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Weekly magazine Shukan Shincho has taken the unusual step for the second straight month of publishing the name and photo of a minor arrested for murder.

In the March 6 issue, the magazine published the name and a photo of the 18-year-old youth suspected of murdering a 13-year-old boy in…

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Two men were killed after the helicopter they were riding in crashed in a mountain forest in Kihoku, Mie Prefecture, on Friday morning.

According to police, the helicopter, belonging to Tokyo-based Shin Nihon Helicopter KK, hit a power line and went down at around 10:50 a.m. NTV reported that the…

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People walk through Takeshita street at Harajuku in Tokyo. The fashionable district is always packed with young people looking for the latest "kawaii" (cute) trends.

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Hey JapanToday listeners. I’m taking some time off this week with my family in town. However, this week, I’m presenting two Asia Now episodes still relevant to the region. I’ll be back next week with a regular episode.

To begin this week’s special podcast, I’m presenting an interview I conducted…

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A man was shot dead by police and another detained after a knife attack at a Chinese train station which left nine people wounded Friday, police said.

The incident at the main station in Guangzhou happened as China's communist-controlled parliament meets in Beijing and just over a year after a…

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Canadian number one Milos Raonic will take on Tatsuma Ito on Friday in the opening match of Canada's Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Japan.

The big-serving Raonic, who is ranked sixth in the world, will be followed on court by team-mate Vasek Pospisil, who will face world number…

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"Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when his small plane crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, media reports and officials said.

The 72-year-old suffered multiple gashes to his head and was left bleeding after the crash of a vintage two-seater plane, according to…

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David Mitchell remembers the day he read the memoir of a 13-year-old boy with autism -- hailing it a "revelatory godsend" that offered a window on the life of his own autistic son.

The best-selling author of "Cloud Atlas" said Naoki Higashida was "one of the most helpful and practical…

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NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.

NATO's top U.S. civilian official, Alexander Vershbow, said Thursday that "an angry, revisionist Russia" was stopping at little to re-establish its…

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Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.

The atrocity in Njaba, some 50 kilometers from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, happened at dawn on Tuesday and also…

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