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Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top U.S. and Chinese diplomats.

China is expanding tiny reefs into islands and topping some with military posts to reinforce its disputed claims over the strategic sea, fanning…

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Tokyo's largest district has said it will start issuing "partnership" certificates to same-sex couples from November, becoming the second in Japan to recognize such unions following a pioneering move by the capital's bustling Shibuya ward.

While the certificates would not be legally binding, the Setagaya district council said it hoped…

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Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter's 16-year term as an International Olympic Committee member ended Monday when he did not seek re-election.

Blatter was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term. But IOC President Thomas Bach said Blatter informed him by letter on July 23…

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Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet together with police and magistrates in Paris on Monday to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.

It comes after a fevered hunt…

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Two women and a man under arrest for murdering a 45-year-old woman exchanged messages and planned their attack on Line in the days leading up to the incident, police said Sunday.

Hiroko Egawa, 45, was killed in her apartment in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on the night of May 3. She had…

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Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) says that a fuel handling device was successfully removed from the No. 3 reactor at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Sunday.

TEPCO said the device fell into the spent reactor fuel rod pool during the explosion shortly after the tsunami hit the…

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The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Monday that there were 10 water-related deaths in eight prefectures across Japan on Sunday as people tried to escape searing temperatures by flocking to beaches, rivers and swimming pools.

Among those who died was Kensuke Kondo, 5-year-old preschooler, who was playing at a…

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Fans and performers gather for the finale of the Tokyo Idol Festival 2015 on Sunday afternoon in Odaiba. The two-day event featured over 150 idol groups with approximately 1,100 girls in total, 480 stage performances and a crowd of over 51,500 attendees.

 

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Slowly savoring sushi while watching the taisho (head chef) prepare it in front of you is one of those moments in life that make you feel happy to be Tokyo.

Many may think that high-end sushi restaurants have strict manners to observe and that you may not be able to…

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.

Analysts say the election is a toss-up and Harper faces an uphill battle to form…

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