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Tokyo stocks slipped 0.37% Thursday on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains and following a sell-off on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 56.81 points to finish at 15,138.96. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.33%, or 4.07 points to…

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China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

There was no explicit discussion of the ban or any Facebook effort to enter the China market during Wednesday's question-and-answer session…

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A man collects scrap cans to sell for money in Yokohama on Thursday.

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A man collects scrap cans to sell for money in Yokohama on Thursday.

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U.S. justice officials are investigating Japanese auto part maker Takata as the government stepped up warnings about the dangers of its faulty air bags, with recalls affecting 7.8 million vehicles.

The Wall Street Journal said federal prosecutors in New York are probing whether Takata made misleading statements about the safety…

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The Japan National Tourism Organization said Thursday that the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan so far this year exceeded 10 million by mid-October.

JNTO said that at the end of September, the official tally for the number of foreign visitors to Japan was 9,737,000 people. The Japan Tourism Agency…

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A 15-year-old girl was assaulted by a man who stole her school uniform skirt in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Thursday.

According to police, the girl was walking to school when a man came up behind her, grabbed her by the shoulders and started punching her in the face, TV…

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A 36-year-old woman holding her one-year-old son in her arms jumped off the platform in front of a train at Nezu Station on the Chiyoda subway line in Tokyo, police said.

The woman was killed by an oncoming train but the child survived, sustaining only minor injuries, TV Asahi reported.…

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The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.

A Colorado school official said the Denver area girls —…

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A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.

Butler stroked a hard, RBI single in the first inning that his team desperately needed, then lined…

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