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Wallaby fullback Israel Folau's move to Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes may not happen after they were relegated from the Top League, a report said Wednesday.

Folau signed a one-year contract with a one-year option in 2015 with the Osaka-based side but did not play last season due to…

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Travel experts have tips for booking summer travel:

— Sign up for fare alerts from the airlines and fare-tracking websites. Some of those sales end quickly, so you may have to act fast.

— Use flexible-date searches available on many airline websites including those of United, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue.…

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Nine Ground Self-Defense Force members shot as many as 79 live rounds at one another by mistake in an exercise in Hokkaido on Monday, the GSDF said Tuesday.

Two of the troops, a sergeant in his 30s and a leading private in his 20s, sustained minor injuries when their equipment…

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Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad, as international concern mounted for the security of civilians.

Residents in the city, 50 km (30 miles) from the capital, reported sporadic shelling around the…

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Most people would say that the pages of the Michelin dining guide and the shelves of a convenience store represent the two opposite endpoints of the scale of culinary quality. But Japan is always eager to find delicious food wherever it can, which brings us to this tie-up between Circle…

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We’ve talked before about geisha as one of Japan’s distinctly female professions, so this time we’re going to share with you a few fun facts about the geisha and their floating world.

How many of these things did you know about geisha?

1. In their heyday, geisha were fashion trend-setters…

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NXP Semiconductors NV and Wayv Technologies Ltd have co-developed a portable microwave oven.

The oven, "Wayv Adventurer," was exhibited at NXP FTF Technology Forum 2016, a private show that ran from May 16 to 19, in Austin, Texas.

The Wayv Adventurer has a height of 305mm, a diameter of 128mm…

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The Diet on Tuesday enacted a law designed to deter hate speech, but questions remain about its effectiveness given a lack of provisions to ban or punish the use of discriminatory language.

The bill passed the House of Representatives in a plenary session after clearing the House of Councillors on…

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Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns — government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the civil war — reeled from coordinated bombings that killed more than 160 people.

Residents of one of the towns, Jableh,…

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It wasn’t until her last years in university when Takae Moriyama — founder of the Tokyo-based NPO "3keys" supporting underprivileged children in Japan — first learned of the appalling state of the country’s orphanages, and it only was a matter of coincidence. In a period of self-reflection, she recalls, she found herself…

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