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Japan aquariums say they’ll stop getting Taiji-hunt dolphins

WAZA characterized the Taiji hunt as “cruel,” and decided that none of its members should acquire dolphins in such a way.

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6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, no Tsunami alert

A strong earthquake hit Japan early wednesday morning in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011.

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Typhoon swerves into Japan, leaves 2 dead in Philippines

The powerful Typhoon Noul that has killed 2 in Philippines is now battering the southern shores of Japan.

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Japanese zoo names monkey after newborn British princess Charlotte, apologises later

A zoo official said the Japanese people would feel offended if a monkey were named after Japanese princesses.

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Volcanic activity closes part of popular Japan hot springs

Hakone, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Tokyo, attracts visitors from both Japan and overseas.

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Bizarre: Japanese hotel offers special ‘crying rooms’ for women

In a bizarre offer, a hotel in Tokyo has launched special “crying rooms” for women that are equipped with a selection of tear-jerking movies, eye masks and luxury tissues.

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India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes

Both sides discussed how the two countries can join hands to check cyber crime, an official source said.

FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, a freighter, left in foreground, carrying MOX, a mixture of uranium and plutonium oxide, arrives at the Takahama nuclear power station in Takahama town in Fukui prefecture, northwestern Japan, when the power plant received the first shipment of reprocessed nuclear reactor fuel from France since the 2011 Fukushima disaster that forced it to shut down reactors, hoping to use the fuel once they get the go-ahead to restart their reactors. (AP Photo)

Japan court rejects bid to block restart of 2 nuclear reactors

The government respects the decision made by the Nuclear Regulation Authority to resume plants that it considers meet safety standards: govt

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Drone found on roof of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Office

The police are investigating the possibility it had crashed during a flight.

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Japan’s leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine

Previous visits and offerings to the controversial Yasukuni shrine have drawn sharp rebukes from China and South Korea.

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Japan court rejects bid to restart of 2 nuclear reactors

The Fukui District Court ordered the operator not to restart the reactors at the plant, rejecting regulators’ safety approval for the facility.

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Robot inspects inside of Fukushima reactor in Japan

Japan deployed a shape-shifting remote-controlled robot to to assess for the first time the radiation levels since the 2011 tsunami.

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Japan to pledge 20 pc greenhouse gas cut: report

Tokyo will set a target of cutting gas emissions “by at least 20 per cent by 2030, from 2005 levels.”

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Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassador

Godzilla has stomped so many Japan buildings that the monster is getting appointed special resident and tourism ambassador.

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Japan emperor prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

In Palau, half of the estimated 16,200 war-dead are still unaccounted for more than 60 years after the search began.