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Japan will in October invite bids for the operating rights for a major international airport, an official said on Friday, in a deal expected to be among the biggest in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to draw private funds into public infrastructure.

The license for New Kansai International Airport, which…

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Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo Friday, where Xbox and PlayStation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

The Ani-Com show at the city's harborside convention center is one of the biggest of its…

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A 64-year-old man died after he was stung by sparrow wasps in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, police said Friday.

According to police, the man, identified as Tatsuo Oyama, was cutting weeds at a cemetery when he was attacked by the wasps at around 4 p.m. Thursday, TBS reported. A passerby found…

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The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.

But according to Robbie Long,…

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Children wearing yukata are helped by adults to sprinkle water on the pavement at Tokyo Midtown during an annual summer event on Friday. The event, known as "uchimizu," is a Japanese traditional custom of sprinkling water on hot streets, pavements and gardens to cool them down.

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High time we quit this rat race, liberated ourselves from wage slavery. Who hasn’t felt that way at one time or another? Some of us feel it more or less permanently. Great idea, we say, but… well, the objections are obvious. The human organism has needs; satisfying them costs money,…

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched a five-country Latin American tour in Mexico on Friday, keen to strike energy deals on the heels of the Chinese president's visit to the resource-rich region.

Abe will also travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Chile and Brazil in a nine-day visit that comes…

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Police in Osaka said Friday that a reckless driving incident involving five vehicles left three people injured.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 p.m. on Thursday. TBS reported that a man was driving dangerously along a road in Higashi Yodogawa Ward when he crashed into one motorbike…

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China on Friday executed a Japanese man for drug offenses, according to Tokyo's diplomats and media reports.

"Our office in Dalian was informed this morning that the Intermediate Court of Dalian had executed a condemned Japanese," a Japanese embassy official in Beijing, who declined to be named, told AFP.

He…

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A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay.

A copy of Action Comics #1 in which the Kryptonian superhero made his debut in 1938 will be offered in an…

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