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The Kyushu Expressway fully reopened Friday after a series of powerful earthquakes in southwestern Japan forced the key transportation artery to remain partially closed for two weeks.

The major expressway running north-south in Kyushu reopened after a 23-kilometer section between the Ueki interchange and Kashima junction was brought back to…

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A judicial panel of citizens has voted to support prosecutors' decision not to indict three former senior officials of the now-defunct nuclear safety agency over the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.

The decision by the Tokyo No. 1 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution, dated April 14, means…

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Trains and planes were full Friday as the Golden Week holiday exodus got under way. Expressways were also congested with traffic.

Around 650,000 Japanese people are expected to travel abroad during the Golden Week holiday period from Friday through May 8, travel agencies said. Many workers are taking Monday May…

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Vacationers enjoy fishing in Tokyo Bay on Friday, the first day of the Golden Week holidays. Tokyo Gate Bridge, which spans Tokyo Bay, linking Wakasu in Koto Ward with the Jonanjima Seaside Park in Ota Ward, can be seen in the background.

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A 90-year-old man who was driving the wrong way along an expressway was killed in a head-on collision with another car in Nanto, Toyama Prefecture, police said Friday.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 4:55 p.m. Thursday in a tunnel on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway, Sankei Shimbun reported.

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North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

Kim Dong Chul had been detained in the North on suspicion of engaging in spying and stealing…

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Médecins du Monde on Thursday began medical support activities in the earthquake-hit towns of Nishihara and Minami-Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, where mental health support is needed.

Two weeks after the foreshock, aftershocks are still occurring in the area. In addition, there are regional disparities in infrastructure restoration. Today, there are…

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China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.

The law, adopted…

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman.

As Trump and Clinton, fresh off big wins in five Northeastern state…

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the Middle East.

Biden slipped into Baghdad on an unannounced trip, his…

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