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Three suspicious fires were reported within a 90-minute period Sunday morning in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, in what police said were likely arson cases.

According to police, the first fire occurred at 2 a.m. NTV reported that a first floor apartment in a building in Sangenjaya caught fire after a bicycle…

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Britain's Prince William watches a lion dance performance as the Chime of Hope shopping center in a neighborhood destroyed by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, on Sunday.

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Britain's Prince William on Sunday met survivors of the March 11, 2011 disaster in Miyagi Prefecture. On the last day of his four-day visit to Japan, William visited tsunami survivors in Onagawa and Ishinomaki and paid his respects to those died in 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

In Onagawa's Chime of…

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China's population of wild giant pandas jumped nearly 17% over a decade -- state media reported, citing an official survey -- with conservation measures credited as being behind the increase.

The investigation by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) found that by the end of 2013 China had 1,864 giant pandas…

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Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain won his fourth Mexico Open title Saturday night, beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in the hard-court event.

The 32-year-old Ferrer has 23 ATP Tour titles, also winning the Qatar in January. He won his previous Mexico titles — in 2010, 2011 and…

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Australia on Sunday said it was trialling a "world first" system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to quickly react to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of MH370.

It raises the minimum tracking rate for planes flying over remote oceans…

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Al-Qaida's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove U.S.-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.

At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.…

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Much like the rest of the world, fast food in Japan is a war of franchises trying to one-up the other. When McDonald’s announced it was getting rid of large-sized fries, Lotteria announced they’d give customers “whatever size they wanted.” When McDonald’s was struggling with the morning crowd, Mos Burger…

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NTT Communications Corp is in talks to acquire German data center provider e-shelter for about 100 billion yen, according to a source familiar with the matter.

An acquisition of e-shelter by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Communications is the latest in the NTT Corp's overseas expansion due to a dwindling home…

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Enough has been said about the level of customer service found in Japan that its reputation pretty much speaks for itself. But did you know that even the packaging your food comes in contains a message of appreciation for the customer?

If not, you’re not alone. In fact, many Japanese…

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