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Explosive eruptions: Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupts

Japan’s Meteorological Agency raised the warning level on the peak, which experiences hundreds of small eruptions a year, to 3.

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Japan readies military to shoot down North Korean rocket

Japan readies military to shoot down N Korean rocket.

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Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korean missile test

Rather than a direct attack, however, Japan is more concerned that debris from a missile test could fall on its territory.

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Legendary World War II Zero fighter flies over Japan

Zero fighters were considered one of the most capable fighter planes in World War II, rivalling the British Spitfire.

A bus lies after it veered off to the opposite lane on a mountain road in Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture, central Japan Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Rescue officials say the overnight tour bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan slid down the mountainside, killing at least more than a dozen passengers. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, NO SALES

Fourteen people killed in Japan ski bus accident

Fourteen people were killed and dozens injured when a bus taking them to a ski resort ran off a mountain road in central Japan early today

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An uncomfortable legacy

This practice is now defined as a crime against humanity. Its techniques of violence persist in recent and ongoing wars such as in Bosnia and Nigeria.

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A statue of a girl that represents the sexual victims by the Japanese military is seen in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, December 28, 2015. One test of the commitment by Japan and South Korea to resolve the "comfort women" issue may be the fate of a statue in front of Tokyo's embassy in Seoul. The bronze of a barefoot teenage girl in a traditional hanbok dress, sitting on a chair with fists clenched on her lap and an empty chair beside her, has become a symbol of "comfort women", as those who were forced to work at Japan's wartime military brothels are euphemistically known.  REUTERS/Ahn Eun-na/News1  ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

‘God is in the details’: Japan-Korea Comfort Women Agreement

Future of the watershed deal remains to be seen for the implementation of agreed-upon details will not be easy

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Relief, anger, indifference over South Korea-Japan sex slave deal

Activists and many of the elderly victims were furious on Tuesday.

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South Korea, Japan settle deal on wartime Korean sex slaves

The deal could reverse decades of animosity and mistrust between the thriving democracies, trade partners and staunch US allies.

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Indo-Japan Summit: Key pacts on high-speed rail, nuke energy inked

The bullet train network will be built on the Shikansen model known for its reliability and safety

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With help from Japan, Centre-state joint venture to usher in first bullet train

The approval given by the Cabinet makes it possible to execute this project under the provisions of the existing Railway Act, 1989.

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India clears Japan’s bid for first bullet train ahead of Shinzo Abe trip

A railway official said a panel led by Modi’s adviser, Arvind Panagariya, had cited the accident-free record of the Japan’s high-speed trains in its recommendation.

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Fiske Hanley, right, of Fort Worth, TX, an American World War II veteran who took part in firebombing of Tokyo and was later held captive by the Japanese 70 years ago, shows some pages of his book "Accused American War Criminal" to survivor Haruyo Nihei, left, a museum storytelling volunteer, talk at the Center of the Tokyo Raids and War Damage in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Hanley, 95, was on a B-29 as engineering crew in the March 10, 1945 firebombing that nearly destroyed eastern Tokyo, with overnight death toll exceeding 100,000. Hanley is also a victim of brutality by Japan’s “kempeitai” military police during his captivity after his B-29 crashed.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

US veterans who firebombed Japan meet survivor

Fiske Hanley was an engineer on a B-29 bomber in the March 10, 1945, firebombing of Tokyo that killed about 100,000 people and destroyed much of the eastern part of the city.

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Japan launches anti-terrorism unit ahead of summit, Olympics

The recent Paris attacks have also raised fears ahead of a Group of Seven summit in Japan next year and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

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Japan poised to win India’s bullet train deal: Report

Tokyo was picked to assess the feasibility of building the 505 kms (313 miles) corridor linking Mumbai with Ahmedabad.