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Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.

Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics last year with a promise…

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Airbus on Thursday said its decision to cancel a $2.2 billion jet order from Skymark Airlines was final, rejecting the Japanese carrier's suggestion that talks were still ongoing.

The European aircraft maker said this week it had informed Skymark that its purchase of six A380 superjumbos "has been terminated", just…

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Brazilian soccer player Neymar (right, in black) signs his autograph for fans upon his arrival at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Thursday. Neymar is in Japan for a promotional event and news conference as he continues to recover from a back injury sustained during the World Cup.

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A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday said Japan's refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the U.S. administration to cut Japan and Canada out of the talks if they did not give ground.

In a letter to President…

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Yoyogi Park event space will play host to the first ever ‘Eurofest’ - A European festival featuring organizations, entertainment, food, drinks and products from the continent. The event promises to be the biggest of it’s kind in Japan and is free to attend.
European food lovers will be in heaven…

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Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises.

Helicopters dropped a reconnaissance team of Japanese soldiers into the ocean off a Hawaii beach during Rim of the Pacific exercises on Tuesday.

The soldiers climbed aboard inflatable rafts and inspected the shoreline before waves of…

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Nissan Motor Co Ltd expects Takata Corp to pay back to the automaker all costs related to the recent air bag recall, Corporate Vice President Joji Tagawa said this week.

Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker by global sales, recalled 755,500 vehicles globally in June over potentially explosive air bags, supplied by…

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Japan could be flirting with recession after the weakest factory output since 2011, which, following a surprising fall in exports last week, could pressure the central bank to ease policy and complicate a decision on whether to raise taxes.

The severe contraction in output and pileup of inventories after an…

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Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

The reason for the urgency: A developer plans to begin construction…

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Last week, Japan’s CyberAgent invited women to share their thoughts regarding men’s summer fashion via a survey on anonymous online bulletin board GIRL’S TALK. While the poll in itself was in no way earth-shattering, the results showed that guys who are wanting to impress the ladies may want to think…

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