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Japan's re-embrace of nuclear power, on display last week with the recertification of two ageing reactors, is prompting some critics to warn that Tokyo is neglecting the lessons of Fukushima.

In the first such step since the 2011 disaster, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on June 20 approved Kansai Electric…

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From a shrinking population and a social welfare system creaking under huge ranks of retirees to a stagnant economy that is all they have ever known, Japanese youth have plenty to gripe about.

But despite a lowering of the voting age to 18 from 20 ahead of a July national…

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With a backdrop of high-rise buildings, workers clean the windows of an office building in Tokyo's Shiodome business district. Japan's economy expanded at a 1.9 percent annual pace in January-March, helped by sustained consumer demand, according to revised data issued this month.

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Eric Staal settled with a new team that satisfied his postseason aspirations. The Minnesota Wild found the top-six forward they were seeking.

Staal and the Wild agreed to terms Friday on a three-year, $10.5 million contract soon after NHL free agency began. After totaling 13 goals between the Carolina Hurricanes…

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"Star Trek" fans can boldly go where they have never gone before at a new exhibit that allows them to step into the role of a Starfleet Academy cadet.

"Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience," at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex from July 9 until October…

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Japan's Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi were again among dozens of players whose matches were postponed Friday as rainy weather continued at the All-England Club outside London on the fifth day of competition at Wimbledon.

Nishikori, who is recovering from an oblique injury suffered last week at a tournament in…

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The number of new patients diagnosed with cancer in 2012 were the highest ever, a recently released report reveals.

The report, released by Japan’s National Cancer Center Japan, shows that the total number of new patients diagnosed with cancer in 2012 — the most recent data — stood at 865,000,…

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The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local):

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The U.S. State Department says it has seen the claims of responsibility by the Islamic State group for the hostage-taking in Dhaka but cannot yet…

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A 45-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the street, police revealed Friday.

At around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, a man passing near the site in Hamamatsu City’s Higashi Ward, reported hearing loud shouts, following which he saw a woman lying unconscious and bleeding. The victim, later identified as Kazuyo…

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Japan's central government tax revenues in fiscal 2015 totaled ¥56.29 trillion ($549 billion), the Finance Ministry said Friday, falling short of a government estimate and making it hard to finance an extra budget expected in the current fiscal year.

Tax revenue in the year ending March 31 increased over ¥2.3 trillion…

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