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Four students jog in Tokyo's Shiba Park near Tokyo Tower on Friday afternoon.

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Tokyo stocks cast off early losses to end up 0.17% Friday as the weaker yen offered support to exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 24.27 points to 14,429.26, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.44%, or 5.09 points, to 1,169.99.

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Two truck drivers were killed Friday in an accident involving three vehicles in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 3 a.m. on the expressway. TBS quoted police as saying that a semi-trailer was rear-ended by a large truck which in turn was hit from behind…

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A 40-year-old female bar manager was stabbed to death in Osaka's Minato Ward on Thursday night, police said Friday.

According to police, the manager of the bar, identified as Ayumi Sato, was found collapsed on the floor and bleeding from her stomach at around 8 p.m. by an employee arriving…

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Four students jog in Tokyo's Shiba Park near Tokyo Tower on Friday afternoon.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he and U.S. President Barack Obama achieved a "historic" success in an agreement on security issues and made progress in bilateral trade talks.

"It was a historic statement for Japan and the United States," Abe told reporters shortly after Obama finished the first…

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed.

The official, who declined to be identified because he…

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning over the sinking of a ferry full of schoolchildren.

Obama landed at a US Air Force base outside the South Korean…

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Prince William and wife Catherine were surprise guests at a dawn service in Canberra on Friday to remember Australian soldiers lost in war, on the last day of their three-week tour Down Under.

The young royals were among tens of thousands who attended events marking ANZAC Day in Australia and…

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Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.

Their departures come as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and…

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