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Narita International Airport on Monday abolished ID checks for non-passengers at the airport in Chiba Prefecture.

Since the airport opened in 1978, cars and buses have been stopped at various points, with occupants having to show ID such as passports, even if they weren't departing on flights. Drivers were also…

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An elementary school teacher in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been arrested after it was discovered that he had lied to a newspaper reporter regarding the presence of a foreign substance in a rice ball ("onigiri") lunch that he purchased at a convenience store.

According to police, on Feb 25, Akira…

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Monday countermanded an order by Okinawa Gov Takeshi Onaga to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated, in a growing confrontation between the island and the central government.

Onaga ordered the suspension…

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Honda Motor Co's new S660 mini sports car project leader Ryo Mukumoto poses for pictures with the car during an unveiling event at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Monday.

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A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and…

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Japanese factory output fell by a worse-than-expected 3.4% in February, data showed on Monday, adding to the gloom enveloping the world's third largest economy as it struggles to overcome last year's sales tax rise.

The latest month-on-month figures missed economists' median forecast of a drop of less than two percent…

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When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday's match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar.

Williams said she was tempted to join the applause. Everyone wanted to see her underage, underdog opponent do better.

Fifteen-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis lasted only 41 minutes against…

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Officials are warning that hazardous tsunami waves could hit some coastlines in the Pacific after a powerful earthquake struck near the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck on Monday at a depth of 66 kilometers. The epicenter was located about…

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According to SITA, the air transport industry has cut the rate of mishandled bags by 61.3% globally since 2007, creating $18 billion in total estimated cost savings.

The SITA 2015 Baggage Report, which was released this week, shows that the rate of mishandled bags in 2014 was 7.3 bags per…

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The 125 year-old Imperial Hotel in Tokyo welcomes Hôtel du Palais Biarritz’s award-winning Executive Chef Jean Marie Gautier from April 13 through 19 for a culinary celebration of contemporary French dining in The Imperial's popular French dining room, Les Saisons.

Chef Jean Marie Gautier won the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”…

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