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A man cools off on the beach under the scorching sun at Odaiba Seaside Park in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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The Japanese government should cut health care spending to meet fiscal discipline targets and lower the public debt burden, because relying on economic growth is insufficient, the head of an influential business lobby said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government will outline next month a plan to improve public…

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Japan's ruling coalition will recommend lifting evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years in a bid to speed up reconstruction, a draft proposal shows.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its governing partner, the Komeito Party, will also…

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Police in Tokyo's Machida have arrested a 71-year-old man for disturbing the peace and interfering with official police business.

According to police, at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a noise complaint from an apartment complex. As police officers arrived at the apartment, a man standing on a second-floor…

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Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich.

The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election, where Sepp Blatter is widely expected to win a…

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The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan met Wednesday for talks focused on coordinating a response to North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons program.

The one-day meeting in Seoul follows a recent North Korea claim that it had tested a new type of missile from a…

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The chief of vanishing-image service Snapchat said the company has a plan for going public with an offering of stock but did not reveal when it might happen.

"We need to IPO, we have a plan to do that,” chief executive officer Evan Spiegel said on-stage at a Code Conference…

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South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Hwang Joon-kook, center, U.S. State Department's Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim, right, and Japanese Foreign Ministry Director-General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Junichi Ihara pose for the media before their meeting about North Korea in Seoul…

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The Israeli air force carried out four strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, Palestinian eyewitnesses said, hours after a cross-border rocket attack on the Jewish state.

The planes targeted training camps belonging to the Islamic Jihad in Rafah, Khan Yunis and Gaza City, the witnesses said.…

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LeBron James scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games as the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday to win the Eastern Conference title.

By sweeping the top-seeded Hawks, the Cavaliers earned their second…

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