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World Jul 21Japan’s ruling coalition secures upper house majority
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, with exit polls indicating Abe could have secure enough of a super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions.
World Jul 18Man sets fire to anime studio in Japan, killing 33
Most of the victims were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, with places featured in the stories even becoming "pilgrimage sites" for their fans.
World Jun 07U.S. and Russia blame each other in near-collision of warships
The U.S. 7th Fleet said a Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS Chancellorsville and its crew at risk, forcing it to reverse all engines at full throttle to avoid a collision.
World May 28Man stabs schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2
The suspect was captured but died from a self-inflicted slash in his neck.
World Apr 29Japan’s emperor is abdicating. What happens now?
Japan's 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
World Dec 26Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic
Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.
World Dec 061 dead, 5 missing after U.S. military planes collide off coast of Japan
The Marine Corps said an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft collided during training at about 2 a.m. after taking off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima.
World Oct 06Pompeo seeks allied unity on North Korea denuke effort
TOKYO — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Saturday that the Trump administration’s effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons would be fully coordinated with allies Japan and South Korea, as he prepared to travel…
World Sep 06Big quake hits northern Japan, leaving 9 dead, 30 missing
In the town of Atsuma, where entire hillsides collapsed, rescuers used small backhoes and shovels to search for survivors under the tons of earth that tumbled down steep mountainsides.
World Jul 09Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods
Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup.