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Police in Tokyo have arrested the manager of an izakaya (Japanese-style pub) in Bunkyo Ward for attempting to kill a woman who worked at the establishment.

According to police, they received a call at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday from a convenience store employee who reported finding a woman with cuts…

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh shake hands before talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on Thursday.

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Japan's ruling party will recommend sacking the head of the sports association that manages the national stadium after plans for a new arena for the 2020 Summer Olympics were scrapped due to soaring costs.

If Ichiro Kono, head of the Japan Sport Center (JSC), is replaced he would be the…

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In a nationwide first, the city of Osaka has order a man stopped on two separate occasions for violating safe operating regulations for bicycles to take a mandatory riding safety course for which he will be required to pay.

According to police, the individual in question, a 29-year-old man, was…

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Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to quickly increase lodging options without breaking the bank.

Japan is on target this year to beat the record 13.4…

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Japan's Ryo Ishikawa fired a hole-in-one during a sparkling eight-under-par 63 to grab a share of the lead Thursday at the US PGA Quicken Loans National.

The 23-year-old Asian star also reeled off six birdies in a row to match two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen, a South African twice…

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China and Russia will hold joint naval and air defence drills in the Sea of Japan, China said on Thursday, the latest exercises between the two countries which could concern Japan, involved in a marine dispute with China to the south.

The manoeuvres also come as the United States ramps…

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will start an “eruption alert” system for 47 active volcanoes nationwide starting Aug 4.

The agency said that alerts for eruptions of the volcanoes will be sent out via TV and mobile phones, Fuji TV reported Thursday. Within a few minutes after a major eruption…

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The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.

The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says it has received 50 reports of…

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A judge in Mexico issued a provisional warrant to detain escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman based on an extradition request from the United States.

A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Thursday that court hearings would be required before the extradition could…

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