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Searching For A Cure For Japan's Loneliness Epidemic
As traditional family-based communities fracture, robot companions are becoming much more common.
Beachgoers Stunned After Dead Baby Blue Whale Washes Up On Japan Shores
Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science said there is no record of this happening before in the country.
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Chiyo Miyako, World's Oldest Person, Dead At 117
Her family called her "the goddess," and she was known for patience and kindness.
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Japan Executes Last 6 Members Of Doomsday Cult Behind Subway Gas Attack
By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI, AP
Japan has never executed so many people in one month, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said.
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At Least 23 Dead In Japan Heat Wave
By Chang-Ran Kim and Elaine Lies, Reuters
Japan has been battered by intense heat for close to two weeks but the mercury soared on Monday.
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Trump Repeatedly Bashes U.S. Allies And Praises Male Dictators On The World Stage
President Trump loves to bash America’s allies while praising the world’s despots.
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Watch Cats Run 10 Seconds Before An Earthquake Hits
Do they know something we don't?
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Japan Struggles To Deliver Relief To Victims Of Worst Floods In Decades
By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato, Reuters
At least 155 people are dead and about 67 are missing after the weather disaster.
Dozens Dead In Japan After 'Unprecedented' Rains Trigger Landslides, Flooding
By Elaine Lies, Reuters
More than 60 people have been reported dead after torrential rains battered swathes of southwest Japan.
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Japan Executes Leader, 6 Followers Of Cult That Carried Out Subway Sarin Attacks
By Elaine Lies and Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters
The sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 killed 13 people and injured at least 5,800.
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'Psychic' Octopus That Predicted World Cup Matches Has Been Killed For Food
The cephalopod soothsayer was sold as seafood before Japan's ouster from tournament.
North Korea Kidnapped Her 13-Year-Old Daughter. She Spent Decades Trying To Get Her Back.
During the 1970s and 80s, North Korea abducted at least 17 Japanese citizens.
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Strong Japan Earthquake Kills 3 And Injures 150
By Kaori Kaneko and Mari Saito, Reuters
"I thought it was a nightmare because I was so confused. The whole world was aggressively shaking.”
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Stephen Colbert Revealed A World Record Orgy Attempt, And Then No One Came
The host identified the location last month and the hotel pulled the plug.
CULTURE & ARTS
Amid All The Talk Of Incels, A Solitary Woman's Story
Sayaka Murata’s novel "Convenience Store Woman" observes the inevitable failures of a society to embrace all within it.
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New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In Japan
The big change in Japan comes as cities worldwide try to regulate house-sharing.
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U.S. Launches Auto Import Probe, China Vows To Defend Its Interests
By David Shepardson and Jeff Mason, Reuters
The investigation could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March.
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Unique And Festive Mother’s Day Traditions From Around The World
Mother’s Day around the world can involve much more than just breakfast in bed. Here are some unique traditions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Ethiopia, Mexico and Nepal.
Netanyahu's Chef Blasted For Serving Japan's Prime Minister Dessert In A Shoe
The unconventional serving dish was criticized as offensive and in poor taste.
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Last Known Person Born In The 19th Century Dies At Age 117
Nabi Tajima, born roughly 14 years before World War I began, was believed to be the world's oldest person.
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112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living Male
The record holder's granddaughter says he credits his longevity to sweets.
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Japan May Have Worked Out The Secret Formula For A Happy Life
By Yukari Mitsuhashi, On assignment for HuffPost
'Ikigai' is the Japanese word for finding what fulfils you
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'Japan's Babe Ruth' Hits 1st MLB Homer 2 Days After His 1st Pitching Win
Shohei Ohtani's three-run blast traveled nearly 400 feet.
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This Annual Penis Festival In Japan Is About More Than Just Giant Schlongs
The annual event raises awareness about safe sex and money for HIV charities.
Scientists Discover New Homo Sapiens Mix With Mysterious Denisovans
Neanderthals weren't the only ones modern humans liked to sleep with.
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Trump's 'Bowling Ball Test' for U.S. Cars Is Just A Goofy Ad
"It's horrible the way they treat us," the angry president said of Japan.
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