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It's been a good run, thanks for all the good times!

In this edition of the Kong Show, we sit down with Jonah Hagans director of the upcoming Tokyo International Player’s performance of the Sir Tim Rice musical, “CHESS” which will be running from October 2nd - 5th.  Details on TIP and ticket information available here.

Special thanks to the Pink…

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Japan's defense ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing U.S.-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said on Sunday.

The ministry has asked for an initial 80 million yen from the finance ministry for the next fiscal year starting April to…

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A new house under construction in Tokyo's Tama City was torched on Saturday night, the sixth such house to be hit by an arsonist in the area since Sept 12.

All the fires took place within a 1.5-kilometer area, police said.

Despite night patrols by police in areas where new…

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The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said.

President Barack Obama insisted Saturday he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency's ability to protect him and…

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People collect clams in Tokyo Bay at Kasai Rinkai Park on Sunday.

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Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open.

In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with…

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Japan's Misato Nakamura, left, competes with Turkmenistan's Gulbadam Babamuratova during the women's judo -52 kilogram finals at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday. Nakamura won the gold medal.

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Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his…

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For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to create. The exact wording of the question was, "Do you support…

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When coming to Japan, there’s a wealth of things to do and see – even just staying within the Tokyo city limits, you’d be hard pressed to enjoy everything available in a week. On the other hand, if you just stick with the big sightseeing spots, you’ll be both crushed…

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