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The many splendored menu for the G-7 leaders' working lunch showcased local specialties in keeping with Japan's effort to pique appetites for its traditional products.

It included five appetizers and at least 15 vegetables, including burdock root and pickled ginger.

The area where the leaders are meeting is known for…

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The family of Jules Bianchi is taking legal action against motorsport's governing body, the Marussia team and Formula One Management following the French driver's death from head injuries.

Last July, Bianchi died from head injuries sustained at the Japanese Grand Prix in October 2014.

Bianchi's accident at Suzuka occurred at…

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Chinese state media warned the Group of Seven nations on Thursday not to "meddle" in South China Sea disputes, as leaders from the bloc gathered for talks in Japan.

The commentary came as European Council President Donald Tusk said on the sidelines of a summit in Ise-Shima that the bloc…

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The Okinawa assembly on Thursday prepared a protest to be sent to the U.S. government calling for the withdrawal of Marines from the southernmost island prefecture following the arrest of a civilian U.S. base worker linked to the death of a local woman.

The prefectural assembly adopted a resolution addressed…

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Japan and the United States have forged one of the world's most enduring -- some would say improbable -- relationships in the seven decades since American atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 200,000 people.

The two nations fought four years of searing, brutal conflict across the Pacific…

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A group representing Korean victims of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan protested Thursday that their suffering was being neglected ahead of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima.

The Association of Korean Atomic Bomb Victims estimates that anywhere between 40,000 and 70,000 Koreans died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when…

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You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google's popular mapping service.

The ads, called "promoted pins," will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way. They'll show up inside the directions map as Google routes you to your destination.

Google has displayed text ads alongside its…

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The yen surged on Thursday, taking some of the wind out of the sails of the recently buoyant dollar and prompting investors to cover positions against a backdrop of potential event risks, including a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

The dollar earlier had stuck close to recent ranges,…

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An American man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for dumping the body of his ex-lover in a bay in Kanagawa Prefecture last year.

The Yokohama District Court handed down the sentence on Gregory Gumo, 41, on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Gumo was originally charged with murdering Mariko…

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America's nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released.

The report by the Government Accountability Office points to a number of worryingly outdated "legacy systems" still in use across the U.S. government that are in desperate…

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