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Radiation-breathing Godzilla destroyed so many cities and fought so many monsters, the original Japanese film series outgrew its budget and audience. So the filmmaker working on the revival will go back to the basics while still looking to surprise.

Shinji Higuchi, the director and special-effects whiz chosen by Toho Co.…

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The Enola Gay was on its long flight back to its Pacific island base when co-pilot Captain Robert Lewis opened his log and scribbled down the many questions racing through his mind.

"Just how many Japs did we kill?" wondered Lewis after the dazzling silver B-29 bomber dropped the first…

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Japan's Empress Michiko, right, pins a medal to Kayoko Soman during a ceremony to present the Florence Nightingale medal to nurses in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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Two packed trains derailed while crossing a bridge hit by floods in central India, killing at least 19 people in the latest deadly disaster on the nation's crumbling rail network, officials said.

Rescuers have been searching in darkness for passengers feared trapped on the trains that were travelling in opposite…

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Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano refuted claims Wednesday that he copied the emblem of a Belgian theater when he created the official logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking at a press conference, Sano said his design is original and that he never saw the emblem for the Theatre de Liege…

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Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.

Abe had expressed deep concern about the documents WikiLeaks published…

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Police in Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, have arrested a 64-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he allegedly set fire to his house, killing his physically disabled 79-year-old brother.

According to police, Tatsuo Fukuda, set fire to the two-story house he shared with his brother Masami at around 2 a.m. Tuesday,…

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Technical experts in France were to begin examining a washed-up plane part on Wednesday that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that some light may finally be shed on one of aviation's darkest mysteries.

The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8 last year when it inexplicably…

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A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.

Toronto Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly said shots…

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Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.
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Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent to 20,666.74 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.1 percent to 2,030.11.…

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