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Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

ROKKASHO, Japan — More than 30 years ago, when its economy seemed invincible and the Sony Walkman was ubiquitous, Japan decided to build a recycling plant to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel. It was supposed to open in 1997, a [...]
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Japan Hit by Deadly Earthquake, Adding to Summer of Environmental Misery

TOKYO — A powerful earthquake struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, causing millions of homes to lose power, killing at least nine people and leaving 33 others missing after a landslide crushed multiple houses. The [...]
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Japan Hit by Jebi, Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years; 2 Million Urged to Flee

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TOKYO — Close to 3,000 people were trapped at a major airport in southern Japan after a powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday, bringing widespread flooding and winds of up to 130 miles an hour. Nine people were dead, according to [...]
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Japan Dispatch: Mt. Fuji’s Got Mail. A Bone-Rattling Bulldozer Ride Brings It Down.

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Social media dominates communication in Japan, except atop the country’s best-know volcano. But hauling all those postcards off the summit isn’t easy. Source: NYT > World
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‘Battle Against Time’: Rains in Japan Leave Dozens Seeking Rescue From Rooftops

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Millions of people were told to evacuate to higher ground or shelters as flooding and landslides destroyed homes and left scores dead. Source: NYT > World
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Japan Reels From Heavy Rains; Dozens Killed and Millions Evacuated

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] At least 51 people died and 48 were missing by Saturday night as severe rains hit western and central Japan, the public broadcaster NHK said. Source: NYT > World
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Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind 1995 Sarin Gas Subway Attack

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Shoko Asahara, whose doomsday cult killed 13 people when it released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway, was hanged on Friday along with six followers. Source: NYT > World
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Hosted by Putin, Leaders of France, Japan Castigate Trump

4 months ago | 0 comment
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The president of France spoke of an “erroneous decision.” Japan’s Prime Minister lamented disruptions to trade. The head of the International Monetary Fund said recent foreign policy positions were “not [...]
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China seeks tips from Japan for handling top U.S. trade haggler

4 months ago | 0 comment
Trade representative Robert Lighthizer played a pivotal role in American-Japanese trade relations decades ago. | Chris Kleponis – Pool/Getty Images [...]
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Japan Moves to Ease Aging Drivers Out of Their Cars

5 months ago | 0 comment
GOTSU, Japan — Before Atsumu Yoshioka, 81, decided to give up driving, there were signs it might be time. During a visit to a shrine in rural Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, Mr. Yoshioka, a retired furniture maker, forgot to [...]