reactor.

TEPCO officials told a news conference in Tokyo on Monday that all the…

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Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler said on Monday that "significant gaps" in the trade negotiations remain between the United States and Japan regarding access for U.S. automobiles in the Japanese market.

"Japan has zero tariffs on autos and trucks, and yet access to the Japanese automotive market is…

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Kumamon, the popular black bear mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, has been demoted for being too fat.

The mascot, created as a prefectural tourism campaign, had been on what was described as a "diet" since October 2014 after Kumamoto Governor Ikuo Kabashima pointed out that it was too fat.

As of…

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A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.

The inept thief tussled with a 35-year-old store clerk after threatening him with a knife…

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Internet giant Yahoo Japan has announced details regarding its privacy protection guidelines and how the company decides which private information will be displayed and which will not.

In recent years, there has been an increase in requests from private citizens for search engines such as Yahoo and Google to remove…

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Malaysian press groups on Tuesday criticised the arrest of three editors at a leading news portal over a disputed report, calling it part of a "worrying trend" of declining press-freedom standards.

The editors for The Malaysian Insider were arrested late Monday on suspicion of sedition and spent the night in…

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Tokyo Tower rises above cherry blossoms in the city's Minato Ward.

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Google said Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program.

"Starting today, you'll be able to view all your mail at once, regardless of which account it's from, using the new 'All Inboxes' option,"…

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he shares the same goals as Iran and Russia when it comes to the brutal war tearing apart his country.

Assad, speaking on PBS television in excerpts of an interview airing Monday, insisted that close allies Russia and Iran "want to have balance in the…

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