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A woman takes pictures as the sun breaks through skyscrapers housing Japan's major banks Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and Mizuho Financial Group Inc in Tokyo on Friday afternoon. Japan's top banks posted higher first-quarter profits that exceeded expectations as strong domestic equity markets boosted their brokerage businesses and…

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Japanese automaker Honda is seeing a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall.

Honda Motor Co. reported Friday April-June net profit of ¥186 billion (US$1.5 billion), up from ¥155.6 billion the same…

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The designer of the emblem for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics says he did not copy a Belgian theater logo that looks similar.

Kenjiro Sano's emblem for the Tokyo games bears a striking resemblance to the logo for Belgium's Theatre de Liege, created by designer Olivier Debie.

In a statement from…

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Japanese inflation was tepid last month while household spending suffered a surprise drop, official data showed Friday, fanning speculation the central bank would unleash a fresh round of stimulus.

Core inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, edged up 0.1 percent from a year ago, the government said, while excluding food…

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The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet.

Moreover, the mental health toll comes not only from the trauma of dislocation and the spectre of harmful radiation, but from deficiencies in…

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Pacific Rim trade ministers neared the final spurt of negotiations on an ambitious free trade pact on Thursday, but differences over farm exports and monopoly periods for next-generation drugs kept them short of an elusive final deal.

Ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would…

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Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world.

The Aquila drone has a wingspan on par with that of a Boeing 737 jet; weighs less than a small car; can remain aloft…

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The Tokyo High Court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering the Japanese government Air Self Defense Force to implement a curfew for night and early morning flights from the Atsugi air base.

The court, in its ruling on Thursday, also awarded the ASDF to pay ¥9.4 billion in damages…

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Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses…

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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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