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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted upon his arrival on Air Force One at Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname on Wednesday night en route to Shima City for a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Bottom photo shows him greeting U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her…

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Criminals who stole 1.4 billion yen ($13 million) from automatic teller machines across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, security experts say.

The gang used counterfeit Standard Bank credit cards to withdraw the cash in 14,000 transactions from ATMs…

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday made a pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion, a day before he hosts a Group of Seven (G-7) summit nearby.

Abe is expected to escort other G-7 leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama to the expansive…

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One day before Japan will host a G-7 summit, NGOs slammed the Asian nation for financing coal-powered energy in developing countries, even as other countries and investors shun the climate-damaging fossil fuel.

Within the G-7 bloc, Japan stands out for funnelling more than $22 billion into overseas coal plants since…

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A 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after taking a woman hostage and barricading an apartment in the western Japan prefecture of Ehime for over 16 hours, police said.

The man was eventually persuaded by police officers to surrender around 1:30 p.m. The woman in her 20s, who reportedly used to…

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Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer.

The social media service said Tuesday that in coming months, photos, videos and other media won't count toward Twitter's 140-character limit. Now, for example, when a user posts a photo, it counts for about…

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On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill.

Gil Gabrillo, 47, a drug user, was returning from a cockfight when the gunmen approached.…

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A 1-year-old boy fell to his death from the 6th floor of his family apartment in Kyoto’s Tsurumai city in an apparent accident, police said Tuesday.

According to police, at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a report call from a passerby, notifying them that “a baby was dead.”…

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Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.

Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center.…

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold bilateral meetings on Wednesday evening with U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a summit of the Group of Seven nations, a Japanese foreign ministry source said.

Among topics to be discussed between Abe and Obama will be…

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