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Prosecutors on Monday began questioning former Industry and Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi about her involvement in a political fund scandal that forced her to resign shortly after taking the job last October.

Obuchi quit after news broke about an investigation into discrepancies in accounting for election funds. But she has…

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As South Korea and Japan prepare to mark the 50th anniversary of normalized relations between their two countries and the 70th anniversary of their liberation, diplomatic ties remain strained. Even now, after three years, President Park and Prime Minister Abe have yet to have a bilateral state-level meeting.

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An 81-year-old man died after being pinned under rock while hiking near the Iwami Silver Mine in Oda, Shimane Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to police, Keizo Nawa and two friends were climbing near the World Heritage Site at around 2 p.m. when the accident occurred, Fuji TV reported. One of…

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Fumio Kishida will visit Cuba this week, becoming the first Japanese foreign minister to do so and one of the highest-profile visitors to the isolated island since a thaw began between Washington and Havana.

Kishida arrived in the U.S. on Sunday and will first attend a meeting on the U.N.…

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A 67-year-old gang leader and a 46-year-old dentist have been arrested after the gang leader sold a ticket worth 18,000 yen to Paul McCartney's concert at Tokyo Dome on April 23 to a company employee for 80,000 yen.

According to police, the dentist, Tatsuya Kotani, came from Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture,…

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, tries to hugh Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from left, looks on, in front of Kerry's residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, on Sunday.

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The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.

Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many communities perched on mountainsides…

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Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's foreign minister are both expected to speak…

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Revellers wear costumes during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in Tokyo on Sunday. Thousands of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders (LGBT) and their supporters participated in the parade to celebrate LGBT lifestyle and denounce prejudice and discrimination against sexual minorities.

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Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" approach the border with an explosive intended to target Israeli…

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