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The wait for the release of the live-action Attack on Titan movie is over and reviews have started coming in from critics. Unfortunately, the early response isn’t great.In fact, one popular Japanese movie website wrote such a scathing review of the film that even the director felt compelled to respond to…

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Senior EU-IMF auditors held their first meetings with Greek ministers to finalize a new three-year bailout as the Athens stock market prepares to reopen after being shut down for over a month by the debt crisis.

Greece's main stock exchange in Athens will resume operations, which were halted on June…

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Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, over the disappearance of about US$390 million worth of the virtual currency, local media said.

France-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of having accessed the exchange's computer system and falsifying data on its outstanding balance, Kyodo…

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Rescuers on Saturday launched an onboard search for a missing crew member after a fire broke out on a ferry off the coast of northern Japan prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the coastguard said.

Coastguard boats continued battling the blaze on the Sunflower Daisetsu after a distress call…

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Japanese whisky will be sent into space next month to test how time in a zero-gravity environment affects its flavor, one of the country's biggest drinks makers said Friday.

Samples of whisky produced by Suntory will be stored in the Japanese laboratory facility of the International Space Station for at…

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The life expectancy for men and women in Japan in 2014 is the highest ever recorded, according to a report released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

The average life expectancy for Japanese men is 80.5 years of age, while for women, life expectancy was calculated at 86.83…

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Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on the killing of Cecil the lion, the environment, water and climate minister…

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Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations made significant progress this week toward a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

Reading from a statement on behalf of all the ministers, Froman said they have agreed…

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A Belgian designer will approach the IOC and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics to change the logo of the 2020 Games because it bears too much resemblance to his emblem for the Theatre de Liege.

The Tokyo emblem is based on a "T," standing for Tokyo, team and tomorrow.…

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Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Friday its net loss widened in April-June as it struggles through a painful restructuring and weak sales of display screens and smartphones.

The Osaka-based firm reported a ¥33.98 billion (US$274 million) shortfall in the first fiscal quarter, much more than the ¥1.79 billion in the…

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