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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York during a six-day visit to the United States next week.

Abe, who gave a speech at the U.N. last year, will head to New York on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference…

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Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20% as part of moves to protect the endangered species.

The agriculture ministry said the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday, calls for reducing eel hauls by 20% for one year, beginning…

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Tokyo stocks rose 1.13% Thursday after a record close on Wall Street and as a sharply weaker yen boosted exporters, but Sony plunged after warning of a huge annual loss.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 178.90 points to 16,067.57, while the Topix index of all…

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A 61-year-old truck driver has been arrested after he hit a group of elementary school children in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, killing one 9-year-old girl and injuring two other children, aged 8 and 9.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on a narrow street with no…

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Japan's trade deficit narrowed 2.4% on-year to 948.5 billion yen in August largely due to shrinking energy bills that had soared in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, official data showed Thursday.

The data, although better than the market median forecast of a 1,028 billion yen deficit, extended the run…

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A series of major pre-dawn counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday disrupted plans to "commit violent acts in Australia", including against random members of the public, police said.

"Police believe that this group that we have executed this operation on today had the intention and had started to…

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Russia hailed Wednesday Ukraine's offer of self-rule for separatist rebels in the east under a peace plan seen as the best chance yet of halting five months of bloody warfare.

Insurgent leaders had initially given a mixed response to the legislation adopted by Ukrainian MPs on Tuesday, describing it as…

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The campaign for Scotland's independence referendum went down to the wire on the eve of a knife-edge vote on Thursday that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers.

Pro-independence leader Alex Salmond, making what could be the most important speech of his…

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More males in Japan are undergoing esthetic surgical procedures to improve their appearance or boost their self esteem. But with these have come a variety of problems, particularly from doctors who pad their estimates tenfold, to the equivalent of what a wage-earner in his early twenties might take home in…

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Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation that began this summer.

In a statement, the military said "precise" air strikes were carried out in Datta Khel, a…

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