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The Japanese government on Monday warned that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-wartime debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the basis of their post-war diplomatic relationship.

Authorities in Shanghai seized the large freight vessel in a dispute over what the Chinese side says is…

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Tokyo stocks ended flat on Monday, giving up early gains that were fueled by a weak yen after data showed the country's trade deficit surged year on year to $14 billion in March.

The Nikkei 225 index edged down 3.89 points to 14,512.38, while the Topix index of all first-section…

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Police in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 55-year-old woman for fatally beating her 83-year-old mother with a kettle at their home.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Nobuko Inagaki, repeatedly beat her mother on the head with a filled metal water kettle in the heat…

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Ten people were taken to hospital after an empty tour bus crossed over the center line and crashe dinto oncoming cars on the Meishin Expressway in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to Aichi prefectural police, the accident occurred at around 6 p.m. TV Asahi reported that there were no…

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Join Kamasami Kong along with Japan Today editor Chris Betros, Kelly Wetherille, editor in chief for Savvy Tokyo, and Steve Kim, founder of the Cinco De Mayo Festival being held in Tokyo and Osaka to hear about some fun things to do during Golden Week.

Sacred Heart Family Festival in…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, chats with a delegation of U.S. representatives, led by U.S. Budget Committee Chairman Rep Paul Ryan, front right, and U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor (on Ryan's right) at the start of their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on…

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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday that the behavior of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder".

"The actions of the captain and some crew members were utterly incomprehensible, unacceptable and tantamount to…

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Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said Monday.

As many as 10 military aircraft and 11 ships are taking part in the search for the aircraft, which was carrying 239 people…

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A verbal exchange between Pittsburgh pitcher Gerrit Cole and Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez sparked a brawl that saw Gomez tossed from their Major League Baseball game.

The fracas occurred in the third inning, after Gomez had tripled off of Cole with a drive to center field that hit the wall.…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, media reported on Monday, in a move likely to further strain ties with China and South Korea.

Abe's latest offering comes just days before U.S. President Barack Obama's…

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