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Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.

Their departures come as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and…

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Japan's economy minister said Friday that Tokyo had not reached a basic accord with Washington over a Pacific-wide trade deal despite intense talks after a bilateral summit.

There had been hopes that Tokyo and Washington might break an impasse in the stalled talks during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to…

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Daisuke Matsuzaka pinched his eyelids, clenched his teeth and thought back. He couldn't remember all the details of the first save of his professional career.

After 123 starts during seven seasons in Major League Baseball, the 33-year-old right-hander was turned into a reliever by the New York Mets when they…

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Japanese consumer inflation rose for a 10th straight month in March as higher energy costs helped push prices up, official data showed Friday.

Stripping out volatile fresh food prices, prices rose 1.3% year-on-year in March, the same rate since December, data from the internal affairs ministry showed.

Prices were largely…

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, walks with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko who visited him at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo on Friday morning to bid him farewell. Obama left for South Korea at around 10 a.m.

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During the Nathan East event in Tokyo this week, Kamasami Kong chats with TOTO members David Paich and Steve Pocaro. Nathan is playing bass on TOTO's international tour.

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Satoshi Daigo, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and a co-leader of the viewers’ community to monitor NHK. Seven citizens groups have submitted a petition with 33,802 signatures, demanding the dismissals or resignations of NHK President Katsuto Momii and two governors, as well as refusing to pay viewer fees…

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Elecom is going to release a palm-sized Bluetooth 4.0 monaural (mono) LBT-SPP20 series speaker in late April.

Although the LBT-SPP20 series is a very small mono speaker, it reaches 3W high-output and its twin passive radiators produce rich bass sound. You can experience more powerful and more three-dimensional sound than…

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Junji Tokunaga, the pastry chef of the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, has won in the chocolate B-category of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2014 JAPAN, the most prestigious competition for patissiers. This was the preliminary contest for the international competition in France in 2015, and as the winner, Tokunaga, 35,…

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The Iraq War is now 11 years old and still tearing up the country, but no longer with the assistance of U.S. troops. Between 500,000 and 700,000 people died from 2003–2011. The monthly civilian toll now is as high as it’s been since 2008. It’s a riven country, at odds…

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