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Japan's National Tax Agency said its website has become inaccessible since Wednesday morning, with international hacktivist group Anonymous implicated in a possible cyberattack.

The front page of the agency's website became unable to be loaded intermittently from 8:36 a.m. and totally inaccessible at 10:40 a.m. The trouble occurred at a…

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The Osaka City Board of Education has announced it plans to ban "kumitaiso," the popular gymnastic formation known as a human pyramid, at local school sports days, due to increasing safety concerns.

The human pyramid, where students kneel in rows on each other’s backs, is a long-running sport practice at…

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The Japanese government fund may reduce its stake in Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to below 50% in 2017 if the company achieves its goals including its first bond issuance in six years, the company's president said.

TEPCO was saved from bankruptcy by the government in 2012 following reactor meltdowns…

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Australia Wednesday introduced legislation into parliament to legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes, with the government calling it "the missing piece in a patient's journey."

Health Minister Sussan Ley said the law, if passed, would allow cultivation of cannabis through a national licensing and permit scheme, opening the…

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Yu Darvish is feeling stronger than he did before elbow surgery, and has a renewed passion for the game after missing all of last season as the Texas Rangers were winning the AL West.

While the right-hander feels good in rehabilitation, the Rangers and Darvish are taking their time with…

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Police said a 10-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture on Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday as the girl was crossing an intersection that had no traffic lights, Fuji TV reported. The driver, identified as Takeshi Hara,…

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Asian stock markets took another battering Wednesday, with Tokyo leading another day of sharp losses as investors grow increasingly worried about the world economy and the possibility of a global recession.

As more bourses reopened after the Lunar New Year break, they immediately plunged into the red, playing catch-up with…

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Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and, if you're tired of the same old thing year-after-year, we'd like to present a new idea. In this short, to-the-point interview with Dean Schreiber, Regional GM of Oakwood Properties, you'll hear about a romantic, classy and indulging escape for you and that special person…

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U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime.

The experts monitoring sanctions against the North says Pyongyang also continues to…

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German automaker Daimler AG announced Tuesday the recall of some 840,000 Mercedes Benz and Daimler vehicles in the United States equipped with potentially defective Takata air bags.

Daimler said the recall included about 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and 136,000 Daimler vans.

It was the latest recall involving Takata air bags, which…

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