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Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.

The two ministers were among five women Abe named to his cabinet in a reshuffle early last month, part of an effort to promote…

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Tokyo stocks jumped 3.98% on Monday, following sharp gains on Wall Street and as a weaker yen boosted exporters' shares.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which had closed at a five-month low on Friday, rose 578.72 points to finish at 15,111.23. The broader Topix index of…

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A 51-year-old part-time employee arrested for murdering his wife in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, told police he killed her because she wanted to die.

According to police, Toshihiro Nakahama, a part-time worker, killed his wife Hiromi, 46, on Saturday night. Sports Nippon reported that Nakahama left Hiromi inside a van in…

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia Monday to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for the inauguration of Widodo, a former furniture…

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Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's all-time record for touchdown passes, leading Denver to a 42-17 rout of San Francisco to cap a scintillating Sunday in the NFL.

Manning went into the game needing three TD throws to eclipse the record of 508 established by Favre before he retired after the…

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Empress Michiko celebrated her 80th birthday on Monday. In a statement distributed to media by the Imperial Household Agency, the empress said she hoped the world could find peace ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.

"I believe it is important for all…

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Microsoft Corp is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday.

The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes reported, citing unnamed sources close to…

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Most Japanese consumers know that the three entertainers featured here are handsomely paid by NTT Docomo to come out on stage holding product, and to stage commercials - they are the crew to be expected at Japan’s largest telecom’s Winter/Spring 2015 product and service announcement, featuring the new Samsung Galaxy…

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, chats with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a courtesy call at his official residence in Tokyo on Monday.

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Trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi on Monday offered her resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, domestic media said, over allegations that her support groups misused political funds.

Abe accepted the resignation, media said.

Obuchi, 40, the daughter of a prime minister, was one of five women appointed by Abe…

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