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In Japan, local students flock to Indian schools to learn English

Set to host Olympics in 2020, lack of fluency in English is a collective concern of govt, citizens.

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Earthquake aftermath: Dozens take shelter from Japan quake aftershocks

The damage in a mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics was worse than initially thought.

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6.7 magnitude quake hits Japan; 39 injured, 37 homes destroyed

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said no abnormalities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the affected areas.

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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts off tax hike, calls snap poll

The decision to push ahead with April’s increase in the sales tax, has been judged a miscalculation by some of Abe’s advisers.

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What Japan’s recession means for country, world

Here are some implications for the global economy and for Japan following the unexpectedly dismal GDP report.

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APEC conference: Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe hold ice-breaking meeting

The spat between China and Japan over uninhabited East China Sea islands raised concerns of a military confrontation between the two.

Japan offers help for ‘smart’ Andhra capital

A joint working group has been constituted to look into the proposals made by the Japanese delegation.

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Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

Political funding scandals are a chronic problem in Japan and key factor behind the revolving-door politics of recent decades.

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Powerful typhoon Vongfong makes landfall in Japan; 35 people hurt

At least 35 people have been reported injured in Okinawa and Kyushu.

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Mount Ontake tragedy: Japan volcano victims leave photos of last moments

More than 50 people died when Mount Ontake, a popular hiking destination in central Japan, erupted without warning on Sept. 27

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Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

The Shinkansen gave a boost to train travel in Europe, Asia when the rise of the automobile and the airplane threated to eclipse it.

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Mount Ontake tragedy: Japan volcano death toll hits 48 as new bodies found

Hundreds of people were on the slopes of the volcano as rocks, ash and smoke poured from the fractured crater.

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Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

On Monday morning, eight bodies — both men and women — were airlifted from the mountain.

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More than 30 believed dead at Japanese volcano

The victims have been described as not breathing and their hearts have stopped.

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Coalition of the unwilling

Obama’s strategy on the IS is flawed, shows no lesson has been learned.