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    Japan celebrates Osaka's ground-breaking triumph

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:38pm on September 09, 2018

    Japan celebrated Naomi Osaka's victory over Serena Williams in the US Open final, with fans putting her stunning success down to a steely focus and...

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    Death toll from Japan's Hokkaido doubles to 16

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:36am on September 07, 2018

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido doubled to at least 16, prime minister Shinzo Abe said...

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    Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move tourists from flooded airport

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:33am on September 05, 2018

    A powerful typhoon killed at least 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats, public...

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    Tokyo unveils 2020 mascots

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on July 23, 2018

    The mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named during a ceremony in the Japanese capital on Sunday. The Olympic mascot, a...

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    38 killed, 50 missing as rain pounds Japan

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2018

    At least 50 people were missing and four in critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 38 people pounds western and central Japan, public...

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    Iniesta begins new chapter in Japan

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2018

    Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta kicked off a new chapter to his career when he signed for Japanese side Vissel Kobe on Thursday, swapping La Liga...

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    Arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar: UN chief

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:53am on December 15, 2017

    The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must...

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    Abe offers $1b in aid to Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on November 15, 2017

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Myanmar in a meeting in Manila...

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    Japan considers detaining some asylum seekers

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 01:05am on July 02, 2017

    Japan is considering detaining some asylum seekers once their visas expire in an attempt to curb what it calls an abuse of its refugee system,...

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    Japan consumer prices rise for first time in year

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:40pm on March 03, 2017

    Japan’s core consumer prices rose for the first time in over a year in January thanks to a pickup in energy costs, but a slump...