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April 30, 2019 - 11:24 pm
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Emperor Naruhito inherited the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel and seals as proof of his succession in his first official duty as emperor Wednesday a day after his father abdicated. Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at...
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April 30, 2019 - 5:14 am
Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era.
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 Japan's Coast Guard searching for U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off southwestern Japan
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December 06, 2018 - 10:42 am
A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said.
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(AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
August 04, 2018 - 4:50 am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.
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(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 23, 2018 - 5:23 am
Japan recorded its highest temperature ever Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea.
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World's oldest person
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April 23, 2018 - 4:39 pm
The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.
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