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The silhouette of a man is seen passing through the cube-shaped office building in the Shimbashi district of Tokyo on Tuesday. Shimbashi is one of the largest commercial districts in Japan's capital city.

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Prosecutors demanded a four-year prison sentence Monday for a U.S. Navy sailor who pleaded guilty to raping a Japanese woman at a hotel in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, in March.

In a hearing at the Naha District Court, prosecutors said in closing arguments that the action of the defendant, 24-year-old…

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Kenzo Shirai wants to add a new twist to an evolving story, and help Japan regain the men's gymnastics team title it once dominated at the Olympics.

"The Twist Prince," as the 19-year-old Shirai is known in Japan, will be making his Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro, where the…

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The U.S. Navy ended Tuesday an off-base alcohol ban it had placed on all its personnel in Japan in response to a sailor's arrest on suspicion of drunk driving in Okinawa earlier in the month.

Navy personnel are allowed to drink in licensed premises off base until 10 p.m., according…

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South Korea, the United States and Japan will jointly hold a public briefing at the United Nations on Thursday on ways to further strengthen sanctions against North Korea imposed in the wake of its nuclear test and ballistic missile launches earlier this year, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

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A Japan Airlines (JAL) copilot who had been drinking was arrested late Monday for hitting a policeman, an accident which led to the cancellation of the flight the copilot was supposed to board, police reported.

Soichi Tatsumi, 42, was arrested on charges of business obstruction at around 10 p.m. on…

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Most Asian stock benchmarks rebounded from early losses Tuesday as investors started shaking off the jitters from Britain's vote to quit the European Union and its messy aftermath.

Global financial markets have been roiled by the result of last week's vote, which also sent the pound to its lowest level…

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When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave.

Iraqi forces on Sunday wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of jihadists from the Islamic State…

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Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte takes office this week looking to end the domination of "Imperial Manila" with a radical shift to federalism that he says is vital to fighting poverty and ending a deadly Muslim separatist insurgency.

Duterte, who won last month's elections in a landslide, has vowed to have…

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Takata shares surged on Tuesday after the airbag supplier's boss reportedly said he would resign once the company recovers from a scandal linked to at least 13 deaths and scores of injuries globally.

The Tokyo-listed stock jumped more than 10 percent to ¥405 ($4) in the afternoon, as chief executive…

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