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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda (front R) attends a mock policy meeting with junior high-school students at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on Tuesday, July 28.

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Microsoft is aiming to build lasting relationships with Windows 10, the operating system to be launched on Wednesday and seen as critical to reviving the fortunes of the once-dominant tech giant.

For the first time, Microsoft is making a major new version of Windows available free as an upgrade to…

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After more than a year of waiting, the live-action Attack on Titan film hits theaters in Japan this week. Fans of the biggest anime hit in decades are no doubt excited to see the franchise’s animated heroes and world come to life, but maybe they shouldn’t be.

We’re not saying that…

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Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to ¥7.07 trillion ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, will…

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Tokyo office rents have climbed to their highest since April 2011 as the economy gathers steam and demand for office space increases. But property analysts say the growth in rents is small and will be capped by imminent launches of new office towers.

Average rent for prime office space in…

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Engine trouble and excess weight are among the possible causes of a small plane crash in a Tokyo suburb that killed two passengers and a woman on the ground, reports said Tuesday.

The single-engine propeller aircraft with a 36-year-old pilot and four passengers on board crashed Sunday morning shortly after…

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Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics ended amid financial fears and local opposition, leaving the US Olympic Committee to seek a replacement candidate by mid-September.

The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was "confident" the US could find a replacement candidate despite Boston pulling out before the nomination deadline.…

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Casio Computer Co has released the PRW-3100, the latest addition to its PRO TREK line of outdoor watches. The new PRW-3100 is available in four models and features a super-twisted nematic (STN) display for enhanced readability.

The PRO TREK series of outdoor watches leverages cutting-edge Casio sensor technology to measure…

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An eye drop tested on dogs suggests that cataracts, the most common cause of blindness in humans, could one day be cured without surgery.

A naturally-occurring molecule called lanosterol, administered with an eye dropper, shrank canine cataracts, a team of scientists reported in Nature.

Currently the only treatment available for…

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People kill each other for all sorts of reasons. But there's nothing scarier, pronounces Nikkan Gendai (July 24), than murders committed by a blood relative. As a case in point, earlier this month, a 66-year-old man in the village of Hirauchi, Aomori Prefecture, was arrested for murdering his 70-year-old elder…

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